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LED Volume Stage announcement builds excitement in the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry.

Topics:   Java Blog

Hosted this past weekend by longtime Java Post Production friend and collaborator, director Stephen Hall, explainer sessions on the soon-to-be-constructed LED Volume Stage in Regina were a resounding success...and Java Post is excited to be involved with the future of media production technology in Saskatchewan!

"The LED Volume Explainer events were a huge success," said Hall. "Between Regina and Saskatoon, we had close to 300 people attend. SMPIA, and the industry at large, are incredibly excited about the very positive impact the increase in Creative Saskatchewan's production envelope and the addition of the LED Volume at the John Hopkins Regina Soundstage will have. Like other great industries in Saskatchewan, Media Production is poised to be an economic powerhouse for the province."

(CTV Regina reporter Wayne Mantyka speaks with Stephen Hall at the John Hopkins Regina Soundstage.)

The two sessions were organized by Creative Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA), and Volume Global, creator of the LED Volume Stage technology, which is being constructed at the John Hopkins Regina Soundstage

(Attendees at the Regina session learn about the soon-to-be-constructed LED Volume Stage.)

(Above and below: concept illustrations of how the completed LED Volume Stage may look inside the John Hopkins Regina Soundstage, showing two different shooting "locations." Illustrations and 3D presentation animation created by Java Post's own Tomás Ibar.)

A relatively new technology, LED Volume Stages enable filmmakers to create scenes with CGI and real-time VFX, allowing them to film almost any scene imaginable, and have been utilized in productions such as The Mandalorian and The Batman. (Click on the embedded links to view behind-the-scenes production videos.) For a deeper dive into how an LED Volume Stage words, click here.

(Image from The Mandalorian via Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International)

In Saskatchewan, the first production scheduled to use the new LED Volume Stage is the "King of Killers" series. Regina's own Java Post Production has been chosen to do aerial photography and post-production for "King of Killers," and Java Post is eager to be at the forefront of this new LED Volume Stage technology in Saskatchewan.

(Above: Tomás Ibar, left and Randy Shumay, right, of Java Post Production, converse with Tobi Lampard, Program Manager at Creative Saskatchewan. Below: Kristine Dowler and Jack Tunniclffe of Java Post.)

The sessions in Regina and Saskatoon also featured a Q &A with Volume Global’s Co-CEO, Michael Wright, and Chief Technology Officer, Dante Yore, who are also, respectively, the Co-Producer and Director of Photography for the "King of Killers" series.

(Stephen Hall, left, moderates the Q & A session with Michael Wright, centre, and Dante Yore at the John Hopkins Regina Soundstage.)

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