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The STC buses roll on down the highway in another Java Post Production.

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This is the summer/fall version of the television commercial we produced in the early spring of 2014 for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC). We returned to the same location we had used in the spring and recreated the shots we took in the first commercial. Obviously, the biggest difference was the weather and the terrain - going from minus 26 degrees Celsius with snow everywhere to warm…
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Tourism Saskatchewan shoot begins!

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This morning, Java Post Production and Phoenix Group began production on a new advertising campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Led by the co-director/co-photographer duo of Greg Huszar and Derek Frankowski, the shoot began in a field just outside Regina. Here are some behind the scenes photos from day one: With camera assistant Todd Irving in the background, Greg Huszar sets up a low-level slider…
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Harvest Time in Saskatchewan

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It's getting to be harvest time in our province and this video of aerial footage - shot from our UAV drone Javacopter - illustrates some gorgeous images of rural Saskatchewan. It's a beautiful vantage point. Below are a few screen captures from the video, as well.
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Java Post Aerial - Behind The Scenes - Harry Sheppard Farm House Aerial Shoot

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This is another brief behind the scenes video taken on August 13, 2014, showing the Java Post Aerial Photography crew working on a rural real estate project for Sheppard Realty. The property being featured was a farm an hour outside of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. For this shoot we were using our customized DJI 6-rotor hexacopter UAV (AKA "drone"). Our certified pilot is Jack…
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Java Post Aerial - Behind The Scenes - Harry Sheppard video shoot in field

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This is a brief behind the scenes video taken on August 13, 2014, showing the Java Post Aerial Photography crew working on a shot for Sheppard Realty. The location was an oat field about an hour outside of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. And, boy, was it windy! It was just about as windy and gusty as it could be and still be flyable conditions. For this shoot we were using our customized DJI 6-rotor…
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Dronies and Selfies and Feet, Oh My!

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Okay, we all know what a "selfie" is...and the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle AKA drone) version of a selfie is a "dronie." However, judging from these outtake images captured Wednesday during our real estate project shoot for Harry Sheppard of Sheppardrealty.ca, we haven't quite got the hang of the whole selfie/dronie thing. However, it does appear we have a real knack for…
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Live Air-to-Ground HD Video Streaming with Java Post!

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Java Post Production has just taken delivery of a DJI Lightbridge system, which will allow us to stream full HD video live from our Javacopter UAV helicopter down to the ground. This opens up some impressive creative possibilities for live news gathering, live sports, or any event where you want or need a live HD aerial image. The range of the DJI Lightbridge system is...well, let's put it…
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Java Post has been invaded by a Ronin!

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A Ronin has invaded the Java Post Production office! What's a Ronin, you ask? Well, Wikipedia describes a Ronin as a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period of Japan, between 1185 and 1868. "Ronin" is also the title of a 1998 spy thriller action film, starring Robert De Niro. But for Java Post Aerial Photography, the Ronin is the latest, greatest camera stabilization…
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Java Post UAV Drone makes the August edition of Pipeline News

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Last June, Java Post Production was an exhibitor at the Estevan Energy Expo in, naturally, Estevan, Saskatchewan. While we were there, the good folks from Pipeline News, Saskatchewan's petroleum monthly, stopped by our booth to learn a little bit about our UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and how it could be used in the oil and gas industry. Below is a transcript of the article, which appeared in…
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Shooting "Dronies" In Weyburn with Play Creative and Look Matters.

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We all know about "selfies" - photos you take of yourself with your smartphone camera. Well, in the world of unmanned aerial photography there's now a new thing called a "dronie." That's a photo you take of yourself from your unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly called a drone. Well, the Java Post Aerial Photography crew was out in Weyburn earlier this week, doing some…
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Giving some "big props" to a member of the Java Post aerial UAV team.

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When former Canadian armed forces jet pilot Ted Delanghe isn't working with the Java Post unmanned aerial photography team, he likes to play with slightly larger aircraft. Here's Ted posing with a Turbo Thrush airplane, which Ted uses for doing aerial application ("crop dusting" to us laypeople) on local Saskatchewan farmland. With a 900 horsepower turbine engine, this Turbo…
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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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