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Palmer M.

Oakland, CA, USA

$1000 - $1600 / Day

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Top Services

  • Video Editor - Documentary

  • Documentary DP

  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • Drone

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit

About Palmer

Palmer (he/him/his) is a multi-disciplinary award-winning filmmaker who focuses on using the devices at hand in our visual and media culture that can drive our society to make change. As a Director, Producer, DP, and Editor, his work has been shown in National Geographic, PBS, New York Times, Outside Magazine and in film festivals around the world garnering awards and high praise. A Swiss Army knife of knowledge and skills, you'll often hear him planning his next shoot as often as you'll find him on set holding a camera or sitting in the editing room. Interested in stories of humans, our planet, and the interactions of the two, Palmer often works with organizations, non-profits, and brands in honing in on their mission in a visual format. Beyond his advocacy work through film, Palmer has been privileged to Direct music videos for artists such as Still Woozy and Moonchild. He currently lives in Oakland, California, on the homelands of the Ohlone peoples, and is the Co-Founder of Spruce Tone Films.

Top Projects

  • Strengthening Community, People & Opportunities Through Stewardship

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    A series of videos in collaboration with First Nations Development Institute sharing the many perspectives of their grantees who are stewarding Indigenous land across the Northern Great Plains and beyond.

  • Venture Out

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Art Director

    Venture Out is a story of overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and ultimately, the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community building. The Venture Out Project, founded by Perry Cohen, is a non profit organization that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors on wilderness trips. In sharing Perry’s story, and hearing from the other TVOP participants, we get a glimpse into the healing qualities of nature and life-saving community bonds that are being forged as a result of Perry’s work.

  • Stewarding Tribal Lands with Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    A series of videos in collaboration with First Nations Development Institute sharing the many perspectives of their grantees who are stewarding Indigenous land across the Northern Great Plains and beyond.

  • Constant Thought

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    When the traditional methods of coping with trauma don’t work, what options do you have left? Brandon Kuehn, an Iraq War veteran, believes the best way to face a range of trauma is to reach for literal, physical summits- and he isn’t alone. Outdoor therapy is a hugely growing field that is proving to help people like Brandon who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Constant Thought is an intimate portrayal of Brandon and his attempt to walk the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. It also underscores how stress, of any kind, can be soothed by both using and preserving the lands Brandon fought to protect.

  • Water Flows Together

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Water Flows Together elevates the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation through the voice of Colleen Cooley, one of the few female Diné (Navajo) river guides on the San Juan River. In sharing Colleen's perspective, we are given a glimpse into native views on issues of water resource management, which are often missing from larger discussions of western water challenges.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Palmer's Clients

  • REI
  • American Rivers
  • First Nations Development Institute
  • Eddie Bauer

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