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Congrats to the Fastest Editor at Java Post!

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Congratulations to our own Randy Shumay, who ran 42.2K in the Credit Union Queen City Marathon this past Sunday in Regina. Randy is going to be sporting some serious bling, as he swaggers around the office with his sweet marathon medal, being all "Yeah, that's right. I ran 42.2K this weekend. What did YOU do?" And to what does Randy attribute his finely-honed athletic skills?…
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Java Post is "Making It Pop!"

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Java Post Production was very pleased to create eye-catching graphics, visual FX, and green-screen matte work for season one of the USA-Canada musical comedy TV series Make It Pop. Shot in Toronto and airing on YTV in Canada and Nickelodeon in the USA, United Kingdom, and Latin America, the show is inspired by the K-Pop music phenomena and follows the adventures of three boarding school roommates…
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Canoes at sunrise on a glass-smooth Saskatchewan river. It's almost like a Tourism commercial.

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For the next part of what is turning into the "Isn't it amazing to work on these Tourism Saskatchewan commercials and see gorgeous parts of our province?" series of web posts, let's join the Java Post and Phoenix Group crew on the ruggedly beautiful bank of the Churchill River, north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan. In the light of dawn, with the sun not even above the trees, the…
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All ashore that's lunching ashore! Fresh fish for clients and crew on the Tourism Saskatchewan shoot.

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Frederick the Great and Napoleon are both credited with saying "An army marches on its stomach." If you ask us, that's a very strange way to attack an enemy. But maybe the enemy never sees you coming because you're flat on your stomach. Genius! Oh those clever military types. We know this for sure: a production crew may not march on its stomach, but it will virtually leap over…
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A misty morning on the river at Twin Falls Lodge for Tourism Saskatchewan.

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One of the many benefits of working with Phoenix Group on the upcoming Tourism Saskatchewan campaign is being able to experience some amazing locations in our own province. Saskatchewan has a lot of breathtaking scenery. A rising-but-not-quite-yet-shining Dustin Panko from Phoenix Group mans the bow of the boat as our Java Post crew departs from Twin Falls Lodge in the early morning light. …
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Riderville Radio SitCom Debuts Sept.12th on 620CKRM

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Our pal Jarrett Rusnak at Dacian Productions, in conjunction with Harvard Broadcasting, is launching a new radio comedy series about the fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, called The Riderville Radio Sitcom. The first episode airs this Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 PM (local Saskatchewan time) on 620CKRM. Each half-hour episode takes place during a famous game in Roughrider history from 1928…
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Landing a UAS Drone. On a Little Boat. On a Big River. Because we can.

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During a recent shoot for Tourism Saskatchewan north of La Ronge, our Java Post Aerial Photography crew was given a new challenge: launch and land our DJI S900 hexacopter UAS (unmanned aerial system, or "drone") from a small pontoon boat in the middle of the Churchill River.Talk about no room for error. One slip of the control stick and we'd be fishing the river for more than just…
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Java Post shoot for Tourism Saskatchewan heads north to Twin Falls Lodge

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After helping Phoenix Group to create the successful 2015 television and web advertising campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan, Java Post Production and co-directors/co-photographers Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski were invited back to help create the 2016 advertising campaign. Shooting this summer, the commercials will debut next year - just as the commercials that are currently appearing were shot…
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SGI coffin delivery at Java Post. You know...the usual office stuff.

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A career in TV and film production is an interesting one. Every project is different and no day is the same. And then there are those days when you have to haul a coffin up to your office. Before you start sending flowers and sympathy cards, everyone here is fine. No need to panic. The backstory here is that we needed a coffin to use as a prop for an upcoming commercial project that Java Post…
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Doggone it! It's the official trailer for the movie A.R.C.H.I.E, featuring Michael J. Fox.

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Written and directed by Robin Dunne (Sanctuary, Space Milkshake), A.R.C.H.I.E. is the story of 15-year-old Isabel Sullivan, who, after recently losing both her parents in a car accident, has just moved to a small town to live with her uncle Paul, the town's mayor. Feeling very alone, Isabel befriends a stray dog named Archie. Or, more accurately, A.R.C.H.I.E. - Artificial Robotronic Canine…
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Michael J. Fox to voice robotic dog in A.R.C.H.I.E.

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The following article is reprinted from the Hollywood Reporter. Images via Hollywood Reporter and Trilight Entertainment.   by Tatiana Siegel 9/1/2015 10:00am PDT http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tiff-michael-j-fox-voice-819280 Robin Dunne, making his feature helming debut, is directing the live-action/CG hybrid, which will be shopped at the upcoming festival. Michael J. Fox has signed…
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Watch the trailer for "The Sabbatical" - a mid-life comedy.

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Directed by Brian Stockton and starring James Whittingham, Laura Abramsen, and Bernadette Mullen, The Sabbatical is a mid-life comedy about a university professor who learns that he's not quite the hot-shot artist he used to be. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist who turns his world upside down. Java Post Production was very pleased to do the colour grading on this feature…
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Making the Grade at Java Post: A quick example of Colour Grading

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In film and television, one of the most powerful post-production techniques for creating images that convey emotional tone and mood is colour grading. Many people are familiar with the term "colour correction." Any amateur photographer with PhotoShop knows about using colour correction to correct (duh) colours in photographs. That white shirt on Uncle Ray looking a little green? The skin…
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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Superboard from SaskTel!

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A "superboard" (electronic outdoor advertising billboard) commercial produced by Java Post Production to promote SaskTel's product and service bundles. Because this was created for an electronic billboard, this is a video-only spot. Agency: Marketing DenAnimation: Java Post Production
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Hitting the Jackpot with Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw and Java Post Production.

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This very colourful and lively 15-second 3D animated television commercial was created by Java Post Production to promote the penny slot machines at Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw.Client: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming AuthorityAgency: Phoenix GroupAnimation: Java Post Production
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