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Maureen's Mini Javacopter

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For our trade show appearance next week at the Canadian Western Agribition to promote our aerial photography services, Maureen Bennett on our staff came up with a neat idea to create little paper "mini Javacopters" to hand out to any kids who might stop by our trade show booth. Here Jack Tunnicliffe uses his iPhone to record Joan Speirs and Maureen as they test fly the paper helicopters.…
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Java Post accepts the SGI Road Safety Challenge.

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These three 15-second spots are a few examples of the commercials Java Post Production has produced over the past months for the SGI Road Safety Challenge, a multi-month campaign on both television and web that challenged drivers to improve upon different aspects of their safe driving habits. The advertising agency on this project was The Phoenix Group.
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Taking Care of "Basic Human Needs." (That's a movie.)

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This morning, Java Post Production welcomed the producers, the writer/director/lead actor, and the cinematographer of the feature film Basic Human Needs to our offices for a colour grading "spotting session." A spotting session is where the edited project is reviewed shot by shot and collaborative decisions are made on various visual treatments for each scene. These kinds of spotting…
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"Corner Gas: The Movie" Chili Cheese Dog Day!

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To celebrate the post-production wrap and upcoming premiere of Corner Gas: The Movie, the staff at Java Post Production treated themselves to a chili cheese dog lunch. For those not familiar with the Corner Gas story, chili cheese dogs are the favourite food of the show's leading man, Brent Leroy (played by show creator and writer, Brent Butt.) Here's Maureen, just about ready to whip up…
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Using 4K Ultra HD in an HD Format Won't Fix Bad Acting.

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With the help of Java Post staff members Joan Speirs and Kevin Drysdale, we recently whipped up a quick, short demo for a client, demonstrating how shooting with our Blackmagic 4K Ultra HD camera allows you to push into the footage within a 1920 x 1080 HD frame. The Blackmagic camera 4K Ultra HD image is 3840 x 2160, so, when you get back into the edit suite, there's lots of extra room to zoom…
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Movie Theatre Etiquette - A Refresher Course

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Just a few days ago in California, a man asked a woman to turn off her phone in the movie theatre and was hit with Mace. And, this past February, a Florida man was shot and killed in a movie theatre over a texting dispute. So, with Corner Gas: The Movie set to premiere on the big screen all across Canada from December 3rd to 7th, maybe it's time to review basic movie theatre etiquette, with…
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And The 15,000th Cup Of Java Post Coffee Goes To...

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The celebratory bells were ringing today at the Java Post Production office in honour of a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Okay, the bells were actually our General Manager, Karen Plumb shouting "Ding Ding Ding!," and the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence was the official serving on the 15,000th cup of coffee from the Java Post office cappuccino machine. Fittingly enough, the lucky person to…
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Lest We Forget...

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In Flanders Fields - by John McCrae, May 3rd, 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.   Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from…
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Java Post appears in Global News series "The Rise of the Drones."

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(News story will automatically begin playing after a brief commercial message.) The UAV aerial photography side of Java Post Production was featured in a recent Global Regina News series entitled "The Rise of the Drones." Global Regina news reporter Teri Fikowski interviewed our company owner and certified UAV pilot Jack Tunnicliffe about how Java Post utilizes drone technology as a…
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Java Post Aerial in Global News Series: "The Rise of the Drones."

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Teri Fikowski of Global Regina News was over at the Java Post Production office recently to interview our owner and certified UAV pilot, Jack Tunnicliffe, as part of her news series "The Rise of the Drones." Here Jack shows Teri just some of the paperwork and flight plan diagrams that go into the aerial shoots we do with our "Javacopter." After proving ourselves over a number…
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Before the cult horror film "WolfCop," there was a scary furnace for SaskEnergy.

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Because even the directors of instant horror/comedy feature film cult classics need to earn a living and pay the bills, here are a couple of SaskEnergy commercials - "Birthday Boy" and "Listen Up" - produced by Java Post and directed by "WolfCop" writer/director Lowell Dean, seen below centre on the "WolfCop" movie set. Although these commercials are just…
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"Dronies" out at the K+S Potash Legacy Project

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Our Java Post Production Aerial Photography crew was out shooting aerial footage with our "Javacopter" UAV drone this past Saturday at the K+S Potash Legacy Project mine site near Bethune, Saskatchewan. And, while our pilot, Jack Tunnicliffe, and camera operator, Trevor Bennett, were being shown around the site by Destiny Pero from AMEC - one of the world’s leading engineering,…
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Happy Halloween from Javampire Postmortem Production!

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From everyone here at Javampire Postmortem Production - including our office mascot, Georgy - we wish you all a safe and happy Halloween! Georgy is dressed as some kind of "airplane jet fighter in a party hat" sort of thing. Whatever that costume is supposed to be, you can tell that Georgy is just thrilled to be wearing it. And what would a day at our office be without a timely and…
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The History of Horror! It's a Boo-tiful Thing!

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What a spooky coincidence! It's Halloween and we want to share a really cool video on the History of Horror, presented by those clever folks over at Filmmaker IQ. The video is about 30 minutes long and well worth savouring over a bagful of Halloween candy. Enjoy. Oh and Boo, eh?
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Profile on Java Post owner, Jack Tunnicliffe.

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CTV Saskatchewan recently did a video profile on Java Post's owner, Jack Tunnicliffe. Our thanks to CTV Regina reporter Darrell Romuld and CTV Regina photographer Gareth Dillistone for putting the video together. Below are a few screen-grabs. Our Javacopter UAV drone aerial photography platform is prominently featured on the video wall behind CTV Regina news anchors Dan McIntosh and Heather…
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