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Flying our newest drone, the DJI Inspire 1.

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On a cold and snowy day in February, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew test flies our DJI Inspire 1 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) drone at the Java Post Aerial Testing Farm (also known as "Trevor's parent's farm") near Richardson, Saskatchewan, Canada.The DJI Inspire 1 is the latest member of the Java Post Aerial Photography squadron. For more information about Java Post…
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Flying over Moose Jaw for TSN and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

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On Wednesday this week, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew headed out to Moose Jaw to capture some scenic shots of Moose Jaw for The Sports Network (TSN). Moose Jaw is hosting the Scotties "Tournament of Hearts" Canadian Women's Curling Championships and TSN wanted some aerial shots of the arena and some local landmarks. The footage will be used throughout the broadcast - in the…
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Our Boss is Making a Racquet.

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Anyone who knows our boss, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, knows that he's an athletic supporter. Wait. That line didn't come out right. What we mean to say is that Jack enjoys keeping fit, particularly with a good game of squash. He's never happier than when he has a squash racquet in his hand. And don't let his knee-brace fool you. Jack has been known to wipe the court with…
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There is No Motion in Motion Pictures.

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It's true. There is no actual motion in "motion pictures." But wait! Before you stomp off to the nearest multiplex to yell at the teenage concession worker that you've been ripped off all these years, watch this video first. Unless you're yelling about being ripped off over the price of popcorn, in which case, rage away. You see, what our brains perceive as moving images are…
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Brace yourself! Randy's trying a new camera rig.

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No, Java Post Production staffer Randy Shumay wasn't involved in some horrific, back-breaking extreme sports accident, he's just strapped into a EasyRig Cinema 3 (courtesy of our pal, George Hupka at Downstream Pictures) for a shooting gig this weekend. With a RED Epic camera mounted on our DJI Ronin handheld stabilizing gimbal, Randy will be doing some camerawork for a Saskatchewan Union…
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Who's the new guy? He looks a little young.

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Due to the kind of scheduling challenge that all parents face from time to time, the Java Post staff temporarily increased yesterday as Randy Shumay's son Cohen joined us for the afternoon. To paraphrase what Randy said on his Facebook page: "Unexpected take-your-kid-to-work day. Productivity is through the roof." Cohen (he's the good-looking one on the left) and Randy buckle…
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We're celebrating our new 3-Province Transport Canada SFOC by adding a new logo on our website!

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Java Post Aerial Photography is very pleased to announce that our open Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada has now been expanded to include all three Prairie provinces - Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. Additionally, because of Java Post's flight experience and professional reputation, our expanded open permit from Transport Canada continues to provide us…
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Recording Tourism VOs at Studio One with Jason Plumb.

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Java Post Production V.P. and producer Joan Speirs recently joined actor Keith Bomphrey at Jason Plumb's Studio One recording studio in Regina to lay down tracks (that's hip musician talk) of off-camera dialogue for the upcoming broadcast and web campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Java Post Production has been working on the new tourism campaign since last summer and the new 60-second…
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Java Post joins Adrian Dean in an Animated "Doowett."

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Java Post Production animators Kevin Drysdale and Tomás Ibar (seen below) have been busy the past few weeks animating some episodes of the Rogers / City TV children's show Doowett. Designed to teach preschool-age kids about discovery, cooperation, and music, Doowett is the brainchild of Regina, Saskatchewan animator, Adrian Dean, with music by Vancouver's Andrea Carlson. Doowett is…
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The Numbers Are In And "Corner Gas: The Movie" Delivered A Full Tank!

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The numbers are in and audiences across all media platforms agree: Corner Gas: The Movie delivered a full tank! Java Post Production is proud to be part of the Corner Gas: The Movie team - not only as a producing partner, but also providing the aerial photography, the visual effects, and the final colour correction and grading for the project. Fueled by a forward-thinking, groundbreaking event…
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Stylish Moments at Salon Haze

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We recently stopped by our 1st floor neighbours at Salon Haze with our Ronin steadi-arm to capture some footage. Apparently, repeatedly yelling "Cut" in a hair salon achieves mixed results. It could have been a hairy situation, but we thank the staff for not brushing us off.Click play on the video above to take a short tour of Salon Haze.    music by bensound  
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Not everyone likes our drone's nick-name.

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Of the three UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or "drones" that Java Post uses for aerial photography, the largest one - an eight-armed octocopter - is nick-named The Kraken. But, according to what we captured on video recently, not everyone likes that nick-name.
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A look at the Visual FX in "Corner Gas: The Movie."

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This video illustrates some "before-and-after" examples of the visual effects done by Java Post Production for the feature film Corner Gas: The Movie.The visual effects (also known as "VFX") include such tasks as erasing unwanted items from the camera footage, creating 2D and 3D animated elements to enhance the raw footage, and correcting and enhancing the overall colour of…
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"Who Killed Gandhi?" nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards.

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Congratulations to our friends at Karma Film! Their documentary Who Killed Gandhi? has been nominated for not one, but two 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The film is nominated in the categories of "Best Visual Research" and "Best History Documentary Program or Series." For this project, Java Post Production did the final…
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Special $200 Aerial Photography Offer - Now Until February 1st!

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Aerial photography that's as free as a bird? Well, it' not quite free, but - for a limited time - it's certainly very affordable! From now until February 1st, 2015, you can get your first 1-hour, in-Regina aerial photography session with Java Post Aerial Photography for the special introductory price of $200, plus applicable taxes. This is the perfect introduction to aerial photography…
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