John Zimmer

John ZimmerBIO

While attending UCSD, John started videotape editing in 1995 at Daniels Cablevision in Del Mar California. After graduating, he worked at Team One Advertising as an audio video intern making dubs and promotional tapes for new clients. He has been specializing on Avid Symphony finishing since 1997. He was a freelance online editor all over Hollywood from 1997 till 2004. In 2004 he became one of the few staff online editors at Chainsaw. He is currently the Department head for Chainsaws 11 staff online editors. Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys, and has won 3 Emmys. In 2007, he was part of the editing team that won for The Kennedy Center Honors. In 2009, he was part of the editing team that won for The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, and again for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

During John’s career he has worked on amazing shows like… American Idol, The Oscars, The Kennedy Center Honors, CNN Heroes, Stand Up 2 Cancer, The Comedy Central Roast, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts. John has also had the great opportunity to work with some of television’s biggest directors who trust in him to make sure their shows look great. He feels honored that he gets to color correct and do the finishing work for the biggest television directors in Hollywood.

John has worked on some incredible concerts which include, The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, Barbra Streisand, George Straight, Carrie Underwood, Yanni, Tim McGraw, Storytellers: Dixie Chicks, A Salute to our Troops, and Live Earth. John is very proud to have worked on Fund Raising Broadcast like, Stand Up to Cancer, Idol Gives Back, and An Evening of Stars Tribute. These shows have raised hundreds of millions of dollars through these broadcasts to help fight cancer, and provide college scholarships.

 

Credit Highlights: 

3 EMMY WINS:

  • 2012: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • 2009: 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
  • 2007: Kennedy Center Honors

7 EMMY NOMINATIONS:

  • 2012: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • 2009: 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
  • 2007: Kennedy Center Honors
  • 2002: 74th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2003: 75th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2004: 76th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2005: 77th Annual Academy Awards

2016 Television Credits

  • 2016 Golden Globes
  • 88th Academy Awards
  • The Passion
  • Kids Choice Awards (International)
  • Time Traveling Bong
  • 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards
  • Am I Smarter Than a 5th Grader

2015 Television Credits:

  • 2015 Golden Globes
  • 87th Academy Awards
  • 2015 Daytime Emmys
  • TVLand Awards
  • Roast of Justin Bieber
  • Kids Choice Awards
  • Key and Peele Superbowl Special
  • Am I Smarter Than a 5th Grader
  • Billboard Music Awards
  • Heart Radio Music Festival
  • AFI Tribute Show
  • Project Greenlight
  • Bill Engvall Comedy Special
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Peanuts 50th Anniversary Special
  • In Concert: Richard Sherman
  • Beyond the Tank
  • Jingle Ball

2014 Television Credits:

  • Breakthrough Prize
  • Comic Genius
  • iHeart Unplugged: Miley Cryus
  • 86th Annual Acdemy Awards
  • Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull
  • Kids Choice Awards
  • Howard Sterns Birthday Bash
  • Radio Disney Music Awards
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions
  • Billboard Music Awards
  • Spike TV One Night Only: Don Rickles
  • AFI Tribute to Jane Fonda
  • Rising Star
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • Joe Rogan Rocky Mountain High
  • iHeart Radio Music Festival
  • BOOM
  • Michael Buble Christmas Special
  • Jingle Ball
  • Kennedy Center Honors

Live Broadcast / Series / Specials:

