The Big Picture

True Frame Productions is a film production & services company specialized in the creation and production of Large Format IMAX projects and bringing them to the big screen. We engage audiences with compelling content that goes further than the obvious, and takes a closer look at the wider world around us.

 

We produce, project manage, and provide technical services for productions. We are currently based out of Cinespace Film Studios at 777 Kipling Ave. Stay tuned for details on the opening of our new studio offices in the film zone in Toronto (West)

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Creativity at its best

Starting in 2004 as a boutique services provider for IMAX productions, we focused on providing great technical know-how and exceptional service to filmmakers, clients, and other producers, both at home or abroad. We’ve worked with a wide range of productions interrnationally, in a huge variety of demanding conditions; in the humidity of the jungle or the heat of the arid desert; crossing the Atlantic ocean inside a navy ship, aerial work from helicopters, you name it. With international experience on independent and big-budget films alike, the technical and creative production services we provide make production a breeze, from start to finish.

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Large Format Production

Large Format Film projects bring their own special challenges; they’re usually shot on the other side of the world, dangling off the side of a cliff, in the jungle, or across a desert, in the most demanding of conditions. We shoot both long format and short-film Large Format projects.

While the switch to Large Format for the mainstream market is considered challenging for many, we’ve always prided ourselves in working with demanding camera systems – in 8K.

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Studio & Production Rentals

While we mainly work with our valued dedicated suppliers, we have several niche production items, including a large remote head and specialized 3D filmmaking equipment.

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Digital Imaging (on & nearset)

Creating & supporting digital workflows for productions large or small; collaborating with the DP and 3D team to ensure precise, beautiful shots. ONSET work includes providing DIT services with our custom DIT carts, providing almost instant Dailies for the DP and director. It includes using a wide-range of software scripts, tools, tricks and workflow optimizations learnt from almost a decade of Digital Film and 3D experience. OFF-SET, we do the same processing, but at a lower cost for productions: with twice daily pickups, and same-day processing, we stream Dailies to wherever the client is located. All flavours of Alexa (65, LF, XT, Mini, Classic) RED 8K Heliums,  Sony F65/F55, special 3D rigs,  and many more, in both 2D or 3D shooting environments.

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In-house post-Lab

Our small operation has expanded to include our Near-set Digital Imaging Trailer (dailies & editorial), Remote Services, our editing bay, 3D hand-drawn animation software drawing station, 4K playback, 5.1 surround-sound mixing, and a variety of back-end options such as secure backups. We also have a variety of 3D technology and presentation systems that can be rented out on an as-needed basis. See [link here] for more details.

20th Century Fox

Paramount Pictures

SK Films

Pathe

Science North

York University

Concordia University

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The National Film Board of Canada

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The Stephen Low Company

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Cinespace Film Studios

Wiseacre Rentals

Affiliated Equipment

Ontario Camera

Public Access Collective

IMAX

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Projects - Here are some of the projects I've worked on, both at home and abroad. Click on the category headers to see only projects of that type. For my own projects, I've sometimes included links to trailers, or the full video on vimeo or youtube. For most feature films, links go to a description, media references, or an official trailer. **NOTE: Hitting the "BACK" button from a portfolio popup will drop you of my website. Use "Escape" or the "X" in the top right corner until it's sorted out.**

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Blog - News, Current Projects, & Random Thoughts


4K Project & Oculus Rift

So I've made some progress on the 4K playback server project; the demo is edited. I'm wondering if I should upload it and get feedback from multiple people or just do the 'online' and just get the 4K ready. I'm going to have to move the entire workstation over to the other room so the film director who's working in the edit room won't be disturbed. Ahhh, the joy of having paying clients! I've also started following up again on the Oculus rift Sandde module project; I'd really like to get some content ready to show to the director. Hopefully the programmer will be able to finish at the end of the month, and we'll have a tech demo up and running by mid next month! I wonder what's going to happen with Oculus now that's it's been bought out by

Second Post! So exciting.

As my second blog post, this one should have some more information. For example, the things I HAVEN'T worked on today include: the 4K Technology Demo, the Oculus Rift exploration, or Karim's

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On-set Digital Imaging: DI for Alexa, Epic,  F55,  SI2K, and many more.
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Stereography: Creative 3D for projects large & small.
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4K Technology: Uncompressed 4K playback systems. 
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Post-production: editing, color correction , 5.1 sound mixing, and client presentation options.
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Data Management: Looking for secure backups for your footage? Look no further!

Contact - general contact information, and where to find the 4K & 3D editing studio, the production office, and where to pick up and return rentals. Resume & CV downloads can be found [HERE.]


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