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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Transfer Stills - S8 Ektachrome 64T

Recent Super 8 transfer done here @ frame discreet for Humber College student Jono Hunter. Always a pleasure working with students (especially since I was once enrolled over at Humber College in the Film program).. !

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Shooting a BBOY battle on S16mm

Frame Discreet Cinematographer Justin Lovell attacked the scene with 400' 500T Fuji and our S16mm Eclair NPR package. He discreetly lit up the main floor with 2 1k Fresnels. May have to push this stuff 1 stop in processing as I was shooting 40fps ramping in camera leaving me underexposed by a stop. Will post the results once its transferred next week. This is all part of a much bigger project that I'm keeping under my cap...

Stills from the frame discreet transfer. 500T Fuji pushed 1 stop. 3rd image has been Bleach Bypassed in the processing at Niagara Custom Lab.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

SHORT FILM- Troymotion

Troymotion (5 minutes/2006)
Directed by Justin Lovell; performed by Troy Feldman

Troy Feldman and Justin Lovell take us on an aggressive street tour of motion. Elaborate cinematography exploits Troy's stunts that are a mixture of break-dancing, gymnastics, martial arts and running like hell.

Camera: Beaulieu 4008ZMII, wide angle adapter, 45 deg shutter, in camera speed ramps
Stock: plus-x (cross-processed), 7217 (200t neg)
Transfer: Frame Discreet

SHORT FILM - Stuntman

Final web release for Stuntman. I've been Holding it back for long enough. One of the first transfers I ever did on the old transfer system.

Format: Super duper 8 (12 mins)
Stock: Kodachrome 40
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Justin Lovell
Featuring Troy Feldman and Anna Maria-Ezekiels.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Shot 2007 by Frame Discreet Cinematographer Michael Leblanc, 2nd Camera Guy Godfree and Gaffer Justin Lovell. Bolex 16mm 7218 (500t) and Ektachrome 100D. Directed by Benjamin Weinstein, produced by the infamous Dan Beckerman at The Field

COMMERCIAL- "Indslev Svane Hvede"

A poetic short commercial spot shot and edited by the talented Mikkel Zall.
Super 8 Tri-x, transferred here at frame discreet

Friday, February 15, 2008

Transfer Stills - David Mason

Stills from a recent 16mm transfer for David Mason. Some nice work, tricky to shoot reversal black and white. Can be very contrasty, but when handled well, it's beautiful. Film stock: Plus-x/Tri-x.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Shot by Frame Discreet Cinematographer Justin Lovell. Ektachrome 64t Super 8mm with Canon 1014xls. Transfered here at Frame Discreet. Great little project to work on with an up and coming first time director/filmmaker Emma Banigan.

The Dead Sleep Easy

We transferred the super 8 for Petr Maur's Film The Dead Sleep Easy. Check out the trailer online and be on the lookout for screening dates near you!

Here's the write up in the EYE and OTTAWA X-PRESS

Toronto Screening date:
The Royal (608 College) this weekend (Feb. 15-16), The
Dead Sleep Easy

Thursday, February 7, 2008

S16mm compositing tests

Got a new 2min Super 16 short that I'm working on with Mikkel Zall. We also shot on HD to compare the images produced.
Stills posted are from our first tests compositing the S16 footage. Video is a comp test just to see if the concept may work. Shot in studio with our Eclair NPR S16 package, Zeiss 11.5-115 and Fuji 500T. Model- Jessie Francavilla.