Table Tennis England

PG Mutual Nationals

02 Mar 2019

In March this year I did some filming at the PG Mutual Nationals for Table Tennis England. As well as a bit of filling in for the other camera operators on the main games I ran around with an FS7 capturing behind-the-scenes interviews, action and slow-mo footage for social media and future promo material. 


European Rugby Champions Cup

19 Jan 2019

I'm very happy to finally be filming rugby. I've been doing long lens, pitch-side/corner on some Heineken Champions Cup games for BT Sport with some important TMO decisions relying on my shots. Games I've filmed include Wasps v Toulouse, my home team Saracens v Glasgow and the quarter final between Racing 92 and Toulouse. Saracens are now on their way to the final against Leinster! 

FIFA Under 17s Women's World Cup

International women's football event in Uruguay

10 Nov 2018

I went out to Uruguay with FIFA to document the Women's Under 17s World Cup 2018. For a change I was doing single camera work (and sound and lighting), using the Sony FS7 with a variety of lenses to shoot promos, adverts and stories of the tournament. You can see an edited montage of my work on my VIDEO page here, or click below for the story of the tournament as told through 7 different participants.

FLOWERS - Lighting for drama

Channel 4, Series 2

10 Jun 2018

Last year I spent some time working on this wonderful dark comedy drama series, written and directed by the very talented Will Sharpe, and starring Olivia Coleman and Julian Barratt.

I joined the crew as a trainee Spark in order to enhance my lighting skills and learn from DOP Jamie Cairney, whose work I admire. It was a super project to be involved with and has made quite an impact. I took photos on set, which you can see an album of on my photography page. Series 1 and 2 are available to watch now on All 4 #FlowersonTV 

FIA Formula E Championship

Live coverage of Formula E in Zurich

09 Jun 2018

Jetted off to Zurich this week to film live coverage of the Formula E Championship - electric race cars. 

I was on a handheld RF camera with the sports presenter, running around the pits, grid and fan areas of the event.

The Dog Rescuers

Channel 5, Tuesdays at 8pm

11 Jun 2018

Another aerial job - I filmed all the aerial helicopter shots for the current series

GTC Television Academy

Event for the University for the Creative Arts

19 Apr 2018

This week I gave a presentation at a Guild of Television Camera Professionals TV Academy event, held at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham. I spoke about my career and the lack of diversity in the camera department. The event  was attended by students as well as some reputable names in the industry including Oscar-winning Cinematographer Billy Williams. Also talking about their work were Natural History and drama DoP Robin Smith, documentary and drama DoP Nick Dance Bsc, GTC president, TV and music DoP and early innovator John Henshall, ex-student DoP Vince Knight, and insurance expert Michael Wood.


ITV Documentary - 8 March, 9pm

08 Mar 2018

On TV tonight, I filmed all the helicopter aerials for this programme with Flying TV.

Fiona Bruce presents a new ITV documentary looking back at the murder case she covered as a young reporter.

SILENT WITNESS Series 21 'One Day'

BBC1 - 29/30 January, 9pm

01 Mar 2018

We filmed drone aerials for the two-part story 'One Day' in this series, broadcast earlier this year 

Flying TV - Monica Wyer drone pilot, Hazel Palmer gimbal/camera operator (Arri Alexa Mini)


Silent Witness: The primetime hit BBC One crime drama follows a team of forensic pathologists helping police solve murders. 

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Guest editor of ZERB magazine

Hazel Palmer for the GTC

01 October 2017

ZERB is the publication of the Guild of Television Camera Professionals. 

I was honoured to be invited to guest edit this Autumn's edition, in which I wrote several articles. Click on the links below to view them.

My introduction to this issue of Zerb.

In light of the change of name from the Guild of Television Cameramen' to the 'Guild of Television Camera Professionals', I take a look at what it means to be a Camerawoman in a Cameraman's world.

A look at how the British television camera industry shapes up in terms of diversity.

Dr Hugh Hunt tells how he recreated John Logie-Baird's first mechanical television camera system for a BBC4 programme marking the 80th anniversary of the first television broadcast.

My interview with wildlife cameraman Rob Drewett about his unique remote stabilised dolly systems.

© 2018 by HAZEL PALMER

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