Author Snehal Patel is a director and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Chicago, he lived and worked in the mainstream Bollywood industry at one time. His first foray into HDSLR filmmaking was in the Fall of 2009, when he asked the formidable Rodney Charters to be the cinematographer on his short film project, "Indian Gangster." This was one of the ONLY films to use a Panavision mount and Panavision lenses on the 5D before they decided not to support it. This experience started a fire in Snehal to push the technology to find new, innovative ways to produce high-quality HD content for less.
Snehal is a trainer for LA's Canon Boot Camp (canonbootcamp.com) and has traveled the country speaking at conferences about DSLR cameras in professional production environments. Author Michael Britt invited Snehal to speak at a workshop entitled gPractical Filmmaking h at the PhotoCine Expo in 2010. Snehal films with the Canon 5D, 7D and 60D on a regular basis for projects ranging from feature films to television show to viral web videos. Snehal handles much of the editing and post production on his jobs so he has a lot to say about the DSLR workflow. Check out his blog: fearlessproductions.tv