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IPR Hosts Snowbate Workshop

IPR recently hosted MN Film and TV and AICP Minnesota’s workshop on Snowbate, Minnesota’s rebate program for film and video productions. Approximately 40 agency directors, internal producers and commercial production decision-makers in the advertising industry were in attendance. A panel of Snowbate policy experts was moderated by MN Film and TV Executive Director Lucinda Winters…. Read more

February 25th, 2015 by

The World of Hip-Hop, With Kevin Beacham of Rhymesayers

Kevin Beacham recalls making plenty of phone calls. Most weren’t returned. But his mindset was to keep trying, keep pushing forward, keep working toward his goals. A project manager for indie record label Rhymesayers, Beacham talked about his story and how he got to where he is during IPR’s Jan. 27 Inside Tracks. Inside Tracks… Read more

February 17th, 2015 by

Another “Show Up to Show Off” Success

By Roslyn Heinemann, music and entertainment business program student Going on its second quarter in a row, the Student Advisory Board’s (SAB) Show Up to Show Off Showcase was a huge success! Created to give students the chance let loose and show off their skills on stage, this time around the event held a deeper… Read more

February 11th, 2015 by

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… Read more

February 10th, 2015 by

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… Read more

February 6th, 2015 by

Service Learning With Music

IPR’s 2014 Fall quarter met its end with great success, especially philanthropically. While one of its Global Citizenship classes put on musical performances to entertain at senior centers, another section raised money for Sharing and Caring Hands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the poor. John Edmundson’s class of 17 students split into two groups and… Read more

February 5th, 2015 by

Congratulations 2014 Graduates!

By Sandra Robinson Photos by Jessica Hegland “WOW .. this is amazing!” was one of the accolades overheard from a parent attending IPR’s Fall 2014 graduation ceremony. This quarter IPR celebrated 26 graduates from its audio production and engineering, music and entertainment business, and sound design for visual media programs. Class valedictorian was Drake Nielsen,… Read more

January 29th, 2015 by

IPR Students Make the Movies

IPR College of Creative Arts is proud to announce the limited nationwide release of the film “Americons,” for which IPR students and faculty received credit for the creation and editing of sound effects. IPR students Kevin Gamble, Taylor Allen, Cameron Thomsen, Marcus Brekken and John-Paul Natysin worked on the film January through March of 2014,… Read more

January 29th, 2015 by

Graphic Design: How Do the Pros Come Up With Logos?

“It’s me, doing whatever it takes to make cool stuff.” Those are the words of graphic designer Aaron Draplin, who discusses his creative process and how he comes up with logos for clients in a video on Sploid. Logos incorporate many aspects of graphic design—color, shapes, fonts, subliminal meanings or hidden symbols—and help companies identify… Read more

January 29th, 2015 by

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… Read more

January 13th, 2015 by

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