Digital Photo Pro did a profile on director Snehal Patel and cinematographer Rodney Charters doing work on a short epic film “Indian Gangster” with Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs. You can see the results of their work on the trailer for the film at their website indiangangster.com.
From the introduction of the article… “In this article, HDVideoPro magazine editor Neil Matsumoto tells the story of the short film, Indian Gangster, which is being made with Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs.
With the end of HBOâ€™s The Sopranos, filmmaker Snehal Patel felt the timing was right to create his own mob series, which became the premise for his recent short film, Indian Gangster. â€œThe story is actually fantastical because thereâ€™s no such thing as Indian gangsters in L.A.,â€ says Patel, with a chuckle. â€œI thought it would be cool to show a different type of character for South Asians in America.â€
To generate industry buzz, he decided to shoot a short pilot as a pitch. With the help of FOXâ€™s 24 cinematographer, Rodney Charters, ASC, Patel employed a Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR to shoot his ambitious short, which involved low-lit interiors, moving-car scenes and gun fights.”