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.

Why can't we just have one lens mount?

Published in Production

One lens mount to rule them all? It can be a large source of frustration when choosing a new camera. Which lens mount do you go for? And the big question that always arrises is, why can't we just have one common mounting system?

Making films for a job more often than not ends up being a pipe dream for most, but here's how one filmmaker successfully makes movies for a living without being part of the 'establishment'. And yes that is Elizabeth Hurley.

What's it like to own the original ARRI Alexa?

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The Alexa Classic, or EV, has reached legendary status. Ask any owner/operator which camera they'd love to own and you can bet your last coin that they'll say the ARRI Alexa. Now you can pick one up for a fraction of the original price what's it actually like to use on, ahem, YouTube videos? Let's find out.

Sometimes it's the small things that count. Here is our wishlist of things that Phil Rhodes hopes might come to true during 2020.

Would you like a billion US dollars to make short films? So would we.

Kinotehnik lights: LEDs that are built to last?

Published in Production

Review: We take a look at two LED lights that really do appear to be built to last a lifetime of production.

Even if you don't have a Hollywood budget, there are some crew members that can make your life a lot easier. Here are five that can really help your production move along very nicely, as well as keeping the rest of your crew happy!

Big ticket jobs like working on a major feature film might seem like the dream gig, but life on smaller productions can be just as fulfilling, sometimes more so.

We'll never see a 1.21 gigawatt lightbulb, but here's Phil Rhodes to explain why the relationship between batteries and their potential output for lighting isn't always straightforward.

Panasonic announces some of the smallest professional camcorders on the market.

Review: It seems to be named after a 1980's action movie, but we take a look at Seagate's IronWolf NAS drive. The spinning disk isn't dead yet.

Why is making a successful film harder than ever?

Published in Production

Filmmaking gear and video distribution is easier than it ever was before, so why is it harder than ever to produce a successful film?

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