Merce Williams

Sound Department, Camera and Electrical Department, Producer

Sound Department, Camera and Electrical Department, Producer


Awards
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For


Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers
Sound Department (2018)
Race for the White House
Race for the White House
Sound Department (2016-2020)
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Sound Department (2018)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
Sound departmentNeil Brand's Sound of TV
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 2 episodes) - The Score (2020) ... (sound recordist) - Advertising and Jingles (2020) ... (sound recordist)
2020
Sound departmentPortillo's Empire Journey
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - The US and Canada (2020) ... (sound recordist)
2020
Sound departmentDrain the Oceans
(TV Series documentary) (sound operator - 1 episode) - The Atomic Ghost Fleet (2020) ... (sound operator: Delaware)
2020
Sound departmentRace for the White House
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound recordist - 4 episodes, 2016 - 2020) (sound recording - 2 episodes, 2016) - Reagan vs Carter (2020) ... (sound recordist) - Bill Clinton vs George H.W. Bush (2016) ... (sound recordist) - Lincoln Vs: Douglas (2016) ... (sound recording) / (sound recordist) - John F. Kennedy vs Richard Nixon (2016) ... (sound recording) / (sound recordist)
Sound departmentDick Johnson Is Dead
(Documentary) (documentary sound)
2020
Sound departmentThe Pollinators
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2019
Sound departmentElla Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2019
Sound departmentWaco: Madman or Messiah
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound recordist - 2 episodes) - Part 2: The Standoff (2018) ... (sound recordist) - Part 1: The Motives (2018) ... (sound recordist)
2018
Sound departmentThree Identical Strangers
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2018
Sound departmentCradle of Champions
(Documentary) (sound)
2017
Sound departmentSecret History
(TV Series documentary) (sound operator - 1 episode) - Britain's Forgotten Army (2017) ... (sound operator)
2017
Sound departmentAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2007) (sound recordist - 1 episode, 2017) - Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2017) ... (sound recordist) - Novel Reflections: The American Dream (2007) ... (sound) - None Without Sin (2003) ... (sound)
Sound departmentJoan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2017
Sound departmentWho Do You Think You Are?
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 4 episodes) - Clare Balding (2017) ... (sound) - Sophie Raworth (2017) ... (sound) - Sebastian Coe (2011) ... (sound) - Bruce Forsyth (2010) ... (sound)
2010-2017
Sound departmentFrank Skinner on Muhammad Ali
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
2017
Sound departmentMy Brother, My Brother and Me
(TV Series) (location sound - 1 episode) - Candlenights & Vape Ape (2017) ... (location sound)
2017
Sound departmentHow the Universe Works
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 2 episodes) - Stars That Kill (2017) ... (sound recordist) - Black Holes: The Secret Origin (2016) ... (sound recordist)
2016-2017
Sound departmentThe Art of Jeremy Blake
(Documentary short) (sound recordist)
2016
Sound departmentBefore the Flood
(Documentary) (additional sound recordist)
2016
Sound departmentPresident Trump: Can He Really Win?
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2016
Sound departmentIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - The Armor of Light (2016) ... (sound)
2016
Sound departmentInside Obama's White House
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - 100 Days (2016) ... (sound)
2016
Sound departmentPanorama
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II (2016) ... (sound)
2016
Sound departmentBuffalo Returns
(Short) (sound recordist)
2015
Sound departmentTakashi Murakami
(Video documentary short) (sound recordist)
2015
Sound department30 for 30
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - The Prince of Pennsylvania (2015) ... (sound recordist)
2015
Sound departmentPappano's Classical Voices
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 3 episodes) - Baritones and Basses (2015) ... (sound) - Tenor (2015) ... (sound) - Sopranos (2015) ... (sound)
2015
Sound departmentThe Armor of Light
(Documentary) (additional sound)
2015
Sound departmentWho Do You Think You Are?
(TV Series documentary) (audio supervisor - 1 episode) - Tony Goldwyn (2015) ... (audio supervisor)
2015
Sound departmentFeelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer
(Documentary) (sound mixer) / (sound recordist)
2015
Sound departmentAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 6 episodes, 1990 - 2015) (sound - 6 episodes, 1993 - 2002) - The Forgotten Plague (2015) ... (sound recordist) - Kit Carson (2008) ... (sound recordist) - Grand Central (2008) ... (sound recordist) - Test Tube Babies (2006) ... (sound recordist) - Jimmy Carter: Part 2 (2002) ... (sound) Show all 12 episodes
Sound departmentSound of Song
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 3 episodes) - Mix It Up and Start Again (2015) ... (sound) - Reeling and Rocking (2015) ... (sound) - The Recording Revolution (2015) ... (sound)
2015
Sound departmentAlexander Payne Introduction to 'Il Sorpasso'
(Documentary short) (sound recordist)
2014
Sound departmentArt in the Twenty-First Century
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 10 episodes) - Legacy (2014) ... (sound) - Systems (2009) ... (sound) - Transformation (2009) ... (sound) - Paradox (2007) ... (sound) - Protest (2007) ... (sound) Show all 10 episodes
2005-2014
Sound departmentImagine
(TV Series) (sound - 3 episodes) - The Art That Hitler Hated: The Sins of the Fathers (2014) ... (sound) - Philip Roth Unleashed, Part One (2014) ... (sound) - Books: The Last Chapter? (2011) ... (sound)
2011-2014
Sound departmentAfghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar?
