SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

Jan 12 2021 62 mins 6

The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. S. Botello Productions™ (SBP) is a pioneer in the mobile filmmaking industry, one of the first–if not the first–to bring films shot with only mobile phones to the big screen in a traditional film festival style in 2009 with the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California.










Filmmaking Cameras and the Smartphone with James Smith
Dec 22 2020 81 mins  
James Smith was “never a fan of mobile filmmaking,” he says. When he and his partner, Caroline Spence, lost their camera person and the actual camera on their film set, Caroline suggested using a smartphone.In episode 91 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking we bring our listeners to the U.K. and talk to experienced filmmaker, James Smith. We discuss all things filmmaking and compare the differences between production with a traditional camera and smartphone cameras. James shares many great tips, and advice, about making films using a hybrid technique of traditional filmmaking with the smartphone camera. He also explains, in great detail, the benefits of treating your mobile film production as professional as possible, while at the same time, using the smartphone camera to your advantage. James Smith and Caroline Spence, whom we spoke with in episode 90, have produced two feature-length films with their smartphone: Cyberlante and Surveilled. We discuss acquiring a crew, which happens gradually over time. We chat a bit about the unique industry that filmmaking is, which is not a traditional 9 to 5 job. Adaptability and passion is ultimately necessary to survive in the filmmaking environment. Even though you are making a film with a smartphone, that still does not mean you don’t need funds to complete your project. We discuss a bit about the traditional funding process. James compares the benefits of funding in what I called “community funding” through crowdfunding. He also discussed a bit about what crowdfunding is like, and how it differs to traditional funding for filmmakers.In this episode of our podcast James shares direct comparisons to mobile filmmaking versus traditional filmmaking during production, on a film set. The different attachments for the smartphone camera in comparison to traditional cameras, such as lenses, can be a challenge for traditional filmmakers used to larger gear. There are also quirks that can happen with apps, and phone settings, as simple turning off notifications so you don’t get a call while recording. There are many details to remember during your film production to prep your camera to adapt it from using it as your phone one minute and a filming camera the next.SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. You can watch Cyberlante on Amazon now: https://www.amazon.com/Cyberlante-Gavin-Gordon/dp/B08K32P3WX Follow James Smith:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsmithwriter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jsmithwriter/ LINKS:Raya Filmswww.RayaFilms.com https://twitter.com/cspenceproducer https://twitter.com/jsmithwriter https://twitter.com/RayaFilms http://www.facebook.com/RayaFilmsLondon Cyberlantewww.cyberlantemovie.com https://twitter.com/CyberlanteMovie http://www.facebook.com/cyberlantemovie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10063580 Surveilledwww.surveilledmovie.com https://twitter.com/SurveilledMovie http://www.facebook.com/surveilledmovie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7336284 Current Film Project not shot with smartphones: https://rayafilms.com/castingkill Our Links: Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665 Video and Film Streaming Distribution for Smartphone Films: http://mobilefilmstories.com International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/ Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1 © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.





































How Stage 32 Benefits Mobile Filmmakers with Rich RB Botto
Mar 03 2020 71 mins  
Episode 74It’s true that the industry of film and television is changing. That needs no convincing to see.Our guest in episode 74 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Rich RB Botto, the founder and CEO of Stage 32. He created a platform which has become pretty enormous due to the size of its over 600,000 current members.More and more, you find people working in the industry who are creating content as both writers and filmmakers, or as actors and filmmakers, and so on.“The vision early on was, It’s fantastic to bring all these people into one place, but how do you train them?” Rich “RB” BottoRB mentions there are three divisions to the platform: Social media, Education, and Script Services. The Script Services division includes breaking down scripts for screenwriters, budgets and there are mentorship opportunities available as well.RB created Stage 32 with the writer, producer and actor’s perspectives.Rich RB Botto has authored the book, Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd by American Film Market. He mentions that crowdsourcing is easily confused with crowdfunding, but crowdsourcing is about branding you and your work, and relationship building. The book is available in Amazon.Mobile filmmakers tend to undermine their own power in the industry. As a content creator, there is a great opportunity as a member of Stage 32. The platform has industry executives looking for new talent. According to RB, there are 100 or so industry executives on the platform, at any given time. He shares the opportunity for any member to create a connection in the platform. However, there is a way to do that and succeed and he shares how to do that within your own member profile.RB’s message to mobile filmmakers who join Stage 32 is, briefly, to ask themselves some questions and answer them honestly. One being, “Am I passionate about it?” And if you want to be a filmmaker, “What am I willing to do to get it.” There is another very important question and a bit of something filmmakers must be determined to do. You can find out what that is by listening to this episode, along with the extremely valuable advice RB shares with our listeners. Whether you are filmmaker or producer using your smartphone or any other camera, the value of listening to what RB shares is priceless. You will find many benefits to listening to this episode all the way to the very end.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch a short video on RB’s book! Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, below:https://vimeo.com/282129922Join the Stage 32 network and connect with Rich “RB” Botto:

 CEO, Stage 32, the world's largest online platform connecting and educating film, TV and digital creatives:www.stage32.comAuthor of Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers, Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd:Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2T8tayoFree Audible book link: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N6LH733/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141021&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141021_rh_usRB on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2155828/?ref_=nmvi_ttWebsite: www.richardbotto.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rbwalksintoabar/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RBwalksintoabarStage 32: https://www.stage32.com/rb
Our Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665 International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180 Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling
Feb 11 2020 23 mins  
Three is the Biggest Number in StorytellingSBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™This little number is the biggest number of all. There are many reasons why this number is so important to storytelling. From beginning to end it plays a big role in the story from the initial idea to the plot to the final end of your film. All stories have a goal in mind and three is integral to achieving it.During Episode 73 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ we share an interview with an actor and filmmaker from San Diego. This interview from 2016 was never published. It is featured during this episode and is inspiring. Listen to Anthony De La Cruz share what inspired him about mobile filmmaking when he first joined the community of mobile filmmakers around the world which inspires him to this day.Follow Anthony De La Cruz and find out about his latest work. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3635157/You can also meet him during #MFF2020SanDiego where he will join this year’s filmmakers for this year’s theme: Hindsight 2020.NOTE: During this episode I say "only films shot with iPhones." That is an error. Only films shot with smartphones is what I meant to say.Our Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellPodchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Creating A Film Franchise with Demetrius Witherspoon
Jan 14 2020 73 mins  
Depending on the depth of your story, the genre, and the world you create with your film you can start a franchise. Demetrius Witherspoon is our guest in Episode 72 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. He is on the Judge Panel for the 9th edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April 2020.A filmmaker who started out in the music industry and then graphics, developed a great network. When he wrote his screenplay he already had a number of connections he could reach to and soon after, he produced his film. But his imagination and creativity was not limited to a film and a film festival. Demetrius expanded the Submerge film series into a franchise. His franchise includes a card game, action figures, cups, tee shirts, posters, books, shoes and more.If you are writing your screenplay for your film and you would like to monetize your film, you don’t need to solely depend on distribution. But you do need to create a world and characters that can connect with an audience in a way that excites them. If you think of the superhero movies, they connect with the audience in a way that allows a franchise to be developed.The popularity of the newest iPhone camera has already stirred the imagination of many creators to make impressive films. The time has come to think beyond the camera and focus on what you will create with it. Your imagination and storytelling skills can enable you to create a franchise from your films which allow you to expand their reach in many creative ways.Our guest has created a series of films that has a large fan-base. His fans line up to see him and collect his merchandise and collect autographs. He has taken it to Gen Con, Indianapolis, the largest game convention in the United States. Are you ready to create a world with your film that can be turned into a franchise? If you think you need to make feature length films to do that, then listen to our conversation because Demetrius started with a fifteen minute film.SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Follow Demetrius and find out more about his work and franchise:IMDbhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm6509621/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0Websitehttps://www.dventertainmentpictures.comInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/submergeuniverse/Facebook - Submerge Universehttps://www.facebook.com/SubmergeUniverse/Facebook - DV Entertainment Pictureshttps://www.facebook.com/dventertainmentpictures Our Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellPodchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Intriguing Encounter Captured With A Smartphone with CK Goldiing
Jan 07 2020 79 mins  
Was it a confession or was it simply the need to share a personal story by someone who did the unthinkable? Perhaps it takes someone who films a lot of encounters with strangers to film the story from a complete stranger. But it goes without saying, having a camera on you at all times…a smartphone, the opportunity to record and share it would have been missed.CK Goldiing is a storyteller. One of the things that intrigue CK him are the stories humans share. CK made a film which he shot with his smartphone, that went viral. CK Goldiing attended the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego 2019 edition as a VIP Special Guest. The film he presented, 61 Hugs, just won several awards in the UK. CK had never been in San Diego before and during his visit he thoroughly enjoyed the festival and everyone he connected with. But just a couple days before the festival, CK was waiting at a bus stop and unknown to him at that moment, a story for his next film began to unfold. How many times does someone who has killed someone open up to you? And then give you permission to record it? Perhaps it was because the smartphone camera is such a familiar device, it was not an awkward request for someone to ask to record the story. Perhaps, it was the fact that CK has an affinity to interact with people he has never met before. The film premiers January 12th 2020 online. Waiting With A Killer is a documentary shot by CK which captivates you from the first scene and holds your attention until the end. Sitting on the edge of your seat and with your eyes wide open, you experience the story from CK’s perspective. During this episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, you will listen to our conversation as we discuss his new film and then a bit of a breakdown into how and why the subject of the story, Mathew, shared some of the most intimate details of his experience from a perspective most of us cannot comprehend. It is toward the end that our discussion goes to a level where we both open up and look a bit underneath the top layer of what people have experienced, how they feel and why stories can be therapeutic. Documentary filmmakers realize that when they interview people and victims.One of the best things about mobile filmmaking if you are producing documentaries? The heart of the documentary is in capturing the reality of a story or situation. While there are many types of documentaries, the opportunities to capture life’s most intriguing moments is within reach for almost every human being around the world. But what is captivating about a documentary, is how the storyteller strings together the story from beginning to end. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Follow CK Goldiing to watch his film, Waiting With A Killer as soon as it premiers online. YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3K7Qp6AYPmJBcW5HioiqfgCK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CKGoldiingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCKInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ckgoldiing/ Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellPodchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking © Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans
Dec 10 2019 68 mins  
Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob HagansSBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ Can you shoot a feature length film in six days with $1,000 on a smartphone? Our guest in Episode 70 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking claims to have shot the first feature with the new iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Film is called Barbara, it’s scheduled to be released New Year’s Day 2020. Rob Hagans didn’t realize films were made from screenplays. When he was 17, he watched The Matrix from a DVD on a laptop where he saw the screenplay. He wrote his first screenplay in High School, which he dedicated an entire year to. Rob shares that the experience of sharing that script with school administrators with hopes to receive some support taught him a lesson, which he shares in the podcast. Rob Hagans was a “theater kid” and he shares a story about the teacher who inspired him to make films, Don Leifert. He and his teacher would sit in the theater during rehearsals and talk about movies and film. Rob moved on to make several shorts and feature films and most of his films follow a theme which he explains in this episode in great detail. But why would an experienced filmmaker make a feature with a smartphone camera? In 2015, he heard Mark Duplass’ keynote at SXSW in 2015: ”The cavalry isn't coming,” which inspired him. He started a YouTube channel, revolving around how to make a movie with an iPhone and only $1,000. Listen to our discussion with Rob Hagans as he shares the story of how he traveled from a high schooler with a screenplay to an experienced filmmaker who is now making films with iPhones. Rob gives kudos to Steven Soderbergh as his “spirit animal.” Episode 70 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking with Rob Hagans shares a lot of practical details useful to mobile filmmakers using iPhone 11 Pro Max. In this podcast we asked Rob the question you wanted to ask. Because the iPhone 11 is so new, and so far, as much as either of us know—no one else has shot a feature length film using the newest iPhone. We ask Rob, ‘…is it a game changer?’ Tune in on your favorite podcasting app or platform to hear his enthusiastic answer and subscribe. You can follow Rob Hagans and his social media to watch his film as soon as it comes out New Year’s Day 2020. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Watch Draining The Lizard Shot with iPhone: https://youtu.be/r5XyNSAdwPE Connect with Rob: YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/BespectacledMofo Rob Hagans on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1881156/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Rob’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BspectacledMofo Rob on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bspectacledmofo/ Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665 International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180 Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking © Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson
Nov 26 2019 53 mins  
Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer PetersonSBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ Are you writing screenplays to make films or to sell? Our guest for episode 69 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Steven Palmer Peterson. Steve wrote and directed a film and shot it with a smartphone but he also co-wrote a film with John Murlowski, Assimilate, now playing on Netflix. In this episode, we have a fun and energized conversation about writing for the film industry, mobile filmmaking and a little bit about the red carpet experience at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Steve begins with an interesting revelation on how to best begin writing a screenplay. Steve's 3 top pointers for screenwriters:Write according to your assets and budget. Focus on the structure. Mobile films get shot, so get serious. Steve says that if you are writing for a mobile film, then you know most likely, it’s going to get shot because of the budget. So get serious about writing counting on it to be shot…with a smartphone you can be the director, if you choose to be. We talked about the length of feature film you should write for today’s kind of distribution with online streaming as a main distribution format. Steve shared some really cool tips and resources for screenwriters starting out, including some of the things he did to get to where he is today. One of my own takes from my discussion with Steve is that if you write a screenplay that you really want to get shot, getting serious about writing it is a must because budget is not going to get in your way and what that means, is that you should focus not only on your assets but the fact that you are shooting with a smartphone camera. Invest in good sound. You can shoot in tighter spaces. You can achieve a look and aesthetic which can be a part of the angle to your story. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Consensus Reality, Mobile Feature Film Trailer:https://vimeo.com/250721778 Red Carpet Extravaganza! with Steve Peterson and Oleg Loparev and family: https://youtu.be/HRDrbSkqXwI Assimilate is available on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81136744A group of friends making a web series about their hometown realize it isn’t as boring as they thought when their neighbors start behaving strangely. Starring: Joel Courtney, Calum Worthy, Andi MatichakRating: TV-14Genre: HorrorDirected By: John MurlowskiWritten By: John Murlowski, Steven Palmer Peterson Links mentioned during the podcast by Steve: Watch Consensus Reality now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Consensus-Reality-Garrett-Richmond/dp/B07XH3Q4Z9/ Consensus Reality Website: http://consensusrealityfilm.com Academy Nicholl Fellowships: https://www.oscars.org/nicholl International Mobile Film Festival 2019: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/35-smartphone-filmmakers-share-stories-in-san-diego SBP Podcast Past Episode 47 with Steve Peterson, Consensus Reality: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/smartphone-turns-book-into-a-feature-film-97068cd0ad29 Connect with Steve:Facebook for Consensus Reality: https://www.facebook.com/consensusrealitythemovie/ Steve Peterson on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/steve.peterson Steven Palmer Peterson on IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2967774/?fbclid=IwAR0LcZCX3wNAri4O4iEwfg0E9kc-wJHYJ_wG4W4fLJ9JjBMP5JjowUAFwy8 Steve on Twitter:https://twitter.com/sppeterson Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665 International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking © Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Halloween Freaky Stories with Aaron Nabus
Oct 28 2019 57 mins  
SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ A very special episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking with one of our ambassadors, Aaron Nabus from San Diego. Episode 68 is also our first episode with a new podcast host service…which was a good excuse to revamp our podcast. We recorded this episode Sunday, October 27 which happened to be the day we officially launched the SBP Podcast in 2017.Aaron and I discuss Halloween as a holiday. I share the production aspect of Halloween. But the conversation turns freaky as I share a real ghost or spirit experience I had and I have never shared in public before, and Aaron had just heard for the first time.We spoke about some of the freaky films from our last film festival last April. We share links to the videos below, along with other links referring to people we mention in this episode. And then we discuss some opinions about what we think makes films scary, and it’s usually not monsters and zombies.We also discuss the fires which were taking place in Northern California and a bit about my personal experience in two fire evacuations living in the San Diego mountains in 2008.In this episode I also shared my favorite microphone brand and why it’s my favorite.Aaron Nabus is co-founder of the Hall H Show Podcast: The voice of independent creatorshttps://hallh.com Mentioned in this episode: Freaky Films from IMFF 2019Selfie by Narelle Nashhttps://youtu.be/BH52gaUtr50Clickbait Ryan Phillipshttps://youtu.be/NBdi8fIg34A Anthony De La Cruzhttps://abombdlc.wixsite.com/anthonydelacruz Keithan Jones Black Com!x Day February 22 & 23https://www.facebook.com/events/483168579162844/?active_tab=discussion Star Wars Steampunk Universehttps://www.facebook.com/StarWarsSteampunkUniverse/ Red Carpet 2019 Video with Star Wars Steampunk Universehttps://youtu.be/HRDrbSkqXwI Sean Thomas Shady Grove Halloween Walk Smartphone VideoMusic composed and Video Shot by Sean Thomashttps://youtu.be/yfAcAg-ZxfM Trailer IMFF 2019 Music Composed by Sean Thomashttps://youtu.be/DVutKKGo6VA Evil Voice by Anthony De La CruzIntro Sound Design by Susy BotelloMusic by Susy Botello Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Film Editing with Judd Resnick
Sep 24 2019 66 mins  
Is a film editor invisible? Shooting a feature film with smartphones is the new sensation in filmmaking. But it’s only a part of the process. Episode 67 is a discussion with the editor of the viral mobile film, Blue Moon. Judd Resnick discusses his experience editing iPhone footage.When you are looking online for smartphone mobile filmmaking the chatter is mostly about the phone as a camera. It is easy to assume that editing works just as with any camera but the reality for most filmmakers, is that even without smartphone cameras, different cameras can create issues for an editor. A long time ago, editors had to deal with mixed formats with different aspect ratios. Judd speaks about the codec with Apple versus the PC and the software. Judd Resnick shares some of the nuances he experienced, but you would not realize it by watching the film. Editors are a bit invisible and undervalued by the general public.Judd is a professional editor. He moved to New Zealand from San Diego, California and now lives in Christchurch. While he lived in Timaru, he met Ryan O’Rourke who shot Blue Moon, who introduced him to Stef Harris, the writer and director of the film.Blue Moon was shot in Montueka, New Zealand during six nights in thirty hours in and around a gas station. The film has a cinematic look and sound that is inspiring more people to begin their filmmaking career with smartphone cameras. What is cinematic? Judd explains the qualities of cinematic footage during the podcast.The actors, Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow, made the editing easier for Judd. He explains why he could hold on a shot for a long time without the need to cut to anything without a negative impact to the viewer. The film was pretty much shot with single takes and that helped Judd with the editing process. He shares advice to filmmakers the perspective of the editor. He also gives credit to Jack Bayliss, who did the color correction for Blue Moon.The trailer for Blue Moon is one of the main reasons Blue Moon has gone viral on social media. The film has only been seen, currently, at film festivals. Judd shared how he edited the trailer and the importance of good audio to create the intensity he created in the opening of the trailer.“I think the best directors know the teams to surround themselves with and know when to ask what’s working in this—what isn’t and understand, ‘Okay.’ And that’s why so many films end up on the cutting room floor.”His advice for editors, as a professional, is invaluable. He speaks directly to our listeners about what to consider when editing films regardless of the camera that is used. His advice to filmmakers includes how valuable good audio is to the outcome of a film. The collaboration between people working on a crew is highly important to the ultimate quality of the film and the result of how your films are perceived. Judd also worked as an editor in a film you may have heard of, YellowBrickRoad in 2010, edited by Judd Resnick with Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton. You can watch the trailers for Blue Moon and YellowBrickRoad, below.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Watch the trailer of Blue Moon edited by Judd Resnick: https://youtu.be/DJV_vtIg-BMWatch the trailer for YellowBrickRoad edited by J.D. Funari: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398428/videoplayer/vi2970000921Follow Jud Resnick:IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0720318/Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/juddresnickArticle on a film he edited YellowBrickRoad: https://variety.com/2010/film/markets-festivals/yellowbrickroad-1117942044/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comGlobal Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Talking Anamorphic Lens with Pioneer Moondog Labs
Sep 10 2019 55 mins  
The vision of imaging and optics in film technology brought together two individuals with a dedicated expertise in the field to create anamorphic lens for your smartphone camera.In episode 66 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, we share the exciting story of how Moondog Labs came to be through the dedication of founders Julie Gerstenberger and Scott Cahall. Moondog Labs created the first anamorphic lens available to mobile filmmakers. Their background is with Eastman Kodak. Their expertise is impressive and so are their lenses. Julie and Scott can trace the beginning of Moondog Labs back to Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,” shot with the iPhone 5s. If the film sounds familiar it’s because it was perhaps the first iPhone film to raise the bar in the mobile filmmaking industry. The film made waves when it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Scott and Julie were invited to attend and witnessed the reaction from the audience when, only after the film was finished, the end of the credits announced the film was entirely shot with the iPhone. Listen to both Julie and Scott share their accounts of why they do what they do, their experiences with the mobile filmmaking community and some details about their products. Amongst their stories, they share how far films shot with smartphones have come and a bit of what they see in the future of mobile filmmaking with smartphone cameras. “The challenge of really taking what we know, which is imaging and optics specifically, and translating—you know, what filmmakers and some photographers want from the creative side of what they’re doing and the stories that they want to tell…” Julie Gerstenberger“In the past you could change the film stock to get a different look. Now, you can change the lens to get a different look. And you could do that before but it’s become one of the more primary levers now, I would say than, I mean, you don’t swap out a sensor in your camera. But you can swap out a lens.” Scott CahallThey shared a sneak-peek of their newest product to be announced very soon. If you are a filmmaker at any level of your interest of making feature and short films using smartphones, you’ll want to follow Moondog Labs on social media and visit their website. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Website: https://moondoglabs.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/moondoglabsVimeo: https://vimeo.com/moondoglabsYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LfuAHYIVtcFsHAzoYVQGAInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/moondog_labs/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comGlobal Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking Introducing Rich Vizor
Sep 02 2019 30 mins  
It’s a film shot with an iPhone that is going viral by the minute! Blue Moon by Stef Harris with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow shot by Ryan O’Rourke and Edited by Judd Resnick is 85 minutes of an intriguing story that inspires everyone. In Episode 65 of the SBP Podcast we introduce a special message from Blue Moon’s Executive Producer Rich Vizor.Novice or professional filmmakers alike can make a feature length film. Empower yourself as a storyteller making films using smartphones as your camera. The more films you make, the better you acquire the experience to the science and art of filmmaking with smartphones. This episode features Rich Vizor with an exciting message to everyone about the team that created Blue Moon in New Zealand. It can be heard around 8 minutes 48 seconds in. This episode shares why Blue Moon has had so much success over the course of 2019. We share what makes Blue Moon a great film. What makes any feature film rock. There are three main features about this film which you can incorporate into any of your films to succeed as a filmmaker, mobile or traditional. If you are an innovative filmmaker, why are you not making films with smartphone cameras? The success of Blue Moon is a continuing story. As they get ready to wrap up their film festival run across the globe, the future of their film is just beginning to unfold as 2019’s most inspiring film. That is not due to just the film but the team behind it. Their willingness to participate and engage with the mobile filmmaking community online on social media and in festivals is truly remarkable, but also it’s one of the reasons why they are gaining traction in the worldwide mobile film community.This episode begins with a few announcements: One, Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow have joined the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego as Ambassadors. Two, Blue Moon just won the Best Feature Film Award at the Ravenheart International Film Festival in Oslo, Norway.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for Blue Moon:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJV_vtIg-BMBlue Moon Film Credits: Rueben: Doug Brooks, Gina: Liz Mullane, Security Guard: Nathan Green, Police Officer: Mathew Crawford, Police Officer: Nicole Gardiner, Newsagent: Kyle Abbott, Police Officer: Jeshurun Scheib, Police Sergeant: Robert Ballantyne, Veronica Jones: Alison Lenton, Wahoe Chan: Lai Zhouwen, Gilly: Doug Brooks, Motorist: Simon Paynter, Geoffrey the cat.Directed by Stefen HarrisWritten by Stefen HarrisDirector of Photography Ryan O’RourkeEditor Judd ResnickSound Design Chris WinterComposer Tane Upjohn BeatsonSound Ben Dunker and Janja HeathfieldProduction companies Dark Horse Films & Kahu MediaProducers Stefen Harris and Pegeen O’RourkeExecutive Producer Tim Riley and Rich VizorFollow Rich Vizor: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.vizor.18Twitter:https://twitter.com/RichardwVizorIMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10559794/Follow Blue Moon New Zealand Film on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BlueMoonNZFilm/Links mentioned in podcast:Jed Brophy Ambassador to IMFF San Diego:https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/about/our-team#JedBrophyAmbassadorMark Hadlow Ambassador to IMFF San Diego:https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/about/our-team#MarkHadlowAmbassadorBlue Moon Website:https://www.darkhorse-films.comJed Brophy on MFTV & SBP Podcast EP 55https://mobilechannel.tv/jed-brophy-message-to-mobile-filmmakers-imff-2019/Blue Moon Podcast Episodes with Stef Harris, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow & Ryan O’Rourke:https://www.podchaser.com/lists/Blue-Moon-Smartphone-Feature-Film-107ZzpurUCRaven heart International Film Festival:https://www.ravenheartfilmfestival.com/programs?fbclid=IwAR1uQoWPCAhpJTl2yDQBMiOYShFovk5XKuYcc5vhPg7xQhez4fmQ82EQ2rAInternational Mobile Film Festival Rules:https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff/rulesGlobal Mobile Film Awards™ 2019:http://globalmobilefilmawards.comOur Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


