Visual storytelling by Gary Yost.

Award-winning Director, Cinematographer, Editor and Colorist located in Marin County, California.

I've been making films and photographs for over 40 years.  Initially crazy enough to attempt a career in photography, I began creating computer animation software in the 1980s and was responsible for leading the development of the most widely-used 3D production system in the world (Autodesk 3ds Max).

My clients include NBC/Universal, the BBC, KQED, George Lucas, Gavin de Becker Associates, Elixir Design, Royal Robbins, Comal Berkeley, the Delfina Restaurant Group, Tipping Point, Agricultural Institute of Marin, the Naqaqa Giving Foundation,  Marin Municipal Water District, Cello & Madru Construction and others.

NBC TV mini-documentary about my volunteer film work for Mt. Tam:  Open Road "Magical Mt. Tamalpais."

I'm proud of the impact this blog post about why it's so important to incorporate narrative into time-lapse films has had on the timelapse community.

Droneblog series of articles about how I'm using flying cameras to advance the art of storytelling.  I'm an FAA certified sUAS pilot and my aerial demo reel is here.

Overview of my current project, documenting the culture of the beautiful people of Fiji.


"Searching for the mystery in life through a careful examination of the natural world."