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Helping Westwind Pictures create "The Imagistation."

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Recently, Java Post Production welcomed back a familiar face to our offices: long-time friend and colleague, Clark Donnelly. Clark is the President and Executive Producer of Westwind Pictures, a production company he co-founded in 1989, right here in Saskatchewan. Now headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, Westwind Pictures productions have aired in more than 90 countries, broadcast in 20 languages.…
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Principal Production Begins on A.R.C.H.I.E.

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As one of the co-producers and co-executive producers, Java Post Production is very excited to announce that principal photography is now underway on Trilight Entertainment's feature film A.R.C.H.I.E. Shot, edited, and finished right here in Saskatchewan, A.R.C.H.I.E. will be distributed worldwide through Double Dutch International. The family feature film is written and directed by Robin…
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Congratulations to Java Post's newest certified UAV Pilot!

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Everyone at the Java Post office joins in congratulating Trevor Bennett, our newest certified UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) pilot! Trevor has been our UAV (drone) technician and camera operator ever since Java Post first began exploring UAV technology several years ago. Since then, Trevor has logged hundreds of hours (and likely thousands of muttered curse words) assembling, servicing, updating,…
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Casting Call for the next Tourism Saskatchewan TV and Web Campaign!

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Java Post Production is now casting for the 2015/16 Tourism Saskatchewan television campaign.   The finished spots will appear on television and the web across western Canada.   Here's what we're looking for: Spot 1(Churchill)4 people, male and female, fit and attractive. Must be experienced canoeists, comfortable on the Churchill River. The cast will be getting in and…
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Java UAVs at the 2015 Yorkton Film Festival

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This past weekend at the 68th annual Yorkton Film Festival (the longest-running film festival in North America held, coincidentally enough, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada), Java Post Aerial Photography was very pleased to help present a seminar on UAVs - unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called "drones" - and their uses as film and television production tools. The presentation was…
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Giving a (temporary) voice to A.R.C.H.I.E.

Topics:   Java Blog

As pre-production continues on the upcoming Trilight Entertainment/Java Post Production feature-length project A.R.C.H.I.E., one of the many, many items on the "to-do" list of writer/director Robin Dunne is to do a rough recording of the leading character's lines. These temporary lines will help the project's editor with shot pacing during the editing process. In addition, our…
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Throwback Thursday: Two Good Friends, Then and Now.

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For Throwback Thursday today, we send a "then and now" salute to two great friends and partners: Clark Donnelly and Jack Tunnicliffe. Back in the 1970s and 80s, Clark and Jack worked together in the creative services department of CKCK-TV in Regina, Saskatchewan (now CTV Regina). Known at the time by various names (Harvard Productions, SunSpirit Productions), the CKCK-TV creative…
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A.R.C.H.I.E. - Part Machine. Part Dog. Totally Awesome.

Topics:   Java Shots

Principal photography for A.R.C.H.I.E. begins June 1st in southern Saskatchewan and Java Post Production is very excited to be co-producing this feature-length project with Calgary's Trilight Entertainment. "Java Post is thrilled to partner with Trilight Entertainment on this film," says Java Post Vice President Joan Speirs. "This is our second venture as a co-producer - we were…
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Java Post drones at the Yorkton Film Festival this Saturday.

Topics:   Java Blog

This Saturday, May 23rd, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Java Post owner/director/VFX artist/colourist/UAV pilot "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe  will join director/cinematographer/photographer Tom Davidson to present a workshop at the 2015 Yorkton Film Festival, entitled: "Up, Up and Away: A Look at the Dynamic World of UAVs." Held in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, the aptly named…
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Eye versus Camera: What's the Difference?

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Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of co-evolution with our brains. In this video - part of the TEDEducation series -  Michael Mauser and animator Nick Hilditch outline the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera.  
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Good Night (Shooting) Western Canada! Java Post Aerial Photography Now Has Night Certification!

Topics:   Java Blog

Java Post Aerial Photography is very pleased to announce that we have recently received our official certification for nighttime flight operations from Transport Canada. Java Post Aerial Photography is an experienced, fully certified and insured UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle, AKA "drone") operator, recognized by Transport Canada with an open Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC)…
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Capturing the Community Spirit for Tourism Saskatchewan.

Topics:   Java Blog

Java Post Production was the production house that helped Phoenix Group create the 2015 television and web video campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Led by the co-director/co-photographer duo of Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski, Java Post created 2x60 and 12x15 commercials. As part of the overall campaign, our aerial photography division - Java Post Aerial Photography - was tasked with shooting the…
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Spending a Starry Night with Tourism Saskatchewan

Topics:   Java Blog

Java Post Production was the production house that helped Phoenix Group create the 2015 television and web video campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Led by the co-director/co-photographer duo of Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski, Java Post created 2x60 and 12x15 commercials. As part of the overall campaign, our aerial photography division - Java Post Aerial Photography - was tasked with shooting the…
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Java Aerial USBs Are Winging Across The Prairies!

Topics:   Java Blog

A veritable flock of winged messengers will soon be flying into offices across the Prairie provinces. Java Post Aerial Photography is sending out promotional packages to advertising agencies and film and television production companies throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. We're touting our wares...blowing our horn...and just generally sharing our enthusiasm for gorgeous aerial…
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaand Cut! The Cake.

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It was cake-cutting time again at the Java Post Production office yesterday, as we wished a happy birthday to our talented animators, Kevin and Tomás. Their birth dates are just a few days apart so we decided to kill two birds with one stone...or, in this case, eat two cakes with one fork...by celebrating both of them at the same time. Twice the cake, twice the fun! (Lemon glaze and Black…
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