Francis is an award winning director, storyboard artist, visual development artist, development writer, teacher, lecturer and consultant.
Francis has storyboarded on Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet, Fox and the Hound 2, Tom and Jerry, Space Chimps, The Wild Bunch, Curious George 2, Tinkerbell 1 & 2, Rio and Ice Age 4.
He has taught at UCLA, NYIT, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Woodbury University, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering. And offered consulting services for UCLA.
He published the critic acclaimed books: Directing the Story: Professional Storyboarding and Storytelling Techniques for Animation and Live Action (2008) ; The Animator’s Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout , Design, Color and Sound (2012) ; Iggy’s Incredible Easy Way to Write a Story: The Visual Way to See Your Story Structure (2012).