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

  • Sci-Fi Magic
    Sci-Fi Magic

    Artists at ILM create award-winning effects for the seventh box-office hit in the Star Wars franchise.

    February 17, 2016

  • A Family Affair
    A Family Affair

    A practiced crew at DreamWorks Animation pushes CG boundaries to create the third Kung Fu Panda film

    February 17, 2016

  • Exquisite Danger
    Exquisite Danger

    The film begins with rain falling on Aspen leaves, dripping from pine needles, and splashing on rocks. We see a farmhouse planted in a meadow. Clawtooth Mountains hover in the distance. It’s a beautif ...

    January 19, 2016

  • Simply Audacious
    Simply Audacious

    Blue Sky Studios’ artists transform Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and their friends into CG characters.

    November 18, 2015

  • Shrink-Wrap

    ILM artists scale down a superhero in Ant-man ’s finale.

    September 1, 2015

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