Category Archives: Alumnus

An IPR Grad Success Story: Ando Johnson

IPR has recently been in touch with Sound Design for Visual Media graduate Ando Johnson, whose sound editing credits include work on 007 Spectre, starring Daniel Craig; Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper; Concussion, starring Will Smith; The Space Between Us, starring Gary Oldman; and Miracles from Heaven, starring Jennifer Garner. Ando agreed to share a little about his recent success: IPR: Where do
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IPR DV Students Collaborate with Professionals on Short Film For Z Fest

It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday in December and IPR’s Edina campus is teeming with activity. IPR students and instructors, along with a team of film professionals, are gearing up for a day of production on Personal Space, a short film they are producing for this year’s Z Fest short film competition. Digital Video and
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Q & A with IPR Alum Jarod Hadaway

Jarod Hadaway graduated from IPR in 2007 with an associate degree in audio production and engineering. Since then, he has worked in all aspects of the creative media industry from teaching and mentoring high school students at a Minneapolis charter school to founding and running Last Triumph, one of Minnesota’s first certified B corporations and
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IPR Digital Video Students Work on Feature Film

What started out as a field trip to a St. Paul feature film set turned into a career-building opportunity for two IPR digital video and media production (DVMP) students. Production Management Instructor Troy LaFaye arranged for his class to visit the set of “Forgotten,” a ghost story starring Kiersten Warren (“Independence Day,” “Bicentennial Man”), Francesca
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How Becoming a Dad Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By IPR graduate Louis Byrd (This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.) This year marks four years of the entrepreneurial life. I have learned so much, had many ups and many more downs that served as excellent learning lessons. I watched my personal bank account balloon and then slowly taper away during the times when business was
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Alumnus Says IPR Was a ‘Game Changer’ for His Career

Bryan Mengy owns a successful recording studio in Northeast Minneapolis called Northwood Studio, which he says has been completely slammed since opening in 2012. A lot of that is due to his experience at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR). “I met a ton of people that I still work with now,” he explains.
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IPR Graduate Says Education Jump-Started His Career

Nick Leisenheimer graduated from the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) in 2009 and is now a freelance audio production engineer who works on sound for films. He is currently in charge of the production sound department for Studio Luma. “The whole reason that really I’m here today, I think, is because my passion is
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Graduate Success Story: Tanner Schelle

IPR graduation: 2011 First job: Guitar Center Doing now: Video Content Manager, Wellbeats, and owner, Level Up Multimedia LLC.   What are you doing now? Currently I do a few jobs. My full-time job is at a wellness company called Wellbeats. Here I’m the video content manager, meaning I shoot, edit and manage all of
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Congratulations Spring 2014 Graduates!

A huge congratulations to all of IPR’s Spring 2014 graduates! This quarter 23 students received their diplomas in IPR’s own Robinson Hall, which proved to be our best graduation ceremony to date. Emcee Mary Jane Alm (a perennial favorite IPR teacher) kept the ceremony moving with her usual eloquence, and instructor Scott Nelson offered astute
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Graduate Success Story: Molly Murray

By Molly Murray I always wanted to be in the studio. In fourth grade, I started telling people I wanted to be a music producer, and I got a lot of funny looks and suggested career alternatives in return. But I grew up with a musically inclined family, so it seemed natural to want to
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