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Taking our new Blackmagic Cinema Camera out for a spin.

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As you read about in our previous blog posting...what?  You didn't read the previous post?  Well, go on then...we'll wait for you while you do. As I was saying, after much comparison with other high-end cameras on the market, Java Post Production recently chose to purchase a new production camera: the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. We do extensive work with images captured by the top…
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Java's New Camera

Topics:   Java Blog

We recently decided to purchase a new production camera.  Of course everyone would assume Java Post would choose the highly popular RedCam, given we have worked with Red footage since these cameras were first available, finishing projects from commercials to documentaries as well as several feature films. After looking at the latest cameras and the image quality that was available for…
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APEGS gets the Java Post Production treatment.

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The producers of this branding commercial for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) came to Java Post Production looking for the final elements to make the spot come to life. Java Post Production did all the graphics, motion-tracking each separate graphic element in every shot, and also did colour-correction for the spot, giving the commercial the…
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Java Post Production makes MY92.1 FM

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Kelly Clarkson's hit song "Stronger" was the foundation for this campaign for the Harvard Broadcasting station, MY92.1 FM. The challenge was to take a collection of video clips from a wide variety of music artists and, through judicious editing, create the impression that all the artists were singing along to the song. This was accomplished by literally going through the song syllable by…
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Java Post Production puts the "smoke" in "smoke and mirrors."

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The use of visual effects (VFX) in film and television is sometimes referred to as "smoke and mirrors." Well, there are no mirrors in this public service announcement, but we do have smoke. This Saskatchewan Ministry of Health anti-smoking campaign uses a very clean and straightforward text-and-announcer concept. However, rather than just dissolve the text phrases in and out against a black…
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We've gone fishin'!

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One of Saskatchewan's biggest tourist draws is its amazing fishing. Every year, a large number of tourists from the USA pack up their fishing rods and head to northern Saskatchewan in the hope of landing "the big one." Showcasing some of the amazing lakes and big fish Saskatchewan has to offer, this recent campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan was targeted directly at those American fishing…
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Java is on Twitter

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We're officially twits. Or whatever it's called. You can now follow Java Post Production on Twitter: @JavaPostProd.
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Stranded Trailer

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Stranded, starring Christian Slater and Amy Matysio, featured on DreadCentral.com with trailer and image gallery. Java Post did the colour-correction, some visual FX, and all final broadcast deliverables for this feature film.
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Shattered Ground

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The Saskatchewan-made documentary "Shattered Ground" by Zoot Pictures premiers on February 7th on CBC.  Made in association with CBC-TV's "The Nature of Things", this one-hour documentary explores the impact of fracking for natural gas -- a new method of shale gas drilling. Java Post is proud to of been a part of the online video post production for this project, including…
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DCP for Sheepdogs

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A great documentary about the Sheepdogs premiered this past weekend at the Whistler Film Festival.  The Sheepdogs Have At It covers the story of the Saskatoon band from before their big break to present day.Java Post made the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for the screening, so we got a sneak peak of the completed film.   Whistler Film FestivalRolling Stone story    
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Stranded

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We are just getting our first look at the feature film "Stranded" starring Christian Slater and Saskatchewan's own Amy Matysio. The film was shot this past summer at the soundstage here in Regina. We will be doing the colour timing and online video post production over the next couple of months.
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Crime Stories

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The latest 10 episodes from the series Crime Stories (Blood, Lies & Alibis) have been delivered to broadcasters.  Java Post did the online video post production for these hour-long episodes which meant conforming the offline projects, complete episode colour-correction, and mastering to tape.  The broadcast deliverables include several versions of HDCAM-SRs.  Closed-captioning…
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Around the Next Bend

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The online video post production for the TV series Around the Next Bend is now complete.  This included creating the show intro, full episode colour-correction, and mastering the final broadcast HDCAM tapes with Dolby E encoded audio. This 12 episode series follows two guys from Saskatchewan who embark on an incredible journey down the Yamuna and Ganges rivers from New Dehli, India to…
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Space Milkshake

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The final colour-correction has begun for the feature film Space Milkshake. It was shot in November and December of 2011 using the RED Epic camera shooting in 5K resolution. We processed all the dailies for the offline edit, and have now conformed back to the R3D raw files for colour timing. The 500+ VFX shots get conformed into the edit at this time as well. The final deliverables will…
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Java Post Spreads the Word About DCP Capabilities

Topics:   Java Shots, Articles & links

  "Now that we've got the technology and the expertise to create pixel perfect DCPs, we want everyone to know about it!" says Jack Tunnicliffe, owner and chief colourist at Java Post. Click here to see the one sheet. Jack explains the reasons for posting Java's DCP offering in this way: 1. It reflects the core values of the company. "We're passionate about quality and quality…
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