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Java Post Production workshop for SMPIA - Saskatoon Edition

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This past Saturday, April 15th, Java Post Production took its "post-production workflow" workshop on the road to Saskatoon for the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) and Creative Saskatchewan.

Led by Java Post Production's "Java Jack" Tunnicliffe, Randy Shumay, and Kristine Dowler, a packed room of Saskatchewan media producers and editors met in Saskatoon to learn the post-production workflow techniques, tips, and tricks that we at Java Post have learned (sometimes the hard way) through decades of experience working on feature films, documentaries, television series, commercials, and corporate video projects.

Our three Java Post presenters had a great time taking the participants through the post-production workflow process.

Workshop segments included everything from setting up the camera to avoid costly "fix it in post" issues and organizing files and the history of film and video and why a frame rate of 23.976 frames per second is not, we repeat, not the same as 23.98 frames per second...and how the heck did we end up with those and other frame rates to begin creating efficient and effective VFX (visual effects) processes and ensuring that all final deliverable files are just want the client/producer needs.

It was an intensive day of information, questions, answers, and discussions. It was also a whole lot of fun. Thank you to SMPIA and Creative Saskatchewan for inviting us to host these two workshops in Regina and Saskatoon, and thanks so much to everyone who attended. You made these workshops a great success.

Scroll down to see some photos from the workshop this past Saturday in Saskatoon.

Honey Cut Studios in Saskatoon was a great location to hold our workshop. Thanks very much for hosting us!

It was great to see another packed room for our workshop, filled with enthusiastic and engaged attendees.

Randy gets the workshop started while Kristine (right) watches on.

Above and below, Jack (far right) took the workshop participants through some DaVinci Resolve lessons to help them streamline their post-production process.

Kristine wonders just what is Randy gesticulating about? I'm sure it was something informative and interesting. Or maybe he was just describing the size of the last fish he caught.

Kristine illustrates how setting up proper file organization in your editing projects can save you time, headaches, and - most importantly - money.

We brought along Java Post Production's RED 8K V-Raptor camera to the workshop because, even before you even press the "record" button, how you set up your camera can have a huge impact on your editing and post-production workflow. A day's worth of work properly setting up your camera prior to shooting can save you literally weeks of "fix it in post" time.

And here's a slightly artsy-cool shot of Jack to wrap up our workshop in Saskatoon.

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