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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!


New Mount Mercy University TV Spot

December 18th, 2012 | Categories: Blog Tags: , , , ,

Production is wrapped on a new TV Spot for Mount Mercy University.  It was a full day of filming on campus at Mount Mercy University.  We got to play in the Ceramics area, and the performance hall with the Choir and also got to play in one of the Chemistry labs.  Professor Joe even made some very cool reactions in a water jug.  Very cool stuff.  The staff and students at Mount Mercy University were extremely helpful and willing to participate.  We had a blast making this commercial.  Lot’s of post-production effects and treatments.  You will be able to see it on all the local TV stations here in Cedar Rapids.  But in case you can’t wait, it’s right below.  Hope you enjoy it.

Editor and Director of Photography – Kirk Monson,
Gaffer – Jacob Spiekermeir,
Director – Jeff Zahrt,
Producer – Dirk Keller

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

First Week at MVP- Tyce

June 5th, 2012 | Categories: Intern Blog Tags: , , ,

So I just completed my first full week at MVP Video Productions and what a great way to start it! On my first week I completed my first vlog, and got that posted to youtube. Not only that, but we took a day and went out scoping for a new project coming up and even started storyboarding for that project. And as if that wasn’t enough I went on an all day shoot and ran the brand new Canon 5D Mark III the whole time. The whole week was so hands on right off the bat. I got to film and edit my vlog, and I got to participate in the pre-production of a big project and even went on my first shoot.

My first shoot was very exciting. I was behind the camera the entire time and got to get some great first hand experience on a shoot. It was really neat to take part in the production and to take part in the creative environment that goes into a production. That was just the first week, and I have many more to come. So I am very grateful for the experience and for the knowledge I have received so far from this one week and I am very excited for the experience and knowledge to come!




First week at MVP

June 5th, 2012 | Categories: Intern Blog Tags: , , , ,

My first week at MVP Video Production was a great learning experience.  I was used to using adobe premiere, but this past week I got the chance to use final cut.  It was great to learn how to use final cut because I will now have the chance to edit at MVP and I’ll have more experience.

Along with learning how to use final cut, I also got to go on two shoots.  In the past I’ve been involved in shoots, but they were for school projects.  The two shoots I got to go on this past week were professional shoots with clients which is a lot different than a school project shoot.  Working on the two shoots gave me the chance to get familiar with the equipment (Panasonic AG-AF100’s, Canon 5D Mark III, and a Canon 60D) that MVP uses and how they set up/put on a shoot.

Overall, this past week has given me the chance to work with new equipment and enhance my experience.

Make sure to check in again to see what I get to work on next week!

Samantha Byers

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

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