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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. Vaccinated and boosted.
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 [email protected]
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