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Chad Zellmer Resume



Over the last nearly 22+ years behind the lens, I can honestly say I have been living out my dream.  From a young age I became obsessed with photography and storytelling.  I have circled the globe meeting people, telling stories and filming places I never thought possible growing up in the tiny town of Butler, Missouri.  I'm lucky enough to do all of this, while earning a living.  My passion is storytelling. In the current market, our world is ever changing and so is the way we engage audiences and tell our stories. I can adapt my style to fit any productions needs. 

I love being behind the lens, capturing moments that only I see. Just showing up to set, isn't an option for me. I give it my all, every time. Each morning at 4 am while the city still sleeps, I am at my peak, trying to capture that perfect sunrise. I love beautiful pictures and it shows in each and every story I tell. I don't simply shoot, I am a storyteller. I always have a camera in hand. I bring a tireless work ethic and over 22 years experience in hundreds of television and video production scenarios. I own a gauntlet of high-end, well maintained equipment you will need to accomplish your shoots needs.

I am a master storyteller always looking for creative ways to take your production to a different level without breaking the bank. I am a beautiful cinematic lighting designer of sit down interviews and strive to incorporate the latest technologies into my shoots. We are always looking for unique and abstract ways to incorporate the lastest "looks" and gear into the storytelling process. The world of media is constantly changing and I believe as producers we need to change with the times as well. 

If you're looking for Video Production in Colorado, you've come to the right place. Whether it's a month in the backcountry of Alaska. Doing a live remote corporate interview from Australia. Capturing breaking news and doing a network news live shot. Traveling the world with award winning hosts. Heading up the camera team at Red Rocks. Directing a music video. Filming the world's most extreme slides and rides. One-man banding a corporate video in downtown Denver or creating a social media campaign or commercial for your local business, I've done a little bit of it all and I want to tell your story.

Every aspect and component of the storytelling process is essential to capture audiences of every shape and size.  From 100's of unscripted shows, to live network news, corporate, documentary, UAV, concert photography or live-streaming, I bring a vast repertoire of skills to every production. With experience comes knowledge and there is no substitute. I would love to be a part of your next video production in Colorado.

Please reach out.I am the proud owner of multiple 4K broadcast camera packages (Sony FX9, Sony FS7 MKII, Canon C300 MKII, etc..) and a massive array of lighting, grip, sliders, gimbals, drones, DSLR's and various other equipment. I have extensive experience directing talent and hosts, lighting single, 2-3-4 cam interviews, Live U Operation, helicopter camera work, gimbal operation, jib operation and setup, drone operation, etc.


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