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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.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Music Video- The National (Super 8)


"Fake Empire"- The National

Transferred here @ Frame Discreet by Justin Lovell.

Technical:

Stock: Kodachrome 40, processed @ Dwaynes
Format: Super 8

production company: Scott Cudmore Film
photographed by: Lee Towndrow
styled by: Corrina Allen
edited by:Matt Hannam
produced: by Mike Smith

from The National's 2007 album, Boxer, on Begger's Banquet.

6 comments:

Ben Reed said...

This looks absolutely stunning (i can't believe this is super 8), the transfer is great. Can I just ask what this was telecined onto? and what camera was used?

Ben

P.S. I just found this blog and am finding very educational. Cheers.

Frame Discreet said...

Hey Ben,

Thanks for the kind words. Glad to hear the blog is helpful to you, makes it all worthwhile when I get comments like yours.

It was telecined at our suite using our modified DV8 Sniper Setup from Movie Stuff.

Anonymous said...

One word: Wonderful!

The shots are beautiful and I can't believe that it's 8mm...
Where could we watch a better quality version of this music video?

Best regards

Damian

Frame Discreet said...

Hey,

Thanks man, Lee Towndrow (the cinematographer) who shot this is a very talented photographer. Check the link to his site posted in the initial blog, click on his name.

I think a higher res version is online somewhere, though I haven't seen it in a while.

You could try here:

http://www.scottcudmorefilm.com/videos.html

all the best!

Justin
framediscreet

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Justin & keep up the good work!

Sébastien Trân-L said...

This Video Clip is really nice. Great cinematography, and good transfer though. I'm from France, and I'm wondering if I could send some footage to you?