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

  • 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

  • Between the Lines
    Between the Lines

    ILM once again creates believable digital humans, a brutally honest droid, and dramatic space battles

    January 1, 2017

  • Navigating Polynesia
    Navigating Polynesia

    Disney Animation sets sail on a new adventure with a new type of Disney princess in Moana, as she sets out on a heroic journey with the demigod Maui to save her village. Both characters have long, cur ...

    November 1, 2016

  • Making Happy Happen
    Making Happy Happen

    The DreamWorks Animation crew fills Trolls, a colorful CG musical comedy, with good luck, charm, and optimism – and of course, trolls.

    September 1, 2016

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