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Brace yourself! Randy's trying a new camera rig.

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No, Java Post Production staffer Randy Shumay wasn't involved in some horrific, back-breaking extreme sports accident, he's just strapped into a EasyRig Cinema 3 (courtesy of our pal, George Hupka at Downstream Pictures) for a shooting gig this weekend. With a RED Epic camera mounted on our DJI Ronin handheld stabilizing gimbal, Randy will be doing some camerawork for a Saskatchewan Union…
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Who's the new guy? He looks a little young.

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Due to the kind of scheduling challenge that all parents face from time to time, the Java Post staff temporarily increased yesterday as Randy Shumay's son Cohen joined us for the afternoon. To paraphrase what Randy said on his Facebook page: "Unexpected take-your-kid-to-work day. Productivity is through the roof." Cohen (he's the good-looking one on the left) and Randy buckle…
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We're celebrating our new 3-Province Transport Canada SFOC by adding a new logo on our website!

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Java Post Aerial Photography is very pleased to announce that our open Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada has now been expanded to include all three Prairie provinces - Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. Additionally, because of Java Post's flight experience and professional reputation, our expanded open permit from Transport Canada continues to provide us…
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Throwback Thursday...and it's a "Great" one!

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Today's Throwback Thursday photo takes us back to the year 1983, when the song "Down Under" by Men At Work was a big pop music hit, the Dow Jones Industrial Index closed above the 1,100 mark for the very first time (it's currently at 17,276), and our company owner "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe was filming on the Great Wall of China. In fact, this photo is so old, Jack is…
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Too much camera gear? There's no such thing!

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There's an old video production saying that goes "there's no kill like overkill." Okay, it's really not that old. And it's not really a saying, either. The point is that, when it comes to gear and gadgets, video production people (generally speaking) are never afraid to mount more bits and pieces onto a camera rig. If there's an accessory out there that can be…
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Recording Tourism VOs at Studio One with Jason Plumb.

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Java Post Production V.P. and producer Joan Speirs recently joined actor Keith Bomphrey at Jason Plumb's Studio One recording studio in Regina to lay down tracks (that's hip musician talk) of off-camera dialogue for the upcoming broadcast and web campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Java Post Production has been working on the new tourism campaign since last summer and the new 60-second…
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Java Post Staffer and Son make the Cover!

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Java Post staff member Randy Shumay and his son Cohen are featured on the cover of the latest edition of @TheLibrary Magazine, published by the Regina Public Library. "We've been going to Connaught Library once a week for reading and fun at their Mainly Mother Goose program," explains Randy, "and, now that he's older, it's called Toddler Time. We had a couple of small…
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Java Post joins Adrian Dean in an Animated "Doowett."

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Java Post Production animators Kevin Drysdale and Tomás Ibar (seen below) have been busy the past few weeks animating some episodes of the Rogers / City TV children's show Doowett. Designed to teach preschool-age kids about discovery, cooperation, and music, Doowett is the brainchild of Regina, Saskatchewan animator, Adrian Dean, with music by Vancouver's Andrea Carlson. Doowett is…
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The Numbers Are In And "Corner Gas: The Movie" Delivered A Full Tank!

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The numbers are in and audiences across all media platforms agree: Corner Gas: The Movie delivered a full tank! Java Post Production is proud to be part of the Corner Gas: The Movie team - not only as a producing partner, but also providing the aerial photography, the visual effects, and the final colour correction and grading for the project. Fueled by a forward-thinking, groundbreaking event…
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Melt the butter! It's National Popcorn Day!

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Today - Monday, January 19th - is National Popcorn Day! (To be followed tomorrow by National Pick-Popcorn-From-Between-Your-Molars Day.) To celebrate, we thought we'd re-post a fascinating video about the origins of popcorn as the standard movie theatre snack. Did you know that there was a time when popcorn was considered far too "low class" to be served in fancy-schmancy movie…
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Stylish Moments at Salon Haze

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We recently stopped by our 1st floor neighbours at Salon Haze with our Ronin steadi-arm to capture some footage. Apparently, repeatedly yelling "Cut" in a hair salon achieves mixed results. It could have been a hairy situation, but we thank the staff for not brushing us off.Click play on the video above to take a short tour of Salon Haze.    music by bensound  
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Not everyone likes our drone's nick-name.

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Of the three UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or "drones" that Java Post uses for aerial photography, the largest one - an eight-armed octocopter - is nick-named The Kraken. But, according to what we captured on video recently, not everyone likes that nick-name.
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A look at the Visual FX in "Corner Gas: The Movie."

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This video illustrates some "before-and-after" examples of the visual effects done by Java Post Production for the feature film Corner Gas: The Movie.The visual effects (also known as "VFX") include such tasks as erasing unwanted items from the camera footage, creating 2D and 3D animated elements to enhance the raw footage, and correcting and enhancing the overall colour of…
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"Who Killed Gandhi?" nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards.

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Congratulations to our friends at Karma Film! Their documentary Who Killed Gandhi? has been nominated for not one, but two 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The film is nominated in the categories of "Best Visual Research" and "Best History Documentary Program or Series." For this project, Java Post Production did the final…
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Our Neighbourhood Guitar Shop

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Our great neighbours at Sawchyn Guitars were gracious enough to let us visit their shop last week and do some filming. Java Post staff member Randy Shumay used our Ronin steadi-arm setup and 4K camera to capture some great images. The result was a mountain of hand-crafted musical goodness. If you haven't been to their shop, it's a must see.Click play on the video above to take a video tour…
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