Get to know a little more about how Marj, Ken, and SaskTel are "Better Together."
Topics: Java Blog
Java Post Production had a lot of fun working with TAXI for the SaskTel "Better Together" campaign, featuring the delightful Marj and Ken and their granddaughter Charnelle. Several versions of the commercial were created for different media.
This is the long version, where we get to learn a bit more about Marj and Ken.
Production Company: Java Post Production
Producer: Randy Shumay
Director: Stephen Hall
DOP: Jack Tunnicliffe, Randy Shumay
Additional Camera: Charnelle Crawford
Camera Assistant: Kristine Dowler
Gaffer: Peter La Rocque
Art Dept/SetDec: Geoffrey Park
Location Sound: John Bjerke
Editor: Doug Russell
Colourist: Jack Tunnicliffe
VFX/Graphics: Tomás Ibar
Composer: Sheldon Corbett
Audio Post: Twisted Pair Productions
Director Stephen Hall waits for sunrise on location at the lakeside home of our featured SaskTel customers, Marj and Ken.
Ken and Marj, enjoying a coffee in the the bright morning sunshine from their deck.
Out on the lake ice, producer/cinematographer Randy Shumay and director Stephen Hall get set to shoot a scene.
Marj makes sure Ken looks good for the camera. Ken takes the fussing well.
During the winter when the ice is thick in front of their home, Marj and Ken often go for walks on the lake. So that part of their routine became part of the longer video version.
Location sound recorder John Bjerke is just as bundled up in fur as his boom microphone.
Hey, you two. Save that for the wrap party.
Beneath the layers of clothing, that's producer/cinematographer Randy Shumay getting a shot of...
...Ken barbecuing steaks out on the deck in the sunshine.
Art department/set decorator Geoffrey Park shows a (sun) flare for his work.
Camera assistant Kristine Dowler waits patiently between shots.
Most of the crew pose for a backlit photo on the second floor deck at Marj and Ken's home. Left to right: Kristine Dowler, Randy Shumay, Stephen Hall, John Bjerke, and Geoffrey Park.