How To Make A Blockbuster Film With Zero Funding with Brian Vowles
Aug 07 2019 72 mins  
What would it be like if you could make your own blockbuster film with your family as cast and crew? It all begins with a smartphone, two boys and a playful Dad in the Animation industry. Brian Vowles is our guest in Episode 64 of the SBP Podcast.Brian is a professional animator, video effects, compositor and concept artist gone rogue as a filmmaker. Brian’s dream has always been to be an animator and work on films for a living. He recounts growing up watching old films using animation for effects and being very attracted to that part of filmmaking. Then, Jurassic Park and other films of the like came along and blew his mind. Today, he makes his living doing what he loves. But he also loves his kids and his wife, and so he shares how he went from working endless hours on films you’ve heard about to working on more reasonable, if not—family-friendly projects professionally. In the back of his mind, he always wanted to create his own film project. One day he realized his smartphone camera was pretty incredible and decided to begin his dream film with the cast and crew he loves more than anything else: His family. And so he embarked in an adventure, not just in real life but on film. “Robot Attack” has already won some awards and been in a few film festivals, something he was not even thinking about when he made the film. You may be thinking that if his family was cast and crew, there was no need for things like, pre-production industry standards. Fact is, there was a lot of that in his filmmaking process and it began with The Pitch and moved on to Production Meetings with his two boys who were around 6 and 7 years old. The entire process was documented and the story behind the story of this film is pretty remarkable. Especially when you come to terms with the fact this is a Dad whose kids played a big role in all aspects of the filmmaking process. If you have kids, you know how hard it can be to just get them to bed, much less complete a film from beginning to end. Something even the most adultish filmmakers can find to be a huge challenge! Brian was a lot of fun to chat with and the incredible story he shares is truly inspiring. He shares the work involved in creating giant robots opposite little children in action scenes and being on set for hours just to capture the basics to then spend hours and hours behind the computer creating the movie-magic we are used to in Hollywood films. Brian’s latest film is a one minute film for the Action Scene challenge he made for Film Riot and Collective. Brian shot his latest film, RUN” with the iPhone XR and it is truly mesmerizing! SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch both films below. Robot Attack, shot with iPhone 5S: 11min. 34 secs.https://youtu.be/d-pahzBJCW8Run, shot with iPhone XR: One Minutehttps://youtu.be/GCeSM8ozH64Below are a couple videos mentioned in the video and a before and after comparison of what was filmed and what ended up in “Robot Attack.”Robot Attack BTS Episode 18:https://youtu.be/h2neb-46cUI?list=PL527dVskZhZnnL1ybDaHm5fnutof35zIb&t=224Robot Attack BTS, the tripod tears incident:https://youtu.be/v4fh0xAVCC4?list=PL527dVskZhZnnL1ybDaHm5fnutof35zIb&t=344Before and after comparison video of “Robot Attack.”:https://youtu.be/nhsNc-JEvSYBrian is online. Check out his websites and follow him:Website: http://www.brianvowles.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/BrianVowlesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianvowles/Robot Attack Movie Website: http://www.robotattackmovie.comOur Links: Submit a short or feature length mobile film to IMFF 2020: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff/rulesSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: [http://twitter.com/sbppodcast](http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV (Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel): http://MobileChannel.tvHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingNeed a gimbal to go with your smartphone camera? Purchase a gimbal online to receive 10% off entire order at Check Out. Use promo code "susy" for the discount: https://globalgimbals.comAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


A Story Told Through A Smartphone Camera Makes An Impact with Alexandra Guillossou
Jul 09 2019 65 mins  
Before we all had access to an exceptional camera built right into our smartphones, we could not share stories like we do today. Our Community Stories program for mobile film was created to fill that need. Episode 63 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ shares the story of Alexandra Guillossou, the Second Prize winner of IMFF 2019. People from all walks of life, people who are not professional videographers or filmmakers, or even those who are, simply did not have access to their cameras when the opportunity arises to capture our stories. Community Stories is about sharing stories through filmmaking using smartphone cameras as a participating member of a community or culture. Alexandra Guillossou was on vacation spending time with her family. Her brother has Multiple Sclerosis and as a member of the family, Alexandra began to record her family out by the lake. As she did so, she began to think about focusing on her brother and capturing her brother who is dealing with MS. Later, as she watched her footage, she decided to make documentary to share her family’s story. When she submitted the film to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego it was a film with a good story that we decided to select and screen in the festival. So I contacted Alexandra and notified her about how her film qualified as a Community Story and offered her the opportunity to present her film as such, in San Diego.Alexandra Guillossou won Second Prize at the film festival and also won an Honorary Award from a selection of judges made up by winners of the Global Mobile Film Awards™, Matteo Tibiletti who won Best Experimental with “Yes, No” and Brian Hennings who won Best Cinematography with “Focus.” The films participating in the GMFA Honorary Award contest were only short films from attending filmmakers participating during the film festival in San Diego. We asked Alexandra to share the experience of going back to visit with her family and telling her brother his story won. During this episode, we discuss a topic I hope our listeners find informative and motivating. We address the power of how our films should be focused on storytelling because it can bring people together. We find ourselves spending most of our time connecting with technology and stories help us feel human emotions and I believe stories help us connect to our humanity. We also discuss the trend in mobile filmmaking where people are sharing formulas and processes for making films with smartphones at the risk of destroying the opportunity that mobile filmmaking brings to storytellers without filmmaking experience to realize their dream. The democratization of mobile filmmaking is worthy of preserving and it has many different genres, and creates new genres too. Alexandra inspires us. All of us. Alexandra made a film with her phone without filmmaking experience and her film touches people in ways that it has been selected in different film festivals and has already won awards. Most of us create things and we do not realize the potential of our creations. Some of us don’t even believe something we create can have an impact in some way or win awards. But after listening to her story, I hope you are inspired to go for it. You will never know your potential until you complete it and put it out there. If you like what you made, don’t hold back. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego is open for submissions right now for feature length films and short films. If you shot your film with a smartphone, submit your film to our film festival, and if you can, make a point of attending in beautiful San Diego.Watch the trailer for “The Deepest Cut”: https://youtu.be/cm-kLe74om4Follow Alexandra and her film online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deepestcutdoc/Twitter:https://twitter.com/onemousecreativOur Links: Submit a short or feature length mobile film to IMFF 2020: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff/rulesSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV (Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel): http://MobileChannel.tvHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


The Camera Details Of Feature Filmmaking With iPhones with Ryan O'Rourke
Jul 02 2019 52 mins  
Episode 62You have heard of it as more and more filmmakers talk about making movies with smartphones. There are countless short films being made every day but there are not enough good features shot with smartphones and that reality is coming to a close soon as more films like, “Blue Moon” are emerging. Director of Photography Ryan O’Rourke is the person behind the iPhone 7 camera who shot, “Blue Moon,” the feature length film in a very short period of time. Our guest for Episode 62 of the SBP Podcast shares a behind-the-scenes look with our listeners. Ryan is in Nelson, New Zealand, which is about 30 miles from where the film was shot.Ryan O’Rourke and I had a great discussion about his part in the filmmaking process. Ryan is from Nelson, New Zealand and he and director, Stef Harris have worked together before. After all, they both worked on the police force together. He shared many of the people involved in the film had a similar background. But hey, let’s stick to the story behind the other story: The feature film shot with iPhone that is going viral around the world. Episode 62 of the SBP Podcast is a wonderfully informational episode from a filmmaker who shot a cinematic Hollywood style film using an iPhone in a single location with a small crew of about 8 people and two reputable actors, Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow best known for “The Hobbit.” Ryan shares the different settings he used to film with the iPhone from the native camera and the FilmicPro app. He also went on to share some in-depth details about the settings and why they were set. The settings were very helpful to Judd Resnick who edited the footage into a complete cinematic film. Ryan also shares why the anamorphic lens from Moondog Labs was instrumental in giving the footage it’s cinematic aesthetics. We go into many details about the process to make this film work and if you watch the trailer, below, you will realize that the movie’s visual and audio quality is truly cinematic. All the elements of any other film we are used to seeing in many films in theaters or streaming services online…they are there. Are you inspired?“It’s never been easier or more accessible, I suppose, to make a feature than it has now. If you’ve got a good story and you want to tell it then…the technology’s never been more enriched.” Ryan O’Rourke.If you are a filmmaker making short films and want to make a feature film, then this is one way to do it with a much lower budget. And not only is it about the budget…Ryan and I share the opportunities available to feature mobile filmmakers due to a demand in the industry. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for Blue Moon:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJV_vtIg-BMFilm Credits: Rueben: Doug Brooks, Gina: Liz Mullane, Security Guard: Nathan Green, Police Officer: Mathew Crawford, Police Officer: Nicole Gardiner, Newsagent: Kyle Abbott, Police Officer: Jeshurun Scheib, Police Sergeant: Robert Ballantyne, Veronica Jones: Alison Lenton, Wahoe Chan: Lai Zhouwen, Gilly: Doug Brooks, Motorist: Simon Paynter, Geoffrey the cat.Directed by Stefen HarrisWritten by Stefen HarrisDirector of Photography Ryan O’RourkeEditor Judd ResnickSound Design Chris WinterComposer Tane Upjohn BeatsonSound Ben Dunker and Janja HeathfieldProduction companies Dark Horse Films & Kahu MediaProducers Stefen Harris and Pegeen O’RourkeExecutive Producer Tim Riley and Rich VizorFollow Ryan O’Rourke: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kahumedia/Twitter:https://twitter.com/ryanorourke_dopand https://twitter.com/KahuMediaOur Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Australian Film First Screening Wins First Full Feature Mobile Film Award in San Diego with Ross Perkins
Jun 18 2019 63 mins  
Episode 61Would you like to take a true story, perhaps something sensational in the news that happened in another country, and re-tell that story as a film? Our guest for the SBP Podcast Episode 61 did just that. Ross Perkins is an actor turned filmmaker. He wrote a screenplay based on a true story. The film was a feature film. He then shot it with his iPhone. He filmed it in his parents house, as the principal location, and then, after spending about a year editing it himself—he submitted “Mad House” to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, where he and his producer, Kimberly Hart attended. He flew back home to Australia with a trophy and the "Best Feature Film" award.The film had never been screened before, anywhere. Imagine that. His first screening wins and he was present to accept the award. Are you inspired yet? Ross Perkins studied acting in theater and mentioned how lucky he was to have encountered good teachers who taught him, not only acting, but writing and directing. Because in Australia, the opportunities for filmmakers are limited, according to Ross, he feels the mobile phone allows anyone to make films. He emphasizes how helpful Kim was to him during his production because she designed the main set, the house. Which happened to be the house Ross grew up in as the youngest of six children. He recalled a moment before the first scene they filmed on the first day of production. The actors began to arrive on set. As a director, he was a bit nervous. So he asked Kim, how he could get the actors to do what he wanted them to do in the scene. Her response was, “You just have to trust them.” Ross said, that simple statement felt like a a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders. It worked, and it still works.Ross says he is in the “rejection business,” as a filmmaker. He cannot let it get to him, “the numbers game.” He was grateful that his film was accepted to IMFF 2019 and the film festival in San Diego was the premier screening. Receiving the Best Feature Film award was a very good moment for him above the film festival experience of having a film accepted into a film festival. Ross had not watched the film in about six months and had never seen it in front of an audience. He recalls the experience of sitting in the back of the room as his film screened during the festival. He could see the reactions of the audience as it played. Mad House is a harsh film to watch. Partly because it is so realistically performed. The story is about a home invasion with “junkies” holding a family hostage. As he watched the audience wince during the right moments was an exceptional experience for him. And that is an experience most filmmakers want to have after completing their film. Ross shares how they pulled off some harsh scenes for the right effect.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for Mad House: https://youtu.be/CGVUUlDqftYWatch the Red Carpet Extravaganza! during IMFF 2019 with Ross Perkins and Kimberley Hart: https://youtu.be/HRDrbSkqXwIListen to Episode 45 with Ross Perkins for in-depth details about the film “Mad House” with Ross Perkins: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/36e60863058b1a/Follow Ross Perkins on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rossperkins28/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Tedious Post Effects Of A Smartphone Winning Film with Blake Worrell
Jun 11 2019 58 mins  
Episode 60His film won First Place during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego 2019. All the judges on the panel gave our guest, Blake Worrell the highest rating. Episode 60 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a discussion about the work involved in post production, the importance of audio, and some of the challenges he experienced during production as he shot the film with his iPhone 6S. Blake’s film was originally a six minute film that he shortened to five minutes to qualify for the film festival’s short film competition. Blake is an artist. He brings his experience in music and acting to his film and spent a lot of time in post production working with several software applications to elevate the quality of the film in both audio and video. The story came together during post production for Blake in his film, Upend. Blake and his wife, Arly Jover, acted in the film and gave a star performance.Upend is an emotional sci-fi story with some special effects. Blake shares a lot of details with techniques and in-depth advice on the making of his winning mobile short film. His film also won the 2018 Global Mobile Film Awards™ for Best Visual Effects. Below is the six minute version of his film along with the five minute version which won IMFF. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Blake’s Original film version of Upend (Six Minutes):https://vimeo.com/283887857Upend: First Prize Winner IMFF 2019 in San Diego:https://youtu.be/9HFOZlLlLGMBlake’s Website: https://www.blakeworrell.comFollow Blake Worrell on social media, below:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blakeworrell/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BlakeWorrell/Song featured in this episode Bumperz from The Beast Within Album by Blake WorrellReleased April 5, 2013https://blakeworrell.bandcamp.com/track/bumperzOur Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


