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, and dozens of similar services. It also means that for the first time, IPR students can easily view the film and enjoy the sound effect work done by their peers.
Sound Design for Visual Media program chair Jeff DesLauriors created the opportunity, along with former IPR instructor Damian Wagner. Students from the Sound Design program created, recorded and edited sound effects for the film as a part of their program capstone course.
The Americons project is just one of the numerous past and present applied learning projects that pair students with real-world clients as a part of their learning experience.
Students are currently working with film director Josh Carlson, the Twin Cities Film Festival, Dave Welstone’s Refuge of Love project, and numerous bands in live venues and artists in the IPR studios.
To watch Americons, go to the Google Play Store’s Americon Page or search any of the services mentioned above.