What is your name and your current occupation?
Hi, my name is Joshua Taback, I recently became episodic director on Randy Cunningham, 9th Grade Ninja.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Nothing too crazy. I worked at an AMC Movie Theater in high school and some of college. Â It was perfect job to geek out at, especially when home video wasnâ€™t as convenient as it is today. Â When I was in school in Philly I worked at another movie theater that was more artsy. Blockbuster Video one summer. Â All of which fed my film fanatic-ness. Besides that, camp counselor when I was younger, clerk in the humanities office at college. Â I heard those folks talk a lot of dirt. Â Then I â€œwent west, young manâ€ on the cupboard wagon of animation.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Since I had been on The Simpsons for eons, I would have to site specific episodes and sequences. The Wizard Of Evergreen Terrace, in which Homer becomes an inventor inspired by Thomas Edison, was an episode where I really hit my stride. There were a lot of great acting opportunities as well as action bits where I had a lot of fun and I think the episode turned out great. Also, being a fellow New Jerseyan I liked giving Edison a plug. As far as the shows I was an assistant director on, Homer The Moe was a show we really attacked and did well. Â There were a lot of great bits and we did a lot of good animation. Â I also did a good deal of storyboarding on that episode. Â Thatâ€™s about the time in my A.D. career that I began to have my hands on almost all the aspects of a show.
There was a couch gag that I came up with. Â Usually the writers come up with the couch gags and we Continue reading