The Acting Performance Of A Feature Smartphone Film with Mark Hadlow
Jun 04 2019 66 mins  
Episode 59The smartphone camera is the window to your story. As your story unfolds on your screen you are watching your film as you record it. Acting in front of the iPhone camera was a lot like acting in theater on a stage. Blue Moon was shot in one location with a small crew. Mark Hadlow is the lead actor in the film, Horace Jones playing alongside Jed Brophy (Darren Cates) as co-lead. The 85-minute feature film is an incredible performance and a great story that begins in a gas station lit up like a spaceship in the dark night. Episode 59 of the SBP Podcast brings a deep conversation with actor Mark Hadlow.In this episode we speak about the making of Blue Moon and Mark shares some behind-the-scenes stories, including his real-life daughter Olivia Hadlow who plays Lucille Jones as Horace Jones’ daughter. Mark also shares a story about when he and Jed worked in The Hobbit, cast as Dwarf brothers Dori and Nori. One important part of the message from Mark is how you need to surround yourself with the right people and build a family that supports you.If you are thinking about making feature films with your smartphone you need to realize it’s not an easy task as a filmmaker. You need to take the focus of your story out of the technology and captivate your viewer closely by the performance. While the technology inspires anyone who has a smartphone to believe anyone can make a movie with a smartphone, it requires some skill in storytelling. But the story is king. And to deliver a good story, the performance has to stand out. Mark shares and emphasizes the work that actors need to put into their careers in order to deliver a good performance. “You can have the best camera and the best person that believes that they can actually film it because they’re really good at what they do. And they can see the magic of their camera angle and they can see what’s going on to film it. You could have the worst sound recording equipment but yet the person who’s doing the sound recording knows exactly—they’ve got the confidence to put it in the right place at the right time. You’ve still a good sound track, you’ve still got a good picture that you filmed.” Mark Hadlow.Mark Hadlow has been an actor for many years. His work is spread between Hollywood films and television to theatrical performances. It is no wonder after listening to the lead actor in Blue Moon why the film is doing so well. Not only does the film look and sound amazing, but the story absorbs its audience into a story through to the very end. That is the magic of making feature films with smartphones. You can make features with amazing landscape with cameras that cost almost as much as a house. You can carry your audience through mesmerizing footage in that sense and you can still deliver a good story. But with a smartphone camera, we are still limited by the size and capabilities of the lens. Take away all that footage and you may be left with a short film.Instead, focus on a great story and a great performance. Having confidence in your actors to develop their characters on screen and bring your audience inside the story to experience it as if they were there, in the middle of it…that is one of the virtues of smartphone filmmaking. “Mark Hadlow, ONZM, is one of New Zealand's best known actors. He has performed in countless theatre shows throughout New Zealand. Mark has made dozens of film appearances, several television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands. He has directed many plays throughout New Zealand, some independent productions and for the Court Theatre in Christchurch. Playing the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit Trilogy, was Mark's third Peter Jackson movie. Mark has been nominated for and won several awards,” Mark Hadlow “loves the one man show format and ‘MAMIL’ written by his best mate Gregory Cooper opened in 2014 and has since numbered 179 performances to over 40,000 people throughout NZ with a highly successful 2nd season in 2018 in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal.”"Blue Moon" by Stef Harris of Dark Horse Films is a thriller. It was filmed in Motueka, New Zealand and held its world premiere in the NZIFF in 2018 in New Zealand. It is currently in film festivals and won the Gold Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston film festival 2019. Special thanks to Richard Vizor, one of the Executive Producers of Blue Moon for connecting us to this wonderful team, or family, in New Zealand. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for Blue Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxmyCH8-ztkMark Hadlow on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0352921/Mark Hadlow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealmarkhadlow/Mark Hadlow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mark_markhadlowBiography: https://www.nzonscreen.com/person/mark-hadlow/biographyListen to Jed Brophy podcast episode 55: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/373e0139b4fe44/Listen to Stef Harris podcast episode 54: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/37387c24b3e82c/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Content and Creativity in Smartphone Filmmaking through MINA with Max Schleser Episode 58
May 21 2019 53 mins  
We wanted to share an innovative project with our mobile filmmaking and smartphone video community. MINA 2019 has partnered with Goethe Institute in New Zealand. The (Hashtag) Nucleus competition for smartphone short films is a joint initiative of Goethe Institute and MINA (Mobile Innovation Network & Association). Join co-founder of MINA, Max Schleser on the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ to discuss the project and how you can be a part of it, in episode 58.Film-makers and creatives are invited to submit short films of 3 to 5 minutes in length, exploring issues of the environment and sustainability. The best entries will be selected, and in November 2019 the winners will be invited to a screening of the films and a three-day workshop in Wellington (New Zealand/Aotearoa). The workshop will bring together your diverse creative talents to shoot a smartphone short film on eco-tourism. Call for Entries: the environment and sustainability in smartphone films. Submission deadline is August 15.The project by Goethe Institute is a partnership with MINA which promotes a short film competition for smartphone films from Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Max discusses the possibilities and provides details of what types of films can be submitted to the competition. We also speak a bit about how MINA continues to provide global creative and innovative filmmakers and smartphone video creators an opportunity to push the limits of what can be done with smartphone and mobile devices to create stories and experimental works of art using mobile cameras. Although MINA is currently based in Australia, their next event is taking place in China. The 9th edition of the International Mobile Innovation Screening features: Mobile, Pocket and Smartphone films; New Voices : Next Generation Smartphone Filmmakers; Mobile Cinematic VR & 360° Video Production; MoJo, Mobile Storytelling, and Micro-movies & Micro-formats.“The Mobile Innovation Network and Association (MINA) creates interactions between communities, content and the creative industries.” MINA.proSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch a fun animated video with a detailed explanation of the Nucleus project in the description on YouTube:https://youtu.be/tWVgVXVpQsYCheck out the links below to be a part of this innovative project between Goethe Institute and MINA and/or submitting a mobile film to MINA 2019:MINA Film Submissions on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/minaMINA Website: http://mina.proGoethe Institute Website: https://www.goethe.de/ins/nz/en/ueb.htmlMINA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MobileInnovationNetworkMINA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MINAmobileOur Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Storytelling with Smartphone Cameras with CK Goldiing Episode 57
May 15 2019 62 mins  
We encounter stories throughout our daily lives. We are living at a time where we carry a tool that can capture a story and share it with the world. CK Goldiing records his encounters and challenges with his smartphone and one of them is a film that is going viral. CK came to speak during the International Mobile Film Festival #MFF2019SanDiego and we featured his film, 61 Hugs which he shot with his Samsung smartphone. Episode 57 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a conversation with CK on his last day before he flew back to the UK with a high potential to inspire storytellers to use their phone cameras to share their stories.The conversation with CK began casually with his film, 61 Hugs. But it soon becomes passionate as we discuss the storytelling aspect of video and film. We speak about how a moment can turn into a great story and some of that has to do with what people are willing to share with you when they trust you. The other aspect of recording moments is distribution. We asked CK his preference and one thing he shares is how he doesn’t limit the potential of his videos by restricting them to a particular manner of distribution such as a series. However, he does have a series of videos in his YouTube channel with some videos becoming popular. 61 Hugs is going viral, not as a part of the series, but as a film. CK Goldiiing has his own marketing agency and he knows how to reach out to the press which he did for his film and his marketing skills are a great example of how you can help your film go viral. The main point he wanted to share was that his film was a human story. He also gives our listeners some insights on how to get traction for your film or story to get it press attention.CK discusses giving his film “as much oxygen as possible.” In order to do that, he had to not feel “icky” about sharing the film, and that is part of the challenge for content creators. Where you feel like perhaps you have already shared your film on Twitter enough but, no you haven’t. And there are always people who may see it today who did not see it yesterday. The experience of being a part of the film festival in San Diego meant a lot for CK, and he shares the essence of what drives us to organize it each year. IMFF 2019 was the 8th edition and we celebrated Stories! as the theme during the 10th anniversary since it was launched in 2009. CK thanks each of the sponsors for this year’s film festival. He also challenged creators to listen to his advice on getting traction with their projects with a Seven-Day Challenge to “give oxygen” to their creations and share their results with CK. You can do that by tagging and following CK on social media below.Watch 61 Hugs by CK Goldiing: https://youtu.be/QBLHB85yvwgVideo - Let’s Chat with CK in San Diego: https://youtu.be/M_gqaSeR6lsFollow CK Goldiing:Website: https://www.61hugs.co.ukTwitter: https://twitter.com/CKGoldiingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ckgoldiing/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCK/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3K7Qp6AYPmJBcW5HioiqfgPrevious Episode 44 with CK Goldiing: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/36e07d412c290e/Our Links: Get all the details about this year’s film festival: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/35-smartphone-filmmakers-share-stories-in-san-diegoSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Connecting Global Smartphone Film To Indiana with Nathan Bechtold Episode 56
May 07 2019 52 mins  
The aftereffects of the 2019 International Mobile Film Festival are euphoric. There was an energy and vibe throughout the two-day event which had an impact with everyone who was a part of the event in San Diego. We sat down for a discussion two days after the film festival with the president of Indiana Filmmakers Network, Nathan Bechtold before his flight back to Indiana. Listen to Episode 56 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking as we discuss the festival, the people, the vibe, the energy and the resources and opportunities IFN has for filmmakers in and outside Indiana.We began sharing the Indiana Filmmakers Network with Nathan but we were both still “hungover” from the aftereffects of the weekend’s IMFF 2019. The information Nathan shared about IFN benefits everyone and anyone who happens to be, or plans to be, making a film in the state of Indiana. IFN has several hubs throughout the state providing a physical resource filmmakers. It also has a strong online presence through its groups on social media. We share how IFN benefits someone who is looking to make a film with traditional equipment, since that is the base of their members. However, through a partnership with the #MobilizeStories Community Network by the International Mobile Film Festival, it is opening the door to filmmakers using smartphone cameras as well. In fact, IFN held a short contest for anyone in Indiana to make short films with their smartphones to feature in this year’s #MFF2019SanDiego and Nathan showcased them on Sunday as part of the program. Episode 56 discusses IFN’s resources for all filmmakers regardless of what camera you use to share your stories as films and then we dive into what it was like for Nathan to witness IMFF in person. Nathan’s biggest impression seemed to be the vibe and the support between all the filmmakers in the space where we held our film festival at Marina Village Conference Center. Nathan noted the welcoming atmosphere from the minute a filmmaker or attendee walked into the festival throughout the course of the program, the sessions and the entire event in general. People connected. People shared stories…and hugs. Although a podcast is an audio format, you can almost see the light in his eyes as he describes the experience. Listen to the conversation which brings a lot of mentions from people we both know in Indiana. One of those people, whom we did not mention was one of the judges from the IMFF short film competition, Demetrius Witherspoon. Demetrius is also a member of the Indiana Filmmakers Network. Follow Indiana Filmmakers Network (IFN) on Social Media:Website: http://indianafilmmakers.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5382449841/about/Twitter: https://twitter.com/indianafilmnetInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/indianafilmmakers/Our Links: Get all the details about this year’s film festival: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/35-smartphone-filmmakers-share-stories-in-san-diegoSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Jed Brophy in Smartphone Feature Blue Moon Episode 55
Apr 10 2019 55 mins  
The way you approach a film as a director, screenwriter or actor, can be quite similar. It revolves and evolves around story, structure, and characters. Episode 55 of the SBP Podcast is a discussion with actor Jed Brophy. Jed has years of experience acting in many films you have probably heard of, Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, District 9…just to name a few. Jed is one of the principal actors of Blue Moon shot in New Zealand.We spoke with Jed Brophy, who is in New Zealand – Aotearoa. He shares a bit of his career and experience as an actor in the feature film Blue Moon, shot entirely with the iPhone. Blue Moon was written and directed by Stef Harris.Jed is an actor who has worked in many films. He’s also had the privilege to work in a number of Hollywood films. The stories he shares about his experience in both, traditional film and mobile film will inspire anyone thinking, or wondering about whether to dive into the world of making films using smartphones. You don’t have to make a feature film, but you need to start doing it at any capacity to realize the potential of what you can achieve as a filmmaker and storyteller using a smartphone camera. Jed Brophy shares how the longest take in Blue Moon took about 11 minutes, due to the extensive dialogue in each scene. They broke the 85 minute feature screenplay into several parts for their performance during production. Blue Moon was filmed in a total of about 30 hours in a single location. Jed shared the differences between working on a film like Lord Of The Rings and Blue Moon from a personal perspective. The budget and cost for Blue Moon was about $12,000.Jed explains how one of the differences between large action films and a mobile film, has to do with the number of stops and takes for each scene during production. When you have a big crew, much equipment and action scenes, such as in Peter Jackson’s films that Jed has worked on, there are many things that can go wrong. For a shadow that does not belong in a shot, to many technical malfunctions. All the stops extend the time of production and you end up with a few minutes of usable footage in a typical day. Wherein a mobile film like Blue Moon, you end your day with about 30 minutes of usable footage. Jed shares specific differences in crew size and equipment, which can also lower the production time in a mobile film set’s production.Jed has played creatures in some films. He’s had to endure hours of makeup and prosthetics prep. He shares the experience of that experience. Jed also compares the difference and process he goes through playing creatures versus human characters.Listen to this episode to listen to the entire conversation, including Jed Brophy’s projects and his views on mobile smartphone filmmaking. Jed shares great tips and advice on making films using smartphones. He also shares a few stories regarding his experience working with Peter Jackson and the film industry in general. Jed Brophy is very excited about the potential of making films using smartphones and his views are very inspiring. What does Jed Brophy think about the future of mobile filmmaking? Listen to this episode and find out. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Jed was also kind enough to send a message to the filmmakers taking part in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego April 27 & 28. Watch the trailer for Blue Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxmyCH8-ztkJed Brophy on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0112400/Follow Jed Brophy on Social Media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrophyJedFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jed-Brophy-517155004963438/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jedibrophy/Blue Moon by Dark Horse Films: http://darkhorse-films.com Previous Episode 54 with Blue Moon Director Stef Harris: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/blue-moon-smartphone-feature-filmmaking-in-new-zealand-864c2632b96fOur Links: Get Tickets to the International Mobile Film Festival April 27 & 28: https://www.freshtix.com/events/international-mobile-film-festival-2Get all the details about this year’s film festival: http://bit.ly/MobileFilmRocksSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in New Zealand with Stef Harris Episode 54
Apr 03 2019 53 mins  
He shot a photo of a gas station with his iPhone and wrote a treatment. He sent them to an old friend, who was a professional actor. That is the beginning of the backstory to Blue Moon, a feature film shot with an iPhone 7 in New Zealand. The director, Stef Harris is our guest on the SBP Podcast episode 54.Stef Harris is the writer and director of the, roughly 85 minute film shot with his iPhone. The film’s principal actors are Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow. The Director of Photography, Ryan O’Rourke, had to shoot the film with the iPhone and had to deal with long takes and a single location. The story behind the story of the characters is connected to the backstory of how the film evolved. Stef Harris is a police officer in New Zealand and took a picture of a lit up lone gas station using his smartphone. A picture of a thousand words is the saying. But literally, it turned into a screenplay filled with dialogue between two protagonists in a story: Horace Jones and Darren Cates. Listen to Stef Harris explain how the town came together to help him complete his film. A very inspiring story which may lead to inspiring you to make films using your own smartphone. Because no matter where you are, who you are…with a good story and the willingness to reach out, you can be a filmmaker. Film Credits: Rueben – Doug Brooks, Gina – Liz Mullane, Security Guard – Nathan Green, Police Officer – Mathew Crawford, Police Officer – Nicole Gardiner, Newsagent – Kyle Abbott, Police Officer - Jeshurun Scheib, Police Sergeant – Robert Ballantyne, Veronica Jones – Alison Lenton, Wahoe Chan – Lai Zhouwen, Gilly – Doug Brooks, Motorist – Simon Paynter, Geoffrey the cat.Directed by Stefen HarrisWritten by Stefen HarrisDirector of Photography Ryan O’RourkeEditor Judd ResnickSound Design Chris WinterComposer Tane Upjohn BeatsonSound Ben Dunker and Janja Heathfield Production companies Dark Horse Films - Kahu MediaProducers Stefen Harris and Pegeen O’RourkeExecutive Producer Tim Riley and Rich VizorSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for Blue Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxmyCH8-ztkFollow Blue Moon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueMoonNZFilm/Website for Dark Horse Films: http://darkhorse-films.comOur Links: Get Tickets to the International Mobile Film Festival April 27 & 28: https://www.freshtix.com/events/international-mobile-film-festival-2Get all the details about this year’s film festival: http://bit.ly/MobileFilmRocksSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Bring A Personal Story To Light With Your Smartphone with Alexandra Guillossou Episode 53
Mar 27 2019 69 mins  
Understanding each other is part of our communication skills as we share our stories with others around us. Sometimes, a story needs to go further than the people around us. We can write or share it on social media and reach a lot of people around the world. Alexandra Guillossou went a step further. She brought her skills to create a film about a personal story very dear to her family. While on vacation, she just happened to have her smartphone with her, just like many of us do. She began to record her brother, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Episode 53 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking shares the story behind how she was able to turn the footage into a delicate story using her smartphone.There are many steps to creating a film but usually, films are planned. Most filmmakers don’t carry a camera around wherever they happen to go. It can be bulky and maybe very inconvenient. Sitting out by a lake as your family is barbecuing…that just may not be a scenario you bring a professional camera to. But Alexandra had her phone with her and decided to record and document the scene without much planning. It wasn’t until she had captured the footage that she began to construct the story. The story has an impact for those who watch the entire film. It is a reality many of us do not understand what it’s like to have or live with the effects of someone close suffering with this disease. The power of stories can change lives. There are people who don’t understand what is happening during the course of an event but can watch a film like The Deepest Cut and realize the whole story in a way they couldn’t before. During our podcast conversation, Alexandra says, “It’s one thing to tell a story. It’s another thing to watch the story you just told.” The purpose of sharing her story is to bring awareness to debilitating diseases that many people do not understand. Sometimes, we need to understand these things happen to normal people and perhaps it can bring some light to the challenges. Alexandra points out how some people do not have a strong support system and their voices can get lost. We hope sharing her film, The Deepest Cut can help connect us as a society and as human beings. It would make the world a better place for each other if we could all respect and understand the challenges we all face each and every day. After all, we are all a story unfolding through the course of our life.Meet Alexandra Guillossou during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego April 27 & 28 and watch her film with her and other filmmakers. Get Tickets.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch the trailer for The Deepest Cut, screening during #MFF2019SanDiego: https://vimeo.com/319349811Follow Alexandra Guillossou:Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/alexguillossouInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/onemousecreative/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onemousecreativeTwitter: https://twitter.com/onemousecreativOur Links: Get Tickets to the International Mobile Film Festival April 27 & 28: https://www.freshtix.com/events/international-mobile-film-festival-2Get all the details about this year’s film festival: http://bit.ly/MobileFilmRocksSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Become A Cosplay Smartphone Filmmaker with Star Wars Steampunk Universe EP 52
Mar 13 2019 73 mins  
Star Wars Steampunk Universe is a charity support group based in Southern California which takes part in charities and events in southern California. They do crossover events with other charity groups. Two of the founding members of the Star Wars Steampunk Universe are our guests in Episode 52 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. Founders of the group, who are still active participants, are Dude Vader (Chris), Captain Solo Seekerman (Nathan Seekerman), Hot Nerd Girl (Tracy), Kansas City Photography (Kansas Johnson), Lando Chronos / Family Goals Cosplay (James) and DLo Cosplay (Shaylor). They’ve added many more members to their group over the years.Chris emphasized they are not a cosplay group but a charity support group for Southern California and is specific to Star Wars. He mentions the Sci-Fi Coalition as one of the main groups they team up with and how they “do every version of cosplay you can think of.” Chris mentioned he is a part of about 100 events a year and 80 or so, of them, are charity.The group caught the eye of Lucas Film when they teamed up for a panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015. They soon began to form the Star Wars Steampunk Universe and their debut as a group was at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2016 where they received an award as the Best Costume Group from the Hollywood Costume Designer’s Guild.Chris plays Dude Vader which is a steampunk version of Darth Vader and Tracy “Hot Nerd Girl” plays Sabe Sprocket, a steampunk version of Queen Amidala's bodyguard. The group is able to get creative with their Star Wars character outfits thanks to encouragement from Lucas Film and Disney.We shared an insight story of how we connected with the group to include them in our film festival. Tracy has changed her outfit at least three times and Chris said that when it comes to Dude Vader, “There are over 300 versions right now.”We asked Tracy where the name “Hot Nerd Girl” came from. Tracy shares the story including her blog and social media following on Facebook of around 70 thousand.The story about this group is very interesting and their insights are intriguing. Chris and Tracy share many names from the history of their group and their current story. They were a part of the world premier of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Hollywood and they shared an emotional moment during the film screening with their group with Nathan Seekerman who plays Captain Solo Seekerman.One thing we spoke about was how being behind a mask can help them deal with emotional situations during events as a charity. There is a similarity in documentary filmmaking behind the camera. Of course, we spoke about the importance of the red carpet for film festivals including what happens on our red carpet. At around 42 minutes into the podcast, Chris and Tracy speak about how and why cosplayers should make films using their smartphones. We had one of the funnest shout outs to the sponsors for #MFF2019SanDiego: Red Giant, Film Convert, Hall H Show Podcast, Star Wars Steampunk Universe, and Grip & Shoot. We also gave a special shoutout to Swords and Circuitry Studios and Uncharted Regions’ Neal and Jana Hallford.This podcast is a little longer than usual but you’ll want to stay through to the end…if anything, for pure entertainment.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch their video which they made in 2017 for the International Mobile Film Festival: https://youtu.be/uMdOzXTYx54Follow Star Wars Steampunk Universe on Facebook and Instagram:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starwarssteampunkuniverse/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsSteampunkUniverse/Website for Hot Nerd Girl: http://hotnerdgirl.comDude Vader on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DudeVaderCanole/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Capture Amazing Event Videos With Smartphone Cameras with Francesca Jago Episode 51
Mar 06 2019 66 mins  
Everywhere you go you bring your smartphone and so the incentive to capture it to share it is tough to ignore. While there are many events where recording is inappropriate or forbidden, the International Mobile Film Festival encourages everyone to bring their smartphones and interact with our event. Episode 51 of the SBP Podcast brings Francesca Jago from Get Ahead Media back to share tips and tricks on how to best capture events using your smartphone camera.Francesca Jago is the personality behind Get Ahead Media in New Zealand. She has been presenting and teaching smartphone video techniques to people around the world using online and live workshops and tutorials. She shares great techniques for entrepreneurs and small businesses to improve their video marketing skills. During Episode 51 of our podcast, Capture Amazing Event Videos With Smartphone Cameras we discuss a lot of topics regarding attending and filming events. We spoke a bit about recording under water and available waterproof cases for smartphones and audio techniques, and we delve a bit into the horizontal versus horizontal discussion. But the jest of the conversation revolves around recording events to create event videos, including lighting issues.We asked our new Facebook Group members, for the SBP Podcast, to ask a question they’d like us to ask our guest within the event recording topic. Brian Hennings from Australia, asked how to best capture video without intruding and bothering people at the event. Well, that was a bit complicated to answer and a great question to delve into.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch Francesca’s latest video: https://www.facebook.com/getaheadmedia/videos/753817401640562Follow Francesca Jago at Get Ahead Media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getaheadmedia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getaheadmedia/Twitter: https://twitter.com/getaheadmediaYoutube (full of tutorials): www.youtube.com/c/getaheadmediaWebsite:https://francescajagotraining.mykajabi.comOther links worth checking out:Waitlist for Francesca’s Course: https://getaheadmedia.lpages.co/smartphonevideowaitlist/Guide - Create Pro Videos for your business using your iphone:https://getaheadmedia.lpages.co/iphonevideo-guide/Guide - Create Pro Videos for your business using your Android: https://getaheadmedia.lpages.co/androidvideo-guide/*Our Links: *Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save:https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Video Content Creators Unite To Earn Revenue with Pat McGowan Episode 50
Feb 13 2019 77 mins  
Black Box Global is about giving creators the freedom to create and earn revenue from their videos and projects. Episode 50 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking talks to the founder of BlackBox, Pat McGowan. Listen to our inspiring conversation with Pat McGowan in Episode 50 of the SBP Podcast in its entirety in your favorite podcast app.Just because you have a camera does not mean you are a photographer or a filmmaker. You work on your skills to use the camera as your tool to create your work or product. Once you begin to create high quality videos with whatever camera you have, even a smartphone, you will find others like you earning a living from their craft. How they do that takes a lot of work. BlackBox simplifies the process for you and helps you to succeed. BlackBox believes in creators and provides a supportive system which enables creators with high quality video footage the freedom to create. How does BlackBox do that? With BlackBox, you can create a free account to upload and earn revenue from your videos. But that is just the beginning. In about a year since Pat developed the platform, it has grown into a community of skilled and talented creators ready to collaborate on projects an earn revenue. BlackBox is a global platform where you can create and connect with people all over the world. BlackBox has grown into a community of over 35,000 members in the last 8 months and continues to grow.Listen to Pat McGowan share the benefits of the platform for its members. Pat is a creator with many years of professional experience. He also likes to hang out with bears.With the right mindset and tools, the quality of video and film from smartphones can be extraordinary. There is no reason why someone with exceptional video created with any camera, including your smartphone, cannot earn and be a part of projects you can take pride in. According to Pat, the platform is creating a way to help content creators earn through collaborative revenue sharing. “BlackBox is a creator empowerment community.”“It allows everyone to share the dream and to benefit from the financial reward of that dream by accessing global markets.” BlackBox is a second year sponsor of the International Mobile Film Festival taking place April 27 & 28 in San Diego. Pat McGowan lives in Ottawa, Canada, and is planning to attend #MFF2019SanDiego. If he can make it out to San Diego for the festival, it will be a great opportunity for all creators in the film and video industry to meet him in person during the festival.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Learn More and Follow BlackBox:Website: https://www.blackbox.globalFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackboxguild/Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackboxglobalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackboxglobalofficial/BlackBox Explainer Video - http://bit.ly/2wX9IKaJeven Dovey Overview Video - https://bit.ly/2kJzDPDBlackBox Founder Interview - http://bit.ly/Techopia-BlackBoxArtful Camera Podcast - http://bit.ly/artfulcamerapodcastblackboxFilmmaker Freedom Podcast: http://bit.ly/2MjLCyO*Our Links: *Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save:https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Realizing The Power Of Stories And Smartphones By Host Susy Botello Episode 49
Feb 07 2019 21 mins  
The general population in our planet undervalue stories just as the most powerful people in the world are aware of how to empower themselves through storytelling. Just like money, stories are a tool which can be used to cause harm or in wonderful ways. One of the best ways to share stories that have the biggest reach and effect is through film. In Episode 49 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, we tell the story of stories. Stories were a part of the universe before humanity came along. We share how we arrived to a time where the democratization of storytelling through film and video is disrupting society and why is it that we should all be aware of its power and use the opportunity to be a part of the storytelling which defines all of us.Sometimes we need to ride a virtual rocket ship to take us away from the center of what is happening to see things for what they are. Quite simply, we are experiencing a global revolution and there is a bit of a war which no one is talking about: Who will control our stories? The International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego celebrates it’s 10th anniversary since it launched in 2009 and the theme for the 2019 edition of the film festival is Stories! We share greetings from some of the filmmakers whose films were selected to be a part of this year’s film festival in this episode. Save the dates to join global storytellers and filmmakers April 27 & 28 in San Diego. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Check out the videos that correspond to the audio greetings featured in the podcast: Narelle Nash: https://youtu.be/7mWVExnMEvUJoyce Axelrod: https://youtu.be/pmfEJJcRaRARoss Perkins: https://youtu.be/tmOZz5Va6OQPayson R. Stevens: https://youtu.be/OwJ1BMZv_HUThe details for IMFF 2019: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mffOur Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save:https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Grand Tour Of The Mobile Filmmaking Process with John Woosley Episode 48
Jan 17 2019 65 mins  
All you need to do is press record! Okay, there is a bit more than that. Our guest in Episode 48 of the SBP Podcast takes us on a tour of the entire process from the idea for the film to the very end. John Woosley shot and edited Alex & The Firefly with a smartphone. The original film was 34 minutes long but he cut it down to almost half for a special screening at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, where John will also inspire other filmmakers and attendees with a Q&A presentation on mobile filmmaking. John’s film is a teen love story set in 2001, before smartphones. “First Love Changes Everything.” John shares many details of the process from the screenplay to the equipment he used, techniques to accomplish scenes which were challenging. The cool thing about our conversation with John is that he was willing to go into depth and share things with you in a way everyone with an interest in mobile film can understand and appreciate. Professionals and novices alike will appreciate John sharing real challenges during all phases of production from pre-production to post-production. But the tour of the process comes with solutions for each problem. He names the gear he used to accomplish the look and feel of the film during production and the software he used to shoot and edit. We touched on lenses, a stabilization rig, lightsn and audio which included syncing. He talks about how to create the smooth grain in your films. But that’s not all we discussed. Along with that he took us through the back door to share how he accomplished some things which are really tough to accomplish as a mobile filmmaker. So you too, can accomplish the magic of moviemaking. We hope that you will come out to San Diego April 27 & 28 to meet John Woosley, watch his film and take part in the Q&A presentation. Just don’t forget to bring your phone. #MFF2019SanDiego brings filmmakers from all over the world to our festival to not only watch films but to network and be inspired with presentations, our speakers and special guests, meet and network with filmmakers and industry professionals and enjoy a great event where we celebrate storytelling and filmmaking using smartphones. A bit about John’s background: John Woosley (Writer/Director, Alex & The Firefly)- John has been making films for over ten years and holds a degree in Film & Theater from The University of Kansas. While attending, John studied with Kevin Willmott (Writer, BlacKkKlansman) and directed his debut feature Angel of Music. Additional credits include Loves Fate and the web series Fit Trip with Kimber Westphall. All titles can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. John holds an MBA from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and works in management consulting.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Follow Alex & The Firefly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/affmovieRead about the film in this article shared by The Utah Film Festival and Awards: http://www.theutahfilmawards.com/alex-the-firefly/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save:https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Turns Book Into A Feature Film with Steve Peterson Episode 47
Jan 10 2019 60 mins  
There are books you read with stories you can visualize like a movie. I call it, “Booksualizing.” But there are books which are not told as a story. Those books can be quite interesting and there may be a story within them which you can visualize as a movie. Writing a screenplay is not the same as writing a book or a story. But our minds can take many concepts and visualize them in a way that they can then turn into a story. However, writing a story from a complex book into a screenplay and then making a movie requires some skill. And then, well, then there is taking that screenplay and shooting it using a smartphone camera. Our hero in this podcast is our guest, Steven Palmer Peterson aka Steve Peterson. He turned a very complex book into a story and then made a movie from it. The film is called, Consensus Reality and it is a feature length film which is one of the film that will be screening at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego as part of the Mobile Feature Film competition this April. Episode 47 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile Film™ is a discussion that brings our listeners many details about the complexities of shooting a feature length film with a complex story in a short period of time.The film has a lot of dialogue and revolves around a character who has schizophrenia. It is based on a book written by an attorney who needed to prove to a judge that although he had this condition, he was not a danger to society or to himself. His book was like a journal with complex details that sometimes were out of this world. And so, Steve turned the book into a story and then a film which is, out of this world. The quality of his film is outstanding. The film was shot in New York City which gives the film rich visuals with it’s different location designs. The film’s key cast is comprised of Mason played by Garrett Richmond, Eris played by Christina Toth and The Yansha played by Gopal Divan. When you see the film in the festival, you will find that it has a unique aesthetic quality much like other cinematic films but you will also appreciate the quality of the story itself and its characters. Immediately, from the onset of the very first scene, you are captivated by the protagonist, Mason and his world. A world which his uniquely his but it is beautifully created by the director, Steve Peterson.We hope you get a chance to meet Steve during #MFF2019SanDiego which takes place April 27 & 28 in San Diego.Watch the trailer for the film, Consensus Reality:https://vimeo.com/250721778One of the films Steve mentioned during our game which he forgot the title was Coherence:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2866360/?ref=nvsr_1Consensus Reality on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/consensusrealitythemovieSteve Peterson on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/steve.petersonSteve Peterson on IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2967774/?fbclid=IwAR0LcZCX3wNAri4O4iEwfg0E9kc-wJHYJ_wG4W4fLJ9JjBMP5JjowUAFwy8Actor Garrett Richmond:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5712257/?ref=ttrv_t0Actor Christina Toth:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5463194/?ref=ttrv_t1Actor Gopal Divan:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3205586/?ref=ttrv_t2Our Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save:https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



