If you love storyboarding, you’ll love today’s interview with Pixar Story Artist Michael Yates! Michael worked as a Story Trainee at both Disney Feature Animation and DreamWorks Animation, as well as working as a Story Intern at Pixar, before taking a full-time job as a Story Artist on Cars 3 at Pixar. In today’s interview Michael discusses the importance of working on personal projects, learning as much as you can in and outside of school, and developing a thick skin in order to improve your storytelling chops. And check out his amazing student film, The Legend of the Flying Tomato!
Michael Yates’ Websites
The Legend of the Flying Tomato
I am taking courses at two online schools — check them out:
The Oatley Academy – The Storyteller’s Summit
Schoolism – Alex Woo’s Gesture Drawing Course
Awesome find of the week: The Gnomon School
Check out their live stream, Bringing “Stranger Things” to Life: An Evening with Aaron Sims Creative, and see how the Burbank, CA studio created the terrifying Demogorgon!