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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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Take a Tour of Java Post Production!

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Take a lively tour of Java Post Production, as our camera zooms through our reception area, boardroom, kitchen, edit and animation suites! And remember to give a wave to the friendly staff members you'll meet along the way!
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Maureen's Mini Javacopter

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For our trade show appearance next week at the Canadian Western Agribition to promote our aerial photography services, Maureen Bennett on our staff came up with a neat idea to create little paper "mini Javacopters" to hand out to any kids who might stop by our trade show booth. Here Jack Tunnicliffe uses his iPhone to record Joan Speirs and Maureen as they test fly the paper helicopters.…
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Java Post accepts the SGI Road Safety Challenge.

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These three 15-second spots are a few examples of the commercials Java Post Production has produced over the past months for the SGI Road Safety Challenge, a multi-month campaign on both television and web that challenged drivers to improve upon different aspects of their safe driving habits. The advertising agency on this project was The Phoenix Group.
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Taking Care of "Basic Human Needs." (That's a movie.)

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This morning, Java Post Production welcomed the producers, the writer/director/lead actor, and the cinematographer of the feature film Basic Human Needs to our offices for a colour grading "spotting session." A spotting session is where the edited project is reviewed shot by shot and collaborative decisions are made on various visual treatments for each scene. These kinds of spotting…
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Using 4K Ultra HD in an HD Format Won't Fix Bad Acting.

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With the help of Java Post staff members Joan Speirs and Kevin Drysdale, we recently whipped up a quick, short demo for a client, demonstrating how shooting with our Blackmagic 4K Ultra HD camera allows you to push into the footage within a 1920 x 1080 HD frame. The Blackmagic camera 4K Ultra HD image is 3840 x 2160, so, when you get back into the edit suite, there's lots of extra room to zoom…
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Movie Theatre Etiquette - A Refresher Course

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Just a few days ago in California, a man asked a woman to turn off her phone in the movie theatre and was hit with Mace. And, this past February, a Florida man was shot and killed in a movie theatre over a texting dispute. So, with Corner Gas: The Movie set to premiere on the big screen all across Canada from December 3rd to 7th, maybe it's time to review basic movie theatre etiquette, with…
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And The 15,000th Cup Of Java Post Coffee Goes To...

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The celebratory bells were ringing today at the Java Post Production office in honour of a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Okay, the bells were actually our General Manager, Karen Plumb shouting "Ding Ding Ding!," and the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence was the official serving on the 15,000th cup of coffee from the Java Post office cappuccino machine. Fittingly enough, the lucky person to…
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Lest We Forget...

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In Flanders Fields - by John McCrae, May 3rd, 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.   Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from…
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