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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.
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The partnership between FilmConvert and Filmic Pro is bridging the mobile smartphone filmmaking with traditional filmmaking communities.   FilmConvert has been creating software for film grain and color grading for about ten years. They’ve been keeping an eye on the mobile filmmaking community’s growth and have partnered with the app used by Hollywood filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh to shoot their films with iPhones.  Episode 98 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a discussion with FilmConvert’s John Parker and Filmic Pro’s Eliot Fitzroy explaining this partnership and how it benefits iPhone filmmakers. FilmConvert has been working with Filmic Pro since 2017 to create supportive profiles with its software. They have brought compatibility between FilmConvert’s software and Filmic Pro’s App. Filmic Pro is available for both IOS and Android.  Most recently they have worked together to create a tool, Cinematch, that brings the look and feel of professional Hollywood cameras to the iPhone 12. John explains how it handles footage shot with the iPhone and it produces the color and tone of the Hollywood high end cameras when coupled with the FilmicPro app. According to the Cinematch website, “Using dedicated camera packs, CineMatch converts your footage from one Log picture style to another. Mix and match between SLog2/3, CLog, BRaw, V-Log/L, RED IPP2 and more, and apply the correct REC.709 transform with a single click.” One of the drawbacks to mobile filmmaking, according to some filmmakers, has been the dynamic range limitations of smartphone cameras. However, the process of using FilmicPro with the iPhone 12 and Cinematch’s Nitrate is an exciting game-changer for filmmakers.  According to FilmConvert’s John Parker, it will “…Give your films higher production quality. It’ll look like a million dollars.” Cinematch can also do something powerful for documentary producers. A producer can send a camera person to capture footage with an iPhone, bring it into the production timeline, and it will create a seamless process that will match the look and feel of the other camera. Essentially, you won’t notice it was shot with a smartphone.  Using Filmic Pro Log V2 and V3 features can help match the quality of your film using the iPhone 6s through the iPhone 12.  “Shooting log is one way to do that because you have a much more neutral starting point to build your finished look,” says Eliot Fitzroy.  John Parker shares the work and details involved in creating different color profiles at the FilmConvert Lab. It’s a process which involves gathering data using different cameras as they record test footage under different conditions.  I asked Eliot and John a bit about their experience in filmmaking and what brought them to where they are today.  Eliot mentioned his love for narrative films and the horror film genre, which he eventually would like to find time to make new films.  John shared his past within a local TV station in New Zealand putting together some local news stories and also lived in New York for some time, where he worked on some documentaries which ended up at the Tribeca Festival. Though his experience has been mostly in editing and post production, he’s also done some screenwriting.  We get to discuss our thoughts on the current state of mobile filmmaking and how Apple has helped realize creativity opportunities for content creators from writers and musicians to filmmakers. This episodes includes a mention of the winners of the 2021 International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego and Best Feature Film Awardee Jennifer Zhang who shot and fully edited her feature length film using only her iPhone. Watch the video we referred to in the podcast, shot and voiced by Eliot Fitzroy: https://youtu.be/gJcpmAXIMx8 The process with before and after comparisons by FilmConvert: https://www.filmconvert.com/blog/matching-an-iphone-to-an-arri/  Listen to more about FilmConvert from our interview with John Parker in 2018 Episode 38: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smartphone-filmmaking-post-production-color-grading/id1296673665?i=1000419187935   Cinematch Website: https://www.cinematch.com  FilmConvert Website: https://www.filmconvert.com  Filmic Pro Website: https://www.filmicpro.com  Follow FilmConvert: Twitter: https://twitter.com/filmconvert  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FilmConvert  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filmconvert/  Filmic Pro on Social Media:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/FiLMiCPro  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filmicapps/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FilmicPro  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    Support podcast host Susy Botello: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/susybotello  SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio     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/    iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665    Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello    SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1    © Copyright 2021 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
The process of creating films and video programming is extensive and can be exhausting. But for Anthony Bradford, our guest on the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 97, it’s about how much it prolongs the production process. Mobile filmmaking shortens a lot of the production so Anthony can go from pre-production and planning, to post-production and distribution.  Anthony Bradford is an actor and a producer who writes screenplays and has a lot of ideas for stories. During our podcast he shares how he organizes all his ideas so he can turn them into screenplays. He’s inspired by his story ideas. Some ideas come to him while he is driving, so he has to jot them down while stopped at a stop light. This type of dedication is probably one of the reasons he’s able to create some great stories into films.  Our conversation highlights the process from his perspective, which can help our listeners organize their own ideas for their films.  Anthony had to learn to edit his auditions “self-tapes” as an actor. He began with iMovie but has since learned the Adobe Premier editing program, and he uses other Adobe programs for sound as well.  