Chad Zellmer

Denver, Colorado

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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.

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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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