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I have been installing and designing Custom Home theater and Home automation for about 8 years now. I have a band and studio working on the side with some partners and we are based out of lowell.
Brendan "Bob" Leahy
Spent a few years providing support to the TV and Film industry for Avid Media Composer, DS, and Interplay products. Moved from support to engineering and now I do QA work for Media Composer. Recently started taking some software development courses back at UML.
I graduated roughly a year ago and I’m taking up as much space in the audio world as I can. I have a full-time position in corporate AV and several part-time jobs in freelancing, mostly in live sound. Aside from that, I fill in as a prompt-tuner for Nuance Communications, editing their audible software used in GPS systems.
I work as an assistant engineer and staff composer at Yessian, who provides music, sound design and audio post for video. Our day-to-day clients are ad agencies, but we get some fun projects too every now and then. I also freelance on smaller projects as composer, re-recording engineer, sound designer, location sound, and even the occasional band recording.
I’m building up my IMDB profile: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5545904
I’ve composed music for several national and international campaigns, including Tide and BMW, and given my hand as a session bassist in a few more.
For the past five years I’ve been teaching technology electives, most notably Electronic Music and Game Design, first at Hopkinton High School and now at Natick High School. I also offer my Game Design course online through TEC Online Academy. Before I started teaching, worked briefly as an Acoustical Engineer at a private firm in Connecticut, and completed my internship at Videre Conferencing.
At Natick High, I’m pioneering a new style of instruction called Quest-Based Learning that puts students in control of their experience and allows them to focus and specialize on topics that interest them. I’ve also recently earned Professional Teacher Status in Natick, and I’m on track to earn my Masters of Educational Technology degree this Spring at Boise State University, as well as my Professional-level teaching license.
My projects of note include the quest-based courses I’ve created and administered, most of whose materials are available via my website, and which I intend to build a separate site for in the future. I was also very proud to be invited to speak on a panel called Education Gamification at Penny Arcade Expo 2013, a well-known gaming convention in Boston.
Right now I’m staying busy upgrading my teaching licensure, earning my Masters degree and teaching online courses, but I’m also working on a slew of side projects. I have a couple of apps (Countdown Sync and WhoMentionedMe) in the Chrome App Store, I have a series of game development tutorial videos on my YouTube channel, and a host of other ideas in the works as well.
I am also, as of this past summer, engaged! I will be getting married in Spring of 2015.