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.

Stills lenses are often now used for video. But for critical work there's no substitute for dedicated motion picture lenses. And one of the reasons for that is accurate back focus.

Review: Don't let the straightfoward appearance fool you. Phil Rhodes finds beauty in the simplicity of the BoxCaster internet broadcast device from BoxCast.

What really causes moiré in cameras?

Published in Production

Moiré is an often discussed subject when it comes to cameras, but what really causes it, and how can it be dealt with?

Top tips for good framing and staging

Published in Production

Nobody was ever remembered for being safe! Spruce up your framing and staging with these tips from Phil Rhodes.


Nailing your technique: location, location, location

Published in Production

The best camera in the world isn't much use if you don't know what to do with it. Even less so if you haven't got a place to film with it in. In the first part of a major series on technique, Phil Rhodes begins with the often frustrating task of finding locations. 

Blackmagic Ursa Mini update addresses lag

Published in Production

Ask, and you shall receive: Blackmagic has released the 4.9 update for the Ursa Mini series featuring noticeably reduced lag in the LCD monitoring and SDI outputs and more.

Nvidia's recent demontration of AI video manipulation gives us a glimpse of the future. Will it ever be perfect? Phil Rhodes looks further. 

A new lens developed at Harvard University could revolutionise how smartphone cameras are produced. 

Why doesn't your video play smoothly?

Published in Production

It's subtle, but once you see it you can't unsee it. Subframe jitter causes unnatural motion, and you could be fooled into thinking it's your equipment at fault. But it isn't an easy problem to solve. 

Just what does anamorphic really mean?

Published in Production

Think you know what anamorphic means? Phil Rhodes takes us through the mysterious world of none square pixels and cliched lense flares. 

The seemingly unstoppable rise of autofocus

Published in Production

Boon or bane? Whatever the individual feelings on AF there's no denying it's an ever-more present part of all of our lives. It's also a technology on the verge of becoming even more capable.

Kyno media management software receives major update

Published in Post & VFX

The well-regarded Kyno media management system from Lesspain Software has just received a comprehensive update that adds the ability to put LUTs on the image and more.

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