Category Archives: Faculty Profile

IPR Roots Revue: Trey Wodele

This is the first 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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New IPR Instructor Cleaning Up on the Film Fest Circuit

Andrew Hunt, IPR’s newest screenwriting and video production teacher, set out to write a simple short film with very little dialogue and very few locations. Clean Cut – originally produced as an entry for Z Fest – did just that. The short film is set in a one-room studio, the dialogue consists of a few grunts and two or
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IPR Digital Video Instructor's Film Gets Distribution Deal

Wayne Johnson is a busy guy. He’s been a film producer and director since 1999, is the father of two, and teaches Applied Color Theory, Visual Effects, and Advanced Field Production in the IPR Digital Video and Media Production BFA and AAS programs. He is also in post-production on two feature films, is working with writers
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IPR Faculty and Staff Members Named VIPs

As part of IPR’s quarterly town hall meeting, four members of the IPR team were recognized as “IPR VIP’s” for their outstanding work and contributions to the IPR campus. The first award, the “Beat the Drum” award went to Admissions Representative Tanya Norman for her hard work putting together “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” an event
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IPR Instructor Screening at MSPIFF 2015

IPR instructor James Curry’s short film “Westbound” has been named an official selection at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). Westbound will be screening during the Shorts 3 Program: Short Stories for the Big Screen, on Sunday, April 12 at 4:10 p.m. at St. Anthony Main Theater. James wrote, produced and directed “Westbound.” He also
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IPR Math Instructor Dives into the Publishing Business

What does an IPR math instructor do in her spare time? If you ask Christy Perry, the answer is, “Start up a publishing company.” Christy already does freelance book layout, e-book conversion and website design for authors who self publish. So when one of her clients approached her about starting up a traditional press, it
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Creative Connections

By IPR writing instructor Nell Morningstar One evening a week, when most people are driving home, or out for dinner, I drive out to one of the Minnesota Department of Corrections facilities surrounding the metro area. I am not a visitor; I am a volunteer. I teach creative writing classes for inmates through Minnesota Prison
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Meet Micah Johnson: IPR's Newest Audio Artist

Hailing from Miami and Los Angeles, new IPR instructor Micah Johnson has been told he’s handling the Minnesota winter “too well,” he says. “I came prepared,” he says, “I got my snow boots early, got a remote start for my car, and got four-wheel drive. And we love it here.” Johnson, an all-star studio engineer
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Meet Matt Koehne: IPR's lab master

Like many IPR employees, Lab Manager Matt Koehne is an esteemed studio vet, having worked here for 11 years. In fact, his time at the school goes back to when IPR was just a dream. “I was interning for Master Mix Studios when the idea was forming,” Matt said. Master Mix was a professional recording studio in
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Meet Mary Jane Alm: An IPR and Minnesota Legend

You know you’re a big deal when a restaurant names a dish after you. Of course, IPR instructor Mary Jane Alm had plenty of reasons to consider herself “arrived” even before Jackson’s Hole, a favorite spot for IPR folks, introduced its “Mary Jane’s Salad.” In her illustrious career, she’s been voted Best Female Vocalist and
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