Assistant Engineer Handbook Gigs in the Recording Studio and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0825672961

ISBN-13: 9780825672965

Edition: 2004 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Sarah Jones

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgementsp. vi
About the Authorp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Assistant Engineering 101p. 1
Engineering, Definedp. 2
Changing Technologies Mean New Skillsp. 4
An Educational Evolutionp. 6
A Long List of Skillsp. 7
Math and Sciencep. 7
Musicp. 8
Electronicsp. 9
Signal Flowp. 9
Web Skillsp. 10
Human Hearingp. 11
Communicationp. 11
Ears!p. 11
Opportunities in a Competitive Fieldp. 12
Beyond the Studio Gigp. 13
Music Recordingp. 13
Sound Reinforcementp. 15
Film and Broadcastp. 16
Other Careersp. 17
Do Some Career Detective Workp. 18
Spotlight: Crystal Davisp. 20
Your Game Planp. 23
Creative Expression Through Technologyp. 23
The Importance of Educationp. 24
Research the Job Before Committing to Schoolp. 27
What Type of Program is Best?p. 28
Music-Basedp. 28
Industry/Business Specialtyp. 29
Engineering Focusp. 29
Program Lengthsp. 29
Seminars, Short Courses, Web Programsp. 30
Certificate/One-Year/Two-Year Programsp. 30
University Programsp. 31
Do You Need A Degree?p. 32
Selecting a Schoolp. 33
Considerationsp. 34
Making the Most of Your Educationp. 37
At School, Outside the Classroomp. 37
Beyond the Campus: Out in the Fieldp. 40
Spotlight: Robert Scovillp. 42
Going Where the Jobs Arep. 45
Moving to a Traditional Marketp. 45
Big City, Big Lifestyle Changep. 46
Building a Career in a Secondary Marketp. 48
Regional Considerationsp. 50
City Comparison Chartp. 51
Spotlight: Janet Kalasp. 52
Working For Free: The Internshipp. 55
Big Or Small Facility?p. 56
Paid Vs. Unpaid Programsp. 57
Moving and Other Considerationsp. 58
The Search Processp. 58
You, On Pare: The Resumep. 59
Resume Anatomy, Top to Bottomp. 60
Keeping it Clean: Style Tipsp. 62
Finishing Touchesp. 63
The Art of the Cover Letterp. 64
Contacting Facilitiesp. 65
The Interviewp. 66
Pre-interview Research and Preparationp. 66
Day-of-Interview Do's and Don'tsp. 67
In the Interviewp. 68
Post-Interview Follow-Upp. 69
Learning From Rejectionp. 70
The Foot's In The Door: The Internshipp. 71
Display A Professional Attitudep. 71
Know Your Placep. 73
Learn By Doing-Even Menial Tasksp. 74
Perseverance Is Keyp. 76
When Bad Things Happen to Good Internsp. 77
Getting a Recommendationp. 77
Spotlight: Arthur Rochesterp. 79
Making the Cut: Landing an Assistant Gigp. 81
The Transition From Intern: What Now?p. 81
The Assistant's Rolep. 82
Demonstrate Skills, Earn Respectp. 84
Make Yourself Indispensablep. 85
Master the Technologyp. 86
Keep the Right Attitudep. 87
Learn Good Judgmentp. 88
Spotlight: Roy Jorgep. 90
Etiquette Do's and Don'tsp. 93
Acting the Part: You're a Professionalp. 93
Be a Team Playerp. 96
Assistants: Seen, Not Heardp. 99
Ethics in the Workplacep. 101
Crossing The Linep. 102
Spotlight: K.K. Proffittp. 105
Staying on Top of Your Gamep. 107
Networking Equals Netting Jobsp. 107
Get Out There, Get Involvedp. 108
Continuing your Education, Avoiding Complacencyp. 109
Moving Onp. 110
Finding Your Nichep. 111
Strive for Life Balancep. 112
Giving Back to the Communityp. 113
A Long-Term Strategy For Successp. 114
Resources: Industry Foundations/Support Groupsp. 117
Resources: Audio Industry Organizationsp. 119
Resources: Audio Education Programsp. 125
Resources: Industry Trade Magazinesp. 157
Resources: Trade Shows and Industry Eventsp. 161
Resources: Sample Lettersp. 163
Networking Letter: Informal E-mailp. 164
Internship Cover Letterp. 165
Thank You Letterp. 166
Resources: Sample Resumesp. 167
Indexp. 171
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