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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at Java Post Production and Aerial Photography! Since we're based out of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (Go Green Machine!) - there's a pretty good chance we have some green clothing in our closets. And when we say "pretty good chance," we mean "at least half a closet full." Enjoy the…
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Java Post Aerial Photography - High Flying Action

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This high-flying, fast-moving demo features a wide range of clips captured by Java Post Aerial Photography. We have been a part of many great projects and had a lot of fun along the way.Java Post Aerial Photography is a Transport Canada-certified commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operator, located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Please contact us via email HERE or by calling…
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Dronie Alert Video - don't let this happen to you!

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A quick, tongue-in-cheek public service message from Java Post Aerial Photography, warning other drone pilots of the #1 hazard of operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
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Maui sunsets...just like back home, except with more ocean and palm trees.

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Our boss, "Java Jack," will soon be ending his vacation in the tropical paradise of Maui and heading back home to Saskatchewan. He sent us these photos, saying he's going to miss seeing these sunsets. We told him we have sunsets every bit as spectacular and breathtaking here in Saskatchewan, "the land of living skies." We just have to PhotoShop in the ocean and palm trees. …
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Take a peek at our Demo Reel.

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This demo reel shows some Java Post Production projects, including examples of our aerial photography, animation, TV/web commercials, series television, corporate videos, documentaries, and feature films. Below are some stills taken from various video projects in the demo reel. A scene from the award-winning film The Shape of Rex. Nancy Robertson (as the robotic, laser-eyed Wanda Dollard) and Fred…
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Testing new flight control software on our DJI Inspire 1 Drone.

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Inside the Java Post Aerial Photography indoor testing facility, our UAV technician, Trevor Bennett, tests out the latest flight control software download for our DJI Inspire 1 drone. At the end of this brief video, Trevor gives us his detailed technical report.
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How Thomas Edison Invented Film Piracy.

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Believe it or not, film piracy goes way back before BitTorrent and those FBI warnings at the beginning of every DVD and Blu-ray disc. As this great Film School'D video from CineFix explains, ripping off films is as old as film itself. Piracy not only changed the movies...it built the movies.
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Thinking Warm Maui Thoughts On A Frigid Regina Day.

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So while we back at the Java Post office are freezing our whatzits off in frigid Regina, Saskatchewan, our boss shared this image with us, taken this morning on his walk along the beach in Maui. Words cannot express just how jealous we are. I mean, a rainbow, too? Like the sand, sun, surf, and sailboat wasn't enough? Someone get our travel agent on the line.
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Throwback Thursday: Corner Gas Season One

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For today's "Throwback Thursday" post, we thought we'd share with you this poster that proudly hangs (or is it "hangs proudly"...well, it definitely hangs, we're certain about that) in the hallway at the Java Post Production office. It's from the first season of the Corner Gas television series, back in 2004. For fans of the show, you'll remember the first…
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We Got That B-Roll!

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This was too hilarious not to share. As anyone who has ever worked in the television news, documentary or commercial business can tell you, "B-Roll" is the term for video footage that typically appears over a narrator's voice. It's not a spokesperson or interview subject speaking on camera. That's called A-Roll. B-Roll is all the other stuff. For example, when a reporter is…
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Umbrella Drinks: The Healthy Choice.

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It's nice to see that our boss, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, is maintaining a healthy lifestyle while he's on vacation. That tall, cool, refreshing umbrella drink must contain lots of good, wholesome things. Why, there's a slice of fresh pineapple right there on the rim of the glass. That drink is practically a salad already! And we're sure there are healthy juices in there,…
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Dronie-Dronie-Bo-Bonie-Banana-Fana-Fo-Fonie-Fee-Fi-Mo-Monie-Dronie!

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We borrowed the silly rhyming scheme from the 1964 Shirley Ellis classic pop song "The Name Game" to title this news post about some "dronies" (AKA selfies taken with a drone) we captured not too long ago when we were out doing a test flight with our new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter drone. (Click on the "related project" video above to watch the test flight.) Below you…
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Coping with Winter the Java Post way: Sun, Sand, and Drinks with Little Umbrellas.

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With this Saskatchewan winter feeling like it may never end, and the coming of spring taking on an almost mythic, bygone-age status, our boss "Java Jack" has found the best way to cope is with a liberal dose of Maui island life: sun, sand, and drinks with little umbrellas in them. Being the thoughtful guy that he is, Jack sent along the morning view from his room for the Java staff to…
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Freezing our drones off at minus 40C for K+S Potash

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. Somewhere near Bethune, Saskatchewan, Canada. The ambient temperature is minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit), with an added wind-chill factor that makes it feel like a whopping minus 40 degrees Celsius (which conveniently translates to minus 40 Fahrenheit, for our US friends). In conditions like this, any exposed skin can freeze in as little as 10 minutes.…
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Regina Leader-Post: "Java Post rules Saskatchewan's skies."

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In today's edition of the Regina Leader-Post newspaper, reporter/videographer Mark Melnychuk and stills photographer Don Healy did a feature print story and a video on Java Post Production and Aerial Photography, interviewing our company owner/UAV pilot "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LEADER-POST VIDEO and read the story in the Leader-Post online edition. Below is a…
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