Burbank, CA (May 12, 2005)–Chace Audio, a full-service audio post production facility well known for sound preservation and restoration, has announced the inauguration of a comprehensive internship program to provide hands-on instruction in the major aspects of the company’s core services. The eight-week program launches in July and will become an annual fixture at the facility.
“While many schools emphasize preparing students for careers in music recording, there are also significant opportunities in audio post production for film, television and home entertainment,” observed Chace restoration engineer Brian San Marco, who played a key role in conceiving and coordinating the program. “Many educational institutions focus on the fundamentals, but instruction in the sub-specialties of sound preservation and restoration continues to be vastly underrepresented. We plan to help change that.”
He added, “The tremendous volume of historical, corporate and entertainment content that is archived or must be periodically repurposed for new digital formats presents a growing need for engineers with the expertise to restore and preserve audio whose quality has lapsed or suffered over the years. The Chace internship program will arm students with a valuable real-world experience, giving them insight into an arena with long-term career potential.”
Chace Audio will welcome its first intern from the renowned Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) in Tempe, AZ. As part of the school’s focused curriculum to prepare students for positions in the recording and professional audio industries, students are required to perform a 280-hour internship. Chace has several CRAS graduates on its staff of engineers and interest from the school’s internship coordinator drove the decision to offer the first opening to one of the institution’s undergraduates. Based on the success of this year’s program, the internship opportunity will be offered to local Southern California and national recording schools.