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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!"

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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?

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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.

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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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Tourism Sask Commercial Shoot

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Caffeine Commercial Productions was out shooting the last 2 days for a new Tourism Saskatchewan commercial.  We were excited to use our new Blackmagic Cinema Camera on this project.We look forward to the entire video post production process to be done at our Java Post office.  This will include editing, colour-correction, VFX, and all final deliverables.Rob King was the director for the…
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Recent Yorkton Film Festival winners - the Java Post connection.

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With the recent announcement of nominees for the 66th annual Yorkton Film Festival, being held May 23-26, 2013 in (naturally) Yorkton, Saskatchewan, we got thinking about Java Post Production's work on several Yorkton Film Festival winners over the past few years. You can find videos of most of these on our website. Just go to the "Our Work" section and, using the drop-down menu, select "show…
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Taking our new Blackmagic Cinema Camera out for a spin.

Topics:   Java Blog

As you read about in our previous blog posting...what?  You didn't read the previous post?  Well, go on then...we'll wait for you while you do. As I was saying, after much comparison with other high-end cameras on the market, Java Post Production recently chose to purchase a new production camera: the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. We do extensive work with images captured by the top…
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Java's New Camera

Topics:   Java Blog

We recently decided to purchase a new production camera.  Of course everyone would assume Java Post would choose the highly popular RedCam, given we have worked with Red footage since these cameras were first available, finishing projects from commercials to documentaries as well as several feature films. After looking at the latest cameras and the image quality that was available for…
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APEGS gets the Java Post Production treatment.

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The producers of this branding commercial for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) came to Java Post Production looking for the final elements to make the spot come to life. Java Post Production did all the graphics, motion-tracking each separate graphic element in every shot, and also did colour-correction for the spot, giving the commercial the…
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Java Post Production makes MY92.1 FM

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Kelly Clarkson's hit song "Stronger" was the foundation for this campaign for the Harvard Broadcasting station, MY92.1 FM. The challenge was to take a collection of video clips from a wide variety of music artists and, through judicious editing, create the impression that all the artists were singing along to the song. This was accomplished by literally going through the song syllable by…
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