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First flight with our Kraken Octocopter UAV Drone

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Friday afternoon, our certified UAV pilot, Jack Tunnicliffe, and our technician, Trevor Bennett, took our new custom Kraken Octocopter UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle, sometimes incorrectly called a "drone") out for it's first Canadian test flight. Jack just ran the 'copter through some basic flight paces, and the under-mounted 360-degree camera gimbal and 4K Ultra HD camera will be…
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Putting the Screws to our new Kraken UAV Octocopter

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First thing this morning at Java Post Production, our technician and UAV camera operator, Trevor Bennett, was busy "screwing around" with our new, customized K123 "Kraken" octocopter. And, by "screwing around," we mean he was literally going through the unit screw by screw, getting it prepped for it's initial flights for Java Post. Also on Trevor's to-do list…
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Java Post's Doug Russell reminisces on the 60th Anniversary of CTV Regina-CKCK-TV

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Courtesy of CTV Regina Morning Live, this is an interview from July 29, 2014, on the 60th Anniversary of CKCK-TV (CTV Regina). A trio of former CTV Regina employees - including Java Post Production's own Doug Russell - chat with host Molly Thomas about their memories of working at CKCK-TV over the years.
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We're "Kraken" open the shipping boxes on our new UAV.

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As you probably read in a very recent news post (and if you haven't, you should), we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new K130 "Kraken" 8-rotor UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle, although everyone seems to call anything that doesn't have a pilot seat on it a "drone.") Well, the boxes arrived in the office and our technician, Trevor Bennett, has been…
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Release the Kraken! Our New UAV Drone Helicopter first flight test.

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Our new, specially customized "Kraken" 8-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will be arriving soon at Java Post Production! And, as if we didn't already have enough reason to get excited about our pending new bundle of helicopter joy, we received this YouTube video from the manufacturer, Foxtech, with their company rep, Fu, showing us the very first flight test of our Kraken K130…
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Happy 96th, Joan Tunnicliffe!

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This past Saturday was the 96th birthday of Joan Tunnicliffe, mother of Java Post Production owner Jack Tunnicliffe. Old friends Mel and Marina Friesen arranged for a special "photo cake" and long-time neighbour Antonia Barbaro provided a delicious Italian supper and some wonderful homemade wine which, as you can, seemed to meet with Joan's enthusiastic approval. Happy 96th birthday…
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Happy 60th Anniversary, CTV Regina CKCK-TV.

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The gang at Java Post Production wants to wish a very happy 60th anniversary to CTV Regina (also known as CKCK-TV). Today marks 60 years of broadcasting from the little television station on the eastern outskirts of Regina, Saskatchewan. There are dozens of former CKCK-TV/CTV Regina employees working in the broadcasting, advertising, production and film industries across Canada. In fact, there are…
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Just another beautiful Saskatchewan day shooting UAV aerials for "Corner Gas: The Movie."

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Earlier this week, "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe (our boss, co-producer and certified UAV pilot) Tom Davidson (UAV camera operator), and co-producer Rob de Lint from Vérité Films were out in the fields near Lang, Saskatchewan, shooting some more UAV aerials for Corner Gas: The Movie. As you can see from these photos, it was just a beautiful day to have our Javacopter up in the…
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Editing for "Corner Gas: The Movie" heads back East.

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While Corner Gas: The Movie was shooting principal photography here in Saskatchewan, Editor Craig Webster and Assistant Editor Doug Caron were tucked into some unused Java Post Production office space, where they busily edited scenes from the movie as the shooting was progressing. Now that principal photography has wrapped, Craig and Doug are packing up their editing gear and heading back to…
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A Toast To Our Friend and Colleague, Crystal!

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It was enough to drive us to drink (not that we need much encouragement). Our wonderful long-time friend and colleague, Crystal de la Sablonniére, is leaving us to further her education and seek new career adventures...as if working in the Saskatchewan film and television industry over the past couple of years wasn't adventure enough. But we digress. The gang all gathered in the Java…
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Throwback Thursday: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany in an early commercial.

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As chance would have it, one of our Java Post Production staff members was sorting through some of our old productions when she came across an old SaskTel commercial which featured a much-younger Tatiana Maslany, the Saskatchewan actress who is now hitting the big time on the sci-fi thriller television series, Orphan Black. We thought: "This is perfect timing for Throwback Thursday!"…
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While working on "Corner Gas: The Movie," a Farmer shows us his Willys.

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Well, this doesn't happen every day. Corner Gas: The Movie producer and Javacopter pilot, Jack Tunnicliffe, along with Kim Hall, were driving around last week near Pense, Saskatchewan, scouting out some possible UAV aerial shooting locations for Corner Gas: The Movie, when they spotted a gentleman waving to get their attention. Turns out this gentleman's name was Bill, a farmer in the…
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Putting SaskTel's "Little Red" into the stands at a Rider game.

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For quite a few years now, Java Post Production has produced the opening videos that "start up" the SaskTel MaxTron big screens at Mosaic Stadium before each Saskatchewan Roughrider home game, about 35-40 minutes prior to kickoff. If you've ever come early to a Saskatchewan Roughrider game in Regina, you probably have seen one of these videos. This CFL season, SaskTel asked us if we…
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That's a Wrap (Party) on Corner Gas: The Movie.

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This past Friday night, the cast and crew of Corner Gas: The Movie held their wrap party, and Java Post Production's Randy Shumay and his wife, Esther, were in attendance, grabbing a few selfies with some friendly, familiar faces. Here's Esther and Randy with Fred "Hank" Ewanuick. Lorne "Davis" Cardinal, Esther and Randy. Randy and Cavan "Mayor Fitzy"…
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A Gorgeous Day Shooting Aerial Footage for "Corner Gas: The Movie."

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The Java Post Production aerial photography crew enjoyed another gorgeous day shooting aerial footage for Corner Gas: The Movie.  It doesn't get much better than rural Saskatchewan in the sunshine!    
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