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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.

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Panavision goes big with Primo 70 lenses

Published in Production

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes shares his thoughts on the new Panavision Primo 70 lenses, which cameras would benefit from the glass, and more importantly, what level of production.

Editing Fury

Published in Post & VFX

Phil Rhodes talks to noted film editor, Dody Dorn, about her latest work on David Ayer’s Fury and the complications of editing at four different sites.

Redshark News Technical Editor Phil Rhodes reveals how shingled recording has led to the production of bigger, faster hard drives.

The early quest for colour

Published in Post & VFX

The proto Bayer: Phil Rhodes looks at the work of Frenchman Louis Dufay, who invented a colour motion picture process dubbed Dufaycolor that might have rivalled Technicolor if war had not intervened.

New crowdfunded file format aims for open source nirvana

Published in Production

None more open. Mox promises to be an open format based on open standards and will include an open source C++ library to ensure that any program will be able to easily support its files now and forever. Can it work?

Phil Rhodes wonders what happens now that the best digital camera costs less than the best film camera ever did.

If you've ever shot material on a Canon DSLR and viewed the results in Quicktime on a Mac, chances are you've noticed that things look perhaps a little more contrasty than you'd intended. Phil Rhodes not only looks at why this happens and the means of avoiding it, but maintains that it is a real and genuine technical issue and it shouldn't be ignored.

The white heat of technology: Phil Rhodes talks about white light and a possible means of obtaining it with the minimum possible use of power.

The Red Shark Review: Sony's PXW-X180 examined

Published in Production

Red Shark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, gets to grips with Sony’s latest ENG-targeted PXW-X180 and finds a camera that will probably be purchased by the truckload with a surpringly good lens for its class.

If you don't understand how we see colour, you don't understand colour. This may be the most important lesson about colour you ever read

A new way to automatically pull focus?

Published in Technology & Computing

What do you get when you couple a magnetic motion capture system with a remote focus pulling system? Something like Cinema Control Laboratories’ Andra motion focus system. Phil Rhodes is intrigued.

Phil Rhodes on the Alexa 65

Published in Production

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes shares his thoughts on ARRI's announcement of its 65mm 6.5k Alexa 65, including why ARRI hasn't made a super35 4K camera, likely uses for the camera, and a quick run of the numbers.

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