Mike Shannon, before and after Colour Grade, Mask and No-Mask…

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Our friend Mike Shannon brought us 3 film prints, this is just part of what we did…

Check out the comparisons below.  Slide the bar to see the difference in a Super 8 mm print before and after a timed colour-grade and correction process and a Premium 5K Scan of Mike’s 16mm film Print No Charge with and without a pillar-boxed mask.  Whatever you need for your digital post-production process, we can provide!

Super 8mm Film 2K Timed Scan a before and after picture:

…and a 16mm Film 5K Timed Scan of Print No Charge, No-Mask vs. Masked








Monday, April 25th, 2016

Why REELSIDE Used Super8


REELSIDE is a documentary series which showcases the journeys of some of the most celebrated filmmakers in the industry. We had the pleasure of scanning a variety of super 8 footage that was used throughout the show.

This is what Reggie Grey, co-director of REELSIDE “Superheroes” had to say about the integration of Super8 into the episode:

“This episode had a very specific set of rules; every shot was on a tripod or slider unless motivated by seeing the director on camera with the handheld B-Cam. This device made the handheld shots become the director’s eye, and the audience saw exactly what he was looking at. 8mm film took the intimacy a step further. It’s warm, it’s fuzzy, it’s alive. It’s everything digital is not. In this application it disarmed the audience, gave them a nudge of, “it’s you and me and we’re making home movies!” and truly strapped them in right next to our storyteller while he took his journey.”

The series was recently nominated for two 2016 CSA Awards, and is available on demand through TMN, TMN Go and Movie Central.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCYb3KfAjxk&list=PL6nPr6j-hchMJLGJl64RwGak6_Bmrr_



Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

We can give you the FLAT scan (giving you control & flexibility to color correct) or we can TIME/GRADE the image for you to make it POP.

Thanks to Laurel Karlsen for letting us show his great NEW SUPER 8 KODAK Color Negative film!


ALVVAYS Guitarist Shoots Super 8mm!

Monday, July 13th, 2015


Now you’ve probably heard of this great Canadian band (http://alvvays.com/)… but did you know that their guitarist Alec also shoots their music videos on Super 8mm!

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Check out their other cool super 8 videos we scanned:

Archie, Marry Me- https://youtu.be/ZAn3JdtSrnY

Adult Diversion- https://youtu.be/rZHPCcFmEjc


Laura-Lynn Petrick’s Music Videos Shot on Super 8mm!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Check out Laura-Lynn Petrick’s Music Videos!  Shot on Kodak Black & White Super 8mm film…

Sunshine & The Blue Moon – Lucy Demo (Official Music Video)

…scanned & transferred here at Frame Discreet!

Beautiful Spring Results by Laurel Karlsen on Sup-Sup-Super 8!

Friday, May 15th, 2015


Using Super 8 Kodak 200T Negative Stock, Laurel Karlsen captures spring beautifully…

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Check out Randolph Jordan’s Over-scanned Tri-X!!!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Randolph Jordan filmed some absolutely stunning black and white imagery using Kodak’s Super 8mm Tri-X film stock!!!

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Ask us about over-scanning for your next transfer!!!



Odario Williams is not only a killer musician…

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Odario Williams from Grand Analog is not only a killer musician,  he’s also a great filmmaker!


Check out some of his stills…

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AND, find more on Grand Analog here: http://grandanalog.com

Another smiling filmmaker :)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

David Van Poppel picking up a super 8 scan from Lianna in the grading suite!  Another smiling filmmaker 🙂


David shot on Kodak Vision 3 500T Super8mm Film Stock




Peter Woodford’s Super 8 Magic!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Peter shot with Kodak Vision 3 200T

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Peter’s stills are from a music video for the band Sheer Agony whose new LP is coming out soon on Fixture Records



Our friend John Ker has shared his work with us, check it out!

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Posted my video today!!  Thanks for helping make my 8mm dreams come true.  Talk soon – John


John shot his footage with Kodak Vision 50D using a Braun Nizo Camera, also making use of an underwater housing on some shots!

Congrats John on a great film!!!





Justin Irvine Captures the Action on Colour Neg!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Kodak Vision 3 50D Super8mm Colour Negative Film!







The Majesty of Meg Turnball’s Black & White Tri-X!!!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Shot on Kodak Tri-X Super 8mm Film

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A Couple of Beautiful Super8 Stills by Filmmaker Penny McCann!

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Both images captured with a Braun Nizo S800 Super8mm Camera!
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Shot on (slightly expired) Kodak TriX
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Jorge Manzano’s Scrumptous Super 8 Images!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Kodak Super 8mm 100D Colour Reversal -Cross-processed as negative!