Anthony is driven by the concept of stories in films. He shares how important it is to focus on your story and then revolve your method of capturing your story around it. The method he uses includes good audio. During this episode, you’ll listen to Anthony share some of the creative ideas he’s used to overcome some of the quirks that come up while filming with a smartphone. After all, the camera is only one part of your smartphone and all that your smartphone does in the background. He mentions the microphones he uses and his back up process for audio capturing. Anthony works meticulously to ensure that even though he saves time in production using a smartphone camera, he does not cut the quality of the filming and post-production short.  “Cleaning up with the audio—it can just feel like very monotonous but it’s super important, and I feel like it’s the longest part of the process.” Anthony Bradford Anthony produces a web series, Love Millennial Style with his production company is called Priceless Productions. His film, Raider of the Last TP is screening at the International Mobile Film Festival which will take place online this year due to the event restrictions still in place. He shot the short film with an iPhone 11.  The film’s synopsis: A teacher moonlights as a basement storage unit raider in his spare time in search for a roll of toilet paper. Of course, Anthony is also an actor. It’s impressive to see an actor who is not only directing and producing, but writing and editing his own projects. Anthony is routinely working as an actor, which is important for all actors. He shares how he’s working on his films, his web series and acting on television and films. It requires dedication and it’s commendable. Like many who are making movies after 2015, Anthony was inspired by Sean Baker’s film, Tangerine. He watched the film and then found out, after watching it, that Sean Baker had shot it with the iPhone using FilmicPro and Moondog Labs anamorphic lens for iPhones.  This episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is inspiring because Anthony Bradford indulged me with many details on the topic of filmmaking, mainly with smartphone cameras. It’s an entertaining conversation about making movies, acting, editing, directing and more.  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.  International Mobile Film Festival dates are Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25, 2021. It’s our tenth anniversary edition. You can go to MobileFilmStories.com to join the participating filmmakers from the festival  on The Quad. Connect with them, chat with them on the topic dedicated to the festival: https://mobilefilmstories.com/community/mfs-announcements/international-mobile-film-festival-2021/#post-223   Connect with Anthony Bradford through the links below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anthonybradford/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABradford10  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABradford10  IMDb: http://www.imdb.me/anthonybradford     Website: http://www.Anthony-bradford.com/   Reel: https://vimeo.com/535947277     Web Series on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovemillennialstyle/  Priceless Productions on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/v/pricelessproductions   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_priceless_productions/  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/pricelessproductions   
 Website: http://thepricelessproductions.com   Our Links:   Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking     IMFF 2021 Tickets: We have worked very hard to create and design this event for you. In order to gain access to the information in the article in the link below, we are giving you the option to pay (support) anywhere between $5 to $25 for the tickets. Once you have unlocked the information you will not need to pay (support) again. Our current and new $5 minimum monthly subscribers on Patreon (link below) will also be provided access to the festival. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/susybotello/international-mobile-film-festival-tickets  Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast     SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio     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/    iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665   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 2021 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Falling through floors is probably not what you expect when you are on set filming. The old creepy house called out to Amanda Smith and Colin Babcock.  Amanda brought Colin into the house and he found it creepy and dilapidated. Both nodded at the notion that the house could be the set for a film. They just needed to figure out what type of film they could make. But there was a little bit of a conundrum because Colin did not have his usual filmmaking equipment.  Colin began to think he could use his iPhone camera, even though he had never done so, or needed to. But that was not the only challenge, as he and Amanda would soon come to find out.  Amanda’s younger sister, Storm Smith is a talented and, in my opinion, extraordinary musician. When Amanda asked if she and Colin could use her song to make a video, she immediately gave them permission. And now, Amanda and Colin had a story.  The words to the song are an expression that comes to real life in their music video titled after the song by Storm Smith, “Too Young.”  Performed by Amanda, their video sends a powerful message of hope. It was, ironically enough, filmed during the pandemic and performed by Amanda on camera. There is a story about the message of the video and the song, which is heartfelt. We are delighted to share a bit of the song, with permission, in the intro to our conversation with our guests in this episode.  Amanda and Colin spent a couple of days in pre-production working the schematics to shoot the video. Amanda’s father, Steve Smith, owned the house and gave his consent to film before it was renovated. Her mother, Terry Smith, helped with wardrobe and set design. Colin, prepped his iPhone XR to shoot and planned the shots, just as any cinematographer does.  In the meantime, all sorts of things began to happen which made the challenge of filming with a smartphone the least of their concerns. Once the film was “in the can” Colin edited the video and color grade it using Premier Pro. There were challenges covering electrical outlets from the scenes. Overall, the video has cinematic aesthetic value and the music is professionally produced which also elevates the overall quality of the film. In episode 96 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, you are going to listen to stories from both directors, Amanda and Colin. They share stories from their set experience and shooting with a smartphone. How some scenes were captured, including what to use when your protagonist is required to eat worms on camera, how to capture your actor in suspension without a green screen, and…the story about the stench in the house and what they found in the freezer.  