  • Annual Academy Awards (2002-2015)
  • 2014 Kennedy Center Honors (2005-2014)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2004-2014)
  • CNN HEROES Awards (2008-2011)
  • 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
  • Comedy Central Roast: Donald Trump
  • Comedy Central Roast: David Hasselhoff
  • Comedy Central Roast: Joan Rivers
  • Comedy Central Roast: Roseanne Bar
  • Comedy Central Roast: Larry the Cable Guy
  • Comedy Central Roast: William Shattner
  • Comedy Central Roast: Flavor Flav
  • Comedy Central Roast: Bob Saget
  • Comedy Central Roast: Pamela Anderson
  • 2012 Kids Choice Awards
  • 2012 New Now Next
  • 2012 The Smith Center Opening Night
  • 2012 American Ninja Warrior (Season 4)
  • 2012 Stand Up 2 Cancer
  • 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 2012 Make Your Mark: Shake it Up
  • 2009 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan
  • 2009 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle
  • 2008 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson
  • 2007 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin
  • 2006 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder
  • 2005 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones
  • 2003 American Idol Season 1
  • 2004 American Idol Concert: Season 1 Cast, Las Vegas
  • 2008 American Idol Gives Back
  • 2007 American Idol Gives Back
  • 2009 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 2005 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards & Pre Show
  • 2004 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards & Pre Show
  • 2003 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards & Pre Show
  • 2002 53th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards & Pre Show
  • 2004 31st Annual Daytime Emmys
  • 2003 30th Annual Daytime Emmys
  • 2012 69h Annual Golden Globes
  • 2011 68th Annual Golden
  • 2010 67th Annual Golden
  • 2003-2008 MTV Movie Awards
  • 2011 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman
  • 2010 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols
  • 2008 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lionel Richie
  • 2008 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty
  • 2007 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino
  • 2006 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery
  • 2005 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas
  • 2005 Billboard Music Awards
  • 2004 Billboard Music Awards
  • 2003 Billboard Music Awards
  • 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 2005 An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
  • 2005 Red Bull Taurus World Stunt Awards
  • 2004 Red Bull Taurus World Stunt Awards
  • 2003 Red Bull Taurus World Stunt Awards
  • 2010 Teen Choice Awards
  • 2009 Teen Choice Awards
  • 2008 Teen Choice Awards
  • 2005 Teen Choice Awards
  • 2004 Teen Choice Awards
  • 2003 Teen Choice Awards
  • 2011 Betty Whites 90th Birthday Celebration
  • 2011 Mary Mary
  • 2007 GLAAD Awards
  • 2006 GLAAD Awards
  • 2005 GLAAD Awards
  • 2005 TV Land Awards
  • 2004 TV Land Awards
  • 2003 TV Land Awards
  • 2008 Critic’s Choice Awards
  • 2007 Critic’s Choice Awards
  • 2010 Americas Best Dance Crew
  • 2007 Americas Best Dance Crew
  • 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 2008 American Cinematheque Tribute to Samuel L. Jackson
  • 2003 American Cinematheque Tribute to Denzel Washington
  • 2011 America Ninja Warrior
  • 2011 Love in the Wild
  • 2010 Hall of Games Awards
  • 2010 Greg Girlado (Memorial Show)
  • 2010 New Now Next Awards
  • 2010 ACM (Girls Night Out)
  • 2010 Teen Wolf
  • 2010 Audrina
  • 2010 Sarah Palin’s Alaska
  • 2010 Wilfred
  • 2010 Kids Choice Awards
  • 2010 Oprah All Stars (Season 1)
  • 2009 Don’t Forget the Lyrics
  • 2009 Ellen Variety Show
  • 2008 So You Think You Can Dance
  • 2008 America’s Best Dance Crew (Finale)
  • 2008 Don’t Forget the Lyrics
  • 2008 Don’t Forget the Lyrics
  • 2007 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis
  • 2007 Moment of Truth (Finale)
  • 2007 Flight of the Conchords: Season 1
  • 2007 Guys Choice Awards
  • 2007 ALMA Awards
  • 2007 Scream Awards
  • 2006 Pepsi Smash
  • 2005 The Complex: Malibu
  • 2004 World Music Awards
  • 2004 Moving Image Salutes Richard Gere
  • 2004 The Bachelor
  • 2004 The Bachelorette
  • 2004 The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose
  • 2004 High School Reunion
  • 2004 Next Action Star
  • Coyoty Ugly Series
  • Gerhard Reinke’s Wanderlust
  • My Life is a Sitcom
  • The Home Show
  • Taboo
  • Life of Luxury
  • House Calls
  • Celebrity Pool
  • Who Wants to be a Superhero
  • It’s a Miracle
  • Miracle Pets
  • The Hi-Fi Room Celebrity Wings Color of War
  • High School Reunion Secrets of War Robitica
  • G-Phoria

Specials:

