Job Spotlight: Associate Producer Pre-Production, Production & Post

August 21st, 2018 by

Interested in digital video and media productions? An entry point into this exciting industry is as an associate producer. The associate producer is the producer’s right hand and supports them with whatever is needed. As an associate producer you will need to have multi-tasking skills, be deadline sensitive, make good decisions, be a problem solver,
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Recent Trends in Auto-Tune and the Hip Hop Genre

August 9th, 2018 by

Auto-tune has long been a controversial topic in the music community.  Some detractors claim that auto-tune is little more than a lack of originality. Proponents claim that auto-tune is part of the creative process and shows technical ability. Some artists like Jay Z claim that auto-tune is false or fake music and deserves no respect.
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Music Theory & Composition 101: Making Music or Noise?

July 23rd, 2018 by

Why is music so important? Music is a way for someone to express themselves creatively. It is also a way to communicate how we feel through sound. Music can make us happy or sad, relaxed or focused, or even romantic. Music can start a revolution or put a baby to sleep. Music is all around
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5 Steps to Finding an Audio Engineering Mentor

July 21st, 2018 by

Interested in working on the technical aspects of recording including microphone placement, balancing levels and processing audio tracks? Do you enjoy operating audio, video, lighting and broadcast equipment? Love talking about and making music? After vocational school, most new audio engineers start out with a few technically accomplished tracks that are good enough to get
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IPR Grad Sam Kovar Keeps Making Things Happen

July 10th, 2018 by

IPR College of Creative Arts Alumni Sam Kovar is an Executive Creative Producer at Don’t Blink, a video experience company based in the Twin Cities. Don’t Blink focuses on social, adventure, narrative and experiential content. Sam’s work has taken him across the country to work with high-profile clients, and he even had time to help his
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IPR Forms Vinyl Club and Institutes Turntable Tuesdays

June 14th, 2018 by

Ask most students at IPR College of Creative Arts where they get their music and you’ll get mostly digital sources. Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Soundcloud dominate and CDs have been relegated to the back shelf. But, everything old is new again, and there are a surprising number of IPR students who listen to records
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IPR Proud To Sponsor EDU Film Festival

May 22nd, 2018 by

The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the EDU Film Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the 2018 EDU Film Festival took place on Friday May 18, from 10am-3pm at the Showplace ICON Theatre at West End, St. Louis Park, MN. The EDU Film Festival aims to
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IPR Students Win Big at Z Fest

May 8th, 2018 by

The Z Fest film festival, a premier Minnesota film festival is like the Academy Awards of the Minnesota filmmaking community. Each year, professionals, semi-professionals, students, and amateurs are tasked with making a short film. the only caveat this year was that the film had to include some reference to time travel. The Institute of Production
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IPR Students attend 2018 SXSW Film Festival

April 18th, 2018 by

By Nick Hansen, Staff Writer The 2018 South By Southwest Film Festival was another epic spectacle of film, music, and entertainment. Several Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) students along with Associate Campus Director, Trey Wodele, attended the festival. The goal was to learn from and engage with one of the most creative atmospheres in
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HopeKids: Students and Staff support a local non-profit

March 16th, 2018 by

Recently, some students in one of Keven Bowe’s classes at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) teamed up with a non-profit organization called HopeKids to record a song.  HopeKids is dedicated to encouraging and supporting families who have children that have endured life threatening or complicating experiences.  IPR Alumni Andre Steele and his wife,
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