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Congratulations to our very own Jacob Spiekermeier

February 27th, 2013 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , , , , ,

A Big congratulations to Jacob Spiekermeier.  He found out this week that a couple of the films that he worked on, produced and filmed won some student awards.  The awards were given out by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).  And, Jacob won three awards for his work.  They are;

Best Documentary – 1st Place – Manasseh (filmed in Dubuque, IA.)

Best Short Film – 2nd Place – Aafreen (filmed in Dubuque, IA.)

Best Short Film – 2nd Place – I Do (filmed in Alabama)

Big Kudos to Jacob for his accomplishments.  We are very proud of him.

Footprints From The Big Shoe – Audio CD

December 21st, 2012 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , , , , ,

2012 FCA CD

MVP Video Production was recently asked again for the 2nd time to produce a compilation CD of great stories, and interviews for famed Hawkeye broadcaster Ron Gonder.  We produced the first audio CD two years ago for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and the Executive Director, Carl Gonder (yep, that’s Ron’s son), called on us again to produce and duplicate the 2nd audio CD for the FCA.

This CD is made up of some great stories, broadcasts, and interviews from Carl’s father, Ron Gonder when he was broadcasting Hawkeye sports.  We had a blast putting it together and then subsequently getting it duplicated for sale.  We couldn’t stop listening to it in the studio.  It’s just some great stuff.  If you love Hawkeye Football, which this CD is all about Hawkeye Football, then you might want to pick up a copy of this CD.  Here are just some of stories you can hear on this CD.

Track # 4 – UCLA Upset 1974

Track #8 – Big Win at Michigan 1981

Track #13 – The Famous Chuck Long Fake

Track #15 – A Hayden Fry Yarn

Track #21 Tim Dwight Mister Excitement

There’s a total of 23 tracks on this CD.  All sorts of good stuff to listen to.

The CD is sold as a fundraiser for the FCA, and all proceeds go to the FCA, which is a great organization, and one that we support as well.  They are making some great inroads here in Eastern Iowa.  The CD can be purchased at all Hy-Vee stores and Hy-Vee Drug Stores, and also at Lemstone books.

As a matter of fact, if you are still looking for a great stocking stuffer for that insane Hawkeye fan, stop out at Lemstone Books this Saturday, the 22nd of December.  Ron Gonder, who you will hear on the CD is doing a Signing session, and will sign your CD.  How cool is that?!?

Pick up one of these great CD’s and support a fantastic organization in the process.  And hey, you could get it signed by Ron Gonder.

Go Hawks!


Handicap This! show coming to Theatre C.R.

September 6th, 2012 | Categories: News & Awards

There is a show coming to Theatre C.R. this weekend, Saturday to be exact titled “Handicap This!”.  This is a show that we highly encourage everyone to see.  Our good friend Kent Stock is bringing this show to the theatre this weekend.  From talking with Kent, and seeing some of the short video’s, it is going to be a great show.  So, if you aren’t doing anything this Saturday, and want to take in a live show and see some amazing individuals, check it out.  Here’s a link to the site for Handicap This! in case you want more information on what the show is about.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office at Theatre C.R..  And the best part….all the proceeds are going to Camp Courageous.

MVP Video Production honored with 7 IMPA Awards

June 6th, 2012 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , , , , , , , ,

MVP Video Production is honored to have received 7 awards from the Iowa Motion Picture Association at the 2012 awards ceremony.  The award ceremony was held on May 17th in Johnston, Iowa.  “Receiving 7 awards from the IMPA for projects we have done for our clients is a fantastic accomplishment and a great feeling.  We are happy for our clients, and thankful to our peers for the tip of the hat of recognition.” said Kirk Monson, President of MVP Video Production.  To see a short excerpt from each of the videos that won an award, click in the individual links below.

