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Tourism Saskatchewan shoot begins!

Topics:   Java Blog

This morning, Java Post Production and Phoenix Group began production on a new advertising campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Led by the co-director/co-photographer duo of Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski, the shoot began in a field just outside Regina. Here are some behind the scenes photos from day one: With camera assistant Todd Irving in the background, Greg Huszar sets up a low-level slider…
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Harvest Time in Saskatchewan

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It's getting to be harvest time in our province and this video of aerial footage - shot from our UAV drone Javacopter - illustrates some gorgeous images of rural Saskatchewan. It's a beautiful vantage point. Below are a few screen captures from the video, as well.
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Java Post Aerial - Behind The Scenes - Harry Sheppard Farm House Aerial Shoot

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This is another brief behind the scenes video taken on August 13, 2014, showing the Java Post Aerial Photography crew working on a rural real estate project for Sheppard Realty. The property being featured was a farm an hour outside of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. For this shoot we were using our customized DJI 6-rotor hexacopter UAV (AKA "drone"). Our certified pilot is Jack…
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Java Post Aerial - Behind The Scenes - Harry Sheppard video shoot in field

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This is a brief behind the scenes video taken on August 13, 2014, showing the Java Post Aerial Photography crew working on a shot for Sheppard Realty. The location was an oat field about an hour outside of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. And, boy, was it windy! It was just about as windy and gusty as it could be and still be flyable conditions. For this shoot we were using our customized DJI 6-rotor…
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Dronies and Selfies and Feet, Oh My!

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Okay, we all know what a "selfie" is...and the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle AKA drone) version of a selfie is a "dronie." However, judging from these outtake images captured Wednesday during our real estate project shoot for Harry Sheppard of Sheppardrealty.ca, we haven't quite got the hang of the whole selfie/dronie thing. However, it does appear we have a real knack for…
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Java Post has been invaded by a Ronin!

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A Ronin has invaded the Java Post Production office! What's a Ronin, you ask? Well, Wikipedia describes a Ronin as a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period of Japan, between 1185 and 1868. "Ronin" is also the title of a 1998 spy thriller action film, starring Robert De Niro. But for Java Post Aerial Photography, the Ronin is the latest, greatest camera stabilization…
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Shooting "Dronies" In Weyburn with Play Creative and Look Matters.

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We all know about "selfies" - photos you take of yourself with your smartphone camera. Well, in the world of unmanned aerial photography there's now a new thing called a "dronie." That's a photo you take of yourself from your unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly called a drone. Well, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew was out in Weyburn earlier this week, doing some…
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First flight with our Kraken Octocopter UAV Drone

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Friday afternoon, our certified UAV pilot, Jack Tunnicliffe, and our technician, Trevor Bennett, took our new custom Kraken Octocopter UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle, sometimes incorrectly called a "drone") out for it's first Canadian test flight. Jack just ran the 'copter through some basic flight paces, and the under-mounted 360-degree camera gimbal and 4K Ultra HD camera will be…
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Putting the Screws to our new Kraken UAV Octocopter

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First thing this morning at Java Post Production, our technician and UAV camera operator, Trevor Bennett, was busy "screwing around" with our new, customized K123 "Kraken" octocopter. And, by "screwing around," we mean he was literally going through the unit screw by screw, getting it prepped for it's initial flights for Java Post. Also on Trevor's to-do list…
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We're "Kraken" open the shipping boxes on our new UAV.

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As you probably read in a very recent news post (and if you haven't, you should), we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new K130 "Kraken" 8-rotor UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle, although everyone seems to call anything that doesn't have a pilot seat on it a "drone.") Well, the boxes arrived in the office and our technician, Trevor Bennett, has been…
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Release the Kraken! Our New UAV Drone Helicopter first flight test.

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Our new, specially customized "Kraken" 8-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will be arriving soon at Java Post Production! And, as if we didn't already have enough reason to get excited about our pending new bundle of helicopter joy, we received this YouTube video from the manufacturer, Foxtech, with their company rep, Fu, showing us the very first flight test of our Kraken K130…
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Happy 96th, Joan Tunnicliffe!

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This past Saturday was the 96th birthday of Joan Tunnicliffe, mother of Java Post Production owner Jack Tunnicliffe. Old friends Mel and Marina Friesen arranged for a special "photo cake" and long-time neighbour Antonia Barbaro provided a delicious Italian supper and some wonderful homemade wine which, as you can, seemed to meet with Joan's enthusiastic approval. Happy 96th birthday…
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Happy 60th Anniversary, CTV Regina CKCK-TV.

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The gang at Java Post Production wants to wish a very happy 60th anniversary to CTV Regina (also known as CKCK-TV). Today marks 60 years of broadcasting from the little television station on the eastern outskirts of Regina, Saskatchewan. There are dozens of former CKCK-TV/CTV Regina employees working in the broadcasting, advertising, production and film industries across Canada. In fact, there are…
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Just another beautiful Saskatchewan day shooting UAV aerials for "Corner Gas: The Movie."

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Earlier this week, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe (our boss, co-producer and certified UAV pilot) Tom Davidson (UAV camera operator), and co-producer Rob de Lint from Vérité Films were out in the fields near Lang, Saskatchewan, shooting some more UAV aerials for Corner Gas: The Movie. As you can see from these photos, it was just a beautiful day to have our Javacopter up in the…
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A Toast To Our Friend and Colleague, Crystal!

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It was enough to drive us to drink (not that we need much encouragement). Our wonderful long-time friend and colleague, Crystal de la Sablonniére, is leaving us to further her education and seek new career adventures...as if working in the Saskatchewan film and television industry over the past couple of years wasn't adventure enough. But we digress. The gang all gathered in the Java…
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