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.

Optical filters will be important for years to come

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Software effects can only get you so far. Phil Rhodes examines current attitudes towards the use of real filters, and how important they still are when it comes to getting the best picture.

Playing with numbers: This years IBC, while not giving us wall to wall announcements, was possibly a coming of age for the promotion of new technology, with an emphasis on benefits and usability rather than bombarding us with complex numbers and figures. Phil Rhodes gives us his verdict on IBC 2017.

RedShark at IBC 2017: AI will take over the world, and cameras are now all very good. This might seem like a statement of the obvious, but a measure of how far things have come can be seen by the latest developments. Phil Rhodes gives us his roundup of day three at IBC.

High powered LED lights trend at this years IBC.

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RedShark at IBC 2017: Let there be light. Phil Rhodes's takes a look at some of the developments in LED lighting, and the new products being shown at this years show. 

RedShark at IBC 2017: While the primary attention has been reserved for Sony's high-powered Venice camera, which had its European unveiling at IBC earlier today, there's something else going on which is, technologically, at least as interesting. The UHC-8300.

Can you really build a useful raw video rig using nothing more than an old DSLR, a firmware hack, and a spare £200? Phil Rhodes finds out whether it is possible.

Whilst it might conjour up nightmares of the annual 'song' contest for our European readers, Eurovision is in fact one of the earliest television networks. Phil Rhodes looks back on its history and why it is still relevant.

Fujifilm announces ultra low weight new broadcast lens

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An ENG lens for a new generation. Fujifilm's new B4 broadcast lens promises to deliver both performance and light weight to suit the latest generation of 4K camcorders.

Making 3D scans from 2D images with a phone

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This week the release of the iPhone X with its Face ID system had garnered a lot of attention, not least because of future applications. But can new approaches that can achieve useful 3D scans from 2D images offer us even more possibilities?

Eclipse, the new 1000nit monitor from Cinemartin

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The market for 7-inch, on-camera monitors is a crowded one. Undeterred, Cinemartin, the Barcelona-based manufacturer of a wide variety of camera accessories, has just announced a new high-brightness display, the Eclipse, which might just be small enough and bright enough to stand out from the crowd.

How to give the best advice to newcomers

Published in Business

More people than ever before want to enter the film or media industry, but the lack of a formal way up the career ladder can be a huge stumbling block. How can we ensure that we give the best advice to those who wish to enter the fray?

How to light a shoot in a remote location

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Going off the beaten track. When we talk about portability of equipment for remote shooting, there is one aspect that is most often neglected. Lighting. Phil Rhodes takes us through the option when it comes to shedding light on things in a remote setting.

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