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A Super-Slo-Mo Birthday Jump for Jay!

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During a recent Java Post shoot at the Saskatchewan Sound Stage in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, our favourite props master - Jay Robertson - had his birthday. To mark the event, our crew used the Phantom Flex 4K super-slow-motion camera to capture a celebratory birthday "jump for Jay." The 1,000 frames-per-second image perfectly captures the fluid, ballet-like grace for which our crew…
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The Science of Camera Sensors.

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When you press the record button on your film or digital camera, exactly what kind of magic is happening underneath the hood? In this video from FilmmakerIQ.com, you'll learn about the fascinating science behind film and electronic camera sensors.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at Java Post Production and Java Post Aerial Photography! For a missionary in Ireland during the second half of the fifth century, that St. Patrick guy sure knows how to party. Enjoy responsibly.
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Java Post Aerial Photography now certified for Atlantic Canada!

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Java Post Production is very pleased to announce that Java Post Aerial Photography has been recognized by Transport Canada with an open Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador.  This is in addition to our existing open SFOC certification for the Prairie provinces of Saskatchewan,…
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U. of R. Film 301 class tours Java Post.

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Earlier this week, University of Regina film department instructor Brian Stockton brought his Film 301 class for a tour of Java Post Production. We worked with Brian on his movie The Sabbatical, which he co-wrote, produced, and directed. The Sabbatical is currently garnering great reviews at film festivals around the world, and you can watch the trailer HERE. We're always pleased when Brian…
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Congratulations to "Corner Gas: The Movie" on its Golden Screen Award!

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Java Post Production congratulates our friends (below L to R) Virgina Thompson, Brent Butt, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Eric Peterson, and David Storey, as they accepted the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Golden Screen Award for Corner Gas: The Movie. Java Post Production was proud to be the local producer for the Saskatchewan-based feature film, as well as providing aerial photography,…
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Happy Birthday, Trevor!

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Happy birthday to our own Trevor Bennett, video and UAV technician extraordinaire! Trevor's birthday was yesterday so the Java Post Production staff gathered to celebrate. And share in the cheesecake, of course. Oh sure, Trevor is a wizard with a computer keyboard and a soldering iron (not usually at the same time)...but can he handle cutting a cherry cheesecake? Looks good so far. Save a…
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360° Virtual Reality UAV Aerial Test Video

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Courtesy of our friends at Talking Dog Studios, here's the 360° virtual reality test video Java Post Aerial Photography took a few days ago. We hung six GoPro cameras from one of our UAVs (AKA "drones") to capture overlapping camera images, which Talking Dog Studios then stitched together into an immersive, 360° image. If you are watching this on a desktop, drag your computer…
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Java Post virtual reality test flight for Talking Dog Studios

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As you've read in previous news posts, Java Post Aerial Photography is working on some aerial camera tests for our friends at Talking Dog Studios, who are specialists in augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive 3D visuals. In preparation for some test flying, Java Post's UAV technician and camera operator, Trevor Bennett, replaced our UAV's usual 3-axis stabilized gimbal and…
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Java Post animator's brush with Academy Award Winner

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Of the the hundreds of millions of people watching the 2016 Academy Awards broadcast around the world, one of our very own Java Post Production animators, Tomás Ibar, had a special reason to cheer for an Oscar winner. Director/Animator Gabriel Osorio - whose film Bear Story took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film - was Tomás' instructor back in his home country of Chile.…
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Virtually mounting some virtual reality cameras onto our virtual UAV. Really.

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Java Post Aerial Photography is working on some aerial camera tests for our friends at Talking Dog Studios, who are specialists in augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive 3D visuals. In preparation for some test flying, Java Post's UAV technician and camera operator, Trevor Bennett, was tasked with replacing our UAV's usual 3-axis stabilized gimbal and camera package with a…
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A quick aerial "dronie" while scouting locations for SGI.

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Our Java Post Aerial Photography crew has been driving the rural roads near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, doing a location scout for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) commercial project on behalf of Phoenix Group advertising. While bringing our DJI Inspire UAV in for a landing, our crew grabbed a quick "dronie" (that's a selfie taken with a drone). From left to right: Jack…
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Fog, Fly-Pasts, and Dronies with Java Post Aerial Photography

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A recent real estate aerial shoot for Hungerford Properties got off to a foggy start for our Java Post Aerial Photography crew. Watch the video above to go behind the scenes. Thick fog is pretty unusual for this shooting location and the forecast, naturally, mentioned nothing. But we thought we'd try to get at least some shooting done. As you can see in the images above and below, the fog…
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Testing a 6-GoPro aerial rig for Talking Dog Studios.

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Why hang one camera from your UAV, when you could hang six? Our friends at Talking Dog Studios are big into virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive 3D. They approached our Java Post Aerial Photography crew about taking one of their virtual reality camera rigs into the sky. Talk about a bird's eye view! If a bird had six eyes, that is. So our UAV technician, Trevor, made up a…
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For one day each year, the best film school in North America is at the Yorkton Film Festival.

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For one day each year, the best film school in North America is in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Some of Canada's most experienced directors, cinematographers and editors attend the Yorkton Film Festival. They lead small groups of high school students through one intensive, hands-on day of learning. It's a fun and challenging day for students to learn the magic of film making. Find out…
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