I attach this video because, though its meant more for listening, it nevertheless does a great job of demonstrating the cinematography across the saga, from the moody portraits of ESB to the digital sheen of AOTC. Star Wars is a series of intensely visual films. As such, one of the most important and yet overlooked aspects of these films is the cinematography. For me, as a very visual person and lover of photography, the camerawork in a film can make or break it. So what are your expectations or desires for the cinematography of EP7? If you wish to look for hints by way of JJ Abrams past work, I would suggest you forgo the obvious lense flare issue that 30 million plus people have already mentioned and look at things like camera movement, composition, and color timing (for the unaware, how colors are used to stylize the look of a shot). For me, those three categories are what worry me the most about JJ. As far as camera movement goes, he has mastered the use of kinetic dolly and crane shots to make for a constant energy, which I like a lot, but he also seems to enjoy putting in shaky steadycam shots during conversations, which does not fit Star Wars at all. Also not fitting for Star Wars is certain elements of his shot composition. His wide shots are absolutely gorgeous and epic, but his close ups during dialogue scenes have that zoomed in, shoulder of other person in the foreground look that worked for his Trek film and MI3 but I'm not nuts about it for Star Wars. Example(sorry for low res): Then there's color timing. This is a big one for me. Look at the trailer for Trek 2: Thats a lot of blue. An obnoxious amount of blue. JJ has succumbed to a trend that has become more and more constant in blockbuster films. He's fallen prey to the horrible trap that is teal-and-orange syndrome. Don't know what it is? Take a look at this: http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html There is one saving grace to keep in mind with JJ's cinematography, though: Super 8. Not only did Super 8 have great cinematography that was well composed, had only a moderate amount of blue, and feature great camera movement, but it also showed JJ's ability to adapt his visual sense to a different situation. Super 8 is meant to be a Speilberg homage, and with the exception of a few odd lense flares, he gave us a lot of great 80's-Speilbergian shots. We know Abrams has a lot of reverence for Star Wars, so there's a good chance he'll maintain the balanced color palate of those films, while adding in some of his smoother and more dynamic camera movement. BUT enough about JJ. What do you guys want to see? Personally I want a film with good, high energy but not shaky camera movement, a return to the gorgeous lighting of ESB, and honestly something that just looks epic and high quality but doesn't look like the cinematography for every other blockbuster out there. This ain't Transformers. Also, who do you want as the cinematographer? Personally, if they could get either Andrew Lesnie or Emmanuel Lubezki I would freak. Abrams frequent collaborator Daniel Mindell would also work, who also did the Star Warsish cinematography for John Carter.