IPR Welcomes Justin Staggs to DVMP Faculty

December 7th, 2016 by

The Digital Video and Media Production Department at IPR is proud to announce that, beginning winter term, local writer and filmmaker Justin Staggs will be joining our faculty.  Justin will be teaching screenwriting winter term and will move into production and post production instruction as the DVMP BFA progresses into its third year. Justin is an
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Inside Tracks with Special Guest Ryan White

November 18th, 2016 by

Written by Kevin Bowe Inside Tracks with special guest Ryan White (manufacturer’s rep for Rode Microphones and Event Studio Monitors) This installment of Inside Tracks was especially informative and exciting because of the passion that Ryan White brings to his job as a manufacturer’s representative for high-end audio companies like Rode and Event, which are
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DVMP Instructor Talks About His Feature Film ‘Miles Between Us’

November 17th, 2016 by

Digital Video and Media Production Instructor Andrew Hunt hit a career milestone this year when his first feature film debuted at the Twin Cities Film Fest. IMDB describes it as the story of  a “father and daughter who have been estranged by divorce for twelve years find themselves on a trip across the country that
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IPR Students at Work with the Pros on Applied Learning Projects

November 3rd, 2016 by

IPR students from every degree program work on applied learning projects as part of their coursework. Students work with industry professionals on real-world projects like short films, television pilots, and live events. Integrating applied learning projects into the IPR curriculum allows students to apply the skills they learn at school to actual projects, introduces them to the process
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The Voice (Lesson)

November 2nd, 2016 by

Written by Gail Milstein The final performance day arrived on a Monday afternoon in mid-September. I slipped into the restroom to change into my rarely-worn blue sequin dress and rhinestone earrings. I was getting into character for my performance of the disco classic “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. My classmates and I hugged and
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Study: Music & Film Majors Among Highest Paying College Majors

October 24th, 2016 by

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, music and film studies majors are among the top paying 50 college majors. Glassdoor analyzed nearly 500,000 resumes and the median base salary from each major for the first five years of being in the workforce. “With approximately 70 percent of American high school graduates enrolling in colleges and
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Filmmakers from Twin Cities Film Fest to Visit IPR for Q&A

October 17th, 2016 by

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, two visiting filmmakers with feature films screening at the Twin Cities Film Festival will visit with IPR students, staff, and alumni. The two-hour event takes place at the IPR Studios at 4545 West 77th Street in Edina, Minnesota. It will feature Director/Actor Jon Weinberg discussing the production of his feature film Funeral Day from
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IPR Roots Revue: Kevin Bowe

October 6th, 2016 by

This is the second installment in a series of posts exploring the artistic interests and influences of the staff and faculty of IPR.  The posts will dig deep into our childhoods and explore the roots of our tastes in music, literature, and film. They will lay naked the forces that shaped us as educators, artists, and consumers
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Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visits IPR

October 3rd, 2016 by

On Friday, Sept. 16, Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visited IPR for a three-hour seminar and technical demonstration. Steven’s credits include The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy; Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth; Masterminds, starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifainakis; Bewitched starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman; and The Perfect
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Shooting CTRL+ALT+DEL: A Pro/Student Short Film Collaboration

September 26th, 2016 by

On Monday, Sept. 15, a cast and crew of about 40 professionals and students transformed the IPR student commons into a dimly lit bar. “The Institution” served as the headquarters for Nick, a down-on-his-luck hit man, a character in the student/professional collaborative short film CTRL+ALT+DEL. This project is the third in a series of short
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