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.

How artificial intelligence works - part 1

Published in Technology & Computing

In the first of a three-part series, Phil Rhodes explains how artifical intelligence works, a technology that will affect us all ever increasingly in the coming years.

Clouds are one of the hardest things to create artificially within a computer. Various techniques have been used over the years, but now Disney is looking at a new technique that really does give photoreal results.

Mozilla and the Tactical Technology Creative have teamed up to show people how they can 'detox' their digital life with a limited time exhibition in London. This could be one of the most important articles you read this week.

If you have ever wondered why all cameras render colour differently, read on.

How to light when your eyes are deceiving you

Published in Production

The quality of the light that you utlise for shooting is important. But even the best lights cannot overcome the limitations of your own ability to judge colour. Phil Rhodes looks at situations where accurate colour reproduction could be problematic, and why full spectrum light is so essential.

BenQ's SW271 monitor has a great spec without the price tag

Published in Production

The latest screen from BenQ looks like it could provide a wide range of users with highly colour accurate monitoring for just a smidgen above $1000.

AI: how important will it be for video? [opinion]

Published in Production

 Phil Rhodes examines the nature of AI, how it will affect video production, and whether it really is the solution to all our problems.

RedShark Review: A good colour meter can be a valuable addition to the toolbox. Some might say that they are essential. Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at the incredibly capable UPRtek CV600 colour meter. 

Motion capture: everything you need to know

Published in Production

 Motion capture has been one of the prime enablers of modern CGI sequences within both film and video games. If you've ever wondered about the complexities of the process, Phil Rhodes reports back from a session he observed at Shepperton Studios.

Jünger Audio aims to bridge the gap between digital audio production systems and modern video formats.

Why these big sensors make us question the practical limits

Published in Production

Upcoming RED and Sony cameras are set to offer us some truly enormous slabs of silicon, something that the world seems only too ready to enthuse about, given the huge imaging performance represented by such a large number of such large pixels. Are we at the limits of practical size?

Optical filters will be important for years to come

Published in Production

Software effects can only get you so far. Phil Rhodes examines current attitudes towards the use of real filters, and how important they still are when it comes to getting the best picture.

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