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.

RedShark Review: The Aputure COB-120t, a tungsten-balanced LED with surprising colour quality at a reasonable price.

The Joy of Parallax (or In Defence of Sliders)

Published in Production

In a response to our recent article on slider fatigue, Phil Rhodes comes to the defence of the slider or, rather, the "phenomenon of parallax."

Get ready for the HDR format war

Published in Technology & Computing

The ITU has in the end not just recommended one HDR standard, but two. Phil Rhodes on the competing standards that offer contrasting benefits: which one will come out on top?

An argument for old school lighting

Published in Production

In a tongue-in-cheek turn, we extol the virtues of a lighting standard that has fallen out of vogue in modern productions.

Why fast lenses are difficult to make

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes is your guide to an exploration into lens optics that helps explain why fast zoom lenses are both huge and expensive.

Sony ENG vs Super-35 and the challenges of ergonomics

Published in Production

A recent Sony event had some interesting insights on how current ENG and Super-35 cinema cameras compare to one another (and how well one could shoot in the other's style).

A recent trip to the IMAX theatre at Empire Leicester Square in London gave Phil Rhodes a chance to investigate the quality of current top-end laser projection for theatrical exhibition.

Mini-Powerhouse: The Aputure M9 LED Light

Published in Production

RedShark review: a tiny LED light from Aputure, the M9, packs quite a punch and, better yet, exhibits high CRI light output at a reasonable cost.

In light of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, how will Brexit  impact productions and film professionals at home and abroad?

While still very much in the 'experimental' category, the one thousand core barrier has been broken by engineers at UC Davis and IBM.

The raging and ongoing battle for net neutrality

Published in Business

The fight for net neutrality: who is on what side and why it's been such a particularly thorny issue to date.

London’s Media Production Show makes successful debut

Published in Business

Another show? In midsummer? Well, yes, and going by the comments from attendees about needing a bigger venue, a very successful one. As Phil Rhodes reports, maybe it’s the mix of technical and production together that is the secret sauce.

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