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

  • Water World
    Water World

    Industrial Light & Magic helps Peter Berg turn a board game into a sci-fi battle on the high seas.

    May 16, 2012

  • Motion-Capture Mania
    Motion-Capture Mania

    Suddenly, after all these years, motion capture is everywhere, from living rooms to film production sets, and that’s driving innovation.

    May 16, 2012

  • Life On Mars
    Life On Mars

    London’s Soho studios help director Andrew Stanton fill a planet with green-skinned, warring Martians

    March 9, 2012

  • Seeing Red
    Seeing Red

    InduStRial Light & Magic leadS a group of vendors who piloted the Tuskegee airmen’s digital planes for Lucasfilm’s Red Tails

    March 9, 2012

  • Animation Evolution
    Animation Evolution

    The artists at Weta Digital turn their fastidious talents to their next film and create a remarkable animated feature to the surprise of everyone except themselves.

    November 29, 2011

  • Magic Man
    Magic Man

    Visual effects artists push deep into cinema history to help Martin Scorsese create Hugo

    November 29, 2011

  • Dancing the Ice Away
    Dancing the Ice Away

    Animation director Rob Coleman talks about the cool, new CG feature Happy Feet Two

    November 29, 2011

  • Technical Knockout
    Technical Knockout

    Teams Digital Domain, Giant, and Video Hawks put virtual robot boxers in real rings for on-location filming.

    October 26, 2011

  • Holy Frijole
    Holy Frijole

    DreamWorks Animation puts Shrek’s Puss in Boots into a fairy-tale world fit for a swashbuckling hero, and gives the familiar CG cat a new life.

    October 25, 2011

  • Chimp Change
    Chimp Change

    The artists and scientists at Weta Digital didn't monkey around when it came to creating Cesar, a digital chimpanzee, and other CG apes for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    September 28, 2011

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