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Category Archives: Sound Design for Visual Media

Playback Devices: Monitors & Headphones

Quality playback devices are essential for audio engineers. Without the capability to hear precise tones, frequencies, and sounds in the studio, the engineer runs many risks. Without quality playback, the engineer may risk overcompensating the track or unbalancing the mix. Checking audio playback on multiple devices is a good practice for any audio engineer. What
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Foley Techniques and Sound Effects: A Sound Design Guide

Films need sound effects to be compelling and entertaining. Before sound effects, a silent movie would play while a pianist added context and emotion to the movie. Once movies became talkies it was important to enhance the audience’s experience through audio and music. The use of Foley techniques became the standard in the movie industry
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Film Scoring: A Sound Design for Visual Media Guide

Interested in learning how film scoring works? In an introduction class to music scoring for visual media, students learn the theory and practice of spotting music to picture, composing music in different styles, arranging and orchestration for live and electronic music, and the business and practice of film scoring. After receiving your degree in sound
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IPR Proud To Sponsor EDU Film Festival

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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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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Study: Music & Film Majors Among Highest Paying College Majors

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, music and film studies majors are among the top paying 50 college majors. Glassdoor analyzed nearly 500,000 resumes and the median base salary from each major for the first five years of being in the workforce. “With approximately 70 percent of American high school graduates enrolling in colleges and
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Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visits IPR

On Friday, Sept. 16, Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visited IPR for a three-hour seminar and technical demonstration. Steven’s credits include The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy; Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth; Masterminds, starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifainakis; Bewitched starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman; and The Perfect
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IPR Digital Video students to Screen Short Films on May 13th

IPR is excited to announce that students from the Digital Media & Video Production department will be screening their short films at the ICON Showplace Theater on Friday, May 13th.  The IPR screening, dubbed “The Next Level,” will take place at 1:00 and will feature both screenings and Q&As with the filmmakers. Recent graduates, Ben Thorson
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