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.

Before you decide to hand over your well earned cash for that vintage lens you've been after, you might not be getting quite what you bargained for. Phil Rhodes thinks that you should be careful what you wish for.

The relationship between the f-stops on your lens and your waveform display is a complex and inconsistent one. Phil Rhodes shines some light on something that should be theoretically straightforward... But isn't.

RAID is not a backup system

Published in Technology & Computing

If you want true data integrity and a real backup system, RAID is not where you should be looking.

Have we finally reached a point where the cliched reputation of CGI overuse can be put to bed?

We know that the camera is only a small part of the filmmaking equation, so with distribution channels more open than ever before, why is it still difficult to make and distribute indie projects?

8K for €8K: Cinemartin's Fran nears release

Published in Production

When the first 4K camera became available for under four thousand units of currency, the aphorism “4K for 4K” was coined. Is Cinemartin's Fran camera the first 8K camera for under 8000 euros?

If you want a powerful laptop, there's a new brand in town... Walmart!

It was easy to overlook, but last month was special. Almost exactly ten years ago, Canon announced the first camera that offered large-sensor video shooting at a price that worked for consumers.

How do you choose a monitor for colour grading?

Published in Post & VFX

What are your options for grading monitors, for every type of budget? Phil Rhodes gives us the run down of the best options, some of which, miraculously, won't involve you needing to take out a second mortgage.

Can a LUT really emulate the film process?

Published in Post & VFX

The Linny LUT by TheBrim is certainly the priciest LUT we've seen. But what's the science behind it, and can a LUT really emulate the way a photochemical process works?

This is why true zoom lenses are incredibly complex to build

Published in Production

Why is a Sony camcorder like the with a huge zoom lens priced less than a good individual zoom lens for a large sensor camera? The reasons are more complex than you might think, but technology could bode well for the future of affordable glass.

Review: audio recorder looks to be incredibly highly featured for its price and ideally suited to location work. Phil Rhodes takes one through its paces.

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