Category Archives: Sound Design for Visual Media

Study: Music & Film Majors Among Highest Paying College Majors

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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Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visits IPR

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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IPR Digital Video students to Screen Short Films on May 13th

IPR is excited to announce that students from the Digital Media & Video Production department will be screening their short films at the ICON Showplace Theater on Friday, May 13th.  The IPR screening, dubbed “The Next Level,” will take place at 1:00 and will feature both screenings and Q&As with the filmmakers. Recent graduates, Ben Thorson
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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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An IPR Staffer Shares Her Trip to the NAMM Show

When I arrived at the Anaheim Convention Center for the 115th annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show held in Anaheim, CA, what impressed me the most was the inquisitive and diverse array of attendees at the convention. NAMM experienced a record number of eclectic and colorful exhibitors this year, from big corporations to family-run
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IPR teams up with FAIR School for After School Classes

This winter, if it seems like there are a few more fresh looking faces around campus, you’re probably running into a batch of high school students studying sound design as a part of a collaboration between IPR and The FAIR School. The FAIR+ program is a partnership program between the FAIR School and business, arts, and
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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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IPR Staff Picks: The Cutting Edge of Digital Video Technology

Being a filmmaker is a unique blend of tried and true, never-changing skills and ever-changing, constantly developing camera and post production technology. At IPR, we make sure that students in the Digital Video and Media Production program are grounded in the basics, while at the same time exposed to technology as it develops. I asked
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Americons Gets Digital Distribution; IPR Students Credited

Last January, IPR announced that several students received sound editing credit for their work on the feature film Americons. The film, directed by Theo Avgerinos, had a limited national run at the beginning of this year. This fall, Americons struck a deal for digital distribution. This means that the film is now available via iTunes, On Demand, DirecTV, Amazon, Google Play,
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