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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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Creating a 3D animated smile for "Doowett."

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In this short behind-the-scenes iPhone video, we see Java Post Production animator Tomás Ibar working on a 3D element for the Rogers/CityTV children's program Doowett. Created by Regina, Saskatchewan's own Adrian Dean (the brother of horror/comedy WOLFCOP director Lowell Dean - how's THAT for creative diversity within a family?), Doowett is a preschool animated series about…
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Happy Valentine's Day from Java Post!

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From all of the passionate post-production people at Java Post, here's hoping you have a very vivacious Valentine's Day! For a little romantic mood enhancer, CLICK HERE.
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Gettin' some Valentine's cookie lovin' at Java Post.

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With Valentine's Day happening this Sunday, the Java Post office is gettin' in the mood with a little tummy lovin' all thanks to these deliciously decorated Valentine's cookies, home-made by our very own Maureen Bennett. Mmmmm...so attractive and sweet...once you have one, you want even more...why, these cookies are just like the people at Java Post!  :)
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Vintage Photography Camera Cravings in Bangkok.

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Whether it be stills, film, or video, if you're a fan of vintage photography gear and you happen to find yourself in Bangkok, Thailand one day with nothing to do, here's a tip from one of our Java Post Production staffers who was recently there: Get thee hence to the the BMK Mall in downtown Bangkok. Specially, the 5th floor. There, you'll find a plethora of photography stores selling…
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First Flight of our new FreeFly ALTA.

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Recently, our Java Post Aerial Photography pilots, Jack and Trevor, found time to slip out to our private aerial test facilities and run our new Freefly ALTA UAV through its paces. For these initial flight tests, we left the camera off our Gremsy gStabi H-16 3-axis camera gimbal, and instead installed weights to simulate the camera payload. "We're walking before we run," says primary…
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How Motion Pictures became the Movies - 13 years that changed World Cinema.

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Cinephiles, film students, fans of motion pictures, and history buffs will enjoy this very in-depth look at the 13 years that changed world cinema. David Bordwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison delves deeply into the time period between 1908 and 1920, when motion pictures became "the movies," and how techniques and approaches developed during those years still resonate in the…
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Through the looking glass: The History and Science of Camera Lenses

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 "F-Stop! In the name of love!" (That was the alternate parody title for this post, but we weren't sure how many people would get the reference to the Supremes' song.) Without lenses, cameras are expensive paperweights filled with film or digital sensors. Lenses bring the world into focus. So let's stare down the barrel and join FilmmakerIQ.com as they zoom in on the…
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Getting blood from a stone. Or an actor. The history of fake blood in the movies.

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We've heard it said that there is too much blood in movies today. Well, that's not a modern phenomenon. Blood has long been a part of theatrical and cinematic presentations. In this video by FilmmakerIQ.com, you'll learn the cinematic history of fake blood. Recipes included!  
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Go Big or Go Home: The History of CinemaScope.

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Described at the time as "the modern miracle you see without glasses," CinemaScope was an epic-sized film format made for epic-sized productions. In this video, David Bordwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison takes an interesting and in-depth look at the history of the CinemaScope movie experience, how the technology of this extremely wide-screen format affected the creative…
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