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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.

Topics:   Java Blog

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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Oh, what we wouldn't do for the Saskatchewan Roughriders!

Topics:   Java Blog

The Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club recently unveiled its 2013 advertising campaign theme: "This is where memories are made!" And Java Post Production has some excellent memories of helping to create the 90-second web and 60-second broadcast spots. The video features the song "Oh What I Wouldn't Do" by Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder. And yes, it's a total coincidence that a…
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Our edit suites are now sealed for your sanitary protection!

Topics:   Java Blog

Okay, you're probably wondering what the heck we're talking about. Join the club. Java Post Production is located on the 4th floor of the Strathdee Building on Dewdney Avenue in Regina. If that doesn't ring any bells, there are two reasons: 1) The building doesn't have any bells, and 2) Most people know it as the Bushwakker Brew Pub building. Anyway, the entire building is getting new exterior…
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Why we work at Java Post.

Topics:   Java Blog

Why do we work here at Java Post Production? Well, we get asked that question all the time. Okay, not all the time. Closer to "never," if you want to get technical. What we DO hear all the time is along the lines of "Wow, it must be great to come to work here everyday." Yes. Yes it is. Play the video and we'll tell you why.
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A Ryder (the Serena one) teams up with the Riders (the Saskatchewan ones).

Topics:   Java Blog

The new 2013 Saskatchewan Roughrider advertising campaign featuring Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder hits the airwaves and web next week and, as with many previous Roughrider ad campaigns, Java Post Production was involved from start to finish. We won't spill the beans just yet. But, to tease you a little bit, we thought you might want to enjoy this special Riderville.com backstage…
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"Get to da choppah!"

Topics:   Java Blog

As many sci-fi, action-movie fans will know, "Get to da choppah!" is a classic Arnold Schwarzenegger line from the movie "Predator." It helps to imagine Arnold saying it in his distinctive accent. Well, Java Post is "getting to da choppah," too. We're assembling our remote control camera helicopter...or "HEXacopter" as it's called, because it has six separate rotor blades. This unit will allow…
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Safety is always in fashion.

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The Java Post crew got suited up for safety on a recent shoot for Brown Communications Group and SaskPower. Producer/Director Stephen Hall, DOP Layton Burton, Java Post producer Joan Speirs and the rest of the crew donned hardhats, steel-toed boots, safety goggles and high visibility clothing to shoot in and around some SaskPower electrical stations. As Java Post does more and more…
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"Feeling Good" with Tourism Saskatchewan

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Java Post Production is pleased to have completed production on two new commercials for Tourism Saskatchewan. Currently hitting the airwaves and internet in Alberta and Saskatchewan and entitled "Family" and "Road Trip", the spots feature (respectively) a young family and a group of young adults heading off to enjoy the beauty and activities that Saskatchewan has to offer. From a production…
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Remembering Canadian broadcasting legend, Johnny Esaw.

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Recently, the sports broadcasting community of Canada mourned the passing of one of its legends: Johnny Esaw. A member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and a 2004 inductee into the Order of Canada, the North Battleford, Saskatchewan-born Esaw cast a long shadow over sports broadcasting in Canada for decades. Jack Tunnicliffe, owner of Java Post Production, has his own special memory of…
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Silk Cyclone spins up a Yorkton Film Festival nomination.

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Nominated for the Performing Arts & Entertainment Award at the upcoming 2013 Yorkton Film Festival, "Silk Cyclone" is a dance project, inspired by the 1912 Regina cyclone (tornado). Featuring the dance performances of Margie Gillis, Robin Portrais and Daniella Beltrami (and with the help of dance improvographer Susan McKenzie) the video is also an homage to pioneering silk dancer Marie…
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We can fix this in post, right?

Topics:   Java Blog

Whenever you do an outdoor shoot in Saskatchewan in March, you're going to take your chances with the weather. This year, especially. We recently shot a project for the client and, as you'll see in this video, well...let's just say the weather doesn't always take direction as well as we might hope. No worries. We can fix this in post. In fact, our middle name is "Post."
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The Glamourous Life of a Director. Or not.

Topics:   Java Blog

When an editor is sitting in a comfy chair in a nice, warm editing suite, it's easy to forget that the footage didn't just get there on its own. It took a crew of skilled professionals to get it to the editing suite. And this crew is led by a creative, problem-solving, hands-on director. And, oh, it's a glamourous life these directors lead. Surrounded by supermodels...waited on hand and foot.…
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Java Post Production work featured in 2013 Yorkton Film Festival award nominees.

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Java Post Production is very pleased to announce that several productions in which we took part have been nominated for awards at the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival, taking place May 23-26.   2013 Nominee for Best Documentary Series: "Around the Next Bend" Director Mark Montague; Producers Kevin DeWalt, Mark Montague; Production Company Minds Eye Entertainment. This 12-episode series…
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