Our Tourism Saskatchewan shoot continues.
Working with the creative gang at Phoenix Group, Java Post Production has been busy shooting scenes for the upcoming Spring 2015 ad campaign for Tourism Saskatchewan. Here are a few behind-the-scenes stills from the shoot, taken by our own Randy Shumay.
Now there's a very artsy and beautiful shot of the sun back-lighting some amber waves of grain. That's prime computer wallpaper material if ever we saw it.
Behind every creative commercial filled with breathtakingly beautiful shots is a slightly stressed-out producer with a bullhorn, wondering if we can get all the shots done before the sun sets. Java Post's Joan Speirs fills that role quite nicely. But, thankfully, we don't let her bring the bullhorn to the office.
Here we see our co-directors and co-photographers, Greg Huszar (left) and Derek Frankowski (right) watching a shot in the 6K Red Dragon camera.
Some of the footage for this new Tourism Saskatchewan commercial is being captured using our "Javacopter" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). From left to right we see Javacopter camera operator Trevor Bennett, the Phoenix Group's Dustin Panko, and Java Post's certified UAV pilot, Jack Tunnicliffe, as they watch the Javacopter flying in the distance.
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As the golden rays of sunset shine on the side of a rustic barn, Elaine Nyhus from Phoenix Group orders pizza on her cell phone.
We're kidding of course. Judging by some of the on-set stories we've heard, she might be ordering more mosquito repellant.
Amazing Saskatchewan scenic computer wallpaper image, part two. Breathtaking, is it not?
Not quite sure what's going on in this photo. It looks like Derek (far right) might be having a picnic in the grass, while Greg (upper left) appears to be picking some cactus out of his pants. At least, that's the story we're sticking with.
Derek captures a slider/jib shot on the Red Dragon. The 6K footage of the gorgeous Saskatchewan landscape looks amazing.
Here's some of the happy team of Java Post, Phoenix Group, and Tourism Saskatchewan folks. A happy shoot is a productive shoot, and vice-versa.
And finally, after a long day of shooting, sometimes all the crew wants to do is lay down and wait for sunset. That's the thing about getting shots of a sunset: it doesn't really respond to the "action" cue. You just have to sit around and wait until the sunset is good and ready. But man, a Saskatchewan summer sunset is definitely worth the wait.
Speaking of waiting, we're all going to have to wait for a few months before the finished Tourism Saskatchewan campaign hits the airwaves. However, like waiting for a sunset, it'll be worth it.