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Our Freefly ALTA UAV lands at Java Post

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Christmas came early to the Java Post Aerial Photography offices as our pilots Jack Tunnicliffe and Trevor Bennett recently unwrapped their latest aerial toy: our new Freefly ALTA UAV. The Freefly ALTA UAV will join the other UAVs currently in use by Java Post, and will be paired with a new Gremsy gStabi H16 gimbal and new RED RAVEN camera. To view some of the work done by Java Post Aerial…
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Using Blackmagic to create some Black and White magic for SGI.

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Java Post Production went dark and gritty on the colour grading for our recent commercial for Saskatchewan Government Insurance. Directed by Lowell Dean - and with script and creative direction from Groovetime Creative and Phoenix Group - this 30-second commercial promotes SGI's "Heads Up" campaign, warning the viewers of the fatal danger of texting behind the wheel. Java Post's…
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A visual essay on the Dissolve in filmmaking.

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There's an old video editor saying that goes: "If you can't solve it, dissolve it." Meaning that if you're having a challenging time making a cut between two shots or two scenes work, just put in a dissolve. Obviously, that saying is a rather glib and amusing phrase, as the judicious use of dissolves can be a very effective visual tool in film making. This video by Kevin B.…
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Lest We Forget...

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In Flanders Fields - by John McCrae, May 3rd, 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing…
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UAV Aerial of Windmill near Moosomin, Saskatchewan

Topics:   Java Blog

While on their way to a DreamWorks Studio movie shoot in the Province of Manitoba, the Java Post Aerial Photography flight crew stopped near Moosomin, Saskatchewan, to do a quick UAV aerial shot of a windmill. The late afternoon light was gorgeous and the whispy clouds enhanced the blue sky. What aerial photography crew could resist? This footage was shot with a DJI Inspire 1, one of several…
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New teaser clip for the movie "A.R.C.H.I.E." - featuring Michael J. Fox

Topics:   Java Blog

Produced and filmed in Saskatchewan, Canada, and co-produced by Java Post Production and Trilight Entertainment, this is a 60-second teaser for the movie A.R.C.H.I.E., featuring the voice of Michael J. Fox.  A.R.C.H.I.E. is scheduled for release in 2016. To see the full-length trailer for A.R.C.H.I.E., CLICK HERE. Written and directed by Robin Dunne (Sanctuary, Space Milkshake), A.R.C.H.I.E.…
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Saskatchewan-produced Michael J. Fox family comedy "A.R.C.H.I.E." fetches strong sales.

Topics:   Java Blog

Produced and shot in Saskatchewan, Canada, the family comedy movie A.R.C.H.I.E. - featuring the voice of Michael J. Fox and co-produced by Java Post Production and Trilight Entertainment - has "fetched strong sales," according to Variety Magazine. Jason Moring, president of distributor Double Dutch International, announced at the American Film Market that the movie has sold to Arc…
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Throwback Thursday to last Friday's "Java Post Halloween Lunch of Horror!"

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Last Friday, October 30th, the Java Post Production office was treated to an amazing - and spooky - Halloween lunch. The meal was monstrous, both in theme and size, and was cunningly conceived and concocted by two of our talented staff, Maureen Bennett and Crystal Van Pelt. There's a potential joke in here about two evil witches stirring a bubbling cauldron, but we're far too polite to…
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The RED RAVEN takes flight February at Java Post Aerial Photography.

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In February, 2016, Java Post Aerial Photography will launch the soon-to-be-released RED RAVEN digital camera into the skies of Western Canada. The new RED RAVEN camera uses the 4.5K RED DRAGON sensor and is capable of capturing footage in 4.5K at up to 120 fps or in 2K at up to 240 fps, for exceptionally high speed, high resolution images.  Weighing in at just 3.5 lbs (1.59 kg), the RED RAVEN…
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The Freefly ALTA joins the Java Post Aerial Photography squadron.

Topics:   Java Blog

Java Post Aerial Photography is excited to announce that we're adding yet another UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to our drone squadron: The Freefly ALTA! The Freefly ALTA was chosen by Java Post to be our heavy lift UAV - flying cameras such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the soon-to-be-released RED RAVEN camera (being delivered to Java Post in February, 2016) - and delivering…
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Java Post catches a train for Discovery Channel's "Mighty Trains."

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In October 2015 the Java Post Aerial Photography crew did some shooting for Exploration Production Inc., for the  Discovery Channel program Mighty Trains. The Mighty series of programs - Mighty Ships, Mighty Cruise Ships, Mighty Planes, and now Mighty Trains - is seen in over 140 countries. Our task was to capture some aerial footage of a specific VIA Rail train that was being featured in the…
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Halloween Science: Where a Vampire Should Bite.

Topics:   Java Blog

Because tomorrow is Halloween, we thought you'd enjoy this helpful science tip for Vampires, courtesy of Kyle Hill @Sci_Phile.
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A drone, a coffin, and high pressure water. Sounds like fun.

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As we wrote about in our previous web post, Java Post Production helped create the latest commercial for SGI, promoting the "Heads Up" campaign against texting and driving. You can read more behind-the-scenes info about that HERE. Java Post Aerial Photography was also part of the production process, providing aerial shots for the commercial. Let's look behind the scenes at the aerial…
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Helping SGI deliver a message of "grave" concern.

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This past September, Java Post Production and Java Post Aerial Photography helped SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance) create a new advertising campaign for web, television, and theatre screens. Directed by Lowell Dean - and with script and creative direction from Groovetime Creative and Phoenix Group - this 30-second commercial promotes SGI's "Heads Up" campaign, warning the…
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For Java Post, smooth camerawork on The Adventure Club is as easy as riding a bike. Or a pickup truck.

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Java Post Production and Java Post Aerial Photography has done some specialized camerawork on the family movie The Adventure Club, which was shot in and around Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in October, 2015.For one scene, the objective was to record the movie's three young stars conversing as they rode their bicycles through a park. To get the shot, our two Java Post camera operators sat…
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