About the author

Barbara Robertson

Contributing Editor

Barbara has been writing about computer graphics, computer animation, and visual effects for more than 15 years. She has moderated panels on visual effects and animation for Imagina, SIGGRAPH and others, and has served on the jury for Prix Ars Electronic and other competitions. A former senior editor at Computer Graphics World, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and the Society of Technical Communications’ Award of Excellence in international competition.

Author Articles

  • By the Thousands
    By the Thousands

    Weta Digital, ILM, and Rodeo FX create digital environments and CG creatures for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    July 1, 2017

  • Action, Lights
    Action, Lights

    Lighting and visual effects artists worked with Pixar’s RenderMan RIS to create compelling scenes in Disney.Pixar’s Cars 3

    July 1, 2017

  • Taking the Fifth
    Taking the Fifth

    Ghostly pirate hunters and CG art-directed water star in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    May 1, 2017

  • Beastly Beautiful FX
    Beastly Beautiful FX

    Artists at Industrial Light & Magic create a mythic island, a monstrous Kong, and unique creatures for Kong: Skull Island

    March 1, 2017

  • Magical by Design
    Magical by Design

    Visual effects artists become an integral part of preproduction and production on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place seven decades before Harry Potter learned he was a wizard.

    January 12, 2017

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