A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Paul Taylor has directed and supervised a wide variety of projects, from game cinematics, commercials, ride films to short and feature films. His credits include cinematics for the games "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" and "Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War", the ride film "SpongeBob SquarePants-3D" and the broadcast network image campaign for Kid’s WB. He also served as layout and editorial supervisor for a series of animated shorts that Blur Studio produced for the best-selling Disney DVD release Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.
As a director, Paul co-directed Aunt Luisa, which was short-listed for an Academy Award nomination in 2002. He also wrote and directed the animated short In the Rough, which made it to the Oscar shortlist in 2004. In 2008 Paul directed an all CG feature film, The Nutty Professor: Facing the Fear at Rainmaker Animation Studios.
Paul has worked in feature film VFX as an animator, previz artist, and animation supervisor on major Hollywood films including: 2012, Suckerpunch, Percy Jackson, A-Team, Red Tails, The Amazing Spiderman, and Oblivion.
Paul worked on previz for Activision/Blizzard Entertainment’s 1st new IP in 20 years: Overwatch.
Recently, Paul was the animation director on 5 ride films for Farah Entertainment in Abu Dhabi. We are animating classic WB characters (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Pepe, Tweety, etc) as well as Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and Green Lantern.
Paul has been teaching Animated short film at ArtCenter since 2017.
Currently, Paul is working on previs on Season 2 of Lost in Space on Netflix.