About the author

Karen Moltenbrey

Karen has diverse experience in the publishing industry, both in the mainstreamand technical press, including a number of years as an editor at IDG’s Network World magazine. She has been with Computer Graphics World for eight years, writing and editing feature articles pertaining to the areas of film, television, computer gaming, digital fine art, and Web technology. A national ASBPE Gold winner, she has also received a number of Silver and Bronze Awards, and has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award a numerous times.

Author Articles

  • Editor’s Note
    Editor’s Note

    This past fall, Disney/Pixar released a special stereoscopic version of the ground­breaking computer-generated animated films Toy Story and Toy Story 2, taking us back in time to when CGI was in its i ...

    January 19, 2010

  • Real Illusion
    Real Illusion

    When singer/actor Frank Sinatra died in May 1998, fans the world over mourned his passing. Born to Italian immigrants, this kid from the blue-collar, working-class city of Hoboken, New Jersey, eventua ...

    January 19, 2010

  • Hair-raiser
    Hair-raiser

    Could werewolves become the new “IT” creatures? For New Moon, Tippett created realistic shape-shifting CG wolves that steal the scene.

    December 18, 2009

  •  The Long and Winding Road
    The Long and Winding Road

    The scene is all-too familiar: Animation students who turn pro after spending a few years learning the basics of animation. That was not the case for Lluis Liobera, a pro-turned-student-turned-pro, wh ...

    November 11, 2009

  • Editor’s Note
    Editor’s Note

    Excessive violence in video games is a topic about which everyone has a strong opinion to share. In the US, the games are rated, but too often those ratings are ignored by parents and/or teens. The is ...

    November 11, 2009

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