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.

Monday, July 13, 2009

On Location- "In The Woodworks" Pilot for Comedy Channel




Pilot episode for a tv series with comedian Daniel Woodwork. Challenging to shoot with limited crew and budget, but was a blast once we got it all going. We were following the comedian around as he pulled pranks on people on the street. His standup work is stellar, and this was his first kick at doing filmed street comedy. Below is a quote from the director`s email to me:

Good majority of this stuff will be man-on-the-street. Obviously, from a logisitical standpoint, the shooting will have to have somewhat of an ENG approach, but stylistically I'm thinking dirty, verité, mostly handheld. Lots of snaps and whips. Kuras' work on Dave Chappelle's Block Party is a great template.

l made great use of my DVRIG Pro stabilizer and handgrips. I love that rig, makes walking handheld so much smoother and no sore joints at the end of the day!

Video: "In The Woodworks" Pilot Episode
Camera: HVX-200
Format: 720p 23.98
Director: Zach Derhodge
Cinematographer:
Justin Lovell

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