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Throwback Thursday: Chris Tunnicliffe, then and now.

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The owner and leader of Java Post Production and Java Post Aerial Photography - "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe - recently came across an old résumé for his son, Chris. This was back when Chris was shopping around for work as a young male model. And we do mean young. Being a loving and devoted dad (see photo below to prove it), Jack thought Chris might enjoy us using Java Post…
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Java Post visits the University of Regina to get the "highest" degree.

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On a beautiful fall day, the Java Post Aerial Photography flight crew was asked to take some aerial footage of the University of Regina main campus, located next to Wascana Lake in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Watch the video above for just a few of the many shots we captured that day from our customized DJI S900 hexacopter. To view more examples of Java Post's work - both in the air and on…
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Meeting Goats on a Dreamworks Movie in Manitoba. Yes, you "herd" that correctly.

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This September, while our Java Post Aerial Photography crew was in Manitoba doing some work on a movie for Dreamworks Pictures, our UAV pilot, Jack, came across some friendly goats. So Jack grabbed his phone and indulged his inner goatherd. We shall now refer to Jack evermore as "the goat whisperer." Why were the goats there? We're not quite sure. We suspect they just came for the…
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Java Post Production Viz FX artists teach A.R.C.H.I.E. to speak.

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There's an old joke that goes something like this: A guy sees a sign: Talking Dog For Sale. He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. "You talk?" he asks the dog. "Yep," the dog replies. After the guy recovers from the shock, he says "So, what's your story?" The dog looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I…
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Flying back south from Twin Falls Lodge.

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After finishing the final shooting for the upcoming Tourism Saskatchewan advertising campaign, it was time for the Java Post Production crew, the actors, and the gang from Phoenix Group advertising to pack everything up and head back south from Twin Falls Lodge. Needless to say, this wasn't as easy as tossing a fishing pole and a couple of t-shirts into a knapsack. Television production crews…
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A man and his wilderness: Java Post's Trevor Bennett discovers nature.

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Sometimes - even in the middle of a busy shoot for the upcoming Tourism Saskatchewan campaign - a person just has to take the time to pause, take a deep breath of clean air, and enjoy the natural beauty of Saskatchewan. Welcome to scenery country, Trevor.
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Rigging the REDCAM on a Ronin to record recreation for Tourism Saskatchewan.

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When one ventures in the majestic wilderness of central and northern Saskatchewan, one may wish to pack a variety of camping and sporting equipment: a tent, a camp stove, a canoe, fishing poles, etc. Or you could do it the Java Post Production way: book yourself into a nice lodge and bring along a bunch of high-tech camera gear, which - while being incredibly useful for capturing gorgeous images…
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Java Post is "Making It Pop!"

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Java Post Production was very pleased to create eye-catching graphics, visual FX, and green-screen matte work for season one of the USA-Canada musical comedy TV series Make It Pop. Shot in Toronto and airing on YTV in Canada and Nickelodeon in the USA, United Kingdom, and Latin America, the show is inspired by the K-Pop music phenomena and follows the adventures of three boarding school roommates…
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Canoes at sunrise on a glass-smooth Saskatchewan river. It's almost like a Tourism commercial.

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For the next part of what is turning into the "Isn't it amazing to work on these Tourism Saskatchewan commercials and see gorgeous parts of our province?" series of web posts, let's join the Java Post and Phoenix Group crew on the ruggedly beautiful bank of the Churchill River, north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan. In the light of dawn, with the sun not even above the trees, the…
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All ashore that's lunching ashore! Fresh fish for clients and crew on the Tourism Saskatchewan shoot.

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Frederick the Great and Napoleon are both credited with saying "An army marches on its stomach." If you ask us, that's a very strange way to attack an enemy. But maybe the enemy never sees you coming because you're flat on your stomach. Genius! Oh those clever military types. We know this for sure: a production crew may not march on its stomach, but it will virtually leap over…
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A misty morning on the river at Twin Falls Lodge for Tourism Saskatchewan.

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One of the many benefits of working with Phoenix Group on the upcoming Tourism Saskatchewan campaign is being able to experience some amazing locations in our own province. Saskatchewan has a lot of breathtaking scenery. A rising-but-not-quite-yet-shining Dustin Panko from Phoenix Group mans the bow of the boat as our Java Post crew departs from Twin Falls Lodge in the early morning light. …
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Landing a UAS Drone. On a Little Boat. On a Big River. Because we can.

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During a recent shoot for Tourism Saskatchewan north of La Ronge, our Java Post Aerial Photography crew was given a new challenge: launch and land our DJI S900 hexacopter UAS (unmanned aerial system, or "drone") from a small pontoon boat in the middle of the Churchill River.Talk about no room for error. One slip of the control stick and we'd be fishing the river for more than just…
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Java Post shoot for Tourism Saskatchewan heads north to Twin Falls Lodge

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After helping Phoenix Group to create the successful 2015 television and web advertising campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan, Java Post Production and co-directors/co-photographers Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski were invited back to help create the 2016 advertising campaign. Shooting this summer, the commercials will debut next year - just as the commercials that are currently appearing were shot…
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SGI coffin delivery at Java Post. You know...the usual office stuff.

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A career in TV and film production is an interesting one. Every project is different and no day is the same. And then there are those days when you have to haul a coffin up to your office. Before you start sending flowers and sympathy cards, everyone here is fine. No need to panic. The backstory here is that we needed a coffin to use as a prop for an upcoming commercial project that Java Post…
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Doggone it! It's the official trailer for the movie A.R.C.H.I.E, featuring Michael J. Fox.

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Written and directed by Robin Dunne (Sanctuary, Space Milkshake), A.R.C.H.I.E. is the story of 15-year-old Isabel Sullivan, who, after recently losing both her parents in a car accident, has just moved to a small town to live with her uncle Paul, the town's mayor. Feeling very alone, Isabel befriends a stray dog named Archie. Or, more accurately, A.R.C.H.I.E. - Artificial Robotronic Canine…
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