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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.

Phil Rhodes gives us his take on Red Giant's TrapCode Suite, Effects Suite and Universe software tools, and why it makes sense to have all three.

RedShark Review: Tiffen DFX 4 digital filters

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, reviews Tiffen's new standalone and plug-in package of digital filters that mimics its popular line of optical filters.

In our article How should we test cameras? we asked what was better: unblinking scientific testing or judging on the perceived quality of the image, and we discussed some of the issues surrounding camera evaluations. But we thought it was only right to get the perspective from the people on the front-end doing the reviews themselves. Here, Phil Rhodes talks about objectivity vs subjectivity.

One of the birthplaces of cinema reopens

Published in Business

The Regent Street Cinema, one of the most famous locations in the early history of film and a key part of the genre's story in London, has just been reopened as a modern, state-of-the-art boutique cinema.

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is branching out into even bigger batteries that can power homes. Does that mean that seriously big, powerful batteries might start becoming a more integral part of our own film sets?

How to avoid losing your material

Published in Production

It’s not just a case of backing your data up, you need to back the right data up in the right place and do it consistently.

[Updated] Imposing a "strong" look on a film can take all the original goodness from it. Phil Rhodes wonders whether we can take the concept of "skin tone" seriously any more.

Shooting your next film in Colombia?

Published in Business

So, how does an emerging country move onto the international stage and try and compete for production dollars? Fresh from a working tour of Colombia, Phil Rhodes reveals a modern country trying to cast itself as an increasingly viable option for runaway film productions.

Will Ethernet replace SDI?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Ethernet is more flexible than SDI. What's to stop it taking over completely in TV studios?

Blackmagic's introduction of the Ursa Mini camera again calls into question why a certain lens does not exist.

Opinion: Meditations on the new URSA

Published in Production

Written while still in Vegas, Red Shark technical editor, Phil Rhodes, offers his initial reactions to the URSA Mini.

An accelerated evolution and a highly competitive market has helped ensure that cameras themselves are excellent now, but what about everything else? Phil Rhodes, RedShark's Technical Editor, gives his views ahead of the start of NAB.

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