Kodak Super8mm Vision 200T Negative Film Stock





Wonderful 8mm / 16mm trailer by First Kiss Films

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Ridley’s first year { trailer} from { First Kiss Films } vintage cin on Vimeo.

A great little trailer for Bridget Redmond’s 8mm/16mm film. www.firstkissfilms.com. She has a great instinct for capturing the essence of the moment. Choosing film as her paintbrush adds a wonderful layer of emotion 🙂

Where Cool Came From – Webisode 23 – Film’s Not Dead!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Frame Discreet and Niagara Custom Lab featured on “Where Cool Came From”! We scanned all of the open gate super8mm shown!

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Please click here to watch the teaser:  http://www.wherecoolcamefrom.com/








Teaser to Matthew Wade’s New Film How The Sky Will Melt!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Press PLAY to watch the teaser of How The Sky Will Melt!

Super 8mm Specifications:
219 cartridges / 10,950ft
All film is Vision3 200T and 500T
Shot on a Bauer c109xl

How the Sky Will Melt (teaser) from Matthew Wade on Vimeo.









Mark Sperry’s OVERscanned Super 8mm Tri-X!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

  Shooting on a Pro814 Canon camera, Mark hand metered all footage!

Check out more of Mark’s work at www.marksperryphoto.com


Kodak Tri-X Super 8mm Black & White Film

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Kim Adams – Sculptor/ Sculpteur

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Super 8 used in documentary credits!

Great use of super 8 to tie together the end credits in Ross’s film.  Subtle and just feels right. A great example of how to use the format.

Thank you Ross, for having us a part of your film!

Click this image to watch…









Matthew Wade ~ How The Sky Will Melt ~ Feature Film shot on Super8!

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Film Stock: Kodak Vision3 200T & 500T


Transfer Method: 2K-Timed   Frame Rate: 24fps   Transfer Rate: 24fps

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219 Super 8mm Cartridges… Total feet of film: 10,950

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Blayre Ellestad stills on Kodak 50D!

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Stills by Blayre Ellestad! Beautifully filmed with Kodak 50D Colour Negative Film …

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Broomer, Laurin stills on 3 types of film stock!

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A lovely still as shot by Stephen Broomer, using Kodak Super 8mm Colour Negative 50D/7203 : )


Beautiful super 8mm film still by Emmalyne Laurin’s. Emmalyne was shooting with Kodak Ektachrome 100D (now, and quite sadly, a discontinued colour reversal film).


Beautiful super 8mm film still number 2 from Emmalyne Laurin’s, this time shooting on Kodak Plus-X stock!



Alexandra Caulfield Night Shooting!

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Wonderful super 8mm film stills from Alexandra Caulfield as shot at the 2012 Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Ektachrome 100D, camera used: Chinon 44!  Canada Day Fireworks on Parliament Hill in Ottawa filmed with Kodak 500T Vision 3 Colour Negative Film and shot on an Eumig 310XL!




Super 8 Intercut with DSLR HD

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Apocalypse from LensFlare Films on Vimeo.

Another sexy fashion short by Cinematographer Pouyan Fard. Great use of Super 8 for an organic, soft contrast to the crisp HD footage. Thanks for choosing us for your scans Pouyan!

Inspired by the Greek Myth of Siren, Apocalypse is a fashion film shot in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Shot on 3 mediums HD Video, Still Photographs and Super 8mm Film.

Super 8 intercut with Dslr HD

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Nicola Smith from Pouyan Fard on Vimeo.

Great little sexy short by Cinematographer Pouyan Fard.  Super 8 has a beautiful transitional effect intercut with the crisp hd.  Thanks for getting us involved!

Documentary for Sarah Polley – “Stories We Tell”

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

We transferred a ton of regular 8mm for this compelling film. It’s getting incredible reviews and well deserved!  Re-enactments all shot on super 8mm by the talented cinematographer Iris Ng. Glad to have been involved in this beautiful film.

super 8 / 16mm 2k scans

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Another lovely Super 8 transfer we did for Irene Boleda. Wonderfully shot. Ektachrome 100D stock.
“It’s about my dad who passed away last december. I don’t have a title yet… I think I’ll call it something like “Mi viejo el Dotor” – Irene

16mm transfer of an ektachrome cross processed print. For a film installation called “My Life Divided” Wild colors, looks great!

Thanks for getting us involved in your projects!

Super 8 2k Scan

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Kodak tri-x super 8mm 7266 cross processed

Frame grab from my recent shoot in the Azores.  A crazy bull fight in the local village street.  Captured on Kodak Tri-X 7266. Cross-processed at Niagara Custom Lab to give it more detail in the shadows/highlights and grittier grain.  Perfect texture for the wild content!  Shot on our Beaulieu 4008 ZMII with a 45 degree shutter at 70fps.

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