A New Year For Smartphone Mobile Filmmakers with Aaron Nabus Episode 46
Jan 02 2019 60 mins  
We are off to a great new year and we chat with our brand ambassador, Aaron Nabus in Episode 46 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ about mobile film in 2019. Come hang out with us.In this podcast we don’t just talk about the film festivals and filmmakers but we also share things like why you would want to shoot widescreen during an event and using a smartphone to capture video in a crowd, especially if you are a video paparazzi…is that a thing? Yet? Also the risks of using a DSLR compared to a smartphone during those situations. We mention some of our mutual friends and some of our film festival friends, some past guests from our podcast too. We spoke a bit about our San Diego Comic-Con International presentation because we had such a great turnout and so much fun! There is a bit of how we did during our presentation, workshop during the inaugural IndyShorts International Film Festival in Indianapolis this summer as well and how the mobile film community Hashtag MobilizeStories, which we launched this summer, is doing and our plans for the community and the upcoming International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Below are some links to topics we mentioned during our podcast, including some videos.Episode 25 of the SBP Podcast recorded during the Steampunk Gaslight Gathering in February 2018 with guest Tracy “HotNerdGirl” of the Star Wars Steampunk Universehttps://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/361f7b92f41ef2/Our video interview with Kid Comics creator Keithan Jones During SDCC 2018https://youtu.be/VHPg4jaJcCsOur smartphone “Video Paparazzi” of Jason Momoa Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard during SDCC 2018https://youtu.be/vUMR0yHjfuQFollow Aaron and his podcasthttps://hallh.comAaron on Twitter:https://twitter.com/aaronnabus?lang=enInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/aaronnabus/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaron.nabus/ Our Links:Global Mobile Film Awards™ Website: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Feature Length Filmmaking For The First Time Filmmaker with Ross Perkins Episode 45
Dec 19 2018 67 mins  
Acting, directing, operating a smartphone camera and editing a film to share an incredible well structured story is how Ross Perkins accomplished making a full length feature mobile film. Episode 45 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ takes us to Australia to discuss the experience of making a feature film with an iPhone and a talented cast.We spoke about sound recording and how to integrate a seamless dialogue during camera operation in a moving self-recording scene filled with action and movement. During some scenes some of the actors operate the cameras themselves and it gives the story multiple perspectives. However, the film has one protagonist which actually sneaks up on you in the sense that you discover which character’s perspective the story is being told from. There are many twists and turns in the film which keep the viewer engaged in this dark comedy and thriller.The film emphasizes the point that you need good actors, to portray good characters to make a great story blow you away in any film regardless of what camera you use, or even aesthetic production values. According to Ross, “The film is dialogue heavy.” which also lends to the point of why good actors are instrumental to the value of your film and story. There is a great ensemble of actors to appreciate in the film. We discuss how acting in theatre enriched his career and prepped him for acting in film and filmmaking. And we also talk about the intrusion of a camera in both acting and filmmaking versus the smartphone camera.There is a unique element to the film as it incorporates the current use of smartphones, including apps, GPS, social media and messaging into the story. The creative use of how Ross used the advantage of this brings an intriguing and captivating value to his film. The film is over 120 minutes long and following it as a viewer is incredibly natural and effortless. It brings the viewer to the edge of their seats, it brings laughter and a bit of lip-biting suspense and terror, too. This filmmaker made the best use of a smartphone as the camera but also included the phone into the story as one of the characters. Although there has not been an award given to a smartphone for exceptional acting, if there was, this film would definitely be considered. Mad House is about a home invasion and it is based on a real event that took place, which Ross explains why he felt a need to tone down a bit for his film. Our conversation brought us to discuss a bit about the original Blair Witch Project film and then we spoke a bit about self marketing for filmmakers. We hope you can make it to the film festival in San Diego to meet Ross Perkins, watch the film and participate during the Q&A. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Do you like our podcast? Share it and tag us on Twitter or Facebook and we will retweet you with a thank you! Subscribe to our podcast so you never miss the latest episode.Watch the trailer and get a taste of the film: https://vimeo.com/303414632Follow Ross Perkins on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rossperkins28/Our Links:Global Mobile Film Awards™ Website: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


The Human Smartphone Storyteller with CK Goldiing Episode 44
Dec 12 2018 67 mins  
When you are going about your day you are experiencing moments. You can connect your moments with your thoughts and create stories you share all the time. One storyteller, accidentally turned one of his videos into a film. In Episode 44 of the SBP Podcast, CK Goldiing shares the story that has inspired captivated the attention of people around the world with its emotional draw. 61 Hugs was a challenge that has made touched many people and brought smiles and shines the light on human kindness in a very simple way. An in-depth discussion about how we can all turn our phones to capture every day moments that tell wonderful stories which connect us as human beings. No special gear needed. All you need is an open mind, perhaps a little challenge and a sprinkle of curiosity as you turn the lens on yourself and the people around you. Through kindness, respect and a bit of humor, complete strangers will gladly let down their guards and go as far as to give a random stranger a hug. Listen to CK share his experiences and what the outcome of his film, 61 Hugs has brought to people who watch it and to his understanding of people and storytelling. “Crippled by a lifetime of overthinking, CK is a typical artist - forever worried about rejection, people’s perceptions and how things look. One day, he is challenged to leave his house, walk the busy streets, and ask sixty-one strangers for a hug. Although terrified by the inevitable rejections ahead, CK accepts, clinging to his long-standing belief that ‘overthinking is the enemy of remarkable’. Filmed in one take using actual footage from the challenge, ’61 Hugs’ demonstrates the remarkable power of optimism, heart, goodwill, human spirit, spontaneity and the universe.” — 61 HugsSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Do you like our podcast? Share it and tag us on Twitter or Facebook and we will retweet you with a thank you! Subscribe to our podcast so you never miss the latest episode.Watch 61 Hugs by CK Goldiing: https://youtu.be/QBLHB85yvwgFollow CK Goldiing:Website: https://www.61hugs.co.ukTwitter: https://twitter.com/CKGoldiingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ckgoldiing/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCK/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3K7Qp6AYPmJBcW5HioiqfgOur Links:Global Mobile Film Awards™ Website: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


The Actor and the iPhone A Tale of Smartphone Filmmaking with Anthony Montes Episode 43
Dec 05 2018 65 mins  
A wonderful conversation about acting and the opportunities that lend themselves to today’s actors through mobile filmmaking is the topic of Episode 43 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile Film with Anthony Montes. Anthony Montes has had over 40 years in the film and theater industry and over thirty of those years he has spent teaching and as an acting coach. Anthony lives in L.A. but has been all over the world through his work. If you want to learn some insights on mobile film from the perspective of someone who has experienced the film industry professionally then mobile filmmakers may be surprised to know that as a professional, he has encouraged many students in his classes and actors in the industry to use the smartphone in their pockets to make movies. In this podcast we talk about acting, mobile filmmaking for actors, the benefits of acting for directors and the benefits of directing for actors. We also discuss some of the types of films which may be best suited to a smartphone camera and a number of other issues which are inspiring and may motivate you to just take that phone out and use it to empower yourself and the world through your stories. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.We also talked about an event coming up in a few days and if you are in or around the L.A. area you should go check it out and meet Anthony in person. Outta The Darkness Into The Light takes place at Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center on December 7 & 8 at 8pm; December 9 at 3PM. 11006 Magnolia Blvd, N. Hollywood. The event is free with RSVP: [email protected] Anthony Montes and learn more about his projects and his work:Website: TheMontesMethod.comIMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0599114/FaceBook: Facebook.com/MontesMethodYouTube: YouTube.com/MontesMethodInstagram: Instagram.com/MontesMethodTwitter: Twitter.com/MontesMethodOur Links:Global Mobile Film Awards™ Website: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comSubscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


The iPhone is Your Recording Studio with Graham Cochrane Episode 42
Nov 07 2018 41 mins  
What you may have heard about the quality of audio for your film is probably correct: It needs to rock! Our guest in Episode 42 is Graham Cochrane, the founder of The Recording Revolution. He is showing people how to rock creating music that sounds awesome with no expensive equipment. He proved it using his iPhone and GarageBand and is going to share how you can do it too. On his website, Grahams says,“my passion is to educate and empower a new generation of musicians and songwriters to make outstanding music with their home studio.”Is it possible to get professional sounding recordings/mixes with home studio gear? Graham says, “Yes!” and his program teaches and guides you through the process of doing that. But when he was challenged to do it with his iPhone, he proved that you can even create great audio using your iPhone and the free app GarageBand by Apple. You may think he used an external microphone to record the vocals for his song, but he only used the built in microphone on the phone. Listen to Graham share how he did it in the podcast now or download it to listen to it offline while you drive or whenever you want.Graham shares a lot of great insight on things to know before you record and he even shares tips on how to get ready to record your music so your results sound professional. You may have shot your film already. You may be editing your film right now and wondering about how to improve it with some good music but the legal process can be intimating. You have choices by creating your own music using Graham’s program, his tips and advice. Perhaps you can play guitar and sing but to get a recording studio to record you and mix other instruments can be costly. In this podcast, you will learn how to use your iPhone to get that song into your film!SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Here is a link to the guide Graham mentions in the podcast: http://RadioReadyGuide.comWatch the video and listen to the song Graham created on his iPhone! Recording An Entire Song With Only An iPhone 8 & GarageBand:https://youtu.be/z0Ytf_9ZqKYGraham’s website: https://www.recordingrevolution.com/Here is the link to his article on Recording An Entire Song with Only An iPhone:https://www.recordingrevolution.com/recording-an-entire-song-with-only-an-iphone/Follow Graham on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/recordingrevolutionTwitter: https://twitter.com/recordingrevOur Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



