I owe a lot to Jack Tunnicliffe, or “Java Jack” as he is affectionately called. Jack built Java Post from an idea into a powerhouse post engine in Regina, Saskatchewan. Java Post built a solid reputation as the go-to post house in western Canada.
Jack taught me the ropes of being a Senior Colorist. I have told him many times, and will continue to do so for many years to come: from one Senior Colorist to another: “Thanks, Jack!”
Java Post was the post home to a wonderful Canadian comedy classic, “Corner Gas.” But every day at 4:01 pm, all work stopped at Java Post for a glass of beer and to hit the pause button to savor the day’s accomplishments. Jack’s team called it “the four-oh-one.”
When you walk through the front door of Java Post, you might think you’re walking into a boutique creative agency in Los Angeles or New York. Fellow creatives immediately feel at home here. But Java Post is more than a building. The heart of Java Post is the people who work here. They are family.
I measure the value of my life not by the movies I have color restored, or features or commercials I have color graded. I measure it by the people I meet along the way. People who make this world just a little bit better. Like the late comedian Bill Hicks said, “enjoy the ride!” And thanks to people like Jack, it is easy to.