FRANK Digital is a full service digital production house & world class post production facility, with operations in Winnipeg and Vancouver.
We are a team of producers, directors, editors, creatives, and technicians, focused on client-driven creative, production and post. We work with agencies, studios and brands to create engaging visual story experiences.
The expertise, technology and integrity are here. WE are FRANK.
[frank: adjective \ˈfraŋk\ — direct, honest, sincere]
Agencies like to work with us because Frank is a trustworthy production partner. We collaborate to get the job done. We have high standards. We make your life easier. We make you look your best.
Studios like to work with Frank because we work intuitively with you to ensure the production looks and sounds stunning. Frank has over 10,000 sq.ft. of state-of-the-art post-production facilities and the expertise to match.
Brands like to work with Frank because we act as your in-house production unit, an extension of your organization. We connect with the heart of your brand to create highly engaging “visual story” experiences that speak to your customers.
We are FRANK – a team of producers, writers, directors, editors, animators, designers, operators and technicians who can bring your story to life.
Frank has an affinity to working with agencies that tell great stories! Agencies have an affinity to working with us because we help you sleep at night. We collaborate with you and work with your budget to make your life easier. You can always count on us and trust us with your client.
We've helped our partners with hundreds of happy clients including Cadbury-Kraft, Huggies, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Manitoba Public Insurance, Workers Compensation Board SafeWork, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, Cangene, Coca-Cola's NOS Energy Drink, and the Canadian Curling Association.
We create branded 'visual story' experiences.
WE are FRANK.
Winnipeg Folk Festival "40 Years"
SCU Business Banking
SCU "Join Us"
Manitoba Hydro "Ken"
Manitoba Hydro "Logie"
Manitoba Teachers Society
Crystal Meth. Just Words.
Be The Influence
C3P "How was your day"
Collective Bargaining Works
Designed to Connect
Getting Drunk Gets Old
Good Things Happen Here
Hands on Dallin
Cadillac "Instant Riches"
Manitoba - Spirited Energy
Manitoba Teachers Society
Manitoba Health "Good Questions"
Manitoba Hydro "The Story"
Safe to Ask
Tie One On
We Live. We Chose. Local.
MLCC With Child Without Alcohol
SAFEWORK Needs Your Voice
Spot the Zombies
FRANK Digital is Manitoba's most comprehensive world-class post production facility, serving an international film and TV clientele, including Fox, Universal, Sony, NBC, ABC, CBS, and HBO. Frank has over 10,000 square feet of audio and video post-production facilities, including nine HD/SD edit suites, four DaVinci Resolve colour timing and finishing suites, Dolby Certified 5.1 digital audio mixing theatre and pro-tools suites, along with state-of-the-art animation/VFX and QC/output divisions.
FRANK produces and delivers digital dailies, file conversions and same day one-light colour timing and syncing services. We upload dailies, offline and online media at 100Mbps, to view from anywhere in the world within minutes!
Frank has Manitoba's only Dolby Certified 5.1 digital audio mixing theatre and print master facility (designed from the ground up) - featuring 14' ceilings and a Heintzman grand piano, as well as multiple pro-tools suites available for recording, editing, mixing and ADR.
Frank does storyboarding, 2D/3D visual effects and animation for TV, film, advertising, web and digital media.
Quality Control/Output - closed captioning, descriptive video, down-conversion, duplication, multi-format transfer, DVDs/Blu-ray.
The expertise, technology and integrity are here.
WE are FRANK.
Frank Colour Suite
This is our latest Avid Symphony Nitris DX / DaVinci’s Resolve suite. In addition to the regular mouse and keyboard, we’ve added a dedicated hardware panel that controls all three programs with greater speed and efficiency. A 25” OLED reference monitor is professionally calibrated, and shows true blacks, not possible using other display technologies. Signals are monitored using 6-way High Definition scopes.
There is an elevated desk with seating for clients, and they can monitor the session on a 50” professional plasma screen. The room is set up to monitor audio with 5.1 Surround Sound. Recessed LED lighting washes over a 18% grey neutral front wall, providing the proper contrast & colour temperature conditions to make critical decisions on the final look of your project.
Frank Finishing Suite
This is one of our two mirror AVID Symphony / DaVinci Resolve suites. It can work with any format out there, including: uncompressed High Definition, 4:4:4 RGB, DPX and ARRI Alexa files. It can handle RED Raw files, including Epic, and has a RED Rocket card for real-time effects. It’s capable of secondary colour correction with unlimited layers of Power Windows. The operator works with a dedicated control panel using a calibrated professional Sony OLED monitor in a light controlled room with 18% grey walls, while clients can view the results on a professional grade 50” plasma monitor.
