Category Archives: Digital Video and Media Production

IPR Students and Alumni Tackle Super Bowl Productions

Super Bowl LII landed in Minneapolis on Sunday February 4, 2018 and with its downtown location, the Institute of Production and Recording was right in the middle of the action. With all of the events and activities associated with the Super Bowl in the weeks leading up to the game, it is no surprise that
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Alumni Spotlight: PJ Mack

PJ Mack graduated from the Sound Design for Visual Media and Digital Video and Media Production programs at IPR in August of 2017. Since then, he has gotten off to a quick start in the industry. “PJ is professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable,”  reported Connor Callahan of 514 Studios. Connor hired PJ for a recent high-end commercial shoot, “He
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Why You Should Attend a Open House at IPR

Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) welcomed more than 40 students to it’s open house this fall. Each quarter the campus opens their doors to students who are interested in the programs at IPR. Out of those students approximately 17 of them took the Director’s Academic Scholarship test that day. “The open house was a very
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IPR Faculty and Students Find Success At Film Festivals Around The Globe

LEVEL, a horror thriller that plays out a cat and mouse game between a man and a hellish beast lurking in the shadows, has played all over the world, at ten festivals and counting. It screened at this year’s Twin Cities Film Fest and Duluth Superior Film Festivals, as well as the EDU Film Festival, Horror Haus Film
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IPR Studios Hosts First Annual Minnesota Webfest

Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) hosts the first film festival in the Midwest dedicated to web series called Minnesota Webfest at their Edina Studios, IPR’s satellite location. George Reese, filmmaker, founder of, and former IPR student was the keynote speaker for this event. was founded in Minnesota, as an online distribution platform for filmmakers by
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Ben Enke

Ben Enke is an award-winning Director of Photography from Seoul, South Korea, living in the Twin Cities. He has lensed numerous films featured at festivals and in theaters across the country, including the award winning short films CLEAN CUT and SHEAR MADNESS, feature length documentary OUT IN THE COLD, and the feature length narrative MILES
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IPR Digital Video Department Has Strong Showing at Duluth Superior Film Festival

It’s sunny and seventy degrees in Duluth this weekend, but that hasn’t stopped the crowds from showing up at the eighth annual Duluth Superior Film Festival. It hasn’t stopped IPR students and staff from showing up either, the department has a strong presence at the festival, in more ways than one. IPR Related Screenings  IPR
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Graduate Profile: Lindsey Lucht, Digital Video

Lindsey Lucht will always have a special place in the history of the Digital Video & Media Production at IPR. She was the very first student to enroll in the program when it was launched in 2014. And last year, she was a member of DVMP’s first graduating class, earning her Associate in Applied Science degree.
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IPR Welcomes Justin Staggs to DVMP Faculty

The Digital Video and Media Production Department at IPR is proud to announce that, beginning winter term, local writer and filmmaker Justin Staggs will be joining our faculty.  Justin will be teaching screenwriting winter term and will move into production and post production instruction as the DVMP BFA progresses into its third year. Justin is an
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Filmmakers from Twin Cities Film Fest to Visit IPR for Q&A

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, two visiting filmmakers with feature films screening at the Twin Cities Film Festival will visit with IPR students, staff, and alumni. The two-hour event takes place at the IPR Studios at 4545 West 77th Street in Edina, Minnesota. It will feature Director/Actor Jon Weinberg discussing the production of his feature film Funeral Day from
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