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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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Making the Grade at Java Post: A quick example of Colour Grading

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In film and television, one of the most powerful post-production techniques for creating images that convey emotional tone and mood is colour grading. Many people are familiar with the term "colour correction." Any amateur photographer with PhotoShop knows about using colour correction to correct (duh) colours in photographs. That white shirt on Uncle Ray looking a little green? The skin…
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Behind the scenes (accidentally) of the movie A.R.C.H.I.E. with Jack and Layton

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For the Trilight Entertainment movie A.R.C.H.I.E. - co-produced by Java Post Production and directed by Robin Dunne - executive producer Jack Tunnicliffe and director of photography Layton Burton teamed up to shoot an extra exterior shot of the Blue Bird Café in Regina Beach, one of the movie's main locations. Let's listen in as Layton and Jack set up the camera on their own and…
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Dronies in the Bog near Waskesiu, Saskatchewan

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As we did last summer, Java Post is currently working with Phoenix Group on the latest advertising campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Part of the new commercials are being shot from the air by the Java Post Aerial Photography team. While shooting in the Boundary Bog Trail area near Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, our flight crew caught themselves on camera in what UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle or…
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To our departed friend, Chris Hyndman.

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It is with great sadness that we at Java Post Production learn of the recent passing of our friend and colleague, Chris Hyndman. From 2000 to 2002, working in conjunction with show producers Westwind Pictures, Java Post Production worked with Chris and his future husband Steven Sabados on the first 3 seasons of the HGTV program Designer Guys. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to…
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Taking our UAV Drone for Stroll In the Saskatchewan Woods

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As we did last summer, Java Post is currently working with Phoenix Group on the latest advertising campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. To view the two commercials produced last year by Java Post, click HERE and then HERE. Part of the filming this summer takes place in and around the Saskatchewan resort of Waskesiu and, while much of the filming takes place at ground level, the Java Post Aerial…
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