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Chad Zellmer

Denver, Colorado

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About Me

Fully vaccinated and boosted crew. Licensed and fully insured 4K/HD Owner/Operator with multiple broadcast camera packages (FS7MKII, C300MK II, etc..) and a wide array of television production equipment (see full gear list below). Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Section 107 certified drone operator, LiveU 600 Owner/Operator, still photographer and editor with over 20 years experience doing everything from television news to long form documentaries. 7 regional Emmy Awards. Denver based equipped to travel worldwide at a moments notice. Valid passport. Worked in over 60 countries and every state.

Specialist at remote interviews, corporate interviews and films, True-Crime television, music videos, drone/UAV work, documentaries, news, sports, concert photography/videography, remote conferences.

Chad brings a keen eye, tireless work ethic and heart and soul to every shoot. He is a master storyteller always looking for creative ways to take your production to the next level. He continually strives to incorporate the latest technology into his shoots. He has extensive experience directing talent and hosts, lighting single and 2-3 cam interviews, Live U, helicopter, gimbal, jib, etc... He is constantly adding to his arsenal of equipment and always looking to incorporate the newest and latest technologies into his shoots. Ask him about his latest toys.

The last couple of years have pushed production in a very different direction. Many shoots have become remote because of travel bans and Covid 19 protocols. Chad has adapted with the times and embraced this change. Over the last 2 years, he has done remote interviews with producers all over the world. From True-Crime to corporate conferences and everything in between. Chad has done it remotely during the Pandemic. His skill set is vast. Whether it's a month in the back country of Alaska, a remote interview from Australia, traveling the world with an award winning host, heading up the camera team at Red Rocks, directing a music video, filming the worlds most extreme slides and rides, one-man banding a corporate video in downtown Denver, capturing breaking news and doing a live shot, or creating a social media campaign or commercial for your local business, Chad can tell your story.

Recent DP credits include: Lumen Technologies, Faro Technologies, Major League Soccer, A&E, Pointsbet, BetRivers, Deloitte, Convergent Healthcare, 3D Systems, United Airlines, Sports Illustrated, Ancient Aliens-History Channel, Cold Case Files-A@E Networks, Explained-Netflix, Hotel Paranormal-Travel Channel, AlJazeera News, CNN, Andy Frasco, Alteryx, TMZ, Marketsource, Medtronic, The Price of Freedom-documentary, Dancing Around My Grave-music video (Andy Frasco and the U.N. music video), When Big Things Go Wrong - Apple TV, Jessica Long Olympic Preview- Sports Illustrated, Cold Case Files A@E Network, Accident, Suicide or Murder -Oxygen Network, Ancient Aliens - History Channel, Hotel Paranormal - Travel Channel, Samantha Brown's Places to Love - PBS, Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central and Studio 58 with Von Miller, Alteryx, Flatbush Entertainment, Walmart, The Lumineers, Samantha Brown Media, Discovery Channel, ID, Oxygen, 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, Andy Frasco and the UN, Phish, Cloud 9, 7s Management, Danone, Caterpillar, Netflix, Comedy Central, Bravo, ITV America, Facebook, Arrow Electronics, Honest Paws, Colorado Symphony and many more.

Chad Zellmer owns CZ Productions LLC. A fully licensed and insured production company in Denver, CO. Give him a call or email him @ 417-827-3989 or chadzellmer@gmail.com

I have been in the industry since 2001.

