Berklee Blogs follows Marco Angelone, an international student from Milan, Italy as he continues his internship started last summer through Berklee at Notable Productions
These past 2 weeks were really intense.
Last week at Notable, the time arrived to name all the cables. So last week I started to name quarter inch cables balanced and unbalanced with first names of famous guitar players. On Thursday the 20th, I improvised myself as a photographer because Dan needed to have some photos for gear being sold online. So I prepared the gear, the lights and I took many photos trying to be creative.
Sadly, that same Thursday around 2 pm, Oak, Dan’s dog, started to feel really bad. He didn’t want to move or eat or drink, so Dan brought him to the closest animal hospital, but Oak unfortunately didn’t make it. On Monday afternoon I had to also name Xlr cables with first names of famous singers and I helped Chris to move the mic pre-amp, compressors and 24 track digital recorder used during the weekend to record a live show in New York.
This past Thursday the 27th was an unlucky day. In fact, two computers crashed and I couldn’t get done with my work for the day. And everyone at Notable felt down about all the things that happened- naming and classifying cables, making photos of gear, waiting for the computers to start again, recording sessions, mixing different songs in a day and last, but not least, Oak’s death.
I could feel Dan’s sadness for Oak’s death. But after all, we have to move on and continue working- remembering all the good times.
See you in 2 weeks…
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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