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 2 episodes) - Episode #1.2 (2014) ... (sound) - Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (sound)
2014
Sound departmentHorizon
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Inside the Dark Web (2014) ... (sound)
2014
Sound departmentWe Are Many
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2014
Sound departmentYears of Living Dangerously
(TV Series documentary) (additional sound mixer - 2 episodes, 2014) (sound mixer - 2 episodes, 2014) - Winds of Change (2014) ... (additional sound mixer) - True Colors (2014) ... (sound mixer) - The Surge (2014) ... (additional sound mixer) - Dry Season (2014) ... (sound mixer)
Sound departmentPioneers and Aviators
(Documentary) (sound)
2014
Sound departmentThe Silent War
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Know Your Enemy (2013) ... (sound recordist)
2013
Sound departmentThe Day Kennedy Died
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2013
Sound departmentNewsflash: Stories That Stopped the World
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2013
Sound departmentThe Story of the Jews
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 3 episodes, 2013) (voice over artist - 1 episode, 2013) - Return (2013) ... (voice over artist) - Over the Rainbow (2013) ... (sound) - A Leap of Faith (2013) ... (sound) - The Beginning (2013) ... (sound)
Sound departmentSound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies
(TV Series) (sound - 2 episodes) - Pop Goes the Soundtrack (2013) ... (sound) - The Big Score (2013) ... (sound)
2013
Sound departmentScience Club
(TV Series) (sound - 3 episodes) - Size Matters (2013) ... (sound) - Future Fantastic (2013) ... (sound) - Mindbending (2013) ... (sound)
2013
Sound departmentWhere I Am
(Documentary) (sound)
2013/I
Sound departmentKenneth Frampton: A Critical Voice
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentLebbeus Woods + Steven Holl: The Practice of Architecture
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentNova
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 8 episodes, 2004 - 2012) (sound - 1 episode, 1991) - Inside the Megastorm (2012) ... (sound recordist) - The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse? (2011) ... (sound recordist) - The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap (2011) ... (sound recordist) - The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time (2011) ... (sound recordist) - The Fabric of the Cosmos: What is Space? (2011) ... (sound recordist) Show all 9 episodes
Sound departmentSandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2012
Sound departmentThis World
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Obama: What Happened to Hope? (2012) ... (sound)
2012
Sound departmentFrontline
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 4 episodes) - Climate of Doubt (2012) ... (sound) - Six Billion Dollar Bet (2012) ... (sound) - Money, Power & Wall Street 4 (2012) ... (sound) - Money, Power & Wall Street (1) (2012) ... (sound)
2012
Sound departmentBarry Day on 'Blithe Spirit'
(Video short documentary) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentBarry Day on 'Brief Encounter'
(Video documentary short) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentBarry Day on 'In Which We Serve'
(Video documentary short) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentBarry Day on 'This Happy Breed'
(Video documentary short) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentBill W.
