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The Javacopter Two Minute Drill!

Topics:   Java Blog

Now wait just one minute! Okay...maybe two minutes. To speed your project along and capture "wow-worthy" visuals that will take your video, commercial, documentary or feature to a whole new level, the Java Post Javacopter is ready to fly in just two, count 'em, two minutes. Click on the golden "WATCH" link near the top of this page to view our latest Javacopter demo, where you'll see our…
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Java Post makes a "case" for 104.9 The Wolf

Topics:   Java Blog

Java Post Production recently rocked out on an animation-driven commercial for Regina's rock station, 104.9 The Wolf. This was one of several new spots we did for radio stations owned by Harvard Broadcasting. We also did new television and electronic billboard spots for The Wolf's sister station, MY92.1 FM, and 3 web commercials for X92.9 FM in Calgary. You can view those other commercials…
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Java Post adds a new perspective to CTV Saskatchewan News commercials.

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Java Post Production recently assisted CTV Saskatchewan in the creation of its news promotion campaign for Regina and Saskatoon. Our Java Post "Javacopter" and our Steadi-Arm unit were utlized to bring eye-catching perspectives to some of the shots used in the finished commercials. For example, in the CTV Regina promo, Javacopter images can be seen in the opening shot of the Legislature Building…
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Java Javampire Lunch!

Topics:   Java Blog

Never wanting to let any excuse for silly costumes and good food get by us, today was the annual Halloween Lunch at the Java Post Production offices. The scary menu reflected the dark side of some of the Java team. We're trying not to read too much into it, since we figure the required therapy (and potential forensic investigation) might take too much time. Better to just leave things alone, not…
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Talking UAV photography with Transport Canada & NAV Canada

Topics:   Java Blog

Earlier today, we were very pleased to meet with some representatives from Transport Canada and NAV Canada at the Java Post Production offices. They were in town attending the Wings of Saskatchewan Conference & Trade Show, an annual, province-wide event organized by the Saskatchewan Aviation Council which brings together all areas of the aviation industry: commercial carriers,…
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Hooking you up with great prairie air and new SaskTel animation.

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Working in collaboration with House of Cool, Java Post Production introduces some new characters to the "Little Red" family in this new animated commercial for SaskTel. Agency: Marketing Den
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Java Post Aerial Photography attends 2013 Wings of Saskatchewan Conference & Trade Show

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Java Post Production was pleased to attend the 2013 Wings of Saskatchewan Conference & Trade Show, which was recently held in Regina. Organized by the Saskatchewan Aviation Council, the Wings of Saskatchewan Conference & Trade Show is an annual, province-wide event bringing together all areas of the aviation industry: commercial carriers, agricultural aviation, private operators and…
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SaskPower Campaign Charges Ahead With Java Post!

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Java Post Production is proud to have captured amazing images - both on the ground and in the air - to energize the new television, cinema and web campaign for SaskPower. In addition to great-looking ground-based scenes captured by our in-house Blackmagic camera, our skilled Javacopter crew provided director Tom Davidson with the perfect creative tool to turn the fast-paced concepts of The…
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Steady and Smooth Shots with the Java Steadi-Arm!

Topics:   Java Blog

If you've witnessed the beautiful shots that Java Post Production is able to achieve using our "Java-Copter," you've probably admired the amazingly smooth stability of the footage. The Java-Copter can capture high definition footage in places that conventional aerial camera platforms cannot possibly go. However, there are still places where even the Java-Copter can't go (or at least shouldn't…
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Java Post goes underground for Thyssen Mining - UPDATE

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UPDATED WITH NEW VIDEO LINK. Java Post Production recently went underground at the Rabbit Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan to shoot a safety video project for Thyssen Mining. "Safety" Dave Speerbrecker, the manager of safety for Thyssen Mining, approached Java Post with this very interesting project. Seven months ago, one of their underground mechanics, Greg Jaques, had been…
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From Flat to Fat (or at least thick): Java Post turns 2-D drawings into 3-D animation.

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  In a recent animated television commercial project for NOW Communications, Java Post Production animators Kevin Drysdale and Tomás Ibar took original 2-D drawings created by artist Sam Bradd and then used those to create 3-D animated characters. The final look was then refined so that the characters would retain some of the 2-D feel of Sam Bradd's original drawings. The…
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The Sky's the Limit! Check out our aerial demo.

Topics:   Java Blog

We here at Java Post Production haven't had so much fun with a new production tool since we installed our fancy cappuccino machine. Our new mini helicopter (AKA "the Javacopter") allows us to capture amazing high-definition aerial images and go places that conventional helicopter-mounted cameras can't possibly go. (Or, at the very least, can't go without scaring the bejeezus out of the…
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The History of Aspect Ratios (now in CINEMASCOPE!)

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4:3. 16:9. 1.37. 1.85. Academy ratio. 2.20. 2.35. Letterbox. Pillarbox. Cinemascope. Anamorphic. And so forth and so on. Throughout the history of projected and broadcast visual entertainment, aspect ratios - that is, the ratio between how wide an image is compared to how tall it is - have constantly changed. And, if you've ever sat in your parent's living room, trying not to rip the TV remote…
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"Stranded" debuts in theatres and on iTunes on July 26th.

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Stranded, the sci-fi thriller starring Christian Slater and Saskatchewan's own Amy Matysio, debuts in theatres and on iTunes on July 26th. Java Post Production did all the colour correction for this feature film, as well as some visual FX and the final broadcast deliverables. Click on the image below to watch the official trailer and pre-order the movie from iTunes.  
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Crop Dusters Meet Java Air Hexacopter.

Topics:   Java Blog

Java Post Production recently took the Java Air helicopter camera out to the Canadian Aerial Applicators Association (CAAA) calibration clinic, which took place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 1, 2013. This is a calibration clinic for aerial applicators...or "crop dusters," as they are often called. As you probably gathered from the name, the pilots use this clinic to ensure that…
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