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.

RedShark review: Most people are aware of what an ND filter is. Making a good one, though, is one of those things that's simple in concept but hard to do well. PolarPro have perhaps been best known for making filters to suit the tiny lenses on adventure cameras and drones, but their new QuartzLine range is designed to suit larger lenses.

Why are filmmaking lenses so large?

Published in Production

Why are S35mm filmmaking lenses so much bigger than even their full-frame stills counterparts? Is it a physical requirement, or could the reason lie in usability?

Replay: One of our most popular articles, published during last years World Cup Football event. We don't usually think about the skill of the camera operator while kicking back with a beer while watching the football. But what we forget is that being a sports camerman isn't just highly skilled, its probably the most highly skilled niche in camera work! With the World Cup in full play, here's our tribute to sports camera people everywhere. Even if you don't like football.

RedShark Review: a colour mixing LED that also produces highly accurate white light as well? Surely not? Phil Rhodes might well have found the ideal small light with the Fiilex Matrix II.

Continuing our series on building the workstation you always dreamed of, what do we need to do about storage?

We continue our series on building a workstation with another highly important component, memory. How do you choose what to buy?

If you are building a PC you can just choose whatever motherboard fits into your case, right? Wrong, there's a lot more to think about.

Moving OS is a bit daunting for some. If you've been a Mac person since time immemorial and are moving to a new OS, should you be afraid of the boogey man?

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.

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