Scott Brisbane graduated from USC's School of Cinema-TV with a Bach. in Cinematography. He then studied matte painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and was hired shortly there after as a Digital Matte Artist at Matte World Digital.
While at MWD, Scott created concepts and final matte paintings for numerous projects including "The Alamo", "The Last Samurai", "Catwoman", and the Imax film "Greece: Secrets of the Past".
Scott joined Dreamworks Animation in 2005. His credits as a matte painter there include "Over the Hedge", "Flushed Away", and "Shrek the Third". He was then promoted to Lead Matte Painter on "Kung Fu Panda", supervising a team of 15 artists. This was the first film at the studio in which Vue was used extensively to create the environments for over 700 shots in the film.
In 2008, Scott has served as the Matte Painting Supervisor at Dreamworks Animation for the studios first stereoscopic movie, "Monsters vs. Aliens". This film allowed the matte department the opportunity to push the boundaries of digital environments in 3D. Under Scott's supervision, the team of 10 artists delivered hundreds of shots with environments ranging from foreground San Francisco buildings and distant city views to dimensional aerial cloudscapes.
Just after completing work on "Monsters vs. Aliens", Scott left DreamWorks animation to work at Rhythm and Hues Studios on "Land of the Lost", "The Wolfman" and "The Cabin in the Woods".
In July 2009, Scott left the USA to move to New Zealand. He joined the Matte Painting Department at Weta Digital where he acted as Senior Matte Painter on James Cameron's "Avatar" and for which his team won a VES Award for "Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture".
Currently, Scott has just completed work on "The Croods" for Dreamworks Animation.