Edmond Engelbrecht’s knowledge of computer graphics has been honed over 15 years working on a wide range of feature films, television and commercials projects in both the Australian and Canadian visual effects and animation industries.
He obtained his Bachelor of Multimedia, covering multiple disciplines including computer science, computer graphics and filmmaking. After graduating, he began working as a freelance CG generalist in Perth, Australia, working on films, commercials, music videos and TV projects, where he further developed his wide-ranging skills.
Specializing in 3D led to a role on Frank Miller’s 300, working as sequence TD at Animal Logic and subsequently joining the lighting team on Happy Feet. After a short stint working for the production of Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as an inhouse previs TD and writing tools to increase workflow efficiency, Edmond made the move to Vancouver.
In 2010, Edmond was working at Digital Domain and contributed to Tron: Legacy as a lighting TD. Alongside lighting large shots, he developed pipeline and lighting tools, and handled complex sequence setup and look development.
Since joining Image Engine in 2011, Edmond has created stunning lighting for Universal’s The Thing, (including lighting the VES Award-nominated Edvard/Adam face merge) and the SSX: Deadly Descents game trailer. He stepped up to the challenge of senior lighting TD on Elysium, where he set up and automated the lighting workflows and pipeline between Whiskytree and Image Engine to sync assets, and devised a new method of mixing Softimage-Arnold renders with Maya-Arnold assets/shaders to composite the results of both studios. Edmond was then promoted to become a CG lead for Now You See Me, before becoming a CG Supervisor for Child 44.
For Image Engine’s more recent projects, Edmond completed work on The Mandalorian season 1-3, The Book of Boba Fett, Snowpiercer season 2, The Twilight Zone season 2, Bloodshot, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Out of the Cradle, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Kin, The Meg, Lost in Space, The X-Files, Power Rangers, and Game of Thrones season 6 among other titles as CG Supervisor.
Alongside his experience as an artist, Edmond Engelbrecht has also led courses in visual effects, animation and digital marketing for both the Western Australia School of Art and Design and Murdoch University.