About Us


Finding that there is a lack of support for affordable high resolution transfers, I began researching my own ways to do it. I shot a few short films and soon thereafter other filmmakers began approaching me wondering how I got my super 8 to look so good... 5 years have passed and with the support of other cinematographers, I created our little studio called Frame Discreet. Our custom super 8 and 16mm transfers have us trusted by archivists and filmmakers all across North America.


Our team of cinematographers (listed below) act as a collective, inspiring each other on and off set. We have a full range of experience working on features (Max Payne, The Hulk) to music videos (Hayden, Emily Haines), to Documentaries (CBC, YTV, MTV, Bravo!). Having our own gear and being able to supervise transfers in house allows us the freedom to create desireable 'film looks' at a much more affordable rate. In the end, we're trying to make it easier to collaborate, work with film and keep doin' what we love.

Questions? info@framediscreet.com.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

TRAILER: "Stepping out- Saida Baba Talibah"

A documentary that Justin Lovell shot for Caribbean Tales Heartbeat Series. Airing on Bravo! This Tuesday Jan. 1st at 7pm. More episodes that he's shot will be airing over the next few months. Shot on the DVX100 in Toronto.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Comparison Transfer

Tomislav had his home movies transferred somewhere else originally. He was not happy with the results. He contacted us with a request to see if we could do a better job than the original transfer he had done elsewhere .... See the video above.

He brought us 8000' of his home movies to have them re-transferred here at Frame Discreet.

Though heavily compressed for web, the posted video gives you an idea of what we're capable of.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Nick Norton's "MesAmis"

Nick Norton came to us from the US to have his ektachrome/negative super 8 film transferred in September 2007. Lots of great shots, and some sick skaters out there... Glad to have been involved in your project. More of Nick's work can be found here: On the Reeal.

All the best in the future Nick!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tomislav's home movies

Still frame from Tomislav's regular 8mm transfer. Seems appropriate for the time of the season.

Justin Lovell shooting a DOC pitched for CBC/Global

So here we go. Frame Discreet is goin' online with a Blog.
Crazy busy over here with the holiday rush. Just got back from shooting a doc pitched for the CBC and Global about a Canadian held in China facing execution. Shooting HD with the HVX to a Firestore drive. Its quirky at times, but provides a pretty good image. Sorry, no film on this project.