About Us

T R A N S F E R S

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.

C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y

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.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

On Location- Lighting Tricks



Frame Discreet Cinematographer Guy Godfree devised this cool rig with his gaffer for their latest hip hop music video. Essentially a short 2', 4 bank Kino flo stripped apart and taped together. Creates a pleasing soft source 'ring light' effect, also gives off an interestingly shaped catch light in the eyes. As a note, be careful when rigging something like this so that the bulbs are flagged off from flaring the lens.

1 comment:

Lianna said...

Want to see the footage!
Man, I need to get out of the city...