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Alumni Stories

At IPR, we are very proud of our graduates. These hardworking and talented individuals have proven that they can pursue an educational goal and see it through to its completion, despite any challenges they had to face along the way.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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