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.

Shooting with physical effects: Part two - water

Published in Post & VFX

Slippery when wet. Phil Rodes explains how to create the visual illusion of rainfall and mist, not with the help of plug-ins for your NLE but with the real thing: physical special effects. Just make sure to keep your equipment dry...

During our live broadcast on the subject of HDR earlier this year, a viewer asked a question about the difference between and the exact meaning of two terms which are commonly used side-by-side but don't technically have much to do with one another. Here's the explanation.

Equipping your Canon DSLR for HDR

Published in Production

A new collaboration between Atomos and cinematographer and post expert, James Miller, aims to bring C-Log picture profiles to Canon DSLR users at an affordable price.

SmallHD takes its first steps into OLED

Published in Production

SmallHD's latest offering is a high contrast, OLED variant of its 702 7-inch monitor line and marks the company's first foray into all things OLED.

RedShark Preview: An early peak at the 17-inch, 10-bit 1703-P3 monitor from SmallHD, which promises greatly improved colour performance over your typical Rec. 709 display.

The science behind a camera made of drinking straws

Published in Production

Cameras are made in one of two main ways: either using precision engineering, advanced microelectronics and carefully-written software, or out of a box of drinking straws. Several boxes, in fact.

RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, investigates what MTF's upcoming B4-to-EF adaptor could mean for the Ursa Mini and newsgathering.

Image+: A touchscreen, depth-mapping focus assistant

Published in Production

Here's a quick look at the Image+ system by Qinematiq, which aims to revolutionize how we pull focus. But is it really better than doing things the old fashioned way?

While it's likely decades off from practical use, a multi-national team of engineers just took home the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for a groundbreaking single photon camera.

Now trending: LED retrofits of hot light housings

Published in Production

At the recent BSC Expo, Phil Rhodes discovered an undeniable trend for retrofitting hot light housings with LEDs.

Dark, wet & smoke: Physical effects and production design

Published in Production

The dark is rising: As a reminder that not everything is done in post these days, Phil Rhodes looks at the problem of getting darkness just right in your productions.

Lexar's new Cfast 512GB card breaks 500MB/sec

Published in Technology & Computing

For those that need both capacity and Speed, Lexar has announced a 512 GB Cfast card that will reach a jaw-dropping 525 MB/sec.

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