The Art of Experimental Mobile Storytelling with Max Schleser Episode 41
Oct 24 2018 59 mins  
We talk about storytelling a lot as part of this podcast when we talk about filmmaking. Our guest explains how experimental filmmaking with smartphones, taking advantage of the visual challenges of pixels fits into the storytelling discussion. Max Schleser has been working in the mobile filmmaking space as a filmmaker since 2006. Let’s take a trip through the history of smartphone filmmaking from his perspective. Episode 41 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ is an in-depth discussion with an old friend and mobile film pioneer, Max Schleser. We met Max in 2011 and due to our passion for the mobile film industry, we have succeeded in hosting a film festival for mobile filmmakers every year as a live venue where filmmakers can attend and grow the community. Our conversation takes us into the history of experimenting with mobile phone cameras to the experimental artistic opportunities of smartphone cameras today with VR and 360 video.Listen to a unique conversation with Max to get a first-hand insight into the world of mobile storytelling through experimental and innovative mobile camera technology.Max is the cofounder of the Mobile Innovation Network about to hold it’s 8th International Mobile Innovation Screening at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia on November 16. “MINA creates interactions between communities, content and the creative industries.”Max explores innovative mobile tools to create visual mobile storytelling through creativity. Max also holds workshops to teach VR (virtual reality) 360 and 3D video. His first mobile film, Max with a Kaitei was filmed in Japan, circa 2006 and used an early cell phone camera. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch Max with a Kaitei:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jc2iLI5Mx0Watch MINA’s Show Reel Trailer:https://youtu.be/SxStz2Rw3VcGuest Links:Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/mina-gtgt-mobile-innovation-network-and-association-14092876384Full program online:https://www.scribd.com/document/390639132/8th-International-Mobile-Innovation-Screeningwww.schleser.nzhttp://www.mina.prowww.mina.pro/screeningsShow reel trailers:http://www.mina.pro/screeningsMax on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilementaryMax on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/maxschleseror Max on Behance https://www.behance.net/maxschleserContact eMail: [email protected]: https://twitter.com/maxmobileFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MobileInnovationNetwork/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxschleserArticle about FILMOBILE - Schleser M., ‘FILMOBILE’ NODE.London Reader II (2008) Published by NODE.London, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 England & Wales License. https://monoskop.org/images/1/1e/Node.LondonReaderII.pdfArticle about MINA - Schleser, M. (2018) ‘MINA – Mobile Innovation Network Australasia’ MediaNZ Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand Digital Communities – Volume 16 Issue 1. https://medianz.otago.ac.nz/medianz/article/download/200/190Our Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com The red carpet is in your pocket™Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


iPhone Filmmaker Inspires All Ages to Make Movies Episode 40
Oct 03 2018 40 mins  
Imagine that you have made over one hundred films in your lifetime, because who keeps count over a hundred, and you are now working on your third film shot with your iPhone. Meet Mickey Harrison: 83 years and still making movies!Episode 40 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ introduces you to a filmmaker who has spent over 32 years making films. Her film crews came on set with all the big gear and equipment and cameras you find in a typical film set. She has mentored students from High School to Universities who have become successful participants in the film industry from New York to LA. Imagine that you get to have a lifetime experience working in the industry and attending film festivals and then are told that making movies with smartphones is a thing you can do and so, you do. You just do it. Mickey grew up in New York and her Uncle and Father were actors. Although Mickey was interested, they discouraged her from joining “the family business” and suggested she do something else. So Mickey became a nurse practitioner and volunteered to help in Vietnam, during the war. Yes, she was in the middle of the Vietnam war, but that’s another story for another day.She then came to San Diego and worked at Kaiser Permanente, which is a hospital and insurance company. It was then that she began to look into a career in acting and theater. That’s how she met DJ Sullivan who had a great reputation as an acting coach in San Diego. It was DJ who ultimately advised her to look into working on student films to get more experience. In 1989, shortly before retiring, she volunteered to act in student films and that led her to start her own production company, LuLu Films. Mickey is a writer, a producer, a director, an actor and also had a great reputation as a casting agent. While she worked on films with filmmaking crews, including her own films, in San Diego, I reconnected with her again in late 2015. That’s when she found out about the International Mobile Film Festival, where only films shot with mobile phones qualified. She laughed. But as I explained it to her, she became more and more interested in it by the minute.Her first film competed in IMFF 2017 and was shot with her iPhone. By the second film, Aunt Tillie’s Kitchen, she and her crew Shaun Donelson and Richard Tews, were more experienced. Her comedies are written, directed and produced by her and her company LuLu Films. She also acts as the protagonist in her short films. Comedy is not easy to do and it takes a bit of skill to pull off. However, her films have been successfully funny and they get many laughs.Watch Aunt Tillie’s Kitchen below. You won’t find Mickey on Facebook or Twitter but you can find her on her website. Oh, and you can most likely find her being a charm in our film festivals inspiring everyone. Her motto is “If I can do it, anyone can do it.” And that is truth!SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Mickey’s Website:https://lulufilmsproductions.wordpress.comWatch Aunt Tillie’s Kitchen:https://youtu.be/J6MF1baZCcsOur Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Mobile Filmmaking Community Unites Episode 39
Sep 25 2018 30 mins  
When storytellers come together they inspire each other. It happened the evening of Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in San Diego. Hashtag MobilizeStories was presented by the International Mobile Film Festival to inspire people to use the camera on their smartphones to share stories.The event was aimed at filmmakers, bloggers, small business owners, solopreneurs and others who were interested in creating video content and sharing their stories. Founder of the International Mobile Film Festival, Susy Botello, led the discussion through a presentation which featured a video interview and short film by Aris Tyros, How I Became A Movie Theatre Murderer. Watch the video below. Aris Tyros from Toronto, Canada won Second Place during #MFF2017SanDiego and took the Best Director Award at the Global Mobile Film Awards™ with his film shot with an iPhone, last year.The presentation included a talk about some of the tools, apps and techniques available to filmmakers and video content creators can use to create their films and videos using smartphones. The goal of the discussion was about empowering everyone regardless of experience and/or budget limitations. After the presentation, an open forum gave attendees an open forum to discuss the movement and democratization of the film and video industry.As the host of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™, Susy Botello interviewed some of the attendees for the podcast which will publish next week on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast apps and platforms. You can listen to the podcast interviews at 16:04 minutes in.Everyone who attended the event was excited and motivated but most importantly, everyone stated they were truly inspired by the presentation. They said they were ready to create something right away and a challenge was set. The challenge was to create a short film or video, any genre of 1 to 3 minutes and bring it to the next event to share and critique.Later, everyone moved the discussion to a restaurant a few feet away from the meeting space and shared their ideas and impressions. Everyone had a good time and felt very comfortable sharing stories and ideas, techniques and their passions. Some people connected on social media as well and genuinely connected. Watch the videos and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss the interviews and listen to previous podcasts to learn more about the global mobile filmmaking community.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.www.sbppodcast.studioIf you are in San Diego, make a point of coming to the next Connect & Meet Up San Diego Mobile Film #Mobilize Stories Community Event happening October 25, 2018 at 7:30PM. Details on the website: www.MobilizeStories.comJoin the MobilizeStories Community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @MobilizeStoriesYou can also submit a short or feature mobile film at www.InternationalMobileFilmFestival.com Watch a short video from the first Connect & Meet Up event in San Diego: https://youtu.be/YLSexKG1xaYVideo presented during event of interview with featured filmmaker: https://youtu.be/-dxdWoeWk3AFeatured filmmaker’s mobile film during event:https://youtu.be/19nMa9y3L3sEvent Article on Medium.comOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Filmmaking Post Production and Color Grading with FilmConvert Episode 38
Sep 05 2018 59 mins  
We begin Episode 38 of the SBP Podcast by updating our listeners and followers with how to submit mobile films to the International Mobile Film Festival and how we spent the summer, including our Mobile Filmmaking Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International and a few more news updates. But just a few minutes after that we introduce Senior Marketing Manager of FilmConvert, John Parker. FilmConvert has been a sponsor awarding mobile filmmakers from our film festivals in San Diego. We introduce you to how their software application for color grading supports mobile filmmakers in the industry. John shares his experience in filmmaking along with advice for mobile and other filmmakers using the software and general post production tips. Our conversation with John is informative and in depth. It emphasizes the importance of a good story for filmmakers while explaining how good aesthetics can add to the value of your film shot with any camera but includes tips on how to give your mobile film a more cinematic look. You can download a full featured trial version of FilmConvert right now and begin experimenting. It can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug in with the most popular editors like Final Cut Pro and Avid.John shares a video contest with our listeners and you can follow FilmConvert and enter the contest using the links below. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.FilmConvert Website: https://www.filmconvert.com/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FilmConvertInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/filmconvert/Twitter:https://twitter.com/filmconvertOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMobilizeStories Mobile Film Community website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Fearlessly Brand Yourself with Smartphone Video with Amani Channel Episode 37
Aug 22 2018 66 mins  
It’s been a while now since Instagram launched IGTV but it’s been quite sometime before people began to use their smartphones to record themselves to share it on social media. Our guest on the SBP Podcast is Amani Channel who has been creating tutorials to help people how to get in front of a camera and represent their brand. What if the brand is you? It’s called Self Branding and everyone needs to brand themselves to stand out in the big ocean that is social media and video is the trend.In this episode we discuss the empowerment video provides everyone on social media. We discuss the advantages and nuances of vertical versus horizontal video and provide great advice on to plan your videos before you go live or start recording. Amani has a lot of experience in this area. He is currently working for a local news station in Georgia and has been in the broadcasting industry for some time. Amani created Fearless Video as a platform to share what he has learned about getting in front of a camera with confidence and sharing stories through the this medium. Listen to the discussion which will inspire you to get started or get better at recording or going live with video using your smartphone camera to brand yourself, your company or even your message, through storytelling.Watch How to Make Great Videos with your Phone https://youtu.be/ZCfL3NJ8zOoVideo Fearless websitehttps://www.videofearless.coLearn why Amani Channel was featured on Forbes.com! http://onforb.es/qH3T4BDownload Amani Channel’s new book: "60 Second Plan to Speak with Confidence on Camera"www.videofearless.co/ebookVideo production 101: How to tell a story - hero's journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqKU8-ToqGk&t=120sVideo Fearless on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/videofearless/Our Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastHashtag: MobilizeStories - Mobile Film Community website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Android Smartphone Artist And Mobile Filmmaking with Anthony De La Cruz Episode 36
Aug 01 2018 72 mins  
Are you an artist? Musician? Actor? Are you thinking about making films with a smartphone but don’t have an iPhone? Our guest this week is all those things and a mobile filmmaker who shoots using Android phones and uses Android apps. Story is king when it comes to filmmaking, so, are you ready to be inspired to make films with whatever phone you have?Anthony De La Cruz, from San Diego, is our guest on the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ Episode 36. Anthony is a professional actor on television and independent films. Anthony has made two films which were a part of the International Mobile Film Festival 2016 & 2017. His daughter, Miranda J. Mullings is a mobile filmmaker, now going on her third film as a 12 year-old. Anthony’s creative filmmaking coupled with his fascination with the industry from an Android point of view, makes for an interesting conversation. Join us as we talk about his career, the mobile film industry’s journey and vision for the future including some great tips and tricks to making your films using your smartphone. Anthony shares some of the features of his smartphone and apps he uses to complete his projects.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Hosted by Susy Botello.Guest Links:“Web Hub” for Anthony De La Cruz:www.anthonydelacruzartist.comAnthony De La Cruz on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/anthonydelacruz.artistAnthony’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/anthonydelacruz.artistAnthony on IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3635157/Our Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzloInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMobilizeStories Mobile Film Community website: http://mobilizestories.comHost Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Sponsoring the International Mobile Film Festival and Audio Production with Jana and Neal Hallford Episode 35
Jul 12 2018 85 mins  
Why would anyone want to sponsor a film festival where only films shot with smartphones qualify? We asked our sponsors from #MFF2018SanDiego to explain why they sponsored us and have chosen to sponsor it again next year. The International Mobile Film Festival is San Diego’s smartphone film festival and has brought many mobile filmmakers from abroad to our beautiful city.Neal and Jana Hallford are experienced in audio production, filmmaking and art. Neal also works in the gaming industry. Their passion for supporting the art industry and the community in San Diego has earned them a lot of respect within the community in San Diego. Neal was making movies with a Super 8 film camera as a kid, just like the protagonist in the film…without the Aliens and train wreck, of course. Jana and Neal are married. They work together and formed Swords and Circuitry Studios which has given them opportunities to create great content such as a film which took part in some film festivals and also as audio producers of Uncharted Regions with some well-known industry professionals such as Gigi Edgley, Tamara Alsaied and Randy Davison also featuring Joe Paulson, Mary Grace Gregg and Larry Nemecek.We are a part of the film and video community in San Diego because we have been working in the industry for many years before we created the International Mobile Film Festival and it’s a small world of a few million people in San Diego with a tight film community. We were pleased when Neal and Jana offered to sponsor this year’s film festival and so we also asked them to be a part of our Judging Panel, independently. But the best way to find out why they are sponsoring our film festival is to ask them to share their story on our public podcasting platform. Our guests share their experience and a bit of their biography and their experience in their first mobile film festival experience. They were delighted to make new friends with the attending filmmakers from San Diego and abroad. They were intrigued with the films and were pleased with the event itself. But of course, there is more to that and what they have going on with their latest audio production Uncharted Regions “These Haunted Hills” which will be a part of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.Neal and Jana share lots of in-depth information about their audio production which is a story, produced as a quality film production with only the audio. They have written the script, and mastered the story with special effects and all that is involved to complete a wonderful story with no visuals other than your imagination, guided through their techniques for audio storytelling.They are also hosting a panel, which they invited me as host of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ and I am honored to be a part of their panel, “Heroes At the Mic.” If you are attending Comic-Con in San Diego, check out both their panels which take place at the San Diego Central Library inside the Neil Morgan Auditorium. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Uncharted Regions “These Haunted Hills” panel takes place on Friday, July 20th at 3pm.Heroes At the Mic panel takes place Thursday, July 19th at 1pm.Follow the Neal and Jana Hallford on social media and their websites below:Uncharted Regions on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnchartedRegions/Uncharted Regions Website: https://www.unchartedregions.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/unchartedregionSwords and Circuitry Studios on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwordsandCircuitry/Swords and Circuitry Studios Website: https://www.swordsandcircuitry.comTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/swordscircuitryJana Hallford on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JanaHallfordNeal Hallford on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nealiiosOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMobilizeStories Mobile Film Community website: http://mobilizestories.comSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloOur Mobile Filmmaking Workshop at San Diego’s Comic-Con International takes place on Friday, July 20th at 1pm. If you are attending Comic-Con then you can add it to your schedule through this link on the program: https://comiccon2018.sched.com/event/FVXNFacebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/231594534108260/© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Filmmaking Simplicity By Award Winner with Narelle Nash Episode 34
Jun 27 2018 58 mins  
One day you are an actor meeting with your agent and auditioning to be cast in a film and the next day, well, maybe you are the director hiring actors including yourself. That’s the reality and opportunity brought to you by the mobile film industry. Narelle Nash won Third Place at the International Mobile Film Festival and her film, The Actor received a nomination for Best Comedy by the Global Mobile Film Awards™ 2018. Episode 34 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is a fun conversation with Narelle Nash who is an actor living in Australia. When she heard about making movies with smartphones and that some notable directors were doing it, she decided to jump in and give it a shot. Her story is a comedy about what actors go through auditioning for parts in films. And yes, it’s funny. Narelle attended #MFF2018SanDiego where her film screened and she was able to witness the reaction to her film from the audience in person. To her surprise, she was awarded the Third Place award and she flew home to Australia with her trophy and a nomination in the “Oscars” of mobile film, Global Mobile Film Awards™. Her award is proof that with a good story idea and some storytelling skills, you can make a film worthy of an award at an international film festival. Her film was selected by a panel of judges. Although people will tell you that you need to have this, or that, for making a good film…well, that’s not always the case. Narelle used an apartment as her location and a wall as a staging area, some laptops and a funny story line with good actors. Oh, and there was the lamp for light. Listen to the story she shares about how they pulled it off. It may inspire you into jumping into making that idea for a story into a mobile film today, instead of waiting to buy equipment. The Actor was her first filmmaking experience. She had some previous experience in theater and acting but she never directed a film before. She shot her film with an iPhone, if you are wondering.And if you still doubt where mobile filmmaking can lead you, well…once you make a film with your phone and connect with other mobile filmmakers, you will be inspired to keep making mobile films. Don’t be surprised if you hear about her next mobile film for #MFF2019SanDiego.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch her Award Winning film, The Actor: https://youtu.be/2lwG5F4EavgNarelle received some publicity in Australia, how cool is that? https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5427553/amateur-filmmaker-on-a-roll/?cs=3942Check in on Narelle Nash on imdB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5775642/Her new business venture website: http://www.roleplay4solutions.com.auFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/roleplay4solutions/Mentioned in the podcast was the launch on June 21st of the Mobile Film Community and Movement #MobilizeStories and monthly contests. Check it out on the website: www.mobilizestories.com and use the Hashtag #MobilizeStories to connect with the community. MobilizeStories Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @mobilizestoriesOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


