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Marco Angelone: Closing Thoughts

Berklee Blogs follows Marco Angelone, an international student from Milan, Italy as he continues his internship started last summer through Berklee at Notable Productions

My internship has been very meaningful to me. An internship is by definition an official or formal program that provides practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession; and for me it was more than that.

My internship was at Notable Productions, located in Watertown, MA. Notable Productions is a recording studio built inside a house. The owner is Daniel Cantor who is a great drummer, writer, engineer and producer; I met him for the first time this past June when I went for my interview. I was impressed because I had never before seen a professional recording studio built in someone’s house and I thought right away: “This man realized his dream, founding his own recording studio inside his own private house”.

So my internship hasn’t been just an internship, but a life experience full of different situations where you need to be flexible and professional. Honestly, there were situations where I was kind of lost and afraid to do the wrong thing, but Dan and his co-workers have always been comprehensive with me and other interns. When I think back to the spring semester of 2011, I remember that I didn’t know what an internship was and I thought: “It’s probably something challenging that I am not able to do.” Of course this was the worst approach that I could have for something new; but thanks to the staff at the Office of Experiential Learning and at the Career Development Center, I started the process to apply for an internship.

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Marco Angelone: Final Days

Berklee Blogs follows Marco Angelone, an international student from Milan, Italy as he continues his internship started last summer through Berklee at Notable Productions

Hello Everyone.

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.

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Marco Angelone: Video Projects and Tech Support

Berklee Blogs follows Marco Angelone, an international student from Milan, Italy as he continues his internship started last summer through Berklee at Notable Productions

Here at Notable Productions, we are involved in many different kinds of projects and in the past two weeks, among many other things (like mixing, naming cables, storing data) we’ve been working on a live recording for an Opera singer named Suzanne. So Dan and Ryan, another intern, recorded a live performance of hers along with video from two cameras.

Suzanne told us this recording was for an audition at an Opera school she is applying for, which requires a video presentation as part of the audition. Our goal was to mix the audio recording onto the video footage and we decided to use Final cut pro X for this. My task was to import, edit and divide those videos of the performance and mark beginning and end points of songs. Then take on the bigger task of matching the audio to the independent videos that we got from the video cameras.

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Marco Angelone: A Long Day

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.

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Marco Angelone: Improving Skill Weaknesses

Berklee Blogs follows Marco Angelone, an international student from Milan, Italy as he continues his internship started last summer through Berklee at Notable Productions

Hello everybody.

The semester at school is becoming busier and busier, but also at Notable Productions there are many things going on. After the beautiful project of songs from Congo, this week was a little more “quiet”. In this past week, Daniel gave me more editing/trascribing that needed to be done on Pro Tools for a song. I also went to the UPS Center in Watertown to send a very expensive microphone and a midi keyboard by mail in order to be repaired.

In the few weeks since the internship started, I didn’t really have the chance to set up a recording session on Pro Tools or set up the room for the recording. I hope that this coming week there will be a chance for me to set up a recording session, patch the cables or assist the engineer so I will be able to remember the steps that Daniel does when there is a recording session going on.

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