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.

DPA d:screet Slim review - excellent audio from a tiny mic

Published in Audio

DPA’s latest addition to its d:screet range, the Slim series, is a mere 10mm long, 3mm thick and as unobtrusive as they come, but still delivers excellent audio.

A VR mic...based on 1970's techniques

Published in Audio

The Sennheiser Ambeo microphone leverages a decades old technique, Ambisonics, to capture spatial audio.

Zoom's F4: A massive upgrade?

Published in Audio

Zoom, the company that has become synonimous with low cost yet capable portable audio recorders for film and video use, has announced its latest recorder, which likely ticks a lot of boxes for a certain level of film professional and production.

RedShark Review: DPA 4017B condenser mic

Published in Audio

We review the DPA 4017B, a short shotgun mic aimed at high-end video and film production.

Making Tarzan sound like a jungle

Published in Audio

Sound designers Glenn Freemantle and Niv Adiri detail the process for creating the rich soundscapes for The Legend of Tarzan.

Making the most of dual system audio for video

Published in Audio

We breakdown your options for dual system audio recording for video.

Three ways to improve the music library [Opinion]

Published in Audio

How do you create a music library that filmmakers genuinely want to use time and time again? Phil Rhodes has some suggestions…

How electrostatic speakers work

Published in Audio

MartinLogan has just released three new models of electrostatic speaker, ranging from the expensive to the very expensive, that are intriguing examples of an intriguing technology.

RedShark Review: The new Anamorphot lenses from SLR Magic offer that sought-after anamorphic character at reasonable prices.

Should camera people be above the line?

Published in Business

Imagine camera people and departments sharing in the residual income of projects. It's a reality for the German Society of Cinematographers, but can it happen further afield?

Where modern art and filmmaking cross over

Published in Production

An evaluation of Nicolas Rivals' modern photography series, La Linea Roja, leads to some poignant considerations for filmmakers.

Astonishing low light footage from the Sony A99 II

Published in Production

A new YouTube video highlighting the low light performance of the Sony A99 II shows just what modern low light kit is capable of: the above video grab is from a scene lit by two candles and two candles alone.

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