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, the University of California, Elixir Design, Royal Robbins, Comal Berkeley, the Delfina Restaurant Group, Tipping Point Community, Agricultural Institute of Marin, the Naqaqa Giving Foundation, The Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport, the Marin Municipal Water District and others. What is the future of human memory? What will people know about us when we are gone? The Wisdom Teachers VR Project uses immersive tools to capture first person experiences — the most humanist approach to archiving history there is.


"Searching for the mystery in life through a careful examination of the natural world."  Exploring my journey of becoming a virtual reality 360° filmmaker, focusing on the challenges of telling fully immersive stories in frameless stereoscopic 3D.  My website about Fijian culture, and how music and dance is inextricably linked to the Fijian people. Created as an artist-in-residence funded by the Naqaqa Giving Foundation.  Focusing on the restoration project I've been supporting on the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais since 2012.

NBC TV mini-documentary about my volunteer film work for Mt. Tam:  Open Road "Magical Mt. Tamalpais." ABC TV piece about the same subject: “Beloved Bay Area Mountain may be getting an environmental makeover.”

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.