Berklee Blogs follows Marco Angelone, an international student from Milan, Italy as he continues his internship started last summer through Berklee at Notable Productions
Finals are coming pretty fast and everybody is busy. Last week at Notable Productions, I was focusing on editing a song from Africa and I wrote a possible bass line since the original was missing in the pro tools session and we couldn’t find it. This work was actually pretty fun when it came to the writing process and I enjoyed finding a bass line for the song.
I also assisted Chris, Dan’s co-worker, in tuning some vocals in Melodyne for a beautiful project called “Rockstars for Life”. From my understanding, this project is from an organization that helps children and teenagers with terminal disease and cancer record their own songs in a recording studio. And in this particular case I guess Daniel Cantor is going to be the mixing engineer and co-producer.
But there is something else that I did that wasn’t as much fun. In the basement there are many albums of artists and bands that Dan mixed, produced or co-wrote. So my task was to open boxes and count albums for each artist/group and put the number on the front of the box. Every box contained albums from the same artist/band, so the hard part was actually counting the albums. All those CDs are for sale and that’s why Dan needed to know the exact number.
The end of my Internship is coming closer and I need to be sure to remember all the information and experiences that I’ve had. I think writing a blog every 2 weeks has been a good method for keeping track of my duties, experiences, projects and of my personal learning process.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Stay tuned for my last blog. Good luck to those who have projects and exams to do!
My name is Marco Angelone. I come from Milan (Northern Italy) and have a diploma in Accountancy with a specialization in “Staff Administration”. I started playing in 2002, but I really started to study guitar with a private teacher in 2006 which was my last year of high school. In March 2008, I auditioned for Berklee in Dublin. In May 2008 I got accepted.
It was not easy for me to deal with all these new lessons in music, software and technology, but coming here was one of those things that I had to do in order to go forward in my personal and professional life. Here at Berklee I am studying Contemporary Writing and Production, because I love to write music. Last spring I said to myself, “Everybody is talking about internships, but what are they exactly?”
I went to the Office of Experiential Learning and I found out everything about them. So I started working things out with my coordinator and the rest is history. In June I started my first Internship at a recording studio in Watertown called Notable Productions.
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