Good morning America,
My internship is offically over as of August 10, 2007. This was one of the most valuable experiences of my professional career. Being at Cube Vision forced me to play a role outside of comfort zone. Instead of being in a creative mode, I was always in a problem solving mode. For example, Cube Vision didn't have intern policy and procedure guidlines before me. I was given a few tidbits of information, a 3-ring binder, and a check list of everything that needed to be included in the guidline manual. I drafted scheduling forms and contact information forms. There was also a script manual included, which I had to piece together from researching other manuals, along with an elctronic keypass and other items. This same task was given when I acquired the work visa's for Ice Cube and WC's international tour. I was given passports of the two artist and the entourage along with other legal documents, International Visa work forms, a phone number to contact the promoter, and an ink pen to fill out the forms. After completing the forms, I was responsible for arranging and facilitating a time with each person at which they could review and sign each document (of course, under the supervision of my boss Nancy Leiviska). A similar task was given to me when creating the travel itenerary for this international tour, compiling all the travel, hotel and performance information. All of these task were what I would call "very time sensitive assignments".
Although none of these had anything to do with music, they directly made me a better producer. As a producer I have to create ACCURATE budgets, take care of scheduling for artists, musicians, mixing, etc. In short, I have a lot of deadlines that I am responsible for by taking on that role. The set of skills that I've gained and polished will apply to, hopefully, my career in its entirety.