But that is not all. Listen to their inspiring stories in our podcast. This was their first podcast guest appearance and we are stoked about that too.  You can also watch the video during the 10th anniversary edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. The festival is online this year, due to the pandemic restrictions, April 23-25.  Follow Colin Babcock: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinbabcock/  Colin Babcock on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/colinbabcock  Colin on The Quad: https://mobilefilmstories.com/community/profile/colinbabcock/  Follow Amanda Smith: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandafallonsmith/  Website: https://www.amandafallonsmith.com  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    Video and Film Streaming Distribution for Smartphone Films: http://mobilefilmstories.com    International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com   IMFF Topic on The Quad: https://mobilefilmstories.com/community/mfs-announcements/international-mobile-film-festival-2021/  Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast   Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/   iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665  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 2021 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
One story, two guys and two iPhones embarked on a road trip to make a feature film. Directors Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson are my guests in Episode 95 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking.  Their experience comes from Patrick’s idea for a film when he was in Middle School or High School. Years later, he and Powell decide to use iPhones to realize his story into a feature film of about 77 minutes. They both live in the Los Angeles area in California. Powell was involved with a musical band and his career plans were focused on his band until the band split. At that point he turned to filmmaking. Powell and Patrick have shot a previous film together, not with smartphones: “Bastard” (2015). Patrick wrote the screenplay for that film. He also wrote screenplays to other films, two which are on Netflix, “My Obsession” and “Pretty Little Stalker.” Patrick and Powell teamed up as directors for “Threshold,” though they had not really thought about making a movie with iPhones. Inspired by Steven Soderbergh’s “Unsane,” a feature film shot with the iPhone, Powell jokingly suggested to Patrick that they should make their film with their iPhones.  “Threshold” was shot over 12 days from a 23 page outline and no script. There were two actors, one producer, two cars and two directors: Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson. The protagonists are Madison Gill “Madison West” as Virginia, and Joey Millin as Leo. When you listen to their stories in this episode you will realize the way this film was made was a challenge and they will share just how they were able to complete the process all the way through to a finished product. Patrick and Powell captured the audio for their film externally and included ADR to polish up the dialogue, a good investment.  Color grading was also a worthy investment. They pointed out that their editor, Will Ford-Conway, was impressed that their footage came into the editing software just as any other footage shot with a traditional camera. They used iPhones a generation behind in 2018, the iPhone 8S. Written by Patrick R. Young with Powell Robinson as Director of Photography.  “There is a look to phones…there is a vibe and there is a certain vibe to an Arri Alexa and a Red and just understanding what that means to the people watching—and not necessarily crafting your story around it but crafting your visual language to not seem like it’s clashing with what the iPhone itself can make.” Powell Robinson The conversation shares the nuts and bolts of making a film indie style. Patrick and Powell are both experienced indie filmmakers and it’s not like they had no filmmaking experience before they challenged their production using iPhones. However, they had not used smartphone cameras before to make a film.  Our podcast guests, Patrick and Powell share tips and advice on what you should invest in when you are saving money making a film using a smartphone, like good audio.  Mentioned in the podcast and crew are William “Will” Ford-Conway, Editor; Nick Chuba, composer; Kinan Chabani, Colorist; Charles Moody, Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer; Jerry Robinson, Dialogue Mixer; Lauren Bates, Producer; Nadine Sondej-Robinson, Costumes; and Alex Familian, Visual Effects. San Diego’s International Mobile Film Festival will be showcasing “Threshold” April 23-25. www.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com You can go to www.MobileFilmStories.com to join the participating filmmakers from the festival and connect with them, chat with them on the topic dedicated to the festival: https://mobilefilmstories.com/community/mfs-announcements/international-mobile-film-festival-2021/#post-223  Connect with Patrick and Powell through the links below: Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOMP9RVXcCI&ab_channel=BigBadFilm Distribution Announcement: https://bloody-disgusting.com/exclusives/3652484/arrow-films-hits-road-threshold-hopes-breaking-curse-exclusive/ Patrick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustYoungEnough Powell on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powell_robinson/ Threshold Movie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/threshold_film/ 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    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/   iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665      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 2021 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Imagine a story realized from your imagination. How you can turn that story into a feature film using a smartphone for a camera is impressive. Now edit the story in an app on your phone. Sounds unreal, right? That’s the real story behind the film “Charon” by Jennifer Zhang. Episode 94 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a discussion about her journey. Jennifer is a passionate creator and storyteller. I was honored to talk with one of the contestants in the feature film competition at San Diego’s International Mobile Film Festival. The festival takes place in April this year. All the films are shot with smartphone cameras. “Charon” is one of three feature films competing for the 2021 Best Feature Film Award.  