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

  • Elemental Effects
    Elemental Effects

    Visual effects studios create CG explosions and virtual enviroments for Angels and Demons.

    July 1, 2009

  • Shades of the Future
    Shades of the Future

    For Terminator Salvation, Industrial Light & Magic creates state-of-the-art rendering and lighting techniques.

    June 12, 2009

  • Back in Space
    Back in Space

    For the seventh time, ILM creates innovative CG effects for a Star Trek film, but this time the director causes a break in tradition

    June 12, 2009

  • Without Bounds
    Without Bounds

    Digital artist Maurice Benayoun explores the new media world.

    April 30, 2009

  • Rethinking Moviemaking
    Rethinking Moviemaking

    Animation and visual effects studios discover creative possibilities in three dimensions

    December 8, 2008

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