Musings by Snehal aka Fearless, a filmmaker with a hankering for technology and science.  

Running a Canon DSLR workshop next weekend at Chicago South Asian Film Festival

Hey You, Yes You: Have you ever wanted to learn about digital film making?  

Photography Hobbyists: 
 Are you great with still photography but just getting your feet wet with video?  

Film Students: Looking for new technology and a less expensive way of completing your projects?

Film and Television Professionals: Thinking about shooting with the Canon 5D or 7D DSLR cameras?

If you are, then the Chicago South Asian Film Festival can help you out.   We're teaming up with Snehal Patel, a veteran in DSLR production and post, who teaches the highest rated Canon DSLR Boot Camp in Los Angeles, to put together a workshop for anyone that wants to use these cameras for film and television.  


The Canon DSLR cameras have revolutionized film and television production as well as web content creation.   These systems mark an exciting development in film and video technology, and you can get an idea of their capabilities by checking out Snehal's narrative piece which is part of Canon's official DSLR reel, and was lensed by Rodney Charters (Director of Photography for "24").

The Professional Level Workshops usually run for half the day and cost $300-$400.  We've partnered with Snehal to create a custom 3 hour workshop that costs $50.  This is a real hands-on workshop, on a makeshift set with an actor.  We will have monitors, lights and gear and will be distributing lesson materials.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own DSLR cameras. 

The workshop will be taught:

Saturday Oct 2, 2010 & Sunday Oct 3, 2010
2-5 pm (times subject to change)
Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash
8th Floor (just outside Film Row Cinema)
Chicago IL 60605

Saturday's Workshop Oct 2, 2010 has 30 Available Slots.

Sunday's Workshop Oct 3, 2010, has 50 Available Slots.  

To learn more about what Snehal teaches, go to: &

For all you Chicago folk that want to use these cameras for their productions!