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2012
Sound departmentChildren of 9/11
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2011
Sound departmentTaking on Tyson
(TV Series) (sound recordist - 4 episodes) - Battle in the Bronx (2011) ... (sound recordist) - The Birth of Team Tyson (2011) ... (sound recordist) - Mike Gets Ready to Rumble (2011) ... (sound recordist) - Mike's Homecoming (2011) ... (sound recordist)
2011
Sound departmentOur America with Lisa Ling
(TV Series) (sound mixer - 1 episode) - Transgender Lives (2011) ... (sound mixer)
2011
Sound departmentNova ScienceNow
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 5 episodes) - Where Did We Come From? (2011) ... (sound recordist) - RNAi (2005) ... (sound recordist) - Profile: The Brothers Chudnovsky (2005) ... (sound recordist) - Fuel Cells/RNAi/Fastest Glacier/Profile: Brothers Chudnovsky (2005) ... (sound recordist) - Finch Brains/Northern Lights/Yoky Matsuoka/Smart Bridges (2005) ... (sound recordist)
2005-2011
Sound departmentThe Foods That Make Billions
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Liquid Gold (2010) ... (sound recordist)
2010
Sound departmentWilliam Kentridge: Anything Is Possible
(Documentary) (sound)
2010
Sound departmentA Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
2010
Sound departmentThis Emotional Life
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 2 episodes) - Rethinking Happiness (2010) ... (sound recordist) - Facing Our Fears (2010) ... (sound recordist)
2010
Sound departmentInvent Nothing, Deny Nothing: Five Guys from Mamet's HOMICIDE
(Video documentary short) (sound recordist)
2009
Sound departmentRethinking Cancer
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2009
Sound departmentJamie's American Road Trip
(TV Series) (sound - 1 episode) - New York (2009) ... (sound)
2009
Sound department9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2009
Sound departmentWide Angle
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Eyes of the Storm (2009) ... (sound)
2009
Sound departmentBlueprint America: Road to the Future
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2009
Sound departmentDarwin's Dangerous Idea
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Born Equal? (2009) ... (sound)
2009
Sound departmentMake 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses?: Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs (2009) ... (sound recordist)
2009
Sound department9/11: Millionaire Widows
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2008
Sound departmentThe American Future: A History
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 2 episodes) - American War (2008) ... (sound) - American Plenty (2008) ... (sound)
2008
Sound departmentThe Mona Lisa Curse
(Documentary) (sound recordist - 2008)
2008
Sound departmentDirt
(Documentary) (location sound recordist)
2008/I
Sound departmentLegends
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation (2008) ... (sound)
2008
Sound departmentAfrican American Lives
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 4 episodes) - We Come from People (2008) ... (sound recordist) - The Past Is Another Country (2008) ... (sound recordist) - The Road Home (2008) ... (sound recordist) - A Way Out of No Way (2008) ... (sound recordist)
2008
Sound departmentEarth: The Power of the Planet
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Ice (2007) ... (sound)
2007
Sound departmentNature
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode, 2007) (sound - 1 episode, 2001) - Silence of the Bees (2007) ... (sound recordist) - Dogs: The Early Years (2001) ... (sound)
Sound departmentSeven Ages of Rock
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 3 episodes) - Left of the Dial: US Alternative Rock (2007) ... (sound) - Blank Generation: Punk Rock (2007) ... (sound) - White Light, White Heat: Art Rock (2007) ... (sound)
2007
Sound departmentAmerica at a Crossroads
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007) ... (sound)
2007
Sound departmentFat: What No One Is Telling You
(Documentary) (sound)
2007
Sound departmentThe Addiction Project
(TV Series) (sound - 1 episode) - Treating Stimulant Addiction: The CBT Approach (2007) ... (sound)
2007
Sound departmentOperation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
(Documentary) (production sound recordist)
2007
Sound departmentThe New Medicine
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2006
Sound departmentMore Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy
(TV Series documentary) (location sound - 2 episodes) - Joan Rivers (2006) ... (location sound) - Whoopi Goldberg (2006) ... (location sound)
2006
Sound departmentPhantom of the Opera: Behind the Mask
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2006
Sound departmentThe Mystery of Love
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2006
Sound departmentDawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy
(TV Series documentary) (location sound - 3 episodes) - Episode #1.3 (2006) ... (location sound) - Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (location sound) - Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (location sound)
2006
Sound departmentGreat Performances
(TV Series) (location sound recordist - 1 episode) - Dance in America: Beyond the Steps - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2006) ... (location sound recordist)
2006
Sound departmentAutopsy: Sex, Lies and Murder
(Documentary) (sound)
2006
Sound departmentBalderdash & Piffle
(TV Series documentary) (sound)
2006
Sound departmentSlavery and the Making of America
(TV Series) (sound - 4 episodes) - The Challenge of Freedom (2005) ... (sound) - Seeds of Destruction (2005) ... (sound) - Liberty in the Air (2005) ... (sound) - The Downward Spiral (2005) ... (sound)
2005
Sound departmentThe World's Most Photographed
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - James Dean (2005) ... (sound)
2005
Sound departmentSoul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 2 episodes) - From Ghetto to Fabulous (2005) ... (sound) - The Birth of Soul (2005) ... (sound)
2005
Sound departmentMovieReal: Kingdom of Heaven
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
2005
Sound departmentThe Peacekeepers
(Documentary) (additional sound)
2005
