7 time regional Emmy winning Director of Photography/cinematographer/camera operator/Section 107 certified and insured drone operator/producer/editor and graphics guru with nearly 20 years experience in the television business. Hundreds of broadcast credits. Chad can pull off nearly any thing you ask him or he can find someone that can. His work has taken him to over 60 countries around the globe and to every state in the nation. His skill set is wide, from narrative television, documentary, corporate, concert, news, sports, live-streaming, reality, and commercial, he has done a bit of it all over the last 20 years. A few of his clients include: Discovery Channel, ID, History Channel, NatGeo, NatGeo Wild, HGTV, National Parks Service, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY, TruTv, ABC News, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, FOX Sports, NASCAR, NFL Films, AASA, Primrose Daycares, Marriott Bonvoy, IBM, Danone, Caterpillar, Netflix, Comedy Central, Bravo, ITV America, Facebook, Arrow Electronics, Honest Paws, Colorado Symphony and many more. Recent credits include Accident, Suicide or Murder, Samantha Brown's Places to Love, Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Studio 58 with Von Miller.
Chad brings a keen eye and tireless work ethic to every production. He is a master storyteller and brings his heart and should to every shoot. Always looking for creative ways to take your production to the next level, he incorporates all of the latest technologies and ideas into his work. From 1 man band news coverage to 8 camera network shoots his skill set will fit your needs. He has extensive experience directing talent and hosts, hundreds of hours of handheld operation, extensive experience lighting single and 2 cam interviews as well as lighting large sets. Live U/Sat Truck Experience, hundreds of hours of live and taped concert coverage, gimbal, jib, and UAV operation as well. He has also done lots of helicopter work and various underwater shoots. Chad is Owner/Operator of a multitiude of equipment to fit most any productions needs. He is constantly adding to his arsenal of equipment and always looking to incorporate the newest and latest technologies in the industry and bring very advanced production techniques on a fixed budget.
Chad is also Section 107 certified for drone operation and insured with hundreds of hours in the air. He has flown in dozens of countries around the world in tight quarters as well as indoor operation.
Chad Zellmer owns CZ Productions LLC. A fully licensed and insured production company in Denver, CO. By the way, Chad is a blast to work with. Give him a call or email.
I have been in the industry since 2001.