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The Full "Indigenous Circle"

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The new intro for CTV Saskatchewan's "Indigenous Circle" has taken its final shape and looks great! You may remember us writing a blog post a while back at the very beginning of the process. Lead animator Kevin Drysdale was tasked with creating a fast-paced and visually appealing intro that involved a lot of key elements. Full-sized Treaty flags were filmed in 4K at 96 frames per…
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It's More Than Desert

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It's true -- some people enjoy winters that don't involve endless snow, ice and air that hurts your face. Cue the Christmas break road trip! This year, Jack thought he would drive down to visit his longtime friend Brent Kowalchuk who has been enjoying winters in Arizona. The prospect of such a beautiful scenic drive was enough to make Jack decide to "pack" one of Java Post's…
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Everytime a bell rings, a lawyer gets a fee - the curious copyright case of "It's a Wonderful Life."

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The good folks at FilmmakerIQ.com have created this fascinating behind-the-scenes report on the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life," documenting the movie's copyright battles in the years since the film was made.  
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The resemblance is uncanny.

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After looking at our news post yesterday featuring the 1986 image of our boss, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, we couldn't help but notice the resemblance to a certain famous Nedley neighbourino. Even the skin tone is a match. Check it out.  
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Oh what fun it is to ride...on an STC bus!

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Our friends at Phoenix Group asked Java Post to come help them document part of their office's "12 Days of Giving," where Phoenix Group staff members band together to give back to the community.  For day nine of their 12-day project, the staff at Phoenix Group - dressed as Santa and his elves - surprised travelers at the Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus terminal in Regina…
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She's Very 'Portant to us, so we made her Vice President!

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After Various Playful teasers, Java Post Production is Very Proud to reveal the incomparable Joan Speirs as our Vice President! Her Virtuoso Performance under Variable Pressure has more than earned Joan her Veep Position. A more Virtuous Person you will never meet. Watch the video above to see it happen before your eyes. (Before your eyes what, we're not quite sure. But that's the common…
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One day away from a Very Precious announcement!

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Java Post Production is one day away from a Very Precious announcement! This announcement in no way involves Video Poker or Vacuum Pumps. It does, however, involve a Valiant Professional in Video Production. And, tomorrow, after a Verification Program, we shall dump this Vague, Pathetic approach and proceed with Verisimilitude and Promptness. (Yes, we had to look up "verisimilitude,"…
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"Corner Gas: The Movie" DVD and Blu-ray Now Available!

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Pull up to the pump and fill 'er up! (the "'er" in this case being your Christmas stocking) because Corner Gas: The Movie is now out on DVD and Blu-ray! The special collector's edition DVD and Blu-ray features the theatrical version of the film along with extended closing credits, which includes bloopers and outtakes, footage of hundreds of fans across the country singing the…
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Something Very 'Portant is happening at Java Post.

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Something Very 'Portant is happening at Java Post Production. From our Vantage Point, it looks like things are starting to come together for a special, Very Pointed announcement. And, before you get Very Pissed and start Venting Profanity at us, we hope you will excuse our Very Playful approach. Stay tuned!
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We got Kraken on some new drone test flights.

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Yesterday, following some software upgrades and regular preflight maintenance, our Java Post Aerial Photography crew of Jack Tunnicliffe and Trevor Bennett took our customized 8-rotor Foxtechfpv octocopter (AKA "the Kraken") out for some flight tests in rural Saskatchewan. According to our certified UAV pilot Jack, the Kraken handled like a dream, with lots of power (handy for dealing…
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Happy Holidays from Java Post Production!

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A short animation featuring "Beanie," the Java Post Production mascot, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Animation Elves: Kevin Drysdale and Tomás Ibar. (Yes, we know those aren't typical Elvish names. Now, take "Presley"...now THAT'S a good Elvish name!)
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Beautiful Aerials of Saskatchewan in "Corner Gas: The Movie" shot by Java Post Production

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Here is a sample of the aerial UAV/drone photography that Java Post Production did for the feature film: "Corner Gas: The Movie", which was shot in the southern prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada. In addition to aerial photography for the movie, Java Post Production also processed the film's dailies, created the opening titles, closing credits and computer-generated visual effects -…
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Java Staff Immortalized On Canvas.

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There's an old saying that goes "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like." And the staff at Java Post Production likes this art. Probably because we're in it! As going-away gifts for our long-time receptionist, Crystal de la Sablonniére (below left), Java Post animators Kevin Drysdale and Tomás Ibar created amazing original portrait collections of…
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Corner Gas: The Movie Premieres!!!

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The much anticipated Regina premiere for Corner Gas: The Movie was on Tuesday night. It was great to have so many people in attendance enjoying a film that we here at Java Post Production are extremely proud to be a part of. We laughed, we cried, we dropped mini-chili cheese dogs on the ground. All around great time. Here are a few photos from the night's festivities: Brent Butt introducing…
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Time for Cake at Java Post!

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It's time for cake at Java Post Production! Friday afternoon we celebrated the birthdays of Maureen Bennett and Karen Plumb in our usual way: a delicious sugar coma! As you can see below, we had our choice of either a sinful Salted Caramel Pretzel Cheesecake or a delicious Orange Angel Food Cake! And when we say "a choice of either," that's Java Post office code for…
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