(written from a Production point of view)
Barbara Affonso is a model maker who is working for Industrial Light & Magic. For ILM she worked as model maker on the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" in 1987. In 1996 she worked as chief model maker for ILM on Star Trek: First Contact.
In the 1980s Affonso worked as model maker on the science fiction sequel Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983, with ILM staff Charles Bailey, Stewart Barbee, Philip Barberio, Craig Barron, William Beck, David Berry, Andrea Biklian, Marty Brenneis, Sean Casey, Wade Childress, Terry Chostner, Bob Chrisoulis, Donald Clark, Harold Cole, Samuel Comstock, Michael Conte, Peter Daulton, Don Dow, Tom Duff, Patricia Rose Duignan, Selwyn Eddy, John Ellis, Scott Farrar, Alex Jaeger, John Knoll, Stewart Lew, Ease Owyeung, and Pat Sweeney), the action adventure Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), the science fiction film Starman (1984), the science fiction film Explorers (1985), the fantasy comedy Howard the Duck (1986), the horror comedy The Witches of Eastwick (1987), the fantasy adventure Willow (1988), and the science fiction sequel Back to the Future Part II (1989).
Her credits as chief model maker include the fantasy comedy Ghostbusters II (1989), the science fiction sequel Back to the Future Part III (1990), the fantasy adventure Jurassic Park (1993), the adventure Congo (1995), the fantasy sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), the science fiction film Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), the science fiction comedy Galaxy Quest (1999), and the adventure Space Cowboys (2000).
Other credits in the model department include Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure Hook (1991), the fantasy adventure The Mummy (1999), and the science fiction sequel Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).