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.

Aaton announces Cantar Mini audio mixer/recorder

Published in Audio

High-end ergonimics, high-end price. The company famous for putting a cat on your shoulder has announced a scaled-down version of its high-end Cantar X3 audio mixer-recorder.

Røde marks 50th birthday celebrations with 5 new mics

Published in Audio

Technically it was Røde owner Freedman Electronics celebrating its big five oh, but in launching five new mics, including the first ambisonic unit badged under new acquisition Soundfield, it managed to spread the celebratory mood a bit further than usual.

Should you 3D print your camera accessories?

Published in Production

Free 3D models of camera accessories are readily available. But does it really now make sense to 3D print your own lens gears?

How to light for darkness and shadow

Published in Production

As we're required to say on the internet these days, there's one simple trick behind making a film look upscale and expensive. You fly the cast and crew to an exotic location, build an enormous set, hire and costume a large number of extras and top it all off with an enormous explosion. The rest of us who haven't got that budget: read on.

O'Connor 1030Ds tripod on test

Published in Production

RedShark Review: A reader's comment on a previous tripod review led Phil Rhodes to examine the O'Connor 1030Ds, a high-end tripod that, while it might cost more than your camera, is a thing of wonder.

SmallHD 1303 HDR field display reviewed

Published in Production

This new 13-inch field display from SmallHD sports HDR functionality, but how well does the unit (and the HDR feature) perform?

Phil Rhodes does some number crunching and comes up with some ballpark figures for a minimum budget for a movie that a) hires qualified people to b) produce something that c) an audience might actually want to watch. It's not cheap.

Aputure COB 120D on test (the LED version)

Published in Production

RedShark Review: the COB-120D open face daylight LED light by Aputure, which happily manages to avoid most of the flaws that often bedevil LED lights

Hive crowdfunds innovative high-tech LED light

Published in Production

Once again, a Kickstarter darling brings a potentially useful filmmaking innovation to market, this time in the form of a lighting instrument with colour properties that separate it from other hardlight LEDs.

The rather magnificent return of Kodak Ektachrome 100

Published in Production

By reintroducing a favourite but discountinued film stock, Kodak seems to understand that there's a growing call for something other than clinically clean images abroad in the industry.

Aputure takes aim at prestigious rivals with new shotgun mic

Published in Audio

RedShark review: Aputure’s new $369 Deity mic is both aggressively priced and aggressively marketed, with both the Schoeps CMC641 and Sennheiser MKH-60 in its sights. Phil Rhodes is guardedly impressed.

Samsung's M9500 Blu-ray player, an early release in the field of HDR-compatible consumer devices and on show later this week at CES, could signal the start of a movement away from Dolby Vision.

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