Super 8 Timelapse- K40

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Some super 8 timelapses I shot across Canada for Tell Us the Truth Josephine: A Bitter Immigrant Story. First shot was done on the 1 frame every 5 seconds interval setting. The rest were shot on the Nizo variable interval settings. (Awesome camera for timelapse- has a B setting to keep the shutter open for night timelapses and a fully variable intervalometer).

Stock: Kodachrome 40
Format: Super 8mm
Camera: Canon 1014xls, Nizo S800
Cinematographer: Justin Lovell

Transfer Stills- "Real Street" – 500T Super 8

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Stills from recent transfer of Nick Norton’s Super 8 colour negative. Just goes to show how much detail you really can get with the 7218 in low light situations. Even works well in Exterior day situations. Nice images Nick. The 220 deg. shutter gives you a slightly softer/motion blurred image but allows you to shoot in lower light situations.
Stock: 7218 500T
Format: Super 8, 24fps
Camera: Canon 514 SV Auto Zoom & Canon 1014xls with 220 deg. shutter
Cinematographer: Nick Norton
Justin Lovell @ Frame Discreet

Documentary- BBOY battle on Super 8

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Frame Discreet’s Justin Lovell was at it again documenting a bboy battle at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Shot with the Canon 1014xls & C-8 wide angle attachment. Used 8 rolls of Kodak 7218 500T. Accented the lighting with a 1k Fresnel getting a t-4.0 in the highlights and 1.4 in the darker areas. Shot it all at 1.4, going to let the highlights blow out a little but will also print it down in the transfer to give me a slicker image with less grain in the shadows. Overexposure will also help as I was speed ramping to 36fps without compensating the iris. Will post some footage once its back from Niagara Custom Lab’s processing.

Music Video- The National (Super 8)

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

“Fake Empire”- The National

Transferred here @ Frame Discreet by Justin Lovell.


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.

Super 16/Super 8/Max 8 Comparisons

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Nice test for you to see how the different formats compare when using the same stock. (Click images for larger versions). FYI Max 8 is a modification made to widen the gate of the camera allowing image to be recorded where sound used to be recorded. In the transfer you are able to ‘zoom out’ and see more of the image resulting in tighter grain and a 16×9 image area. There are some limitations to this modification though as you’re not able to see the extra are in the viewfinder of the camera and certain focal lengths will vignette.

Stock: Kodak 7218 500T
Format: Super 8, Max 8 (super duper 8), Super 16
Cameras: Canon 1014xls S8, Eclair NPR 16mm (lens Zeiss 11.5-115)
Cinematographer: Justin Lovell
Transfer: Justin Lovell @ Frame Discreet


Thursday, March 27th, 2008

LED PADS for sale. Same thing ROSCO is selling at a fraction of the price. Various sizes, runs on 12v batteries, lightweight sweet little product. $80-$320 depending on the size. More info HERE: LED PANELS from Frame Discreet.

Stock: 7218
Format: Super 8
Camera: Canon 1014xls
Cinematographer: Justin Lovell
Transfer: Justin Lovell @ Frame Discreet

Transfer Stills- Super 8 7217

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Stills from a recent transfer we did for Cinematographer Cabot Mcnemly. He captured some beautiful images taking full advantage of magic hour on Toronto Island. Shot with a Canon 1014E, pushed 1 stop in the processing at niagara custom lab.

Transfer Stills – S8 Ektachrome 64T

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

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).. !

SHORT FILM- Troymotion

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

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

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

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.

COMMERCIAL- "Indslev Svane Hvede"

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

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


Thursday, February 14th, 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

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

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

Super 8 -Tri-x Cross-Processed + 64T

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Video thumbnail. Click to play

Recent transfer done here at Frame Discreet.
Tri-x Cross processed at Niagara Custom Lab. As well as some Ektachrome 64T.
I absolutely love the look of Tri-x cross processed. It creates a sharp grainy texture that almost feels like pointalism. Just gorgeous. Tri-x also gains more latitude when cross-processed giving you more detail in the highlights & shadows.
Thanks to Babar Khan for shooting some great footage!

TECHNICAL POST- 70fps super 8

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Super 8, 7218 (vision 2 500T negative). Shot at 70fps with Beaulieu 4008zmII Schneider 6-66 lens. Speed ramp in the first shot, started overexposed by 1 1/2 stops. Did not adjust the iris. Image darkens slightly, could have corrected for that in post by creating a ramp in gamma correction… Pleased with the way the neg holds up in over exposure. Did the same test on a different reel, starting out with proper exposure at 24fps- letting it ramp to underexposure at 70fps. It became too dark, lost detail. Better results when overexposing at 24fps, letting it ramp to proper exposure at 70fps. Super 8 stability/registration issues are not as noticeable because it is handheld.

Comparison Transfer

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Tomislav had his home movies transferred somewhere else originally. He was not happy with the results. He contacted us with a request to see if we could do a better job than the original transfer he had done elsewhere …. See the video above.

He brought us 8000′ of his home movies to have them re-transferred here at Frame Discreet.

Though heavily compressed for web, the posted video gives you an idea of what we’re capable of.

Nick Norton’s "MesAmis"

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Nick Norton came to us from the US to have his ektachrome/negative super 8 film transferred in September 2007. Lots of great shots, and some sick skaters out there… Glad to have been involved in your project. More of Nick’s work can be found here: On the Reeal.

All the best in the future Nick!

Nick Norton’s "MesAmis"

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Nick Norton came to us from the US to have his ektachrome/negative super 8 film transferred in September 2007. Lots of great shots, and some sick skaters out there… Glad to have been involved in your project. More of Nick’s work can be found here: On the Reeal.

All the best in the future Nick!

Tomislav’s home movies

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Still frame from Tomislav’s regular 8mm transfer. Seems appropriate for the time of the season.

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