In his early days, Walt Disney Studios kept Michael Bayouth busy illustrating and designing the lion's share of its classics, from Mary Poppins to The Rescuers Down Under. Bayouth started his career right out of high school as an artist in the NBC Graphics Arts Department. There, he took assignments as a Courtroom Illustrator for KNBC and KABC news, working on a variety of high profile trials. Later on, Bayouth became Art Director of Presentation & Development at Marvel Productions and worked with such greats as Stan Lee. He was schooled at Art Center College of Design and is proficient in both digital and conventional mediums.
For over thirty years he owned and operated his studio, creating entertainment art and marketing for some of Hollywood's biggest feature films. Michael Bayouth is a storyboard artist with a filmmaker’s background, a rare and sought after combination that sets him apart from the others. He creates shooting boards for films as well as color storyboards for commercials. He recently boarded all the action sequences for AMC’s TURN, and NBC’s J.J. Abrams' Revolution. His boards are cut specific. Bayouth knows the anatomy of a scene. His storyboards communicate camera and performance action movement as well as the scene's content and dialogue. His artwork was first seen on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and most recently on NBC’s “The Office” and HBO’s “Entourage.”