Eastern Iowa Airport : Leisure Worries Behind – Award of Excellence, Commercials $5000 – $15,000

Virginia Gay Hospital : John – Award of Excellence, Commercials $1001 – $5000

Mt. Mercy Univeristy : David – Award of Distinction, Commercials $1001 – $5000

HotelVetro : Share Wine Lounge – Award of Distinction, Commercial under $1000

Mobile Demand : Ben E. Keith – Award of Distinction, Corporate & Community Marketing

Tipton : Welcome to Tipton – Award of Distinction, Corporate & Community Marketing

Auracacia : Madagascar, Digging Wells – Award of Distinction, Editing short form; Kirk Monson

MVP Video Production wins Three Industry Awards

May 2nd, 2012 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , , ,

MVP Video Production recently received three industry awards for videos created on behalf of Iowa clients.  MVP Video Production earned recognition for three videos in the 2012 Communicator Awards competition. “It’s great to have our Gold Excellence Winnerwork recognized by our peers, and a fantastic nod to our clients about the work we do for them.” said Kirk Monson, President of MVP Video Production.  The videos that received the honors and awards are:

Mobile Demand – A study at Ben E. Keith – Here Comes the King – Excellence Winner
Mt. Mercy University – David – Distinction Winner
Tipton – Welcome to Tipton – Distinction Winner

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550 + member organization of leading professionals from  various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.  The competition received over 6000 entries this ear.  The Communicator awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals.

“We would like to thank our clients for giving us the opportunity to produce some really fun and creative video projects for them.  They are a pleasure to work with.” Stated Jeff Zahrt

The Communicator Awards

MVP wins 3 Silver ADDY’s!

February 28th, 2012 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , ,

MVP Video Production, and our very own Kirk Monson were awarded three (3) Silver ADDY’s this past weekend at the annual ADDY award ceremony.  It was a great night and the CSPS hall looked fantastic.

Kirk was awarded three Silver ADDY’s for elements of advertising.  They were:

– Cinematography – Virginia Gay Hospital : Matt
– Cinematography – Eastern Iowa Airport : Take Me Away
– Special Effects – Eastern Iowa Airport : Take Me Away

Congratulations to our very own Kirk Monson for his great work on these spots.  Well deserved praise.

Corridor Business Journal – Best of the Corridor ! ! !

July 25th, 2011 | Categories: News & Awards

2011 Best Video Production Company in the Corridor

On Monday the 25th, of July, the Corridor Business Journal and their readers named MVP Video Production the Best Video Production company in the corridor!

The survey is done yearly, and this is the first time that we appeared as the Best of the Corridor.  The “Best of…” comprises many different industries from best coffee shop, to best printer to best golf course, etc…The composite list has grown so much over the  past few years, that the Corridor Business Journal now divides the winners up into two issues.

“Being recognized by the Corridor Business Journal readers as the best in the corridor is a huge thrill.  It’s a great way to start the week.” said Kirk Monson, president and co-owner of MVP Video Production.

MVP Donates to C.R. Downtown District

October 5th, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards

Kirk Monson and Jeff Zahrt from MVP Video Production recently stopped down at the Cedar Rapids Downtown District to donate some of the proceeds from the movie which they produced and directed, “Resilience; The Spirit of Humanity”.

The movie “Resilience, The Spirit of Humanity” is about the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids, and more specifically about the people that were dealing with the flood waters.

In the picture below, Kirk and Jeff are handing Doug Neuman of the Downtown District a check for $100. Giving back to the community

MVP Receives 6 nods from the IMPA

May 21st, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards

MVP Video Production was in attendance at the 2010 Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) awards banquet on May 1st in Des Moines.  We were fortunate to received six (6) awards from the IMPA that night.  Three of the awards were “Awards of Excellence”.  They were for work we did for the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids, Procter & Gamble, and Panchero’s Mexican Grill.

Chamber Gala Pictures

May 7th, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: ,

Here are some pictures from the Chamber’s Gala when we received the Small Business of the Year award.  What  great night.  The theme was Phantom of the Opera, so masks were in order.

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