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About Me

My name is John Valines, I'm a sound guy, technical director, production manager and aspiring software developer. I've hosted sound workshops with students in high schools and universities around the nation including Belmont University and Western Michigan University. Software that I designed is currently in use at Sak Comedy Lab in Orlando.

Currently, I'm looking to get into full time software development using my knowledge of Swift, Python, C, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

My app, SoundGuy, is currently available on the Mac App Store. SoundGuy works great for Improv groups, DJs, radio stations and even sports and corporate sound. I'm looking forward to seeing where SoundGuy goes and hearing from users.

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Sak Comedy Lab

1994 - Present
Production Manager
Improvise lighting and sound for Sak Comedy Lab improvised and scripted shows. Teach Level II Improv class, Technical Improv and advanced student workshops. Write and direct shows for corporate clients. Maintain all lighting and sound equipment. Design and edit all sound effects for use on computer. Setup and maintain computer network consisting of Macintosh and PC. Design and build all show control software using qLab, Python, Swift and AppleScript.

Toxic Audio

1999 - Present
Co-owner - Technical Director
Operate lighting and sound equipment, conceptualize and design sound, lighting and scenic elements, handle all video and show control for five-person theatrical a cappella group in various venues including the Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (3 month run), New Yorks' Off-Broadway John Houseman Theatre (7 month run), Universal City Jazz, Shibuya-AX (Tokyo), Lunario del Auditorio Nacional (Mexico City), Luz de Gaz (Barcelona) and more.

Lake Highland Preparatory School

2008 - Present
Design and run sound for all events in the Harriett Coleman Center for the Arts, the Black Box Theater and the Bourne Chapel including shows for lower school, middle school and upper school comprising of straight and musical plays as well as special events.

Murphy Lighting Systems

1995 - 1996
Administrative Assistant
Maintain all computer systems, network and Internet connections in both Gainesville and Orlando offices. General office duties including, answering phones, filing, sales tax reports and data entry into Microsoft Excel.

Stages Repertory Theater

Stage Hand
Move scenery and place props in between scenes for productions.

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This is the app I built to play sound effects quickly. I used Xcode and the Swift Programming Language along with tutorials from Ray Wenderlich and Jared Davidson.

My CodePen Profile

This is my CodePen Profile. I'm working my way through FreeCodeCamp and this is where my projects live.

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Voice Overs

On occasion, I do voice over work. I have done live announcements for events with Drury Design and Entertainment Central Agency. I've also recorded voice overs for Sak Comedy Lab, The Orlando Rep, The Garden Theatre and Lake Highland Preparatory School.

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