J.J. Abrams apologizes for overusing lens flare: ‘I know it’s too much’

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“I know I get a lot of grief for that,” Abrams admitted. “But I’ll tell you, there are times when I’m working on a shot, I think, ‘Oh this would be really cool… with a lens flare.’ But I know it’s too much, and I apologize. I’m so aware of it now.” The director tells Crave that he showed his wife an early cut of Star Trek Into Darkness, “and there was this one scene where she was literally like, ‘I just can’t see what’s going on. I don’t understand what that is.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I went too nuts on this.’” –The Verge.