Travis Palmer

CWVFF Speaker20172019

God called Travis to the entertainment industry when he was 14 years old. With degrees in both Missions and Film & Video Production, he has worked the last 15 years in various positions throughout the motion picture industry. Each set is a mission field, each cast or crew member an opportunity to love as Christ loves.

Travis has contributed his expertise to over 200 productions, over 20 feature-length films, and seven documentaries--several Emmy-award winning, one Highest-U.S.-Grossing Documentary in 2012. He has had the privilege of working with numerous Oscar and Emmy-award winning producers, directors, and cinematographers. In 2014 he finished directing the film Where Was God?, a documentary regarding events surrounding the May 20, 2013 EF5 tornado in Moore, OK.

He loves teaching, continually pouring into the skills and character of hundreds of future filmmakers. In all that he does, Travis strives to glorify God and communicate His love throughout the echelons of the motion picture industry.

He has recently returned to his hometown in Oklahoma where he pastors his home church with his wife Tera and their three children.

2019 Workshops by Travis Palmer

  • Nuts & Bolts: Cinematography

    Cinema is a unique artform, as it is both an aural and visual medium. One of the craftsman within this medium is the Cinematographer, or Director of Photography (DP). A few things the DP must consider are: camera type (genre/style considerations), camera support, movement, camera operation (f-stop, shutter, filters, frame rate), composition, lighting, shooting for the edit, sound, and much more. Join us as we sort out the nuts and bolts of cinematography.

  • Nuts & Bolts: Lighting

    Much of the artistry in cinematography is the ability to control the lightness and darkness within the frame -- every frame exposed properly as it relates to the world of the story. What affects exposure? How is it controlled? What should be conveyed? Additionally, there are many choices for gear. What is a basis for deciding what is needed? This workshop will focus on equipment use, lighting technique, and theory.