Linda Palmer | Production Design

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Testimonials

Linda has a talent for putting together high-production  value  looks  on  a budget.  She also has a great attitude and  is a consummate professional.  She always  gives 110%  which makes her easy to work with and a pleasure to have on set.  I highly recommend  Linda  Palmer  to anyone who  wants  to  make  their production life easier.​

Sandra J. Payne
Director, The KW Project

The biggest advantage I bring to your project, is the ability to know the whole picture. I build a great 'Art' team and stay within any budget to help you achieve your vision. 

About

Linda Palmer
mission statement

 

My goal is to work closely with the director to achieve their vision and make their project as unique as possible, while staying in the budget of the producers. 


I find that the entire look and feel of any project is the perfect melding of set design, construction or location scouting, along with the art of finding the perfect props for rent or sale, and set dressing.

Even set photography  is an essential tool to catalog and maintain continuity in art, makeup, costume, as well as for producers who need the elements  for publicity, and distributors in the final sale.

We were lucky to have Linda Palmer as the production designer for our series.  She was an integral part of our production team.  Her ingenuity and expertise made our low budget project look like a million bucks!  I have no doubt that her skills made Carbon Dating the award winning series that it is.

Amanda Serra
Creator, Carbon Dating Series

Services

Production Design

As a production designer on your project, my first goal is to help the director achieve their vision within the constraints of the budget.  Through the use of sketches, photos, models, I fine tune the look the director is shooting for. 

My unique skill is putting together the entire art team to make this happen.  I've worked in all aspects of this department and have a great selection of artists to choose from for your project based on their availability.   I also work with new artists, out of school, which helps me continue to grow my connections and stay abreast of new techniques.


 

Art Direction / Props / Set Dressing

The key to creating a "reality" for the show is research.  From the internet to many rental facilities to businesses, I’ve built relationships that allow me to find what you’re looking for.  I start with the script and break it down, and then begin the acquisition process.

Location Scouting & Management

This is one of my favorite areas of expertise because of my love of travel and my prior experience as a travel agent.  I have researched many locales, not only for clients, but ultimately for production.  

Many times finding a local location that looks like a "distant land" is crucial to meet budgetary requirements. This is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of location scouting.  My history in sales helps in negotiating deals with location owners that are mutually beneficial.

Set Photography

As a creator, most of my work starts with photographing and capturing initial images that fit the directors vision.  In my own work as a director, I use a combination storyboard / photo board to give the cinematographer, producers and crew a visual of what I'm considering.  

On set, I'm particularly careful to be as minimally invasive as possible, while still capturing all the stills needed by producers for publicity and distribution.  I also work with the script supervisors,  makeup, costume and of course, the art department, to help their continuity. 

"We hired award-winning production designer Linda Palmer for our short film, "The After Party." When we began pre-production, we quickly learned why Linda has so many accolades. Linda was able to take a tight budget (which is almost always the case in a short film) and make the production look spectacular. She is extremely creative, a stickler for detail and once she understands the vision of the film is able to help bring it to life beyond imagination. We can't wait to work with her again."

Rachel Amanda Bryant and Colin Costello
Producers, The After Party

Film & TV

The After Party
(short film)

Director: Colin Costello

Evie's Christmas Gift
(short film)

Director: Dawn Fields


 

1/8
Cat Dexx: Inkosi
(short film)
 

​Director: Linda Palmer

Shooting in Calif to double Africa.

1/12
Carbon Dating
(web series)
​Directors: Linda Palmer & Amanda Serra


Shooting over 3 months, we completed the entire season in locations and on a studio set. Linda also scouted most locations.

1/19
Last Call at Murray's
(feature film)

​Director: Linda Palmer

The set design was influenced by neon, and colors that provoke sultry imagery.  The basic influence of Dive Bars across the country.

1/10
Our Father
(short film)

​Director: Linda Palmer

The goal was to use one location with lots of mirrors to create a confined, clinical feeling.

1/20
Halloween Party
(feature film)

​Director: Linda Palmer

The goal of this project was to use one location and make it feel as big as possible with heavy accenting on orange and purple hues for the holiday.


1/34
The Wedding Video
(feature film)

 

Director: Todd Wade
 

This project had close to 30 locations as well as set builds over the course of a 5 month shoot.


 

 


 

1/9
Look @ Me
(feature film)
Director:  Todd Wade


This project was shot over 4 weeks with 3 weeks on a closed military location and a fully constructed set.
 

 

1/10
Switch
(short film)​

 

Director: Scott Ritchie

This film involved multi-million dollar locations and a car accident.
 

1/7
The KW Project
(television pilot)

 

Director: Sandra Payne

This project is currently in post production.  The following images show the research done to fulfill a yin/yang vision.
 

Commercials

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Children of the Night
(psa campaign)

 

​Director: Linda Palmer

The goal of this campaign was to make the audience feel dirty, guilty.  All locations were donated as well as all production services.
 

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Client Commercials, Music Videos & Industrials


 

Various Directors
 

 

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Spec Commercials

Director: Scott Ritchie

 

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