Sunday, June 9, 2019

Electro Sound Systems Intern report: Week 1 and 2 (late posting due to my blog invitation just being received)

1st Week:
Tuesday 5/28- 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs.
Introduced to newly implemented inventory check in/out system, new shop layout, and new employees. Unloaded trucks and checked in gear, sorted cables in road case packages. Organized projector and video shelf, sorted the wireless mic shelf, and stacked B2 subs onto custom rolling carts.

Wednesday 5/29- 9:00am-5:17pm 8.17hrs.
Went to assist repairs to an installed audio system at a winery and pick up rental equipment from Harford Sound, MA. While at Harford, I got to learn about their new Digico SD12 while our truck needed a jump and a new bolt for a broken door panel. Back at the shop, I booked out equipment, loaded a truck for an event, organized more cables and replaced pins for the Q1 line array system.

Thursday 5/30- 7:30pm-1:00am 4.5hrs.
I booked out gear and loaded the truck for a future event. Then I went to the new 76ers field house in Wilmington, DE to set up for multiple graduation gigs.

Friday 5/31- 1:30pm-11:30pm 10hrs.
Finished booking out gear and headed out for a show at the Delaware Arts Museum called the Backyard Bash. Set up included staging, lighting, and sound for four ensembles. I rotated mixing monitors and front of house with the other interns.

Saturday 6/1- 8:00pm-10:40pm 2.4hrs.
Met my boss at the 76ers field house to tear down the graduation set up.

2nd Week:
Monday 6/3- 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs.
I checked in equipment from the weekend events, booked out and loaded more gear for an event that night. Then my boss talked to us about mixing bands on the spot without a proper sound check.

Tuesday 6/4- 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs.
Unloaded and checked in gear from the last event, dropped off borrowed deck legs at The Playhouse in Wilmington, DE, picked up the keyboard the rented, and replaced the drum heads on both backline kits.

Wednesday 6/5- 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs.
Booked out equipment for 3 events and a rental, tagged new inventory and added it into the system, flipped wireless receivers installed in a rack, and built a shelving unit for cable storage in the shop with my boss.

Thursday 6/6- 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs.
Painted shelving unit (this thing was massive).

Friday 6/7- 8:40am-4:40pm 8hrs.
Unloaded and checked in gear from the last event and started booking out gear for an event going on that day. Went to go load in and set up a stage at Delaware Park and then went back to the shop. Began booking out gear for a local festival and loaded the truck. Ended the day with installing the new shelving unit.

Saturday 6/8- 9:00am-1:30am 16.5hrs.
Went to Smyrna, DE to work the Smyrna At Night fest. Began the day setting up PA, monitors, and backline for main stage. Then went to set up the stage in the Firehouse and then both inside and outside stages at the Painted Stave. I ran FOH and monitors for Painted Stave inside and outside, once my sets were done I tore both down as well as Firehouse. Helped load up the truck and went home.