The Private Suite Experience

Private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport for celebrities seeking to remove themselves from papparazi at the public airport.

Sea Star Wasting Disease Update: 2017

Produced under the guidance of Professor Michael Dawson, University of California, Merced.

Research funded by the National Science Foundation.

1 Day @ Delfina

Client:  Delfina restaurant group

Delfina/SF celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2013.  To commemorate the occasion they hired me and my friend Mark Spencer to create a "day in the life" look at the energy it takes to create their famously delicious food every evening at their restaurant on 18th Street.  They don't serve lunch there, but they start on prep at 4:00am and a full team of over a dozen people crank until service begins at 5:30pm.  With a combination of timelapse and realtime cinematography, along with Mark's fabulous direction and editing, we've captured a little glimpse of what their (incredibly long) typical day is like.

Non si vive per mangiare ma si mangia per vivere!


How to Make the World's Greatest Sandwich...

...from scratch.   (Warning:  This is carnivore food porn... Not for vegetarians!)

Client: The Farmer's Wife catering.

Music Part 1:  "Suddenly I Felt Joy"  by Gretchen Yannover
Music Part 2:  "Green Eggs & Ham" by Sam I Am

37th Mill Valley Film Festival Trailer

Client:  Mill Valley Film Festival

Using what's essentially a commercial message to express a bigger idea - that calm can be found in, not away from, the hubub.  

Director:  David H. Tanaka
Director of Photography:  Gary Yost
Visual Effects Supervisors:  Jamie Clay, Mike Macklin
Unit Production Manager:  Lisa E. Cooke
Music Composer:  Spencer Nilsen
Editor:  David H. Tanaka

Marin Independent Journal: article about the trailer.  
Mill Valley blog post about the trailer.

Marin County Firefighters: "Always Prepared"

Client:  Marin County Fire Department

Our first responders are instantly ready to help anyone in trouble…  Car and bike accidents, structure and wildland fires, medical emergencies and more…  there are a constant string of crises that firefighters have to respond to FAST.  

Although we all conceptually know that this is what first responders are supposed to do, here is a visual document honoring how our Marin County firefighters make instant-on rescue possible.   

Director/Camera/Edit:  Gary Yost
Aerial Imaging Team:  Jamie Clay (Pilot), Gary Yost (Camera)
Location Audio:  Mark Spencer
Assistant Camera:  Colin Drake
Audio Mastering: George Daly, American Mastering Labs
Music:  Zoë Keating "Into the Trees"

Marin County Permanent Farmers Market "Pitch In!"

Client: Agricultural Institute of Marin.

Directors:  Paul Auger & Gary Yost
Producer:  Paul Auger
Director of Photography, Editor, Colorist:  Gary Yost
Visual Effects:  Jamie Clay
Architectural Design/Viz:  Peter Chan, BGK Architecture
Original Music:  Lorin Rowan

MMWD San Geronimo Water Treatment Plant Seismic Upgrade Project

MMWD Senior Engineer Paul Sellier provides status on the San Geronimo Water Treatment Plant filter tank seismic upgrade project, February 14, 2017.

Sound Summit 2017 Teaser
Tipping Point 2016 Donor "Thank You"

Producer:   Stefanie Demong
Creative Director:  Ali Best
Camera/Edit/Color:  Gary Yost
Assistant Camera:  Will Hoppin
Music:  "Beautiful" by Emily Kopp (licensed via Musicbed)

Shot on Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6k, keyed with Hawaiki Keyer, graded in DaVinci Resolve.

Royal Robbins 2016 Branding Video

Client:  Royal Robbins 

Director: Gary Yost
Art direction:  Nate Durrant, Elixir Design/SF
VFX:  Jamie Clay


An evening with Locke McCorkle & Al Young
Gary Yost 2017 aerial cinematography reel

Shot with Inspire using X3 and X5R cameras with 24mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses.

Mount Tam Jam 2013

Client:  Roots & Branches Conservancy

June 22, 2013... the second rock concert ever held at the Cushing Amphitheater on top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin county.   This short film celebrates that amazing event, featuring the performances of DANNY CLICK & THE HELL YEAHS!, MIKE FARRIS & THE ROSELAND RHYTHM REVUE, THE TAJ MAHAL TRIO, CAKE and GALACTIC.

Producer:  Gary Yost
Directors:  Gary Yost & Stuart Schwartz
Editor:  Taylor Schwartz
Executive Producer:  Michael Nash

Tipping Point 2013 Brand Video

Client:  Elixir Design/SF for Tipping Point

Gary Yost: Cinematography, Lighting, Editing, Audio
Jamie Clay: Visual Effects and Typography Implementation
Jen Jerde, Nathan Durrant:  Art Direction, Elixir Design/SF
Jeff Brush, Nathan Durrant:  Typography Design,  Elixir Design/SF
Maria Mraz:  Line Producer,  Elixir Design/SF
Sarah Thorpe:  Production Assistance & Behind-the-Scenes video


Video Makery Weekend

BTS of the making of the 2013 "Tipping Point" branding video.

Sound Summit Promo • Mt. Tam • 9/19/15
Sound Summit 2016 Mt. Tamalpais "hero" bumper

Track:  Bill Frisell / “Turn, Turn, Turn” / Guitar In The Space Age / OKeh Records

Written by Pete Seeger.  Produced by Lee Townsend.

Mount Tam Jam Teaser
Ultimate Fitness Heavy Metal Spin Class
We Are Here for Peace

Client: Live A Moment

In Celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace
September 21, 2015 -- Mill Valley, California
Music: "We Are Here" by Alicia Keys and “Best Day Of My Life”  by American Authors