Sound departmentAuschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 2 episodes) - Corruption (2005) ... (sound) - Factories of Death (2005) ... (sound)
2005
Sound departmentThe Fight
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - The Closest Thing to Dying (2004) ... (sound)
2004
Sound departmentRoad Trip
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Boston to Montreal (2004) ... (sound)
2004
Sound departmentThe Rise of the Celebrity Class
(TV Series documentary) (sound)
2004
Sound departmentInnovation: Life, Inspired
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Brain Fingerprinting (2004) ... (sound recordist)
2004
Sound departmentA Tribute to Joe Mantegna
(TV Short documentary) (sound mixer)
2004
Sound departmentThe Making of the Beatles First US Visit
(Video documentary) (sound: Albert Maysles interview)
2004
Sound departmentTowering Ambitions: Dan Cruickshank at Ground Zero
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
2003
Sound departmentAutopsy 9: Dead Awakening
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2003
Sound departmentCommanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (principal sound - 1 episode, 2002) (additional sound - 1 episode, 2002) - The New Rules of the Game (2002) ... (principal sound) - The Agony of Reform (2002) ... (additional sound)
Sound departmentYoung Dr. Freud
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
2002
Sound departmentGreat Books
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2002) ... (sound)
2002
Sound departmentAmerica's First River: Bill Moyers on the Hudson
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (production sound mixer)
2002
Sound departmentAutopsy 8: Dead Giveaway
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
2002
Sound departmentThe Haunted Desert: Archaelogy and the Dead Sea Scrolls
(sound recordist)
2001
Sound departmentAutopsy 6: Secrets of the Dead
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
1999
Sound departmentVoices from the Dead Sea Scrolls
(Short) (sound recordist)
1998
Sound departmentRock Family Trees
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 3 episodes) - The Prog Rock Years (1998) ... (sound) - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1998) ... (sound) - California Dreamin' (1998) ... (sound)
1998
Sound departmentAutopsy 5: Dead Men Do Tell Tales
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
1998
Sound departmentAmerica in the '40s
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
1998
Sound departmentAutopsy 4: The Dead Speak
(TV Movie documentary) (sound)
1997
Sound departmentLiberty! The American Revolution
(TV Mini-Series) (additional sound - 6 episodes) - The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) ... (additional sound) - Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) ... (additional sound) - The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) ... (additional sound) - Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) ... (additional sound) - The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) ... (additional sound) Show all 6 episodes
1997
Sound departmentAmerican Visions
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound)
1997
Sound departmentDem deutschen Volke
(Documentary) (sound)
1996
Sound departmentAmerica Undercover
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Autopsy 2: Voices from the Dead (1995) ... (sound)
1995
Sound departmentMarsalis on Music
(TV Series) (audio - 4 episodes) - Tackling the Monster: Marsalis on Practice (1995) ... (audio) - Sousa to Satchmo: Marsalis on the Jazz Band (1995) ... (audio) - Listening for Clues: Marsalis on Form (1995) ... (audio) - Why Toes Tap: Marsalis on Rhythm (1995) ... (audio)
1995
Sound departmentOne Survivor Remembers
(Documentary short) (sound recordist)
1995
Sound departmentUmbrellas
(Documentary) (sound)
1994
Sound departmentGod's Dominion: By the Word of God
(Documentary) (sound)
1993
Sound departmentDouble or Nothing: The Rise and Fall of Robert Campeau
(sound)
1993
Sound departmentCats: Caressing the Tiger
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
1991
Sound departmentNBC News: Houston Homicide
(TV Movie documentary) (production sound)
1990
Sound departmentForever James Dean
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
1988
Sound departmentSmithsonian World
(TV Series documentary) (production sound - 2 episodes) - The Promise of the Land (1987) ... (production sound) - The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (1986) ... (production sound)
1986-1987
Sound departmentNBC White Paper
(TV Series documentary) (location sound - 1 episode, 1987) (production sound - 1 episode, 1987) - To Be a Teacher (1987) ... (location sound) / (production sound)
Sound departmentPortrait of America
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Texas (1986) ... (sound)
1986
Sound departmentThe Work I've Done
(Documentary) (sound)
1985
Sound departmentEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Computers... But Were Afraid to Ask
(Video documentary) (boom operator)
1984
Sound departmentNBC Reports: Iacocca - An American Profile
(TV Movie documentary) (production sound)
1984
Sound departmentA Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers
(TV Series documentary) (sound)
1983
Sound departmentNBC Reports: Labor in the Promised Land
(TV Movie documentary) (production sound)
1982
Sound departmentAmerican Playhouse
(TV Series) (production sound - 1 episode) - Until She Talks (1981) ... (production sound)
1981
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentRock Family Trees
(TV Series documentary) (lighting - 3 episodes) - The Prog Rock Years (1998) ... (lighting) - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1998) ... (lighting) - California Dreamin' (1998) ... (lighting)
1998
RoleTitleYear
ProducerAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) (field producer - 1 episode) - Rescue at Sea (1999) ... (field producer)
1999
ProducerTwilight Highway
(producer)
1995
ProducerYours to Keep
(Documentary) (producer)
1989
RoleTitleYear
DirectorTwilight Highway1995
DirectorYours to Keep
(Documentary)
1989
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - By Sidney Lumet (2017) ... (sound: Sidney Lumet Interview)
2017
Additional CrewBy Sidney Lumet
(Documentary) (sound: Sidney Lumet Interview)
2015
RoleTitleYear
CinematographerYours to Keep
(Documentary) (director of cinematography)
1989