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Credits

Director of Photography – Lumen Technologies Internal Video
May, 2022 — May, 2022
Corporate – Lumen Technologies
Camera Operator – Major League Soccer Coverage
May, 2022 — May, 2022
Other – Major League Soccer
Director of Photography – Somebody's Hiding Something
April, 2022 — May, 2022
Television – Cineflix media
Director of Photography – Faro Internal Project
April, 2022 — April, 2022
Corporate – Faro Technologies
Hired through ProductionHUB
Director of Photography – PointsBet NCAA Live Shots
April, 2022 — April, 2022
Corporate – LiveX
Director of Photography/Editor – Oqton internal video
March, 2022 — March, 2022
Corporate – Oqton
Director of Photography – Deloitte Internal Video
March, 2022 — March, 2022
Corporate – Deloitte
Director of Photography – Undisclosed Documentary
February, 2022 — February, 2022
Feature –
Drone Operator – Cold Case Files
January, 2022 — January, 2022
Television – A@E
Director of Photography – David Sirota Interview
January, 2022 — January, 2022
Television – Al Jazeera
Director of Photography – Cold Case Files
January, 2022 — January, 2022
Television – A@E
Director of Photography – United Airlines - 2021 Operations Summary
December, 2021 — December, 2021
Corporate – United Airlines
Director of Photography – Idea House
November, 2021 — December, 2021
Television – This Old House
Director of Photography – Medtronic Doctor Presentation
November, 2021 — November, 2021
Corporate – Medtronic
Director of Photography – House Hunters
November, 2021 — November, 2021
Television – Pie Town Productions
Director of Photography – Cold Case Files
October, 2021 — December, 2021
Television – A&E
Director of Photography – VNR1 Internal Project
October, 2021 — October, 2021
Corporate – VNR1 Media
Drone Operator – Battlement Mesa Golf Course Aerials
October, 2021 — October, 2021
Other – Mountain Golfscapes
Photojournalist – Douglas County Health Department
September, 2021 — September, 2021
Other – CNN
Director of Photography – Space Junk Mural in River North
August, 2021 — October, 2021
Corporate – SpaceJunk Media
Director of Photography – Lateral Spine Surgery
August, 2021 — August, 2021
Corporate – Medtronic
Director of Photography – Fluid Trucks
August, 2021 — August, 2021
Commercial – Red Rocks Media Group
Director of Photography – Move On
August, 2021 — August, 2021
Corporate – Cinco Media Group
Drone Operator – Jupiter Aerials
August, 2021 — August, 2021
Corporate – MarketScale Productions
Director of Photography – Stand Together
July, 2021 — July, 2021
Corporate –
DP/Editor/Colorist – Dancin' Around My Grave
June, 2021 — June, 2021
Music Video – Andy Frasco
Director Photography – Alien Documentary - TMZ
June, 2021 — June, 2021
Television – TMZ
Director of Photography – Jessica Long _ Olympic Preview
June, 2021 — June, 2021
Television – Sports Illustrated
Still Photographer – Andy Frasco and the U.N. @ Red Rocks
May, 2021 — May, 2021
Live Event – Andy Frasco
Director of Photography – 3D Systems Internal Video
May, 2021 — May, 2021
Corporate – 3D Systems
Director of Photography – Alteryx Inspire Virtual Conference
April, 2021 — May, 2021
Corporate – Alteryx
Director of Photography – Explained - TIME
April, 2021 — April, 2021
Television – Netflix
Director of Photography – Bet Rivers - George Karl
March, 2021 — March, 2021
Commercial – Bet Rivers
Sizzle Editor – Various Sizzle Reels
January, 2021 — July, 2021
Television – Wrigley Media
Director of Photography – Family Style w/the McDivitt's
February, 2020 — February, 2020
Commercial – McDivitt Law Firm
Director of Photography – Danone Corporate Bootcamp
January, 2020 — February, 2020
Corporate – Danone
Director of Photography – Untitle Sizzle Reel
January, 2020 — January, 2020
Television – History Channel
Director of Photography – Accident, Suicide or Murder
October, 2019 — February, 2020
Television – Oxygen
Director of Photography – Building Off the Grid
September, 2019 — October, 2019
Television – Dorsey Pictures
Director of Photography – Building Off the Grid
September, 2019 — September, 2019
Television – Citizen Pictures
Director of Photography – American Association of School Administrators
September, 2019 — September, 2019
Corporate – Roman Mediaworks
Director of Photography – Primrose Daycare
September, 2019 — September, 2019
Corporate – Blacksheep Productions Inc.
Drone Pilot – KoreNetworking Solutions
September, 2019 — August, 2019
Corporate – Penso Entertainment
Director of Photography/Editor – Honest Paws Brand Integration
August, 2019 — September, 2019
Commercial – Quickframe
Drone Pilot – American Ventures
August, 2019 — August, 2019
Television – ITV America
Director of Photography – Returning the Favor
August, 2019 — August, 2019
Online – Hudson Media
Director of Photography – IBM and Arrow Integration
July, 2019 — July, 2019
Corporate – Arrow Electronics
Camera Operator – Haunted Gingerbread Showdown
June, 2019 — June, 2019
Television – Food Network/Highnoon Entertainment
Director of Photography – Bravo Mustang Monument Pilot
May, 2019 — May, 2019
Television – ITV America
Camera Operator/Specialty – Samantha Brown's Places to Love
April, 2019 — October, 2019
Television – Samantha Brown Media
Camera Operator – The High Road with Jack Maxwell
April, 2019 — May, 2019
Television – Wrigley Media
Live Camera Operator – Darius Rucker Live at The Gaylord Marriott
February, 2019 — February, 2019
Live Event – Mariott Bonvoy/Plan B Productions
Camera Operator – Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe
January, 2019 — January, 2019
Television – Facebook Watch
Camera Operator – An Imperfect Union
January, 2019 — January, 2019
Online – Facebook
Camera Operator – Fracked Up-Desi Lydic "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
January, 2019 — January, 2019
Television – Comedy Central
Camera Operator – Southern Charm S6
December, 2018 — December, 2018
Television – Bravo
Camera Operator – Ripley's Believe it or Not
November, 2018 — November, 2018
Television – Travel Channel
Camera Operator – Untitled Pilot
November, 2018 — November, 2018
Television – HGTV/Highnoon Entertainment
Audio/Sound Tech – Cummins Turbo Diesel
November, 2018 — November, 2018
Corporate – Cummins Turbo Diesel
Camera Operator – Building Off the Grid
November, 2018 — November, 2018
Television – Dorsey Pictures/DIY
Camera Operator – Miseducation of Lauryn Hill at Red Rocks
September, 2018 — September, 2018
Music Video – Tour Gigs
Drone Operator – Jake Plummer Feature
September, 2018 — September, 2018
Television – NFL Media
Camera Operator – Grandoozy Music Festival
September, 2018 — September, 2018
Corporate – Tour Gigs/Superfly Entertainment
Camera Operator – CU Buffs Feature on Depression
August, 2018 — August, 2018
Television – Fox Sports
Director of Photography – Haunted Gingerbread Challenge w/ Sandra Lee
June, 2018 — June, 2018
Television – Food Network
Director of Photography – Living Alaska Season 6
January, 2018 — June, 2018
Television – HGTV
Director of Photography – Von Miller's Studio 58
January, 2018 — March, 2018
Online – Highnoon Entertainment
Director of Photography – Xtreme Screams Season 1
February, 2017 — October, 2017
Television – Travel Channel

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