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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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Java Post does Digital Dye Job for Nightclub Confidential

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So, here's a little visual effects challenge. You're making a television reality series. And, partway through the series, one of the main characters changes her hair colour. Like, we're talking REALLY changes her hair colour. And now all the previous interview footage taken of her doesn't match anymore. In fact, she looks like a totally different person. Short of going to all the…
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Fishing For Footage: Underwater Shooting for Tourism Saskatchewan

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A few weeks ago, Java Post Production and co-directors/co-photographers Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski finished shooting for the 2016 Tourism Saskatchewan advertising campaign, led by Phoenix Group. Currently in the editing phase at Java Post Production, the upcoming commercials will showcase spectacular images of northern Saskatchewan forests, rivers, and lakes. When it comes to rivers and…
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Happy Birthday, Randy!

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Pull out the plates and fork out the..well, the forks, I guess...because it's cake time at Java Post Production! The occasion is the birthday of our own Randy Shumay. Happy birthday, Randy. You can eat cake and do those client changes at the same time, can't you? Randy's birthday cake arrived in our boardroom with pyrotechnic dazzle. Trevor just stayed cautiously near the doorway,…
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Heads Up! It's our new commercial for SGI.

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Java Post Production was very pleased to help Groovetime Creative and Phoenix Group create this 30-second commercial - destined for television, web, and theatre screens - which promotes the "Heads Up - Don't Text and Drive" safety promotion for SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance). Production Company: Java Post ProductionProducer: Joan SpeirsDirector: Lowell DeanDOP: Layton…
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Java Post and WSP Canada at the Waskesiu Marina - Part 2

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On September 30th and October 1st, our Java Post Aerial Photography flight crew helped a team of engineers from WSP Canada to conduct an aerial survey of the marina located in the pretty resort town of Waskesiu, Saskatchewan. Waskesiu is situated on the edge of Waskesiu Lake, within Prince Albert National Park. Here are a few photos from the second day of this two-day project. To read about day…
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Java Post Aerial Photography helps WSP Canada survey the Waskesiu Marina - Part 1

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Earlier this month, our Java Post Aerial Photography crew headed up to the lovely resort town of Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, which is located on the edge of Waskesiu Lake, inside the vast area of Prince Albert National Park. Our flight crew was there for two days to assist a team of engineers from WSP Canada in an aerial survey of the town's marina area. We had previously worked with WSP Canada on…
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Java Post Aerial Photography on location with "The Adventure Club."

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This past Friday, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew was out on location for the first day of shooting with The Adventure Club movie crew. The Adventure Club is the story of a boy who discovers an ancient puzzle box and, with the help of his friends, begins an adventure to find his fortune. The movie is directed by Geoff Anderson, written by Robin Dunne and Fred Ewanuik and produced by Trilight…
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Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

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From everyone at Java Post Production and Java Post Aerial Photography, have a very happy Thanksgiving, Canada! Beautiful maple leaf images courtesy of the talented (and most interesting) Tom Davidson. "Stay thankful, my friends."
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Java Post representing at RIFFA.

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The first annual Regina International Film Festival Awards ceremony was held October 2nd and 3rd, and Java Post Production was pleased to take part in the gala event, held at the Conexus Arts Centre. Crystal Van Pelt rocked the red carpet and awards podium, representing Java Post. Here is Java Post's elegant red carpet representative, Crystal, waiting to go onstage to…
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Java Post employee makes the cover of QC Magazine! (Rolling Stone is next)

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One of our Java Post Production team was recently featured in a cover story for QC Magazine, here in Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina is known as the Queen City, so that's the "QC" part of the magazine title. Java Post's own Doug Russell was a founder of the Queen City Marathon, an international qualifying race for the legendary Boston Marathon. The QCM, as it's known, celebrated…
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Making the Grade Part 2: Colour Grading for the movie A.R.C.H.I.E.

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As we mentioned in our news feed on August 24th, one of the most powerful post-production techniques in film and television for creating images that convey emotional tone and mood is called colour grading. Colour grading is, for lack of a better description, basic colour correction taken to a higher level. The colour and shading in an image is shaped and manipulated - sometimes subtly, sometimes…
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On the road with Java Post Aerial Photography - part 3 "The dirty details."

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The Java Post Aerial Photography UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle or "drone") gets to buzz happily through the air, hovering high  - well, a legally mandated 90 metres high, anyway - above the earth. Meanwhile, however, our flight crew must stay down on the ground, getting stuck in the mud on a rural road in Saskatchewan. The Java Post Aerial Photography crew had been out for a few days…
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