When A Story Hits Home and Smartphone Filmmaking with Pamela and Anthony Bradley Episode 33
Jun 20 2018 80 mins  
I Don’t Know was the title of their mobile film which screened during the International Mobile Film Festival 2018. Mother and son from San Diego share their story in the Community Stories category during #MFF2018SanDiego about life caring for her Mom who has Alzheimers in episode 33 of the SBP Podcast. Anthony is an indie filmmaker and has been making films since he was a kid. Pamela attended our Mobile Filmmaking Panel at Comic-Con International San Diego in 2016. She was inspired to make a film using her smartphone and turned to her filmmaker son and shared her idea. Their story is interesting because they are already planning their next mobile film. I share some tips and tricks with them for their next film during the podcast and they share their experience. They share apps and other mobile filmmaking information from their experience. Anthony named an app for AR storyboarding called Blocker.Community Stories is a program we created when we began to organize our film festival and we hope more people share stories from within their community or culture using their smartphones to capture it. It’s purpose is to give a voice to the story from within. We discuss the purpose of sharing internal stories and how it can help connect people from different generations, such as kids making films of their grandparents. We believe that by filling the gap between grandparents and grandchildren with stories would benefit relationships and shed a new light on grandparents and the elderly in society.This podcast is filled with mobile filmmaking information from our guests. The results of our Twitter polling on Android video editing apps is mentioned at the end of the podcast. Submissions for #MFF2019SanDiego are now open. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch Pamela and Anthony’s film, I Don’t Know below. We do need to warn viewers that it may be a bit uncomfortable for some audiences. It’s a documentary in the life of someone living with Alzheimer's Disease.https://youtu.be/xEB-v1tKPKULinks to follow Pamela Bradley:Website: http://pamelabradley.mykajabi.comFacebook: @liverockfitInstagram: @pamela2bemeLinks to follow Anthony Bradley:Website: http://www.aircapitalproductions.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/aircapitalproductionsTwitter: @aircapitalproInstagram: @aircapitalproOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Winning Inspired Passion for Mobile Film with Maxim Mussel Episode 32
Jun 13 2018 67 mins  
He made his first mobile film with an iPhone 4s and won an award which inspired him to start his own film festival, teach mobile filmmaking and write a book. Episode 32 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ discusses the work of Maxim Mussel in Russia. Max won third place in IMFF 2014 with his film, Lisbon Live. Today, he is an expert with the growing movement in mobile filmmaking.Meet Max. Max shares his book about mobile filmmaking with “100 Steps” which are simple and easy to follow. The book will be available this fall on Amazon in English. Max is a true believer in the art and opportunities of mobile filmmaking for the independent film industry. His passion for the industry is geared toward the artistic and personal potential of making films with smartphones. In our podcast, we discuss several points of view about storytelling with film and the impact of film in storytelling. The democratization of filmmaking using smartphone cameras and the influence of the process in the traditional indie film industry and the Hollywood industry. There is much to think about in this conversation with Max as we realize mobile film is much more than an opportunity for filmmakers who cannot afford a camera!Check out Lisbon Live, Max’s film which won Third Place at the 2014 International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego:https://youtu.be/-WuJXo9FgPQYou can follow some of Max’s work through his social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mobilefilmmakerFacebook: https://m.facebook.com/mobilefilmmaker/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/videomaSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Our Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Teen Mobile Filmmaking and Branding with Seth Dacio Episode 31
Jun 06 2018 68 mins  
Our guest in episode 31 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ has thirty years experience in film, television and video and just graduated from High School. Seth Dacio is one of the filmmakers who shot a mobile film with his smartphone. His film made it to the International Mobile Film Festival 2018. He lives in San Diego. Seth attended the entire weekend #MFF2018SanDiego film festival. He took advantage of the benefits of attending such as networking with like-minded filmmakers of all ages and mobile film pioneers; taking part in the Q&A Session and mobile filmmaking workshop and more. Seth was thrilled during the red carpet event prior to the awards ceremony. Listen to Seth as he explains how he got started in the industry as a kid and decided he wanted to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. Seth Dacio has a presence online complete with a portfolio of 18 professional videos. He has experience working for a production company and is just getting started reviewing apps with his video production skills. If you are young and wondering how to get build your brand, whether you are a YouTuber, an aspiring filmmaker, or basically anything you are passionate about, then this podcast is for you. If you are older and want to know more about mobile filmmaking, building an online presence, branding yourself and what tools to use to enhance your skills, then this is also for you. Seth’s a part of the mobile film community which he says is “the future of filmmaking.” We are looking forward to his success as he grows and excels in the industry. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Watch Seth’s video which screened during #MFF2018SanDiego:https://youtu.be/AVmDEzN9nwUFollow Seth online and check out some of his videos!Website: https://sethdfilms.com/IMDb page: https://www.imdb.me/sethdacioYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/sethdfilmsVimeo: https://vimeo.com/sethdfilmsFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sethdacio/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sethdfilmsInstagram: https://instagram.com/sethdfilms/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethdacio/Videos: Enlight Videoleap Editing App Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwy7HW7I-RoPokemon Go - The Pokemon Adventure (iphone 6): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8hkMUyvp7g10 Things I'm Thankful For (combination of iphone and dslr): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXm96miIxpUOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Cinematic Filmmaking with Smartphones with Cristina Isoli Episode 30
May 30 2018 84 mins  
A new film shot with OnePlus 5 in 4K is Cristina Isoli’s directorial debut with Avant-Garde Pictures. The production quality, the story and characters, acting, audio, composition and set design; these are some of the virtues of this mobile film which make it one of the best films we have seen this year. The film is called Lightning and tells the story of a an unexpected relationship between an underground musician and a deaf girl with a dream of being an airplane pilot. The film was shot in London and just completed. It stars Andy Steele & Genevieve Barr and It’s currently not available for public viewing but we had the privilege of seeing it and it blew us away! In only seconds we were captivated by the story and the beauty of the film’s aesthetics and forgot we were watching a film shot with a phone. We provide a link to the trailer but we urge you to stay tuned because we know this film is going to not only win awards, but it will inspire the best of filmmakers to use their smartphones to share great stories in film. Cristina’s insights into filmmaking and directing are a great value to anyone interested in making films, regardless of the camera. However, her passion for helping our podcast listeners make an exceptional mobile film with their smartphone will keep you listening and get lost in the possibilities of sharing stories through film. Below is the trailer of her film, Lightning. We also provide a link to the film her partner, Giacomo Mantovani directed and submitted to IMFF 2016, History Lesson. Cristina was the producer for that film.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Lightning Trailer: https://vimeo.com/271844790History Lesson Film from IMFF 2016: https://youtu.be/khFYWWYasZECristina Isoli IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4660314Avant-garde Website: http://avantgardepictures.co.uk/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinaisoli/Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/cri_tenenbaum/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cristina.isoliGiacomo Mantovani website: http://www.giacomomantovani.com/Giacomo Mantovani Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/gmfilmmaker/Avant-garde Pictures Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AvantgardePicturesMGOur Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Experimenting with Smartphone Films with Melissa Brattoni Episode 29
May 23 2018 56 mins  
A long time ago in a galaxy far away…actually—on earth, some filmmakers were experimenting with films which have been archived and preserved to ensure we can watch them 70 years later. Experimental films are not what you expect to see when you go to your local theater. They are not the typical Hollywood film. Then again, a lot of mobile films are also experimental in nature. Perhaps it’s because the camera is so accessible, it begs for our attention. When you have ideas for films and a camera in your hand at the same time, it’s easy to experiment with film concepts and ideas, much like our guest for episode 29 of the SBP Podcast, Melissa Brattoni.Download the podcast and listen offline anywhere.Melissa’s latest film was shot with her smartphone, an iPhone 6 and it was an official selection during the International Mobile Film Festival #MFF2018SanDiego. Her film, In My Mind was a short film she wrote, directed and acted in. Last year, a film she submitted was also selected, Meshes of An Autumn Afternoon. That film was also experimental and they both share a bit of an avant-garde look and feel. Last year’s film was shot with a different phone, a Google phone.Melissa shares a bit about how she came to make mobile films and the art of making films with phones as an artistic expression. It is a bit fascinating to find a filmmaker who just started making films developing her own consistent theme or genre. This podcast discussion will immerse you into the not-so-talked-about possibilities of smartphone filmmaking. Perhaps her films will be archived and preserved so people can watch them in the year 2088 or 3000. Or perhaps, when you listen to this conversation, you will want to experiment making films with your phone’s camera as well. Watch Melissa’s film from IMFF 2018, In My Mindhttps://vimeo.com/224943763Watch Melissa’s film from IMFF 2017, Meshes of An Autumn Afternoonhttps://vimeo.com/user30094025/meshes-of-an-autumn-afternoonSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Follow Melissa Brattoni:IMDBhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm6534068/?ref=fnalnm1Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/melissabrattoni/?ref=aymthomepagepanelTwitterhttps://twitter.com/MelissaBrattoniInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/melissabrattoni/Websitehttp://melissabrattoni.wixsite.com/melissa-brattoniVimeohttps://vimeo.com/user30094025Our Links:Subscribe and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Film Award Winner Insights with Brian Hennings Episode 28
May 15 2018 72 mins  
If you are a writer and a storyteller then you may really enjoy listening to Brian Hennings. Brian comes to you as a storyteller and writer. Like most writers, sharing your stories is an important aspect of being a writer. Brian realized he could make films with his Samsung smartphone and submitted his first mobile film to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego for #MFF2017SanDiego. His film, Express, was selected and we met Brian as a mobile filmmaker in San Diego. He enjoyed his experience and submitted a new film this year to #MFF2018SanDiego, and he flew out to San Diego again, to be a part of all that goes on in the festival. He reconnected with some and met some new filmmakers. But Brian won the First Place award for best film this year in the festival, so he took home a trophy. His film was also nominated to the Global Mobile Film Awards™ next year for Best Cinematography. The Awards Ceremony is the “Oscars” of mobile film.Now that Brian is back home in Perth, Australia, we wanted to catch up with him to discuss his mobile filmmaking experience as a storyteller. In Episode 28 of the SBP Podcast, we discuss his winning film, Focus and much ado about making films with smartphones. His insights are inspiring and he shares a perspective that comes from his unique experiences. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Links:Follow Brian Hennings at Lot3 Media: https://www.facebook.com/Lot3Media/Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


You Made A Movie With Your Smartphone, Now What with Chuck Copeland Episode 27
May 09 2018 60 mins  
Chuck Copeland was a participant in #MFF2018SanDiego and enjoyed his first film festival experience with his short iPhone film The Workweek. He has experienced the film industry and even worked for a film festival but he never experienced a film festival as a filmmaker. During the red carpet walk, filmmakers who attended the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego were escorted by Star Wars Steampunk Universe. Chuck is a fan of cosplay and since he connects San Diego to Comic-Con, he thought having a cosplay group playing a part on the red carpet was very appropriate for our festival. And we think so too, especially since it’s truly an international film festival where filmmakers and others come from other countries and states.Episode 27 of the SBP Podcast is an interesting conversation with someone who is a fan of the film industry and film festivals. Chuck was able to have his first film festival experience using his phone camera. Chuck shares a lot of stories about his past and what his plans are for the future with mobile film. He may be in our next film festival whether he makes a film or not. While he was in San Diego attending our film festival he was submitting films to member film festivals of the Global Mobile Film Awards™ such as Cinephone in Barcelona and SF3 Smartphone Flick Fest in Sidney, and other film festivals.Chuck was also nice enough to allow us to record a bonus podcast for our patrons and you can find it on our Patreon page. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Links:Chuck Copeland’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChuckC07Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Roundtable San Diego International Mobile Film Festival Episode 26
May 02 2018 52 mins  
The two-day event in San Diego, celebrated mobile filmmaking around the world. Several filmmakers came out to be a part of it in person and we are extremely grateful to them for doing so. Not all filmmakers are able to make the trip and attend so this year, since we host the SBP Podcast to give a voice to the mobile film community, we decided to host this Roundtable discussion about the festival for our listeners around the world, and those who could not come. In this roundtable were several of the filmmakers, sponsors and our brand ambassador Aaron Nabus.Brian Hennings and Narelle Nash from Australia, who accepted awards during the red carpet Awards Ceremony participated with Chuck Cropland from Toronto, Prakash Gandhi Natarajan, and Seth Dacio from San Diego were some of the star filmmakers from the film festival who were able to stay for the roundtable podcast.Also with us were Neal and Jana Hallford from Swords and Sorcery Studios and J.R. Thrasher from San Diego Real Estate Veterans who all sponsored our film festival.The podcast began with an introduction around the table and then everyone spoke about their experience at the film festival from their perspective. These filmmakers were a lot of fun to talk to and had a great sense of humor. It was great hearing from Seth Dacio, one of the youngest filmmakers, still in his teens, about how much he enjoyed the red carpet experience with the Star Wars Steampunk Universe cosplay group escorts. Soon after that we held the “Battle of the Phones” session which was lots of fun between Brian and Narelle. We also get to hear the perspective of some of our local sponsors.The podcast was a nice addition to the festival for everyone who could not make it. It is probably the next best thing to sitting down with some of the people who took part in the festival. Hope you enjoy the discussion and subscribe to listen to more coming weekly. If this is the first time you have listened to our podcast, feel free to cruise through the previous episodes of our podcast where we have discussions with our guests about mobile film. You can listen on iTunes and GooglePlay, Stitcher and other platforms and you can download the episode to listen offline anywhere, including your car, while you drive. We want to thank all the filmmakers who were a part of our film festival and whose films were screened.You can get more details about the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego on the website. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Celebrate Making Movies with Smartphones In San Diego Episode 25
Apr 11 2018 55 mins  
The seventh edition of the annual International Mobile Film Festival takes place April 28 & 29 in San Diego. This year, we celebrate making movies with smartphones all over the world with a number of filmmakers who attend the festival. Films shot with only mobile phones will screen during the festival and the filmmakers look forward to sharing the stories with attendees and fellow filmmakers. Some filmmakers are local from San Diego and others come from other countries. Some of the filmmakers are as young as 12 years old and others…well, they are older. Some are experienced in the video and film industry and others are novices who only dreamed of being a filmmaker before last year.This year’s festival not only brings mobile filmmakers to the event, a red carpet awards ceremony, Q&A Sessions, mobile filmmaking workshop presentation and networking. This year brings a feature length film shot with an iPhone during a special screening with a lecture by filmmaker and protagonist, Brian McLane from New York, and a Q&A session with Hollywood actor Tim Russ, best known for his role as Tuvok in the Star Trek Voyager television series. Tim Russ played a role in Brian’s feature film. But wait, there’s more! #MFF2018SanDiego will host the USA premier of the Filmbreaker movement keynote presentation with Jason van Genderen from Sydney, Australia.The event will inspire the storyteller in people of all ages with or without film and video experience. Wether you made a Hollywood blockbuster film or your experience stops with your latest kitty cat video on Instagram, this film festival is for anyone who has a mobile phone or simply has access to one. The event is for all ages and for all human beings on the planet. Sunday is the day we host the red carpet awards ceremony. Last year, the filmmakers enjoyed their red carpet experience with a local cosplay group: Star Wars Steampunk Universe. They are coming back this year. The International Mobile Film Festival is inviting all cosplayers to not only attend our film festivals but to participate with the new Cosplay mobile film category where they can join filmmakers from all over the world sharing their stories through film using their smartphone cameras. If you happen to be a cosplayer, join us to find out more about this unique filmmaking category designed for you! Episode 25 of the SBP Podcast is a two-part episode. We begin with Tracy, Hot Nerd Girl, who leads the Star Wars Steampunk Universe group and Aaron Nabus, co-host of the HallHShow podcast and SBP Brand Ambassador. We recorded our podcast during the Steampunk Gaslight Gathering in San Diego in which Tracy’s group presented a panel. The second part of our podcast is a compilation of clips from our podcast conversations which we had with guests who are participating in #MFF2018SanDiego as official filmmakers and VIP speakers such as Brian McLane and Jason van Genderen. The filmmakers chosen are attending the festival in San Diego and if you are coming, you can meet them in person.Get Tickets to #MFF2018SanDiego: https://www.ticketalternative.com/event/international-mobile-film-festivalBelow are links to full episodes with the people featured in our compilation:Brian McLane Episode 7: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/35bafc9ae01726/Brian Hennings Episode 16: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/35ed24ee0e64a0/Miranda June Mullings Episode 17: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/35f29b9a07f6cc/Prakash Gandhi Natarajan Episode 18: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/35f846aa7323ca/Jason van Genderen Episode 21: https://sbppodcast.podiant.co/e/36091dc33e3e10/Mentioned in the podcast, link to all episodes on our blog: https://sbppodcast.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/listen-to-the-voice-of-mobile-film/SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.SBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Video For A Cause with Dimple Devadas Episode 24
Apr 03 2018 61 mins  
Our guest for Episode 24 of the SBP Podcast is Dimple Devadas in London. Her film, Silence in London will screen during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego #MFF2018. Shot with an iPhone, the film shares an interesting message in a natural setting with a poetic song. Cassius Rayner made the movie with her. She and Cassius met in a mobile filmmaking class he taught in London and they decided to work on the film together. You can hear from him on Episode 20 of the SBP Podcast.Dimple is a psychologist by profession but she is also making films using smartphones. She says to “watch this space,” meaning her space, as she is already working on new projects. This podcast is a conversation about how some of the stories behind a film can help you understand the message behind a film and appreciate how it came together. This is true with many films and this one has a a cause behind it with a story being told in the moment and an opportunity for you to join the cause with your own version in your community.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.You can follow Dimple Devadas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dimple_DevadasFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dimple.devadasSBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Branding Your Business With Smartphone Video with Francesca Jago Episode 23
Mar 27 2018
We needed to share the opportunities available to anyone who is working on their brand using video because we don’t want you to feel left out or like you need to put video out there to promote yourself when you are not comfortable with it. You may be a solopreneur, a small business owner or you may be a professional working on personal branding or your image. We interviewed Francesca Jago, founder of Get Ahead Media in Wellington, New Zealand back in episode 13 of the SBP Podcast. That was ten episodes ago and you won’t believe how far she’s brought her company since then. The best part is that she has developed an opportunity for you to benefit from it!SBP Podcast is The Voice of Mobile Film™ and Episode 23 is giving a voice to Get Ahead Media in order to help you give your business a voice using smartphone video, as a professional.You will realize that the courses and tutorials Get Ahead Media is providing users are three dimensional due to the way in which she is providing the opportunity for you to benefit locally and online. Listen to the podcast to learn great insights into smartphone video production and see if you are a good fit to sign up. Just as our podcasts focus on providing you with information and tips you can use, we discuss some resources you can put to practice right now. During our Patreon Bonus Podcast, as a patron, Francesca shares tips on creating video tutorials for your business. If you like our podcasts, we hope you will subscribe and share them with your network and friends! You can listen on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and many other platforms whether you are working out or in your car. Watch this short video from Francesca Jago on Smartphone Video for Businesses and brands:https://youtu.be/ZJaI5B7PPy0Link Francesca shared during her podcast:5-day Challengehttps://getaheadmedia.lpages.co/5-day-smartphone-video-challenge/Follow Francesca Jago with Get Ahead Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getaheadmediaTwitter: https://twitter.com/getaheadmediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/getaheadmedia/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzI-mllAPBDw4FveJfIALinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/francescajago/SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.SBP Links:Patron Subscriber Bonus Podcast Episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/17807037Patreon for SBP Podcast: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Upcoming International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Episode 22
Mar 21 2018 62 mins  
Our brand ambassador, Aaron Nabus and myself discuss the upcoming International Mobile Film Festival taking place April 28 and 29 in San Diego. The festival is exclusively focused on all things mobile film. The theme this year is a celebration of making movies and videos with smartphones globally. We share the logistics of the festival, the location, the dates, the times and what attendees can expect. We asked Aaron Nabus, our brand ambassador, to share the names of the filmmakers in this year’s film festival #MFF2018SanDiego. We spoke a bit about why we are celebrating mobile film as a theme this year and then we talked a bit about some filmmakers who are coming back this year.Aaron shared some information about our VIP Special Guest Speaker, Tim Russ also known for his role as Tuvok in the Star Trek Voyager television series.The entire podcast is an open conversation about our film festival and the community Aaron has come to know since he met me during our mobile filmmaking panel during Comic-Con in San Diego 2016. We also talk about the current state of mobile filmmaking regarding the fact that Hollywood is now publicly showing interest in making films with iPhones.Aaron and I discuss the new official Cosplay Category for our film festival which we are looking forward to presenting during our film festival next year. Aaron is captivated by the Chicken Story from our film festival’s beginnings…so we talk a bit about that and you’ll have to listen to the podcast to know what our film festival has to do with chickens.This episode was recorded on March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s a bit relaxed and casual but that is why you may enjoy the natural flow of the conversation discussing our favorite and most important event of the year. There are some tips about making films and videos with smartphones mixed in this podcast. Get Tickets to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego: https://www.freshtix.com/events/international-mobile-film-festival Discounts for tickets are available for our Patrons on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastWe are including a link to the trailer for this year’s film festival below, so watch this fun short trailer and be sure to raise the volume for the accompanying music for the best effect: https://youtu.be/L66nAvZDclwYou can also learn more about Aaron Nabus and follow him on Social Media:Hall H Show website: http://hallh.comHall H Show Twitter: https://twitter.com/HallHdotcomHall H Show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hallhdotcom Comic Con Fit on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComicConFit/Aaron Nabus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaronnabusSBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.SBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website: [http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com]http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com)Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



