My last few days at work were busy as always, but very nice. Definitely sad to be done with my internship, as I really loved returning here to work. LA has been super awesome! The food and atmosphere here are just really relaxing and great. Great food and the beach is always a plus! And the weather. Can’t beat the weather.
This week has so far been a long one, and we’ll be working tomorrow on Sunday to boot. However, it isn’t so bad since I was able to get a little break and fresh air at the Palomar mountain this weekend! Got to visit everyone once again at the Palomar Film Music Workshop, present a bit about what I’m doing, and got to meet everyone that was there again! Really fun time, and so glad to get to see Lars there again, the person who helped me get this internship in the first place! And the mountain was amazingly gorgeous, too. The night sky was so dark and the air was really crisp. Living in the middle of the city really got me missing those few things.
Another week is here, and more movies roll in. Lots more live shows are needing scores, and I’ve now learned how to process them very well. I’ve also gotten really good at checking and finding mistakes in music. We always have to make sure that there are no mistakes at all in our scores and parts when they get sent to the recording session. Something like a missing page could be detrimental to any session, so I’ve been taught to check, double-check, triple-check, and keep checking as much as you have time for to make sure everything looks perfect! There are some really important things to make sure of, like the cue number and bar numbers. It gets tedious sometimes, but after catching a few things I know it’s a process that is really important to the process and to our whole office.
Lots more work this week! The Streisand show is taking up a lot of time, but it’s a lot of fun! There’s also a few movies that I’m currently working on as well as a few live events, like the US Gymnastics show! It’s really cool to be able to work on such a variety of shows and events, it really keeps me on my toes wondering what is coming in everyday and what I’ll get to do! Also, got to help out a bit scanning scores for Back to the Future Live. These live shows are really interesting to get to know behind the scenes, especially how the printed music has to show and relate to what is going on on screen. The conductor gets a lot of notes in his book and streamers to make sure the picture is lined up just right to the music! I haven’t gotten to see any shows so far, but I definitely need to go to the Hollywood Bowl soon, because it looks amazing and it’s even cooler that I get to work on some of the shows that play there!
And thus starts my third week at JoAnn Kane Music Service, and it still is going strong! Also, a resident bird has seemed to take up residence above the entrance to our office. And laid a nest. And is attacking anyone who comes in and out of the office. Definitely scary, but thankfully so far I haven’t gotten attacked yet! But, on the bright side, we have huge windows outside our office where we can watch people get surprised and attacked by the bird, so, it’s not so bad. We put up a sign outside to warn people of Horace, the scary bird. And I thought I only had to worry about the black widows.
After the relaxing, as well as exhausting, scanning project, there were a lot of new projects that came in this week, from movies, to live orchestras, to shows at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a long end of the week, but was exciting to work on some big projects nonetheless. And that means the weekend of volunteering, petting cats, and sleeping would feel even better. I wake up so much earlier than my roommates and definitely feel it (four cats are also a force that keeps you awake a lot as well...especially when they meow at your door). LA is quite the late starting city, but that means that we have to start even earlier to make sure everything is prepared for those late morning recording sessions!
Slowly but surely, I’m getting to work on more and more stuff. Er...I guess pretty quickly, but the work days are so long, that it feels slowly to me! I’ve also got a lot of stuff lined up I want to do while I’m in LA this time around, and thankfully the train keeps me moving! Even back to Santa Monica, where it recently opened. I’m now into my second week at my new internship and have pretty much remembered everything I had learned last year, and am now moving onto some bigger stuff.
This week I was able to return to a place I had previously done an internship at--JoAnn Kane Music Service. It was awesome to get to see everyone again and reconnect with all my friends. A lot of people had no idea I was coming back, which made for some hilarious interactions from some very surprised people. The office was in a new location too, so it was something to get used to. The library had moved all the way over to another part of the city, and this new office was a bit smaller, but cozy. It was still only a few buildings down the same street from the year before, which made it still very easy to find and thankfully still close enough for me to walk to.