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

  • Winter Wonderland
    Winter Wonderland

    Artists at Disney Feature Animation set an epic, magical, musical comedy in a fairy-tale land of ice and snow.

    January 10, 2014

  • Gravitational Pull
    Gravitational Pull

    Visual effects artists put actors in zero gravity for two films: Gravity and Ender’s Game.

    January 10, 2014

  • Moving On Up
    Moving On Up

    The visual effects studio Digital Domain was a co-producer of the film Ender’s Game. We asked Writer/Director Gavin Hood about the impact of having a VFX studio involved in the production from the beg ...

    December 30, 2013

  • A Tasty Treat
    A Tasty Treat

    The Cloudy 2 crew at Sony Pictures Imageworks wrangles a monstrously, delicious CG feature

    November 8, 2013

  • Facing the Future
    Facing the Future

    Vendors, service providers, and studios devise and apply state-of-the-art facial motion-capture tools and techniques.

    November 8, 2013

  • Zombie Tsunami
    Zombie Tsunami

    Artists at Cinesite and MPC animate CG zombies for World War Z

    September 9, 2013

  • Back to School
    Back to School

    Pixar Animation Studios’ team of artists places hundreds of complex CG characters on campus for the prequel Monsters University.

    July 31, 2013

  • Go Large
    Go Large

    Industrial Light & Magic artists use CG tools to create battleship-sized creatures for Guillermo del Toro’s film Pacific Rim

    July 31, 2013

  • Smooth Moves
    Smooth Moves

    Scientists in Pixar’s New Looks Project work out a long-standing CG problem

    July 31, 2013

  • Sun Screen
    Sun Screen

    Summer theater heats up with compelling VFX and CGI

    July 31, 2013

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