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Up to our Hipperson in Concrete.

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Our Java Post Production team was recently out at the Mosaic Potash plant near Belle Plaine, shooting on the ground and in the air to document a big concrete project by Hipperson Construction. For 11 hours non-stop, concrete was poured onto 60 tonnes of rebar to create a massive foundation, 25 meters in diameter. Sixty-two cement trucks were called in from Regina and Moose Jaw, as 480 cubic meters…
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Our Java Post Marathon Man!

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The smiling face of Java Post Production's own Randy Shumay (below in the green shirt with white shoulder stripes) can be seen on the website for the Credit Union Queen City Marathon. Randy will be running the full 42.2 KM marathon event this Sunday in Regina. Looking good, Randy! Try not to show up to the office all sweaty on Monday morning.
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Sing-A-Long with Corner Gas: The Movie!

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Corner Gas: The Movie is rolling out the red carpet for fans to be part of the upcoming film, just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival. During the festival from September 4th to 13th, the Corner Gas Sing-A-Long Booth hits the intersection of Queen and John in Toronto (outside CTV's Queen Street headquarters), giving fans a shot at being immortalized in the tail credits of the…
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Soothing Slo-Motion, Saskatchewan Style.

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Last Saturday, Java Post Production boss, Jack and his girlfriend Kim went out towards the Condie area, northwest of Regina, to do some hobby photography.  Jack took along our DJI Ronin camera stabilization system to give it a bit of a test and also to do some slo-motion practice with our Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera. It was a cold, windy miserable day but, shooting at 96 frames per second, the…
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Getting Real (Estate) with a farm sale video for Sheppard Realty.

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This is a short promotional video we produced for SheppardRealty.ca showcasing a specific farm property for sale in Saskatchewan. Java Post Production took a number of still photos for use on the realtor's website, as well as video footage inside the house and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) footage of the house exterior and farm yard area, taken with our "Javacopter." For spotlighting…
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The STC buses roll on down the highway in another Java Post Production.

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This is the summer/fall version of the television commercial we produced in the early spring of 2014 for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC). We returned to the same location we had used in the spring and recreated the shots we took in the first commercial. Obviously, the biggest difference was the weather and the terrain - going from minus 26 degrees Celsius with snow everywhere to warm…
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Tourism Saskatchewan shoot begins!

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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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