The story took place, literally, during lockdown in Los Angeles. Jennifer Zhang had just about completed a deal for her next feature film, when the lockdown was announced in California. It was as devastating as you can imagine as investors began to pull out. However, this superhero named Jennifer, decided to make another feature film using the situation to her advantage.  “Charon” is a story about a woman under house arrest who has a boyfriend turning up the pressure on her to do things that are scary, to say the least. Her character, Charon, discovers an intriguing mystery behind his requests and she brings viewers to discover his motives to a shocking surprise. Jennifer Zhang shares her experience making her film from the concept, and screenwriting, all the way through to post production. Jennifer shares how she struggled to film her performance as her character, Charon, on her own using her iPhone 8 Plus. The seamless result is astonishing. You would not realize how many struggles she had and persisted through. She was alone in her apartment during production for most of the film.  Actor Eric Radic played her boyfriend, Jerry. Jennifer cleverly used Skype as a medium to bring his performance in her film through the screen of her computer, and it worked very well.  One of the challenges was a fight scene that takes place in her apartment, choreographed and performed by Marc Morisseau.  The fight scene was one of the hardest parts of making her film, according to her account. When she explains the details of what it entailed you will realize the challenges and fears endured during production.  Jennifer’s entire story in her film keeps the viewer engulfed and absorbed in the story. Cameras and self-isolation during the pandemic magically disappear and the mystery and suspense of the story stand out. It’s not by chance that happens, and it has not much to do with her iPhone camera. Even though it would have been almost impossible to pull off with any other camera, that was unavailable to her during the pandemic anyway.  Jennifer Zhang married her screenwriting and storytelling skills with the tools at her disposal to produce a feature film during lockdown. When you watch this 73 minute film, you will become entrenched with the story pretty soon after it begins and you won’t want to pause and miss a thing until the end. It’s been quite difficult to make films during the pandemic, especially during the early weeks after the lockdown in California. Even during normal situations, it’s not easy to make a feature film that can capture your attention for a longer period of time. But when it revolves around the protagonist as the center of the story alone during confinement, it’s quite impressive. One movie that comes to mind at the time of writing this, is “Rear Window” with Jimmy Stewart. Jennifer Zhang’s performance as a victim is realistic and intriguing. In one word, I would say the film as a whole is riveting.  Be sure to watch the film during the festival on last weekend in April.  After you listen to this episode, go to our Patreon Page and subscribe to listen to the exclusive bonus episode in which I ask Jennifer a secret question and she shares a secret answer and a unique valuable tip for anyone writing a screenplay. It’s a  very inspiring, and in-depth special episode for our Patreon subscribers. Here is the link to access the Bonus Episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/47339376  Log in to your Patreon account first or create one. Click on the link to become a patron & access the secret bonus episode. 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 Jennifer Zhang: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJenniferZhang/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenniferzhang/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zhangarang SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jenniferzhangmusic Press Release “Charon”: https://www.yahoo.com/now/feature-film-charon-shot-entirely-223400335.html Watch ”Charon Trailer": https://youtu.be/hOPNODC-2qE   Mentioned During the Podcast: “The Evil Inside" Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psHolfGwUts  Random Fight Sequence with my friend Marc: https://youtu.be/0y7Py9J7JJ4 Official Music Site: www.jenniferzhangmusic.com   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   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/  iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665     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 2021 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.  
Michael Harlow shared a story with me almost ten years ago and told me it was a secret. Imagine you stumble across an intriguing discovery that is filled with mystery. I know some people cannot keep a secret for a number of hours, but imagine keeping this big discovery a secret all these years.  My guests on the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking episode 93 are Michael and Melissa Harlow. They share the art and tech of earning a living as a voice over professional. They also discuss how they created a travel vlog using smartphones to produce videos of their adventures. Imagine dropping your career and selling everything you own to spend your life traveling. One key to doing that is to live debt free and my guests will share how they were able to do that and how you can do it too.  Michael shares the secret story with our listeners. It’s a story about a mysterious discovery that I find very intriguing. It’s exciting that Michael is sharing this story publicly for the first time with our listeners. It could be that one of you can help Michael in a documentary about his discovery. I won’t say more because you’ll need to listen to his story to find out why he kept it a secret so long and why I’m excited to share it with the world in this episode of our podcast.  Some of the tips Melissa and Michael share include how to create your own travel vlog using smartphone cameras. I met Michael and Melissa in person, as San Diego natives, during the Inaugural International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego back in 2012 after listening to Michael’s secret story.  If you want to live a life as an adventure vlogger, either for years or a few months, Melissa and Michael will share some great tips with you. It’s your life, and it’s your story. 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 Michael and Melissa on their adventures on social media and let them know you heard them in our podcast. The Adventure Travelers Links: Subscribe to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theadventuretravelers?sub_confirmation=1  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAdventureTravelers  Blog & Website: https://theadventuretravelers.com/  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventureTravelers/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theadventuretravelers/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelharlow/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/theadventuretra/ Tumblr:  https://theadventuretravelers-universe.tumblr.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdventureTvlrs 
