Born in Cape Town, South Africa Carl graduated with honors from the Tygerberg School of Graphic Art in 1995. As a painter and award winning portrait artist at the age of 19, he traveled to Europe for the first time in 1996 to gain knowledge and inspiration.
In 1997 he began his studies at CityVarsity School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town. At the end of his first year he was awarded for traditional cell animation, parallel to which he was introduced to 3d applications. In 2000 Carl was hired to relocate to Stuttgart as an animator for one year. During this time, he created “Universal”, a vector based 2D/3D animated short that was featured at various film festivals in Europe, including the 12th Stockholm International Film Festivals animation program.
In 2002 Carl re-located to Berlin, where he started an internship at a 3D production company. After two years of full time employment, he was hired by Centroid Motion Capture in Berlin. There he was introduced to motion capture editing and occasionally assisted during shoots. Shortly thereafter, he began his freelance career and after three years he was hired by the award-winning broadcast design studio, Metaphrenie where he would work continuously until the end of 2008 as a 3d generalist and motion capture editor for television.
In 2008 Carl was hired by Dyrdee Media GmbH to create 3d animations for their award winning “MTV Game Awards” spot as well as 3D animated idents for the German childrens channel KIKA.
In 2009 Carl joined the m box GmbH team on a regular basis. At m box he was responsible for creating two one minute intro and outro animations for the massive “Magic Box” project, a 16×16 meter installation featured at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. In 2013, m box GmbH produced a 3D digital short, “Jumper” which Carl wrote, directed and animated.
In 2014 Carl was hired by Berlin based Rise FX, where he worked as a VFX Artists on features such as “Captain America – The Winter Soldier” in 2014 and “Renegades”, in 2016. After several remote jobs for New York based Midnight Commercial, Carl was approached by Trixer GmbH, one of the leading VFX production houses in Germany to specialize for one year as a Cloth and Mocap TD on features such as “Spiderman: Homecoming” and “Thor: Ragnarok” in 2017.