Entries by Merrel Davis

Hidden Visual Effects

Story: The Great Unseen Equalizer in VFX There is an art to using VFX as an unseen tool. So much consideration goes into the curating of what you, the viewer, see at any given moment, that it is easy to forget about what you don’t see in a shot. But more often than not, what […]

Building the best computer for VFX Work

In my day-to-day, I interact with many different types of artists, who have vastly different technological needs. They constantly ask “How can I best configure my personal computer for VFX like the one I have at work?” Here’s a quick guide to figuring out what kind of computer you really need to edit and render […]

What to do at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters)

Every industry has its yearly, go-to event, a time when the movers and shakers convene on the new-ness of talent or product. In comics: Comicon. For VFX and computer graphics: Siggraph.  Gaming: E3. Consumer electronics: CES. I could go on — But have you ever heard of NAB? The National Association of  Broadcasters trade show […]