 Melissa’s Website: http://melissaharlowvo.com  How Melissa got started and thrived in VoiceOver: http://melissaharlowvo.com/index.php/change-to-voice-over-career/ 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/  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   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1  © Copyright 2021 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
We talked about horses and hobbits with our honorary ambassadors Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow. You may know Jed and Mark from their roles as Dwarf brothers Nori and Dori in Peter Jackson’s, The Hobbit. They also starred together in the feature-length film shot with iPhone, Blue Moon by Stef Harris. Mark’s real life daughter, Olivia Hadlow also had a role in the film. We probably should tell you that our ambassadors become part of our family. But Jed and Mark have a camaraderie and brotherly love for each other that goes back many years. They’ve worked together playing different roles in many of Peter Jackson’s films like Lord Of The Rings and King Kong. Mark Hadlow spent weeks touring in theater for his stage performance in Cinderella, and he’d just got home when he sat down with Jed and myself to record this podcast episode on December 20th.  The conversation draws you in as the discussion moves from talking about storytelling and filmmaking to the experience as theater actors working on a film that takes place in a single location. Jed and Mark each share the differences between working on a theater stage and on a set with a mobile phone as the camera. Then we talk about the difference between a smartphone and a traditional camera on set, and how that affected the experience from the actors’ perspective. Episode 92 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking will bring you through an evening discussion with two fascinating actors in New Zealand. The conversation gets pretty entertaining. Listening to best friends who refer to each other as brothers, kid around and bring you into their conversation as a friend.  As you listen to this episode you’ll find yourself believing you’re a part of the conversation. You may laugh out loud. Best of all, you’ll be inspired by their message to you.  Mark Hadlow will be sitting on the judging panel for the feature film competition for the 2021 edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Jed Brophy will sit on the judging panel for the short film competition. The festival will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary event and 13 years since its launch in 2009. IMFF 2021 will take place during the last weekend of April in San Diego. 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.  Be sure to follow Mark and Jed on social media and let them know you heard them in our podcast. Listen to previous episodes on this podcast with Jed Brophy Episode 55, and Mark Hadlow Episode 59. Jed Brophy’s Website: https://www.jedbrophy.nz  Jed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrophyJed  Mark Hadlow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealmarkhadlow/  Jed Brophy SBP Podcast Episode 55: https://mobilefilmmaking.podbean.com/e/jed-brophy-in-smartphone-feature-blue-moon-episode-55/  Mark Hadlow SBP Podcast Episode 59: https://mobilefilmmaking.podbean.com/e/the-acting-performance-of-a-feature-smartphone-film-with-mark-hadlow/   Links from this episode:  Quoted by Jed Brophy about mobile filmmaking, Richard Taylor: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853050/   Mark’s performance as The Baron in Cinderella:  https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-lifestyle/star-entertainment/cinderella-comes-life-huge-beautiful-and-sparkling-ball  Watch Blue Moon: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8124376/  IMFF 2021 Judges: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/53-2021-judges    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/     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 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1     © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
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 Films www.RayaFilms.com  https://twitter.com/cspenceproducer  https://twitter.com/jsmithwriter  https://twitter.com/RayaFilms  http://www.facebook.com/RayaFilmsLondon    Cyberlante www.cyberlantemovie.com  https://twitter.com/CyberlanteMovie  http://www.facebook.com/cyberlantemovie  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10063580  Surveilled www.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.
When they lost their camera person on location, Caroline Spence of Raya Films, made the suggestion to use a smartphone and turned a bad situation into a fortunate one.  Our guest in Episode 90 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Caroline Spence. She is a screenwriter and producer, but she plays different roles on set as needed. She’s even played an assassin in one of the company’s films. Without going through 89 of our previous episodes, I cannot recall a time when our podcast featured a guest filmmaker who had made more than one feature film with a smartphone. But our guest, has completed two feature length films.  “Cyberlante,” has been released to Amazon Prime. Their second mobile feature film, “Surveilled,” was just accepted into the UK’s “biggest film festival,” Horror-on-Sea Film Festival. My conversation with Caroline was lots of fun and inspiring and I believe you will enjoy listening to her share the experiences she has had during the production of two features shot on smartphones. “Cyberlante” was shot with the Google Pixel and “Surveilled” began filming with the same phone. However, during filming, something happened and they had to get a new phone, so they used a Samsung S9 Plus.  Caroline has always loved the arts, drama and films. However, it was her work for a realtor that introduced her to the filmmaking industry, as a participant.  It was after an experience, working for the realtor, to be on camera for a TV Travel Show that she teamed up with James Smith in 2004, and began to write screenplays and make films with Raya Films. 

