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 […]
About Merrel Davis
Merrel is a journeyman of technology and creative business operations with years
of experience in television production, post-production and VFX.
His creativity and inquisitiveness have lead him through the meandering garden of
life with unique opportunity to learn, design and support for a wide variety of
industry including, Aerospace Defense, Fortune 500, Feature Film & Television,
Venture-backed Technology and Music.
When Merrel isn’t supporting the latest technology for television production, he
continues to generate content as a writer and musician, with a slate of musical
and feature film scripts in development.
Entries by Merrel Davis
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 […]
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 […]
Every profession has a special way of preparing for the task at hand, and we’re no different in the world of media and content creation. Ever see a professional chef organizing ingredients or sharpening knives in the preparation of dinner service? That’s called mise en place, which translates to “everything in its place.” Mis en […]