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.

The Production Show in London is one of the major events on the UK calendar. Phil Rhodes went walkabout there and here's what he found.

We've been talking a lot about emotional response recently on RedShark with reference to pristine imagery. But it seems that sometimes the worse the footage looks, the better the audience response. And now you can try it for yourself with Rarevisions' VHS Camcorder app!

Panavision announces new high end lenses and modular accessories for DSMC2 cameras among its announcements at Cinegear 2018.

Building your own computer can be very satisfying. But the lessons of knowing how to do so can serve you well, even if you have no intention of actually doing it.

Personal computers are now thousands of times faster than the fastest super computer 30 years ago, which took up a whole room. But modern processors come with their own flaws. Problems that go back the same amount of time.

Making LED lighting is not easy

Published in Production

We now take LED lighting for granted, but acheiving a specific colour is actually quite complicated. Why is that?

The king is dead, long live the king. The new Magellan 65mm film camera from Logmar would seem to indicate that somewhere there's a market for new large format motion picture cameras. Phil Rhodes casts his eye on matters.

If you are looking for a 15" laptop for your editing, what are the current best options that offer the best price/performance ratio?

If you've ever dreamed of an 'affordable' Vistavision 8K digital cinema camera, the camera you've been waiting for could be just around the corner. Maybe.

New neural network AI developments from Google look set to completely revolutionise hardware.

People are making 8K stuff. [Opinion]

Published in Production

If there's one thing that was made clear from this years NAB, it is that the number of 8K products is growing at an exponential rate.

Don't panic! Smart phones will not steal your job

Published in Production

We are often told that smart phones will take over the filming world. While the two worlds, professional and amateur may well remain locked apart, the technology developed for both can still be mutually beneficial.

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