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Future Filmmakers Pitch Story Ideas to a Pro

What’s the recipe for a perfect pitch? Is it passion? Delivery? Confidence? Actually, it’s all three ingredients, according to Minneapolis film writer and director Andrew Hunt. For more than ten years, IPR associate dean of education Trey Wodele has shown his screenwriting students a video clip of Hunt’s film pitching skills in action. In 2006,… Read more

May 6th, 2015 by

Jobs a Bachelor’s in Digital Video & Media Production Can Lead To

A bachelor’s degree in digital video and media production can set you up for a number of career choices. The versatility of these programs allows you to find your niche in the industry and do the kind of work that best suits you. Whether you see yourself setting up cameras and lighting or overseeing a… Read more

May 5th, 2015 by

4 MN Craft Breweries with Beautiful Branding

What is Nike without the swish? Target without the bullseye? Starbucks without the Siren? These are business logos that help shape a great, recognizable brand. In the same way, the craft brew industry has its own look, feel and undoubted taste that loyal beer drinkers recognize. Craft breweries often have close ties to the local community…. Read more

May 5th, 2015 by

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… Read more

April 23rd, 2015 by

IPR Global Citizenship Students Broaden their Worldview

If you walk the halls of IPR’s downtown campus and take in the small groups of students huddled around laptops with headphones or jamming on acoustic guitars, you could get the impression that music and media is all that IPR students have on their minds. But if you take a peek into Randee Edmundson’s Global Citizenship… Read more

April 10th, 2015 by

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… Read more

April 8th, 2015 by

What Does ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision Mean for Future of Music Business?

Perhaps the lines won’t be so blurred in the future. A federal jury in California on March 10 awarded the family of Marvin Gaye $7.3 million after deciding the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” too closely resembled the late singer’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.” Robin Thicke and the song’s cowriter, Pharrell Williams, will… Read more

March 12th, 2015 by

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… Read more

March 2nd, 2015 by

Pro Tips for Music Producers

Being a music producer means you have a lot on your plate. You have to know your equipment, have an ear for sound and be able to interact well with the artists. How do the pros do it? In a post on MusicRadar, Nashville producer Dave Cobb discusses his top five tips, giving insights from… Read more

February 25th, 2015 by

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

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