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Currently I am a Director at Dreamworks TV Animation. I have been a Director on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja as well as a long time veteran animator on The Simpsons. Originally from New Jersey, I am now located in the Los Angeles area.
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JOSHUA TABACK
joshuataback@gmail.com                      www.joshuataback.com

EXPERIENCE
Dreamworks TV Animation - Director
Spirit: Riding Free - Dawn of The Croods - B.O.O. (Development)
October 2014 - Present
Disney XD / Titmouse Animation - Episodic Director
Randy Cunningham, 9th Grade Ninja
June 2011 - September 2014
Fox Television Animation - Storyboard Revision Artist
Family Guy
January 2010 – June 2011
Film Roman / Starz Media - Assistant Director / Character Layout Artist
The Simpsons
1994 – 2009 (15 years)
Character Layout/Animation
• Create compositions of scenes and key animation from interpretation of storyboards.
• Ensure characters are “on model” and the size relationships stay consistent from scene to scene as well as the start poses for the characters.
• Determine Character placement, size and movement in the frame.
• Create field guides to plot camera movements and enhance cinematic staging.
• Indicate levels for all scene elements, bring in the Props, FX and BG to set up the scene for animation.
Assistant Director
• Communicate and oversee crew members to insure proper creative direction and artistic abilities.
• Maintain show schedules and delegate work to meet deadlines.
• Train new hires and supported existing staff to achieve efficient production.
• Storyboarding new sequences, revising previous storyboards to incorporate rewrites.
• Timing animation and edit sequences to insure good story telling and pacing.

Instructor - Acting & Movement for Animation
Art Institute of Los Angeles - Santa Monica - 2005 – 2005
• Conducted introduction to acting as a tool of research through studies of animated movement, characters’ personality, expression, motivation, body language, and posture through a variety of medias.
• Designed class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities that supported lesson objectives.
• Enables the achievement of pre-described exit competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction that fostered competencies and establish student performance criteria and evaluation

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT
Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences: Animation Internship Recipient & Student Emmy Award   1995

EDUCATION
Studio Arts - Adobe After Effects - 2007 – 2007
University of The Arts - BFA: Film Animation  - 1990 – 1994
•Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art - Cartooning - 1984 – 1987

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Software Applications:
Cintiq Tablet • Toon Boom Story Board Pro & Pencil Check Pro • Adobe Photoshop CS4 • Final Cut Pro Studio 2 - DVD Studio Pro • Adobe After Effects • Final Draft • Mac iLife  • Familiar with Maya • Corel Sketch Pad


Live Action
Editor/Producer/Director:
Cast Off (2007)DV Short Film • Parvati Prost Ghosthunter (2007)-5 Webisodes DV • The Schnegees: Family Intervention (2007)- DV Short Film • The Favor (2006)-DV Short Film • MONKEYLUVR (2006)- DV Short Film
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