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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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Special $200 Aerial Photography Offer - Now Until February 1st!

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Aerial photography that's as free as a bird? Well, it' not quite free, but - for a limited time - it's certainly very affordable! From now until February 1st, 2015, you can get your first 1-hour, in-Regina aerial photography session with Java Post Aerial Photography for the special introductory price of $200, plus applicable taxes. This is the perfect introduction to aerial photography…
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The Full "Indigenous Circle"

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The new intro for CTV Saskatchewan's "Indigenous Circle" has taken its final shape and looks great! You may remember us writing a blog post a while back at the very beginning of the process. Lead animator Kevin Drysdale was tasked with creating a fast-paced and visually appealing intro that involved a lot of key elements. Full-sized Treaty flags were filmed in 4K at 96 frames per…
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It's More Than Desert

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It's true -- some people enjoy winters that don't involve endless snow, ice and air that hurts your face. Cue the Christmas break road trip! This year, Jack thought he would drive down to visit his longtime friend Brent Kowalchuk who has been enjoying winters in Arizona. The prospect of such a beautiful scenic drive was enough to make Jack decide to "pack" one of Java Post's…
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Everytime a bell rings, a lawyer gets a fee - the curious copyright case of "It's a Wonderful Life."

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The good folks at FilmmakerIQ.com have created this fascinating behind-the-scenes report on the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life," documenting the movie's copyright battles in the years since the film was made.  
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