  • 2010 Thurgood (HBO)
  • 2009 Bridgets Sexiest Beaches
  • 2008 Hannah Montana Concert Performances for HM Show
  • 2008 Paris Hilton’s My BFF After Party
  • 2008 Randy Jacksons Presents: Americas Best Dance Crew Season I
  • 2008 Crisis Point
  • 2008 Eyes On Target
  • 2008 Worlds Funniest Commercials
  • 2007 Brian Regan: Standing Up
  • 2007 Worlds Funniest Commercials
  • 2006 Worlds Funniest Commercials
  • 2006 New Years Eve Show
  • 2006 Keith Barry: Extraordinary
  • 2006 The Superbowls Greatest Commercials 2005
  • The Nick @ Nite Holiday Special
  • 2005 Nick and Jessica Christmas
  • 2004 The Commies
  • 2004 Apollo at 70 A Night In Harlem
  • 2004 ABC’s 50th Anniversary
  • 2003 Superbowl Spectuclar
  • 2003 Jingle Ball Rocks
  • Disney Channel Games Season I & II
  • Sports Illustrated 20 Greatest College Basketball Players
  • Ever MLB World Series Top 10 Moments
  • Monday Night Football Kick-Off Show
  • AMC Guilty Pleasuers
  • American Cinematheque
  • Billboard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll New Year’s Eve
  • Comic Relief
  • Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’06 Starring Lewis Black
  • Body Doubles: International Twins Search Fandemonium
  • Speed Channels Test Drive Dodge Magnum RT
  • Speed Channels Test Drive Jeep Grand Cheerokee
  • Speed Channels Test Drive Lexus ISF
  • Summer Music Mania
  • US Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Blockbuster X-Mas Parade
  • David Blaine Special: Vertigo
  • AXE House Party
  • Sextuplets
  • Outrageous Rescue
  • World Wildest Police Chases
  • Stupid Behaviors Caught on Tape
  • When Cameras Cross the Line
  • Rock Stars Do The Dumbest Things
  • Heydrich (Feature Film)

Concerts and Music Shows

  • 2009 Barbara Streisand Live Concert
  • 2009 Legends: Tribute to George Straight
  • 2009 Carrie Underwood Concert
  • 2009 Yanni Concert
  • 2005 Tim McGraw: Here and Now
  • 2005 An American Celebration at Fords Theatre
  • 2006 Storytellers: The Dixie Chicks
  • 2006 A Salute to Our Troops
  • 2002 Janet Jackson Concert in Hawaii
  • Making The Band I, II, III, IV
  • Making His Band
  • Snoop’s Doggy Fizzle Televizzle
  • Viva La Bam
  • VH1 Big in 06 Awards
  • True Spin
  • Ultimate Albums
  • Vh1 Child Star Babylon
  • Bubblegum Babylon
  • Vh1 Dashboard Dreams
  • Vh1 Hip Hop Babylon
  • Behind The Music Anniversary Show
  • Taquita & Kaui
  • Cheyenne
  • Totally Obsessed
  • Homewrecker
  • Tommy Lee: The Naked Truth
  • Blink 182 Album Launch

VH1 Behind the Music:

  • Queen Latifah
  • Faith Hill
  • Journey
  • Grease
  • 2000 Review
  • Chicago
  • The Doobie Brothers Blues Travelers
  • Ice-T
  • Billy Idol
  • Shaina Twain
  • Saturday Night Fever Lennon
  • Brian Setzer
  • Mega Death
  • Anthrax
  • The Cult
  • Snoop Dog
  • Puffy
  • Aligah
  • Blind Mellon
  • Hootie and The Blow Fish
  • Judas Priest
  • The Cult
  • Ozzy Osbourn
  • Bob Marley
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Leif garrett
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • STYX
  • Flash Dance
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Aerosmith
  • Ricky Nelson
  • Notorious BIG
  • Daryl Hall and John Oats
  • Warren Zevon
  • Guns and Roses
  • Prince

DVD:

  • Making of Michael Jacksons “GHOST”
  • Superman DVD (Bonus Materials)
  • Band Of Brothers (DVD Bonus Materials)
  • SUPERCROSS: The Movie (Funding Trailer)

Infomercials:

  • Yonex Golf Infomercial
  • Dean Martin Celebrity Roast Infomercial