Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes is a Cinematographer, Technologist, Writer and above all Communicator. Never afraid to speak his mind, and always worth listening to, he's a frequent contributor to RedShark.

Phil Rhodes takes a visit to the Panavision facility in Woodland Hills, California to profile the Panavision E-series, lenses that have delivered that classic anamorphic look (and, yes, flares) to an exhaustive list of Hollywood blockbusters.

RedShark Review: Phil Rhodes borrowed the only complete, pre-production Genie system in existence in the US to delve into the workings of New Zealand-based Syrp's latest motion control system.

The start of a different speed of change

Published in Technology & Computing

So, now that the dust has settled, what can we conclude from NAB 2016? Phil Rhodes reckons that we're moving into a period of evolution rather than revolution.

HDR: there's still work to be done

Published in Production

Products that featured high dynamic range capabilities, and the companies that made them, could be found throughout this year's NAB Show, but there's still more work to be done before HDR is a working reality for many productions.

Close-up with Canon’s new 18-80mm zoom

Published in Production

We first wrote about Canon’s latest zoom when it was released last week. Phil Rhodes digs for more on the NAB showfloor and reckons it's a rather significant  release.

Rotolight has introduced a product that helps rolling shutter cameras handle stroboscopic light better.

Can ACES become the standard that everyone adheres to?

Published in Production

It’s probably fair to say that the Academy Color Encoding System has yet to set the industry on fire, but a move towards encompassing workflow could change that.

Anticipating NAB 2016

Published in Business

In advance of NAB 2016, Phil Rhodes puts the show in perspective, and takes a look at the elements that actually have the power to shape the market.

The market has been yearning for a run-and-gun zoom for super-35 that doesn't break the bank. Fuji may just have filled that need.

Intel's purchase of Altera sets the stage for CPUs that come equipped with their own field programmable gate arrays. And that could change a lot of things.

In a chat with DoP Adrian Sierkowski, Phil Rhodes delves into his use of decades-old lenses as an antidote to that ultra-clinical feel of modern optics.  

In the wake of the news that the Ursa Mini 4.6K variant is shipping, but without a global shutter, Phil Rhodes places it all in proper perspective.

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