What Is The Filmbreaker Movement with Jason van Genderen Episode 21
Mar 13 2018 84 mins  
Ten years. Perhaps you just found out recently that people are making movies with mobile phones. It may come as a shock that it’s been going on for over ten years. But we recently met someone who has been making films using cell phones and more recently with smartphones since 2008. Meet Jason van Genderen in Australia. A pioneer filmmaker in the mobile filmmaking industry. About two days after Jason launched his project: Filmbreaker, we recorded this podcast episode 21. Now, we are in San Diego which is history to Australia since they are a day into the future from us. But in about one day, after launching a Facebook page and the project, Jason had surpassed his goal. He planned to spend the rest of 2018 traveling and speaking at events geared toward mobile filmmakers to reach ten thousand followers to the project. But he passed that goal in one day. So when we were scheduled to record our podcast a couple days in, Jason was thrilled with enthusiasm…sort of elated with the results. In this podcast, we asked Jason to tell us about where he came from and what drove him to make films with phones when hardly anyone else was doing it beyond experimenting. Jason shared that the technicalities of video production with professional cameras he used for videos before cell phones were actually keeping him from focusing on the story part of his videos. Once he began to use his phone with all the simplicities, he was able to focus more on the storytelling aspect of making films and videos. He won an award at TropFest and he just, well, he didn’t say it but we know what happened. He got bitten by the mobile filmmaking bug and became passionate about making films with phones. You’ll want to listen to the podcast to understand a bit of the history of how we arrived here, ten years later. The conversation finds us comparing notes about the beginning of the mobile film industry from each of our perspectives. There is a story within this podcast which takes a little imagination to realize. But the best part is where we go from here. And that is where you, the listener, can take the story. Now it’s your turn to be a part of a great movement, a great community, and a great story. The story of mobile film began over ten years ago. Today is the beginning of the future of that story and it includes you and everyone with a phone camera. If you accept the dare to make films and share your stories using your smartphone camera. You will want to tune in to our exclusive bonus podcast on our Patreon page for our patrons. Jason shares all you need to know about settings on your phone and apps. You will learn how to go into your settings to make sure you get the most of your video recordings for your films and then Jason brings up settings on apps used for filmmaking.SBP Podcast is The Voice Of Mobile Film™ hosted by Susy Botello, founder of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California.Watch Jason’s film, Mankind Is No Island. The film won an award at Tropfest in New York, in 2008:https://youtu.be/ZrDxe9gK8GkFollow Jason van Genderen:Website:http://www.pocketfilmacademy.comFilmbreaker on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/filmbreaker/Pocket Film Academy on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pocketfilmacademy/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/pocketfilmacademy/SBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Video for Professionals with Cassius Rayner Episode 20
Mar 06 2018 62 mins  
It’s one thing to make films as an art of self-expression and then there is the art of making films as a profession for clients. As the popularity of smartphone video spreads into the business industry, more people are becoming aware of the benefits of quality versus cost when hiring videographers and producers using smartphone cameras as opposed to big expensive cameras. Cassius Rayner is in London and he teaches smartphone video production. During the podcast discussion with Cassius, he shares the popularity of mobile video production with journalism as more and more reporters are adopting the medium in the UK through “MoJo” a popular nickname for Mobile Journalism. Cassius is an experienced filmmaker and videographer and his stories bring us to understand why a professional would choose to use his or her smartphone as the camera to produce professional videos for their clients. He shares some tips and approaches to making professional videos for a paying client.We also asked Cassius to share how to make videos for your clients for our patrons on our Patreon platform. Subscribe to get access to this exclusive bonus podcast and others. You will also get discounts and early access to get tickets to the International Mobile Film Festival April 28 & 29.Watch the short version video we spoke about during the podcast: https://youtu.be/mqQjscYLFToFollow Cassius Rayner:Twitter:https://twitter.com/gofilmitInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/gofilmit/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/gofilmitYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/gomakefilmsCassius’ Website:https://www.mobilefilmmaking.comYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/gomakefilmsSBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© Copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Mobile Filmmaking and Storytelling With Students In Nigeria with Shola Ajayi Episode 19
Feb 27 2018 70 mins  
Shola Ajayi is from New York and she worked with youth organizations in New York teaching people how to tell stories. That work inspired Shola to be the person she is today and her work with the UR4Africa organization. Shola’s father worked in Lagos in Nigeria and growing up she would visit him there during summer vacations. After college she moved back there for a year and she struggled at first because there were many things about living there she was not used to. One day, she made a decision to go to film school and tell stories about Nigeria. She then went back to Nigeria to make a film for her thesis project. That’s when things began to really inspire her because the entire community offered its support to her in order to make her film. There were many challenges to make her film including intermittent power supply and other issues. But she was able to overcome them thanks to the community’s support. But also, young people were really curious as to how she was making her film. That experience was what inspired UR4Africa. Her thesis project turned into something bigger. Shola traveled back and forth from New York to Nigeria and soon decided to work in Nigeria full-time. Her story and her experience is definitely worth listening to her explain the work of the organization, their mission and goals and how and why they decided to get involved in mobile filmmaking. The program launched last year, in 2017. Shola talks about creativity with storytelling with film because with limited resources troubleshooting and creativity are a must. This episode is very informative about storytelling in a community and how some communities with the least resources can make mobile filmmaking work for them to share their stories with the entire world.You can reach Shola in the UR4Africa organization at [email protected] Be sure to mention SBP Podcast or something referring to our podcast in the subject line so she doesn’t miss your email. Website for their media content: www.UR4Africa.comWebsite for the Youth Program: www.publicartafrica.orgTwitter, Instagram and Facebook: @PublicArtAfrica and @UR4AfricaSBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Festival Ticket Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Getting Technical With Smartphone Video with Prakash Gandhi Episode 18
Feb 20 2018 74 mins  
Prakash Gandhi has a story to share about how he was motivated to become an innovative smartphone videographer and build his business around it. On this episode of the SBP Podcast, he shares how he decided to go from being a dancer to becoming a videographer using mobile cameras, none of which were DSLRs.Prakash made a promotional video sharing the story of a business using an iPhone and submitted it to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego where the film was accepted in 2015. He came to San Diego from Austin, Texas and participated in the event and met other mobile filmmakers which he still supports. Prakash has lots of experience shooting videos for his clients but his favorite are travel films and videos he shoots using iPhones. He submitted a film he shot in Italy to the film festival in San Diego #MFF2018SanDiego where he plans to attend and meet new mobile filmmakers and share what he has learned and learn more. He soon created Dhara Visual, a production & filmmaking company.Prakash shares lots of information, apps, filmmaking gear, techniques and more for our listeners. You won’t want to miss this episode if you are planning a Spring Break trip or vacation as we are getting close to April. There are many apps he shares with you and filmmaking accessories as well. After you listen to this podcast, be sure to catch the bonus SBP Podcast for our patrons on the Patreon page for detailed advice and information on making awesome travel videos with smartphones.Watch one of his travel video’s featuring Indiahttps://youtu.be/pJXYfJfbEo8Follow Prakash Gandhi’s Company Dhara VisualFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/dharavisualInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/dharavisual/Twitter:https://twitter.com/dharavisualYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugRIdG4exhI71JWnUsAuNQVimeo:https://vimeo.com/dharavisualSBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Father and Daughter Mobile Smartphone Filmmakers with Anthony De La Cruz and Miranda Mullings Episode 17
Feb 13 2018 70 mins  
Meet a father and daughter who are making films using their smartphones. Miranda Mullings was 11-years-old last year, and her father, Anthony De La Cruz is an actor. In 2016, he made a film that he submitted into the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. So when he decided to make a new film for our film festival last year, his daughter decided that she wanted to make a film using her smartphone as well. Miranda was inspired by the experience her father had in the festival in 2016. However, she was also invited during the Q&A Panel, by the founder of the festival, to make a movie with a mobile phone and submit it to the festival for 2017. Miranda was shy and quiet and even her teachers were pointing it out to her parents. But we invited Miranda to come with her father and another filmmaker to promote the festival event in the San Diego KUSI news channel to be interviewed. Miranda took part in the festival’s Q&A Panel with her father and answered questions from the moderator and attendees. Making a movie with her smartphone and being exposed to public speaking helped Miranda grow into a more confident person. Now, as a 12-year-old filmmaker, she made a new film for this year’s #MFF2018SanDiego. She looks forward to being in the film festival again and her filmmaking skills are evolving quite fast. She already has a story in mind for her next film. Listen to Miranda and her father talk about making films using smartphones and you will be inspired no matter what your age is. Their story is one for all families and mobile filmmaking may bring you closer to your parents or your children through storytelling.You can meet Miranda and Anthony during our film festival this year on April 28 & 29 in San Diego. Also, listen to the bonus episode with them on our Patreon page where they share tips to help parents and kids make films and support each other as filmmakers.During this podcast, SBP Ambassador Aaron Nabus joins us as Guest Host. You can listen to Aaron’s podcast at HallH.com*Guest Links: *“Web Hub” for Anthony De La Cruz:www.anthonydelacruzartist.comAnthony De La Cruz on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/anthonydelacruz.artistAnthony’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/anthonydelacruz.artistAnthony on IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3635157/SBP Links:Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Sharing A Message With A Story In Your Mobile Film with Brian Hennings Episode 16
Feb 06 2018 71 mins  
Episode 16 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile FilmWhen it comes to making movies and sharing stories through film using a smartphone camera there is a focus in the quality of the footage because it’s still hard for people to perceive that you can make great films using the camera on a phone. Truth be told, you can share a compelling story through film with any camera. Using the camera on your smartphone, however, can open doors to storytellers. Whether you are an experienced filmmaker, an elderly person, a 11 year old child or someone without any budget whatsoever anywhere in the world, you now have the power to share your story through film. But what most stories do is not simply connect us but to provoke empathy and most importantly, send a message from your pocket to everyone around the world.Brian Hennings is a storyteller by every means. He is primarily a writer and he has decided to share some of his stories through film using his Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Brian participated and attended the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April 2017 with his film, Express. His newest film, Focus, was accepted this year as well and he will be attending the festival again next April. Aside from the quality of the footage he achieved with his smartphone, we discuss the story and the messages behind his films. All stories send a message, even if the filmmaker was not intending to. We discuss why it’s a good idea to pay attention to the message you send with your story during the filmmaking process. Without giving away too much about his film, Brian discusses the message in his story and how the smartphone was the perfect camera to use to convey the message in his film. If you are able to attend the official International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, you can watch his newest film Focus and meet Brian Hennings and listen to him and ask questions during the Q&A Panel.Make sure you sign up as a patron on our Patreon page so you can listen to the bonus podcast with Brian about Story Structure, which can help the success of your films. You can watch Brian’s mobile film Express, that screened during #MFF2017SanDiego on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/193207326Express is also on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7402814/You can follow Lot 3 Media on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lot3Media/Here is a news article featuring Brian Hennings and his film, Express: https://goo.gl/2VodyvPatron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


The Actor's Perspective in Mobile Filmmaking with Raphael Corkhill Episode 15
Jan 30 2018 72 mins  
Episode 15 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film. A conversation with Raphael Corkhill, a leading actor in Conrad Mess' film Time To Pay Off Debts shot in New York. Screened in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April 2016 as the first screening in the U.S. Raphael is living in New York but is from Wales and lived in London. He has also lived in L.A. and is an accomplished actor. His first work in the mobile film industry was as one of the leads in Time To Pay Off Debts, directed by famed iPhone filmmaker Conrad Mess in 2015 which we screened in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Our screening was the first in the U.S.Raphael was one of the burglars in the film, which is a Mobster film set after WWII. The film was shot in New York.Our discussion begins with the experience on working in the film directed by Conrad Mess who is the world’s most awarded iPhone filmmaker. However, the discussion quickly gets passionate as we discuss our views and perspectives on storytelling through the film medium and how he views it as an actor in the entertainment industry. There is no clear defining line between our perspectives, which makes the conversation a bit more interesting and entertaining.The importance of a good film is the story. Raphael spoke about the importance of sticking to a story during filmmaking. He says the effects, the musical score, and such are important but if you don’t have a story to captivate your audience and keep them engaged then they won’t watch the film. Talked about the current state of tech and where it’s heading. But the concept of storytelling is still the same as it was in the beginning of humankind. However, the methods of storytelling are advancing and evolving as we speak and it’s happening fast.We also discussed acting and how the audience’s perspective affects the absorption of the message of a story according to a performance.Raphael explained his experience in being directed via Skype during Time To Pay Off Debts when they ran out of time and Conrad Mess had to leave the location of the production before it was complete. Time To Pay Off Debts was Raphael’s only experience working in a mobile film. We interviewed Raphael a few years back on our blog MobileMedia.press and we share a link to that below: The Challenge Of Smartphone Filmmaking. It is an in-depth interview with Conrad Mess about the film and Raphael Corkhill about his experience. We also include a link to watch the film: Time To Pay Off Debts where you can watch Raphael in action. We need to warn you, the film is not kid friendly. Our Patreon page has a bonus podcast interview with Raphael which is highly informative about acting for another medium which most people don’t even realize requires acting skills, and you’ll have to go there to find out what it is. You will not be disappointed!Raphael Corkhill on IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4875282/Raphael Corkhill on Twitter:https://twitter.com/raphaelcorkhillRaphael Corkhill on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rcorkhill/The Challenge Of Smartphone Filmmaking (MobileMedia.press):https://mobilefilmmedia.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/the-challenge-of-smartphone-filmmaking/Time To Pay Off Debts Video:https://youtu.be/E8fysjUBUWMMentioned in Blog (IMFF 2018 sponsor) Red Giant:https://www.redgiant.comPatron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival Website:http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotello© copyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Music In Films Shot With Smartphones with Claudinho Andres EP14
Jan 23 2018 58 mins  
Episode 14 Claudinho Andres in Santiago, ChilePublished 1/22/18Music In Films Shot With SmartphonesSBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile FilmShooting music videos with a smartphone is tricky but also quite an advantage over full sized cameras and crew. If you are considering getting creative with your film with regards to mixing footage and music, especially if your music is rhythmic, then take notes while our guest shares his experience and insights. Claudinho Andres Gomez attended the International Mobile Film Festival in April 2017 as a participant with a short music video. His film, Beat the city, was shot with a smartphone and no audio capturing gear while he was studying in New York. He broke the rules set by his instructor and bypassed the norms in his filmmaking studies in order to make his film. The outcome of his experiment is part of the podcast. Claudinho has made films and participated in many film festivals but he surprised us with his candid observations and what he experienced in our film festival in San Diego. Beat The City is currently available at Amazon so, while we cannot share the entire video, we share a link for the trailer with you. As you listen to the podcast, you will find Claudinho is a serious artist. The details and backstory to the making of his film provides a great resource to everyone who is looking to make a music video guided by a story with a message. We also asked him to share The Science Of Music In Films Shot With Smartphones which is available exclusively to our patron subscribers as a bonus episode to this podcast on Patreon.com. You will find it at www.patreon.com/sbppodastWatch the trailer to Beat The City:https://vimeo.com/184168197Beat The City on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/BEAT-CITY-Claudinho-Andres-Gomez/dp/B01M97W8EW/ref=sr11?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1481641297&sr=1-1&keywords=beat+the+cityBeat The City Website:http://www.beatthecityfilm.comBonus Podcast - The Science Of Music In Films Shot With Smartphones:http://patreon.com/sbppodcastMentioned in Podcast - Sponsor for IMFF 2017 & 18:http://FilmConvert.com (Color Grading Software)SBP Podcast Blog:http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website:http://sbppodcast.studioFacebook:http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter:http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter:http://twitter.com/susybotellocopyright 2018 S. Botello Productions. All rights reserved.


Smartphone Video For The Entrepreneur Episode 13 with Francesca Jago
Jan 16 2018 65 mins  
Smartphone Video For The Entrepreneur with Francesca JagoEpisode 13 SBP Podcast Mobile FilmIf you are a filmmaker, you are your own brand. If you have a business, then you have a brand. Video is popular because it’s one of the best ways to promote your brand’s story or message and product. Filmmaker’s need to promote their products which are their films. Our guest has built a brand around her skills making films by empowering entrepreneurs. She teaches “solopreneurs” on making smartphone videos. We discuss running a small business using a smartphone to create great videos to promote your business and brand in-depth.Get Ahead Media is a great resource for businesses because you can access eBooks, Video Tips and Workshops. If you are a novice in making videos with your smartphone or if you are ready to invest in this trending effective practice, there is a lot there for you to learn from. Do you need a script?What is the best way to shoot yourself in a video?What about capturing good audio?How do you stabilize your video?Do you need apps to shoot or edit?This episode is a lot of fun and entertaining to listen to and you will learn a lot of insights. It’s 2018. Maybe it’s time for you to jump in on the smartphone video trend and promote your brand!Don’t miss the bonus podcast for our patrons on Patreon with her excellent step-by-step advice and tips for making great live videos on social media, particularly Facebook. You can access the bonus podcast at http://patreon.com/sbppodcastWatch this short video from Francesca Jago on Smartphone Video for Businesses and brands:https://youtu.be/cvciO2I8jnUFollow Francesca Jago with Get Ahead Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getaheadmediaTwitter: https://twitter.com/getaheadmediaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/getaheadmedia/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzI-mllAPBDw4FveJfIAWebsite: http://francescajagotraining.mykajabi.com/LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/francescajago/Follow the SBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile Film!Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastSusy Botello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/susybotelloPodcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioSBP Podcast Blog: https://sbppodcast.wordpress.comStay in touch with the International Mobile Film Festival on our website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comcopyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.


Cinematography As Art In Mobile Film With Blake Worrell Episode 12
Jan 09 2018 84 mins  
SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film Episode 12 Cinematography As Art In Mobile Film recorded January 2, 2018 Published January 8, 2018A deep discussion into cinematography and filmmaking as an art form is the theme for our first podcast in 2018. We had the pleasure of meeting Blake Worrell, the director and actor behind the smartphone camera in the globally awarded mobile film, Dissolution. The film was awarded for Best Cinematography by the Global Mobile Film Awards last December and was a dramatic short film which Blake dissects with his own spoken words in our podcast. For any filmmaker, not just mobile filmmakers, Blake shares his thinking and how his emotional attachment to the story turns into a visual story through film. We discuss a bit of Blake’s beginnings in post-production and go for a ride through how he turned his vision as a director into a film as a cinematographer. After you listen to this podcast, you can become a subscriber to our Patreon page to benefit from the bonus exclusive podcast with Blake where he shares advice and tips on how best to direct and act in your own film.SBP Podcast Patreon Page:www.patreon.com/sbppodcastWatch Dissolution:https://youtu.be/aeLym1cjE00Blake’s Websitehttp://www.blakeworrell.comBlake Worrell on the Global Mobile Film Awards Websitehttps://globalmobilefilmawards.wordpress.com/awards/Susy Botello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/susybotelloPodcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioSBP Podcast Blog: https://sbppodcast.wordpress.comCopyright 2018 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.



Mobile Filmmaking San Diego New Year Special with Aaron Nabus Episode 11
Dec 31 2017 63 mins  
A special New Year’s Eve edition of our podcast recaps 2017 with our friend and co-host Aaron Nabus, of the Hall H Show podcast in San Diego. The Hall H Show began in 2016. Aaron shares how he stumbled into mobile filmmaking as he attended the Mobile Filmmaking Panel with founder Susy Botello during Comic-Con International in San Diego in July 2016. Aaron asked me to be a guest in one of his first podcasts and that is when we officially met. Soon after, we were inspired to create “The Voice for Mobile Film” with the SBP Podcast. Aaron also attended our panel in the 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego and filmed our panel event video using his smartphone. Aaron is also the founder of San Diego Comic Con Fit and a professional Graphic Artist.Our end of the year podcast talk with Aaron discusses the magic of mobile film and it’s connection to the art scene. This is a fun and informative podcast geared for mobile filmmakers and cosplayers. In our opinion, Aaron is a hard-core and professional comic-con guru so we learned a lot from him.We discuss Aaron’s podcast which focuses on comics celebrities attending comic-cons. Hall H is not affiliated, connected or associated with Comic-Con International. Hall H is a news and media blog covering the Comic Book Culture universe – providing exclusive interviews with artists, writers and other creatives as well as introspective commentary about comic books, pop culture, movies, television, anime, manga, collectibles, poster art and more! Aaron is a Artist Alley Evangelist. Aaron’s co-host on the Hall H Show Podcast is Alex Benedicto.We published a special bonus podcast on our Patreon page where Aaron shares the best and mot in-depth tips anywhere about how to be Comic-Con ready. We also add some creative tips for sharing your experience at Comic-Con with smartphone videos without loading your bag with filmmaking gear. Subscribe to be our patron to listen to the exclusive bonus episode with Aaron and others from our previous guests.SBP Podcast Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/sbppodcastHall H Show website: Hall H Show Twitter: Hall H Show on Facebook: Comic Con Fit on Facebook: Aaron Nabus on Twitter: Follow our podcast on Twitter and Facebook!Twitter: Facebook: Susy Botello on Twitter: Podcast Website: SBP Podcast Blog: copyright 2017 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.