Screenwriting has become her passion. She learned how to write screenplays on her own. She studied the craft from a book, reading screenplays and then studying the films from those screenplays. Although her screenplays received good reviews, even from people in Hollywood, she and her partner had trouble with funding for the films. So they shot most of their films on low budgets. During one of those films, the cinematographer quit and took his camera with him, leaving James and Caroline without a camera. It was then, that Caroline brought up the idea of using a smartphone to experiment making a feature film. James agreed and so they began to shoot “Cyberlante,” A film about a young man who moves to a new town who begins to use his skills as a hacker out of curiosity and stumbles upon a situation at the isolated hotel he is working for. Caroline shares the challenge of making that film because for one thing, she was writing the screenplay as they shot it. They were also filming it with a handful of people. Her partner, James, was directing and filming using the smartphone camera. Caroline was alternating between the role of sound tech and script supervisor. One of the actors was running sound while he was off camera so she could focus on continuity as script supervisor. The film received great reviews and is currently available on Amazon Prime.  Their second smartphone film, “Surveilled,” a mystery horror, was planned. They were surprised at how many people were willing to travel to the UK from different countries, to take part in the production.  Caroline and James were in their small yacht in Spain in March, this year, when they were forced to quarantine. They kept trying to leave but about nine cancelled flights later, they realized they were stuck. So they made due and finished editing their film in there until they were able to leave in July.  Currently, Caroline and James are working on their next film, which is not a smartphone film, “Casting Kill,” as they continue to make films with Raya Films.  Caroline Spence knows how to turn bad situations into good outcomes and she shares several times that she has been able to do that. It’s quite inspiring to listen to her stories and accounts on being challenged and rising to the occasion with the best outcome. 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 Surveilled: https://youtu.be/wzu-mbO4eRM  Watch the trailer for Cyberlante: https://youtu.be/ztnuWhHAnZw  Watch it on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Cyberlante-Gavin-Gordon/dp/B08K32P3WX  Follow Caroline on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cspenceproducer LINKS: Raya Films www.RayaFilms.com  https://twitter.com/cspenceproducer  https://twitter.com/jsmithwriter  https://twitter.com/RayaFilms  http://www.facebook.com/RayaFilmsLondon     Cyberlante www.cyberlantemovie.com  https://twitter.com/CyberlanteMovie  http://www.facebook.com/cyberlantemovie  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10063580  Surveilled www.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/      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      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1     © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Aaron and I discuss tonight’s Blue Moon, briefly, or as a segue to a movie shot with an iPhone, called “Blue Moon.”  We quickly began to discuss some creative ways to make use of your smartphone camera to make scary movies even creepier. We then discussed other Halloween stories like some story about a monkey’s paw, told by Aaron. Then I shared a creepy true story that I experienced with a friend.  We also gave a few shout outs to some of the members of “The Quad” on the new Mobile Film Stories website and streaming movies service for smartphone filmmakers.  I also somehow made a connection as to why Vote and Voice begin with the letter V. Thanks for listening to Episode 89 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Aaron Nabus Website: https://hallh.com Our Links: The Quad on Mobile Film Stories: https://mobilefilmstories.com/the-quad/   International Mobile Film Festival Submit on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival       Twitter to follow me: https://twitter.com/susybotello   Twitter to follow Mobile Film Stories: https://twitter.com/mobilefilmstory   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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/    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     YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1  © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.  
When it comes to smartphone filmmaking, we’re going to have a collective epiphany and realize the question is not about the best phone, the best gear or the best app.  The question is: how good is your story? You’ve heard it a lot, maybe even from me! Story is king! But what is it about a story that makes a good film? Once you realize you have a great concept for a story, how do you turn it into a great film?  Good stories usually have a human factor.  In episode 88 of the SBP Podcast, I am going to speak directly to you for about 19 minutes. Would you like to hang out for 19 minutes with me? 

I have some news to share with you about the International Mobile Film Festival too. 

The regular deadline to submit a feature film shot with smartphones and not more than 10% drone cameras to include aerial shots is October 19. Hey, it’s all about 19 right now! Feature films run from a minimum of 40 minutes and not longer than 120 minutes, or two full hours. The regular deadline for short films shot with smartphones and drones, same rules, is November 19. 

Short films run no less than one full minute and not more than five minutes. We only accept submissions on FilmFreeway and we are a Gold Level Film Festival so if you are a Gold Member you’ll get a discount on submission fees with us. The other news is our new platform Mobile Film Stories.  MobileFilmStories.com is a film distribution video streaming service for smartphone films and videos. It gives smartphone filmmakers an opportunity to earn revenue from Pay-Per-View streaming. Also, it has a free dedicated space for filmmakers to collaborate and network with their audience and other filmmakers.  SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Mentioned in this episode: How It Works page on Mobile Film Stories: https://mobilefilmstories.com/how-it-works/   The Quad on Mobile Film Stories: https://mobilefilmstories.com/the-quad/   International Mobile Film Festival Submit on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival      Article about Mobile Film Stories: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/groundbreaking-smartphone-movie-streaming-b40747b89a4e?source=friends_link&sk=567d7d105f457d9e0d21ed9334007ea8 Twitter to follow me: https://twitter.com/susybotello   Twitter to follow Mobile Film Stories: https://twitter.com/mobilefilmstory   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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/    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     YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1    © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
He began making films in his teens. Episode 87 of the SBP Podcast is an in-depth discussion with Anthony Z James, who filmed a crime drama feature film with his iPhone. When you watch his film “Ghost,” you are left without doubt that Anthony Z James made a crime drama, a gritty film which captures the viewer through to the end. What inspired him to become a filmmaker was his first experience attending camp as a kid. One of the kids had a MiniDV camera and they all began to make a “little” movie.  But it wasn’t so much the moviemaking experience, even though that has a lot to do with it, that really made him want to do it again. It was the camaraderie in the process that inspired him to want to make films. And this is where Anthony’s story begins.  The film is about 85 minutes shot entirely with an iPhone in London. The film will have you on the edge of your seat during some scenes. The drama unfolds with the story as the plot develops and unfolds into a very intense development in the story. The film was shot in two weeks in different locations in London. Anthony is a passionate storyteller and filmmaker and he shares his experience making this film in-depth. What motivates someone to work hard to create films has always been something the average person is not able to understand. Why someone who has a great story and embarks to make a feature length film would choose an iPhone, or any smartphone, to film is even more incomprehensible to traditional filmmakers.  Anthony Z James does a great job expressing why a good story is so important in your journey to create a film from beginning to end.  “Ghost” is available now on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B086P4W1F1/ Learn more about Anthony on his website and follow him on social media: Website: https://www.story-image.