HAZEL PALMER
Career history
Experienced across a wide variety of TV, film, video and event productions. After completing a degree in Photography, Film & Television in 2000, I was Camera Trainee on detective drama REBUS before taking a full-time job with internet TV arts channel, Worldart. There I became Camera Supervisor, leading a crew of 20 on a daily live TV broadcast from the Edinburgh Festival, then filming and editing content for the channel during the rest of the year. Travelling around the world with my daughter, I spent time as a news cameraman in New Zealand, creating content for TVNZ and TV3. 

As a freelancer, I’ve gained knowledge and understanding of a wide variety ofgenres including sports, documentary, music, arts, news, reality, commercial, drama and short film-making. I am adept at rigging and operating (peds, box lenses, handheld, remote systems) and comfortable working in the studio or on location, single camera or multi-camera, live or rehearsed. I also have experience of  filming from helicopters, motorbikes and rollerskates.

As well as my camera skills and good eye for a shot, I’m proficient at lighting, sound recording (in-camera and editing, with a decent technical knowledge and problem-solving ability, along with a friendly and positive attitude.