Shifting Story Ideas Into Films With iPhones with Aris Tyros Episode 9
Dec 18 2017 62 mins  
Aris Tyros lives in Toronto, Canada. He was one of the filmmakers who traveled to San Diego for the 6th annual International Mobile Film Festival. He flew home with the trophy for Second Prize with his film shot with an iPhone 6S: How I Became A Movie Theatre Murderer. Aris’ film was the first film submitted to the festival. The film was also nominated for Best Director award at the Global Mobile Film Awards, which is an Awards Ceremony dubbed as the “Oscars” of the mobile film industry. Two days before the recording of this podcast, Aris won the award for Best Director.Episode 9 of the SBP Podcast interviews Aris about how his film began with a concern about what to do in a situation, such as the incident which took place in 2012 where a man shot and killed people inside a movie theater. His concern travelled from inside his mind into his pocket as he reached for his smartphone and used it to turn his concern into a story and then crafted a movie to share with the entire world.Aris shares his feelings about winning the award and then he shares how he developed the film from start to finish. We talk about acquiring the location, a movie theater, for his movie and why he insisted in using a real movie theater even after being turned down, due to the nature of his film. The app he used to film it. How he achieved the sound for his film, and why he made the decisions he made. We discussed lighting and gave some tips on achieving good lighting for a smartphone film. Aris shared his VR (Virtual Reality) film project and we discussed the VR trend as well.Since we are leaving 2017, we asked Aris what his plans are for 2018 and he shares another idea which he may turn into a movie next year.We also asked him to share tips and tricks for anyone planning to make a VR film which is available as a bonus episode exclusively on our Patreon page for subscribers who support us as a token of gratitude. www.Patreon.com/sbppodcastThe movie Aris won the awards with is 5 minutes long because in order to qualify for the International Mobile Film Festival’s short film competition, the films have to be no longer than five minutes. However, we told Aris during the interview we would share his original version. Here is the direct link to his film. Beware, it’s entertaining!How I Became A Movie Theatre Murderer : Follow Aris on Instagram: @ArisTyrosHis website is www.ArisTyros.comGlobal Mobile Film Awards: https://globalmobilefilmawards.wordpress.com/awards/Follow our podcast on Facebook and Twitter.Facebook: Twitter: Susy Botello on Twitter:


Smartphone Cinematography Without A Budget with Chris Stollery Episode 8
Dec 11 2017 48 mins  
Smartphone Cinematography Without A Budget with Chris Stollery Episode 8SBP Podcast Mobile Film - The Voice of Mobile FilmA film shot with an iPhone won First Place at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, April 2017. At the time this podcast was published, Chris’ film was awarded Best Experimental film at the Global Mobile Film Awards ceremony, the evening of December 10, 2017.This podcast is a series of questions about the cinematography of the film. It was shot over many months but it appears to have been shot in a few minutes in many different locations.Chris shares some of the techniques he used but was hesitant to give away too much of the “magic” tricks he performed in order to give the film a fluid and natural appearance.He also shared that he and his actor friends come from stage theater and therefore, they were able to monitor themselves. We discussed using great audio without microphones as well.We asked Chris to share some tips and techniques with cinematography for our patrons on our patreon page.Catch the bonus exclusive episode for patrons at www.patreon.com/sbppodcast and the website for the film festival is www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.comThe Global Mobile Film Awards website is www.globalmobilefilmawards.com*NO BUDGET *No script, no characters, no story – but this little film is going placesCast: Cineaste One: Richard Pyros Cineaste Two : Josh McConville Cineaste three (and “DOP”) : Yalin Ozucelik Wannabe One: Hugo Weaving Wannabe Two: David Wenham Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor/Sound EditorChristopher StolleryPost SoundSteve Toulmin*SYNOPSIS: *Shot and recorded entirely on an iPhone and, as the title suggests, made with no money, this short film follows the debate of two cineastes as they argue the merits, pitfalls and the opportunities now afforded by new technologies to emerging film makers.Enthusiasm and cleverness can get you so far, but is it possible to take the audience on an epic journey when you have No Budget?© 2017 S. Botello Productions™ All rights reserved.


Episode 7 Shooting Hollywood Actors With An iPhone In A Feature Film with Brian McLane
Dec 04 2017 79 mins  
12/04/17Brian McLane is the founder of Splash Video & Palm Aisles PicturesHe shot a full length feature film with his iPhone:The Killer’s RequiemThe story revolves around Sonny Calabrese, a loving father and devoted son who spirals into madness after becoming the subject of a bet between angels and demons.During the first part of the podcast, we share an important announcement about the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego next April which includes our guest.Brian McLane talks about his film being a feature length film and shooting it with an iPhone 6S. Brian shares how he backtracked into the film because it started as he was experimenting with his phone and making a film and how he was building the story as he went along. He then decided to make a feature film as other options for the story were not as exciting.Brian’s film is a musical because he is a musician and he had a video on MTV in the late 80’s and he wanted to have all his music in one place but not on a CD, he said that was outdated.He then came across the actors because he already knew them. Lloyd Kaufman is the founder of Troma Entertainment and his fame goes back to Rocky, The Karate Kid and a few other films. Jean Beauvoir of the band Plasmatics has a history that includes The Ramones. Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager was also in the film and very helpful as a professional and a businessman. He also mentioned George Hardy. He then told us about the sound for his film and syncing for a full length feature film. He called his film a “Back Pack Production” and his guerrilla approach to filming with the iPhone. He talks about the H264 codec and it’s challenges to look great on the big screen which affected the syncing on the sound. He shared which part of the post-production process should be done before another and how sound should be the last part of post. He talks extensively about how he got creative to pull off filming with his phone without permits and how he still had to work with SAG (Screen Actors Guild) to get the actors approved. Brian shares many entertaining stories about how he pulled of shooting his film in different locations. He said, you want to “shoot by the pound.”The advice from Brian are well worth listening to regarding not only shooting and film production tips and techniques, but he also shares advice for planning how to import your footage and quality control in post production. He shot in 4k and the files were huge and the processing on his Macbook laptop was a challenge.He talks about lighting and the challenge when you shoot guerrilla style and you depend on natural light. He also mentions the rights of people in his shots and logos and such because you can get sued when you don’t have permits and are using locations with people who happen to be there.He learned that planning helps overcome some of the challenges of guerrilla filmmaking in post production. A lot of the challenges seemed to be with locations and lighting because when you put your film on a big screen it affects the resolution if the lighting is poor.Brian shares the musical aspect of his film because it’s a subtle rock musical supernatural film and the message of his film’s story.Watch the trailer for the film, The Killer’s Requiem by Brian McLane Follow Brian’s Facebook:International Mobile Film Festival:Become a Patron on our Patreon page to support us and listen to exclusive bonus podcasts with our guests as a thank you: SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film:Twitter : @SBPpodcast & *@SusyBotello *



Animation Mobile Filmmaking with A Smartphone Episode 6
Nov 27 2017 71 mins  
Jeffrey Turboff is an award-winning editor at ABC Nightline on television, working mainly in news/documentary. His awards include Emmy, Murrow, Cronkite, Peabody, Deadline Club, and Genesis awards.We begin the podcast with his experience and background and then begin to talk about how we met…there is a bit of talk about his experience when he came to San Diego with the mobile film school kick-off and the International Mobile Film Festival.Jeff talks about his first mobile film, Trumpeter Swan, which was an animation. He shares the details about using apps and his video editing software, AVID, to create his creative film which he submitted to the film festival in 2013. Jeff also shares another animated film, Requiem, which he also submitted to the film festival in 2015. He explains the process, the story behind his animation and then he shares great insights to story structure and mobile filmmaking which should be very useful to creative filmmakers planning or thinking about using their smartphones to create and experiment with mobile filmmaking.There is an exclusive part of this interview, we mentioned in this episode which is available on our Patreon page:Don’t miss a valuable tip for filmmakers!Visit the links below referring to what he discussed, his films, apps he talked about, which he used and his About.me. Jeff’s first Requiem film submitted to IMFF 2015Fools Parade by Trumpeter Swan submitted to IMFF 2013Apps Jeff used:OSnap!or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/osnap!-ultimate-time-lapse/id457402095?ls=1&mt=8ToonPaint PhotoTropedelicor Jeff on Facebook:Jeff on Twitter:All three Requiem films (2015)Trumpeter Swan Article on Mobile Movie Making: Film Jeff made and shared (not a mobile film)International Mobile Film FestivalPatreon Page for SBP Podcast: S. Botello Productions™ All rights reserved.


Acting In Mobile Films with Avaah Blackwell Episode 5
Nov 21 2017 67 mins  
We have been listening to stories from filmmakers about how to make films using smartphones, but what about actors? What is their perspective being on the other side of the lens of a smartphone camera as a professional actor? We discuss this topic and the topic of the acting profession in-depth with Avaah Blackwell. Her performance in Figment directed by Mithran Maharajan was moving. Figment was nominated for Best Film in the inaugural Global Mobile Film Awards 2017. The film was a 21 minute story about a woman who is held captive in the basement of her husband’s home.Acting in Mobile Film, Episode 5 with Avaah Blackwell 11/20/17SBP Podcast Mobile Film hosted by Susy BotelloWe open the discussion with Avaah’s background, studies and experience as an actor. As we continued our discussion, she shared the synopsis of the film in further detail along with her observation of how it was filmed with an iPhone from her perspective. We also discuss her experience as an actor. Avaah’s background includes the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival and we discussed her views and opinions on the industry along with some advice and tips for filmmakers and actors.Avaah Blackwell is a professional actor who has been working as a professional actor and if you want to know how you can make a film using your smartphone, you will want to get the perspective of a professional actor because adding quality to your film is not all about the tools to capture the footage. Yes, the story is key…but you will need very good actors to convey your story and the vision of the story to your audience. You will learn a lot about making amazing films around great stories with this podcast and you’ll want to see it through to the end for some really great tips from our guest.We asked Avaah to share some very sound advice to mobile filmmakers which is available on our Patreon page exclusively to our patrons at Avaah Blackwell is on IMDB IMDBAvail’s websitewww.avaahblackwell.comFacebookInstagramOur Podcast website is http://SBPpodcast.studioInternational Mobile Film Festival The SBP Podcast was created by S. Botello Productions™


SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 4 Ren Thackham
Nov 13 2017 45 mins  
SBP Podcast Mobile Film Episode 4Making A Thriller Film with A Smartphone with Ren Thackham in Sydney, AustraliaRen won the Best Film Award at the SF3 Smartphone Flick Fest in Sydney, Australia. Her film was a thriller short film under 5 minutes.We discuss how she learned about the film festival’s deadline and had 49 hours to make a film using her smartphone. She had an idea and created a storyboard to guide her production. Ren is adamant about the professional aspect of filmmaking to make films using a smartphone.She pretty much was her own crew, so she had to direct as well as edit the film. We discuss clever ways to capture footage for later use and creating a library of audio and video footage.Ren discusses why the mobile phone camera was ideal for a few scenes of the thriller. We discuss creative shots where smartphones can be very helpful, such as putting a phone in plastic clear bag in a fish tank.When it came to the lighting in her film she discusses how over exposed shots sometimes worked well for her thriller. Then we discussed how she used a hand-held microphone for audio.We discuss a number of filmmaking tricks and tips but she also shares some interesting information about crocodiles. Ren manages to use crocodiles in all her films, one way or another. We asked her to share the reason why she makes sure to include them.We also discussed the actors in her film and the performance of her protagonist.We asked Ren to share her experience with SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest. At that point we also discussed the growing community in the mobile filmmaking industry.When we asked Ren to give someone who is thinking about making a mobile film using a smartphone, she discusses the importance of planning and preparation and treating the experience like a professional and doing your best.We thank Ren Thackham for sharing her experience making a short thriller with e smartphone. We hope our podcast shows inspire you and that you learn how to make your own films using smartphones and share great stories with the world.Our website for the International Mobile Film Festival: Ren Thackham is online: Follow the SBP Podcast on Twitter: @SBPpodcastFacebook: Subscribe to our podcast to catch the next episode: International Mobile Film Festival: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comOur Patreon. We could use patrons like you! https://www.patreon.com/sbppodcast


Episode 3 Brian Hennings Sharing A Compelling Story With A Short Film
Nov 04 2017 54 mins  
Welcome to SBP Podcast by S. Botello Productions! I am Susy Botello.Mobile Film and Video is our focus and innovation is what drives us.My passion for storytelling and technology brings me to connect my experience in video and film to storytelling for everyone—using mobile phones.Hey, everybody, we’re coming to you from San Diego but we’re going down under to Perth Australia. We’re gonna talk to Brian Hennings. His film Express was one of the films we featured in our film festival last April. So let’s get started and let’s talk to Brian.Brian Hennings submitted his short film shot with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Android smartphone and was accepted to the International Mobile Film Festival last April. Brian flew from Perth, Australia to San Diego to participate be a part of the festival. He met other filmmakers and was part of the Q&A Panel.At about 2 minutes: Brian shares about his background and his experience as a storyteller and filmmaker.At about 4:45: Brian shared how his project idea for the short film Express came about and how he got his production team involved to make a great story into a film shot with a smartphone. The film was their first mobile film challenge.At about 7 minutes: I asked Brian about how he achieved the great look to his film and he explained the process. Brian then shared how testing before the production helped them work out the kinks and figure out what problems they would encounter beforehand. Especially, since the location for most of the film took place in a train station. He also explained why his footage was so stable.At about 11 minutes: Since the filming was set at a train station, we asked Brian how he and the crew achieved the sound quality of the film.Brian credits his team for producing an ultimately great film.Express credits:Actors: Sarah Harris and Nicholas Di NardoDirector: Lydia BrisboutWriter: Brian HenningsProducers: Brian Hennings, Lydia Brisbout & James CorkerDoP: James CorkerColourist: Matthew GardnerSound Design: Andrea ColbertComposer: Jamie MurgatroydShout-out to Sean Hellend as wellAbout 14:45: Then we ask Brian about the story behind the film. He shared the compelling story of the film and its message. It is a personal story for him as the writer but it’s a story with a message for everyone around the world.At about 23 minutes: Brian discusses the importance of submitting films to film festivals to share stories and give light to important messages.At about 25 minutes: Brian shares submitting to film festivals and attending them and connecting with other filmmakers.At about 28:55: He shares his experience in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego and about the filmmakers he met during our film festival, including an 11 year-old girl who made her film with a smartphone and also attended.At about 32 minutes: We talk about the importance of mobile filmmaking for the youngest storytellers and the future of film using smartphones. We discussed a bit about the democratization of storytelling through mobile filmmaking.At about 39 minutes: Brian shares his film, Express made it into several film festivals.At about 41:40: We played a little game and then asked Brian if he had any last words or something else he really wanted to share. Brian shared films and television movies and shows coming out of Australia which he would like to recommend to people around the world to watch. He also recommended to seek out more international films in order to connect better as individuals from one country to another.At around 48:20: Brian recommends that the people listening who are listening to the podcast that they make a film using their smartphones and submit them to the film festival and make the trip out to San Diego and connect to other people and filmmakers during the festival. He also shared that he is planning to submit another film to the festival and make the trip back to San Diego.You can watch Brian’s mobile film Express, that screened during #MFF2017SanDiego on Vimeo: Express is also on IMDB: You can follow Lot 3 Media on Facebook: Here is a news article featuring Brian Hennings and his film, Express: Below are links to things Brian discussed in the podcast:RUOK (Are You Okay) Day: Aussie TV shows Brian shared:Rosehaven: or Utopia/Dreamland: or (same show renamed for foreign markets)Glitch: The Principal: The Code: We hope you will submit your films to the International Mobile Film Festival and share your story with the world, experience the film festival experience, be a part of a Q&A Panel and connect with others. San Diego is a beautiful place to visit, too!International Mobile Film Festival: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comOur Patreon. We could use patrons like you! https://www.patreon.com/sbppodcast Our website: http://SBPpodcast.studioCopyright 2017 S. Botello Productions. All rights reserved.


SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 2 Mithran Maharajan
Oct 26 2017 63 mins  
Welcome to our second SBP Podcast!Tonight, we talk with Mithran Maharajan from Toronto, Canada. Mithran is an exceptional mobile filmmaker and snatched the Best Mobile Feature Film prize in our very first Mobile Film Feature Competition for MFF2017 last April. Mithran's film was shot entirely with a smartphone. The leading actress for the film, Avaah Blackwell put on an outstanding performance. Let’s chat with Mithran so you can learn a bit about him and how he accomplished making a movie with a smartphone.We introduce you to Mithran Maharajan and begin our interview by asking him to share a bit about himself as a filmmaker because he is a professional who made a number of films before his mobile film, Figment.Mithran is from India and lived in New York before he moved to his current residence in Toronto, Canada. His professional career began when he was quite young. He worked in television directing films he wrote and every one of his films won awards. He shares his experience in-depth with you in the interview.We then ask him to share the story behind the story we heard from the producer, Javier Augusto Nunez, who attended IMFF 2017 in San Diego during the Q&A Session. MIthran shares the story of how he introduced the idea of shooting his great story using an iPhone, with a professional producer and how that was perceived and goes on to talk about his DOP (Director of Photography) who was a professional who had worked for many years in the industry, including BBC.Mithran shares some of the differences with mobile filmmaking versus traditional filmmaking and mentions some details of how he shot his cinematic story through film using an iPhone. He shares what he did to make a truly cinematic film which screened at the Toronto Film Festival in the competition with films shot with traditional cameras used by independent filmmakers. We speak a bit about the International Mobile Film Festival platform and how mobile film festivals bring a unique dedicated platform to professional filmmakers to expand their creativity and try something new.You may want to listen closely as he shares his experience in pre-production, production, and post-production which includes color grading, sound, and music.Mithran tells us about how he worked with the amazing Avaah Blackwell as a director to bring out her best performance for her very tough role as Diana.We asked Mithran what movies and directors inspire him and he mentioned quite a list. Some of them may be worth looking into for techniques.We then played a fun game toward the end of the podcast.This was our second episode and we look forward to more interviews. Subscribe to our podcast so you won’t miss any of them when we publish them on the platform. We hope to inspire you to make movies with your mobile phone. The Red Carpet is in Your Pocket!™Mithran's Website: http://thoughtlabpictures.com International Mobile Film Festival: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comOur Patreon. We could use patrons like you! https://www.patreon.com/sbppodcast Our website: http://SBPpodcast.studio



SBP Podcast Episode 001 Mobile Film - San Diego to Macedonia
Oct 06 2017
First episode of SBP Podcast - Mobile Film from San Diego to MacedoniaIntro to SBP Podcast by host Susy Botello: Welcome to SBP Podcast by S. Botello Productions! I am Susy Botello. Mobile Film and Video is our focus and innovation is what drives us. My passion for storytelling and technology, brings me to connect my experience in video and film to storytelling for everyone—using mobile phones.Intro to our guest to first podcast episode, Vesna Ristovska: Our first podcast is brought to you from San Diego to Macedonia. If you don’t know where that is, it’s okay…I didn’t know where that was until I met our guest!Brief presentation of our guest Vesna Ristovska.Vesna shares the beginning of her work with Mobile Festival in Macedonia and finding our International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego to seek a collaborative partnership. Vesna talks about what our collaboration entailed and how one of the filmmakers in our film festival in San Diego was recommended to us from their festival in San Diego.Susy talks about how our partnership was supportive for the mobile filmmaking community globally.Vesna mentions mobile filmmaking as the future.End conversation with many thank you's and an invitation to Vesna to come to San Diego and a return invitation from Vesna to Susy to go to Macedonia as well.Close outro for podcast show by Susy Botello: Thanks to Vesna Ristovska from Macedonia for being our guest in our very first podcast! I am Susy Botello in San Diego. Now that you know there is a global platform willing to share your stories if you are willing to use your mobile phone’s camera to shoot, we hope you are inspired. The red carpet is in your pocket! Go to our website www.InternationalMobileFilmFestival.com and learn more about our film festival and how you can be a part of it!END Podcast First EpisodeInternational Mobile Film Festival: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comOur Patreon. We could use patrons like you! https://www.patreon.com/sbppodcast Our website: http://SBPpodcast.studio


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