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storyimagefilms/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/storyimagefilms Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storyimage YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storyimage  Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/storyimage    Our Links:  The NEW Video Streaming Service & Community for Mobile Filmmakers: https://mobilefilmstories.com  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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/   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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1   © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Episode 86 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking brings a bit of insight to everything mobile filmmaking with our guest in the UK, Rob Leach.   Rob Leach began his acting career at the age of 12 in drama class at school when his interest as an actor found him and inspired him. He was 17 when he learned acting at an acting school which kept his passion growing until at 24, he made the move to London and then he began to get creating with writing and thinking about making films.   He realized soon that his smartphone camera had a 4K setting and then one thing led to another. So he began to  experiment with equipment, apps and filmmaking styles.    Rob made a short film during the COVID-19 lockdown where he got pretty creative and then created a “how to” video on his techniques to accomplish it.    We speak a bit about foley audio effects he used in his video and then we spoke about the value of creating good audio for your mobile videos. The editing process is something we spoke about in-depth because we spoke about free editing programs which you can use if you are getting started and are looking for things to test out before purchasing programs.    One of the topics in the podcast went into why mobile filmmaking is not mainstream and perhaps shouldn’t be.    This conversation with Rob Leach brings insights into the mobile smartphone filmmaking platform as a growing niche in the film and video production industry. It highlights why actors and creators alike can and perhaps jump in with their smartphones and start creating content today.    We did find a little time to play the “ 20 Second ShoutOut Game” in this episode but would like to make note of the last shoutout that was cut off at the end. Rob mentioned Mobile Motion Festival.    Rob Leach mentioned his mentor who said something quite wonderful for filmmakers to take to heart, “Write the story only you can tell.” Rob expands into that a bit as some very good advice and insight for the filmmakers listening to this podcast.   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 short film Rob mentions in this episode where we then discuss how he made it: https://youtu.be/ziurHGfzh8Q    Watch the video tutorial he made about the techniques he used during that short film:  https://youtu.be/Tj9jx4Vg_p0    Rob’s Film, “Caterpillar”: https://youtu.be/cc1IDeZa32o    Follow Rob Leach and subscribe to his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SmartphoneFilmmaker    Website:  https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/6696-1272-0005  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartphone_filmmaker/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/rob_leach    Rob Leach’s mentor he mentioned in the podcast: Rikki Beadle-Blair: https://twitter.com/RikkiBB    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      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/     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      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1       © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
How do you create great digital content? A smartphone camera brought a photographer back to photography, but it also brought a passion for stories. Ant Pruitt is a content creator, and shares what he’s learned with his followers. Ant’s videos teach us in detail about photography, video, audio, design and more.  Episode 85 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a very informative conversation with the “master” jack-of-all-trades in multimedia. Ant shares a very cool story about how he was able to go from being a big fan of Twit TV (Twit stands for: This Week In Tech) to being asked to come onboard as part of the team.  The passion for photography is evident during the conversation as Ant shares his perspective as a professional photographer. When you cruise through the showcase of photographs on his Instagram profile, you realize his talent behind the camera but also in post processing with photos and video as well.  Ant defines his favored genre in photography as street photography. He shares a lot of insight to the process of street photography in this episode. It’s inspiring to hear the passion in his voice, along with his perspective as a professional. When I asked Ant about branding, the first thing he brings up is logos. And it’s not what you’re probably thinking. Listen to this episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking with Ant Pruitt to get all the insights, tips and advice. Join us and be a part of a great conversation which might, literally inspire you. 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 video tutorial on Twit TV as he shares Hands-On Photography Exposure Triangle Hosted by Ant Pruitt - Shutter Speed and ISO: https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-photography/episodes/3  Website: http://antpruitt.com   Follow Ant Pruitt:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ant_pruitt/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ant_pruitt     Subscribe to his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/antpruitt    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     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/   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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1  © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Getting a grip of your film’s audience is more about your audience getting a grip of your story and not letting go, until you release them from viewing your film. Listen to episode 84 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, as we bring you the perspective of a producer and set designer for the feature film, “Mad House.” The film was shot with an iPhone 6s and won the “Best Feature Film” award in 2019’s International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Ross Perkins wrote, directed, edited and played one of the protagonists in the 85 minute film. When he attended the festival in San Diego, it was the very first time anyone had seen it. Ross brought his producer and set designer to San Diego from Australia, Kimberley Hart. During the Q&A after the screening of the film, everyone in the audience had questions to ask him, as the director and actor. Kimberley also shared some insights during the Q&A. Although Ross was a guest in Episodes 45 and 61 of our podcast, we decided to talk to Kimberley and get her perspective into the making of a film which, in many ways, was an incredible feat for their crew and actors. We talk about the story and how important the story is to filmmaking. We also discuss the acting and how the director respected the actors to bring out their best performance. The film is gritty. It is based on a true account of three real stories. Listen to this conversation and appreciate what went into the making of “Mad House,” which grabbed the audience’s attention during IMFF 2019. As hard as it was to watch at certain times, the audience was deeply immersed in the 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. Watch the trailer for “Mad House”: https://youtu.be/CGVUUlDqftY   Follow Kimberley Hart on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monkeymansionproductions/   First Podcast with Ross Perkins Episode 45: Smartphone Feature Length Filmmaking For The First Time Filmmaker https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/smartphone-feature-length-filmmaking-for-the-first-time-filmmaker-a539f55265e3    Second Podcast, Episode 61 with Ross Perkins: Australian Film’s First Screening Wins First Full Feature Mobile Film Award in San Diego https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/australian-films-first-screening-wins-first-full-feature-mobile-film-award-in-san-diego-8fa487df03be      Watch "Mad House" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mad-House-Ross-Perkins/dp/B083C5X997/?fbclid=IwAR1MqzRFuaIuqgD1OsA99bLNzoOhM2NNRXTaP0RuKqQU77i__tia-sG9AUc   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   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/      FTV - 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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1  © Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.  
