Spence Palermo

Freelance Video Producer & Videographer

Location:United States
2 Skills
I'm interested in your part time editing work on equine based material. I have over 28 years experience writing/producing/directing shooting/editing all variety's of film/video from. I am passionate about all things "Horse", we have 4 frisky Arabians, are dedicated trail riders/(My wife is a former champion endurance racer) and as I travel less for my work, I'm interested in part time projects where I can work from our horse ranch in Oregon.
I am fluent in Industry standard video editing software including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. I have a good working knowledge of other Creative Cloud Software including Photoshop and After Effects. as well as the basic Microsoft Office applications.
I also speak fluent Spanish should an of your clients require those services within ANY types of video production.
I also own a full field production package and am interested in any long form equine related documentaries, educational or promotional films. I typically produce projects from conception/writing through the final edits.
For samples of my work (and additional info on my bio/experience, etc.) please go to:
or to my website:
Below please find a brief 2 page resume. I look forward to hearing from uyou and working with you this season.
Spence Palermo
Cell Text-503 819 3876
Skype: palermodiroma

BA Liberal Arts (Spanish/Italian)
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR ‘91
AAS Film, TV and Broadcast Production Design
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR ‘87
Maya School of Languages
Antigua, Guatemala, 1986
Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, MT 1984
Boston School of Music, Boston, MA 1973-74
Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA ‘73

Documentary Projects (2005-Present)
Writer/Producer/Director/Videographer/Editor for a variety of clients including:
Windspirit Wellness Retreat, Joseph, OR 2010-2014
Oregon Law Center Portland, OR 2010-2012
Astoria Bicentennial Commission Astoria, OR 2010-2011
Clatsop County Historical Society Astoria, OR 2010
Columbia River Keepers Hood River, OR 2008
Baja Coalition, La Paz, Mexico 2007
Mana Yoga Center. Kauai Hawaii - 2006-2012
Film Festival Judge
Telluride Mountain Film – Telluride CO - 2006
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA – 2009
Major Awards/Nominations
2014 Best Short Documentary Awareness Film Festival
The Universal Maps Writer/Director/Camera/Editor/VO

2009 Official Selection Wild and Scenic Film festival
Crossroads on the Columbia Writer/Director/Camera/Editor/VO

2008 Best Environmental Film Award Santa Cruz Film Festival
Crossroads on the Columbia Writer/Director/Camera/Editor/VO

2009 Academy Awards Nomination for Best Documentary Short The Final Inch – Production Sound

1998 Emmy Award Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge – ENG Production

1994 Sundance Film Festival Audience Choice Award Mesasure 9 – Camera/Sound

Additional Skills/Interests:
Sailing, Skiing, Horseback/Trail Riding, Whitewater Sports, Scuba Diving,
Singer/Songwriter/Performance/Recording, Travel, Romance Languages

Documentary Production Sound Highlights

2005 – Grizzly Man Alaska
Feature Length Doc Directed by Werner Herzog
Lion’s Gate/Discovery Channel

2006 - Underground Rome Rome, Italy
Feature Length Doc on Ancient Rome
National Geographic

2007 - Iconoclasts - Into the Wild Alaska
Wilderness episode with Sean Penn and Jon Krakauer

2007-2008 Lost in China China
Mini-Series (6-1 Hour episodes on change in China)
National Geographic International

2008 The Final Inch India, US
Oscar Nominated (2009 Short Doc Category) doc on Polio

2007-2011 National Geographic Explorer US, Europe, Canada, Bahamas
Various Episodes
National Geographic

2009 - Voyage to the Deep Guam/Marianas
Scientific underwater expedition in the Marianas Trench
Discovery Science

Pg. 6
2008-2009 The Real Cowboys New Mexico
Mini Series on Icons of the American West
History Channel

2010 – Time Team Various US Locations
Archaeology series

2010 Bear Trek Peru
Wilderness doc on endangered bears in S. America

2011 Our America with Lisa Ling Various US Locations
Hosted series on life in America
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

2012 Around the World China
Series pilot on Love, *** and Marriage rituals around the world
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)

2000-2013 National Park Interpretive Films Alaska, California, Nevada,
North Shore Productions, Portland, OR

Additional Skills/Experience
Fluent Spanish, Some Italian
Sailor, Horseman, Skier, Whitewater Guide

Film Festival Judge
Telluride Mountain Film – Telluride CO - 2006
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA – 2009
Skills (2) Rating
Video Production