Barbara Robertson

I'm an author and journalist.

I've written two books and contributed to five. My articles about film and video visual effects, animation, computer graphics, dogs, and travel have won major awards. I'm based near San Francisco, CA.

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ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The Force Awakens ...

ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The F...


The Art of Penguins of Madagascar: Barbara Robertson, Tom ...

The Art of Penguins of Madagascar: Barbara Robertso...

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Computer Graphics World

Animal Farm | Computer Graphics World

By: Barbara Robertson. In the film Jurassic World, the fictional owners of the imaginary Jurassic World theme park faced a problem: Attendance at the island ......

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Oscar-Nominated VFX Supervisor Paul J. Franklin on Interstellar - Studio Daily

A look at Oscar-nominated Interstellar VFX work by VFX supervisor Paul Franklin....

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Marvel Studios VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Guardians of the Galaxy - Studio Daily

In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, a quartet of misfits that include, improbably, a CG raccoon named Rocket and a CG tree named Groot, zip f...

Computer Graphics World

Computer Graphics World - Barbara Robertson

95 results ... Barbara Robertson. Contributing Editor Barbara has been writing about computer graphics, computer animation, and visual ......

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Weta Digital VFX Supe Dan Lemmon on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Studio Daily

And the Oscar nominees are ... 20 visual effects, special effects and animation supervisors who represent the thousands of artists who worked on five...

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ILM’s Pat Tubach on a Career in VFX

By Barbara Robertson / Jul 9, 2014. Pat Tubach. It's a few days before the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere in New York, and I've arranged to meet  ......

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The Bark

Dog Is in the Details

In a gathering storm centered on the policies of animal shelters, temperament testing has become a lightning rod. Some resource- and space-starved shelters—which might have once chosen dogs for adoption based on such specious criteria as color, size, age, breed or length of time in the shelter—now use a series...

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VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander on The Lone Ranger | Studio Daily

VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander on The Lone Ranger | S...

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The Bark

Pixar’s Up

When cranky old Carl Fredricksen a widower and former balloon salesman, lifts his house with a thousand helium-filled balloons and soars off on a long-anticipated quest, the last thing on his mind is a kid or a dog. So, that’s exactly what directors Pete Docter and  Bob Peterson give him...

The Bark

Wonder Dogs

They’re more than our best friends, they’re our partners. For millennia, dogs have lived and worked at our side, helping us in ways too numerous to count. Even now, the words we use to classify dogs remind us of the tasks we once assigned them: herding, tracking, retrieving, working, companion....

CGSociety - The Foundry and Luxology Merge

The Foundry and Luxology join forces to provide a new avenue for CG production...

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Animation Mentor

11 Lighting Tips from The LEGO® Movie

Animation Mentor teaches character and creature animation in a real-world production environment. Programs are designed and taught by top industry animators. Learn face-to-face from the same industry pros who are animating your favorite film, TV and video game characters!...

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Computer Graphics World

Computer Graphics World - Motion-Capture Mania

By: Barbara Robertson. Break out the champagne, pop the corks, and dance a jig . After more than 20 years, motion capture has finally achieved mainstream ......