Frank FCP ONLINE Suite
Our premier Final Cut Pro edit suite, this room can accommodate every editing task. It can work with everything from Standard Definition tape to the latest memory card based High Definition formats. It has plenty of local RAID storage and 6-way digital scopes for monitoring your signals.
As with all of our suites, everything is laid out to encourage client collaboration. Up to 3 clients can sit right next to the editor, watching the cut unfold on a professional 50” Plasma monitor. There’s lots of space for laptops, and of course WiFi is free throughout the building. An individual serving coffee machine helps keep the caffeine flowing for those longer edits, or you can gaze at the tetras in the fish tank if you need a moment to “zen out” as you wait for inspiration to arrive.
Guide tracks for timing can be laid down right in the suite. When the time comes to replace the guide track with a professional voice over, you can easily collaborate with your talent through the window to the insulated voice booth attached next door.
Frank AVID & Davinci Suite
This online/offline edit suite is unrivaled in the industry, both in function and technology. Based around the Avid Symphony Nitris DX, this room can easily switch over to either Final Cut Pro Studio or Davinci Resolve, making it capable of the most demanding editing tasks. Whether it’s traditional tape, file based media, or multi-cam productions, it all happens in realtime. Hardware transport controls work with all three programs, and dedicated trackballs give the operator deep control over colour timing decisions. Six way High Definition scopes and a precision organic light emitting diode (OLED) monitor ensure the highest quality online edit possible. Also included is a 50” broadcast grade plasma for clients to view their projects in real time.
Avid Unity fibre storage allows for the sharing of project and media files across multiple edit suites. This easy adaptability gives you the most versatile production environment possible, with endless creative potential.
Frank DOLBY® Mixing Theatre
Designed by the acoustic firm Pilchner and Schoustal, this room is built with specifically angled surfaces eliminate standing waves. Double walls and rubber isolators under the floor mean this is a “room-within-a-room”. Exacting standards, but the payoff is that FRANK meets Dolby® specs for certification as a 5.1 Print Mastering Facility, as well as Dolby® E encoding and decoding for digital delivery.
Flexibility was also a factor in the design. Sound engineers have a clear line of sight to our recording studio, or a motorized screen can be lowered in front of the window so movie Producer/Directors can watch their film on our High Definition projection system. There is a raised desk for clients, as well as a couch at the back of the room for relaxing.
Specialized equipment includes a variety of mic preamps including API, Avalon and Telefunken, Urei LA4 compressors and an enviable selection of vintage mics including two Neumann U47′s.
Frank Recording Studio
Built to interface with both the ZAPPA mixing suite as well as the VALLI recording & editing suite, our professional audio recording studio is the ideal space for recording music, recording sound effects or dialogue. This 760 square foot recording studio space has 14 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and features a Heintzman grand piano. It’s also equipped with a 16 channel Fuman headphone system, and iso booth and a collection of over 30 different microphones. Artists such as Doc Walker and Sierra Noble have produced award-winning recordings here.
Frank Sound Suite
FRANK has multiple ProTools rooms for dialogue and Sound FX editing in house. The VALLI Sound Suite is one of these suites and it happens to be attached to the SINATRA recording studio, which makes it both a great engineer room when recording VO or ADR in the studio, or as an isolation booth when engineering is being done in the ZAPPA Mix theatre. FRANK provides ADR services to many clients through a number of ways; Skype, phone line and wireless devices. We work regularly with studios in New York and Los Angeles and overseas.
These days there are so many different tape, disc and memory formats, it’s impossible for broadcasters to accommodate all of them. Consequently, many stations actually prefer to receive advertisements as digital files. Just as E-mail is faster than Canada Post, sending advertisements as data is faster and more flexible than FedEx. Let FRANK guide you through the maze of file creation and encoding, closed captioning integration, Telecaster numbers and file transfer protocols. Need large quantities of deliverables? Our mass duplication centre can handle from 5 to 5000 copies inhouse.
Your brand has heart. Tell the story.
Frank can help. We act as your own in-house production unit, an extension of your company. We connect your brand to our talented producers, writers and directors to create brand-inspired, highly-engaging videos that speak to your customers. Storytelling has become the primary vehicle for brands building consumer recognition. It’s a move away from product-first dictation to a story-first dialogue. With new media and web video, Brands have a powerful new medium to tell that story and connect with their audience. At the heart of your brand is a story.
We create branded “visual story” experiences.
WE are FRANK.
We never get tired of thinking - thinking of new ideas, thinking of creative ways to reinvent something, thinking of ways to make your idea even better! And FRANK likes to share. Thus, we have created the FRANK Tank. Dive in and have a look around.