There are practically no limits to the types of films you can submit to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, so we talk about some of the categories you can submit your films shot with mobile phones to. In episode 83, we bring our ambassador Aaron Nabus to the conversation and we talk about the categories, we also bring up some good tips for novices shooting with smartphones with regard to locations, continuity and more. IMFF 2021 begins accepting film submissions June 19 this year. We also make a couple announcements! Aaron’s website for HallH Show Podcast: https://hallh.com/ Submit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival New Screendance Category, inspired by Jamiel Laurence: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/46-create-screendance-mobile-films Be inspired with our Youth Category, great for families! https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/47-smartphone-youth-films International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m Special Credit to Amhalise Morgan from IMFF 2020 for her audio testimonial featured in this episode: https://www.amhalisemorgan.com/about Our Links: SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665 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.
Have you made a movie in one year? How about three? Cara Rust made three short films in 2019 and based one of them on a play. Meet our guest in Episode 82 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. Cara Rust adapted a play into a film using her Samsung smartphone camera. Cara wrote, directed, edited and produced, “English Made Simple,” which was selected in this year’s International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego and several other international film festivals. When you listen to Cara describe her love for theater and her passion as a creator, you realize that she is a person that sees barriers as opportunities. Her film was very well structured with attention to details such as set design, colors, acting, dialogue, audio, blocking, continuity, and more. All the elements of production and post production were emphasized in her film. “English Made Simple” is a comedy that worked out well through the dialogue between the actors. Timing is essential in comedy, but there is a difference between directing for theater and film. Keeping the performance “organic and real” in the moment can be a challenge. Cara was balancing the directing with everything else on set. She recruited her boyfriend, Jannik Richter, as her Production Sound Mixer. His experience with sound was limited but he is part of a music band, so he had some equipment to bring to the production. The cast for "English Made Simple" was Jack - Milan Struwig, Jill - Natasha Govender, Jake - Jaco Van Niekerk, James - Willem Van Wyk. Cara gives special thanks to Riette Rust and Susanna Williams. Cara is looking forward to her next film where she expects to have a bigger crew so she does not have to juggle so many positions herself. She's attracted to animation and is interested in storytelling through animated films. But with all the filmmaking positions she played, she's mostly attracted to directing as a creator. She explains her fascination with performance, character development and structuring in film. Her passion is evident to the actors that worked with her in the film and they were very grateful to be a part of her project. 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 English Made Simple from the IMFF 2020 Virtual Film Festival: https://youtu.be/nPVNUPZhLzE Follow Cara Rust online: Website: http://cararust.com/ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11149353/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC56_1fQryVFQansbp5PEPBw Twitter: https://twitter.com/cararust Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cararust/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/cararust IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m Submit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival Special Credit to Ian Leer from IMFF 2020 for his audio testimonial featured in this episode: https://www.ianleer.com 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.
A filmmaker is not simply someone who shoots a film and shares it. A filmmaker delivers a finished film through an entire process. Most good stories in film are a challenge that can bring out the best in a filmmaker and the result lies in the final film. Tom F. Pardo is our guest in the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking episode 81. His film, “Submerged” won First Prize in the Short Film Competition at the 2020 International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April. Tom made his film using the iPhone 8’s camera in his home town, Nice, France. You could say, he hit the ground running with his first film but he took his story, and his phone, from the ground to the ocean. Shooting a film underwater has its challenges. When you are not sure about what you are doing, it can be easy to give up when things don’t go your way at first. It’s easy to think that since you don’t have much invested, quitting early is an easy way to avoid disaster. However, making movies with a smartphone or any camera is best for someone who can meet challenges head on. One of the virtues of filmmaking that many people don’t understand is the why. Why would someone make a film in the first place? Why would someone put so much effort in something they are not even sure if it will work out? The answer to these questions will come after you listen to Tom F. Pardo share his experience in the making of his mesmerizing film. “Submerged,” brings the viewer into the world of the character, played by Eva André, head first. As she then dives, into the ocean the world changes. And the viewer is delivered into the experience as well as the protagonist. The film runs under five minutes. Tom wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited the film. Some underwater cinematography was accomplished by Gilles Gambini. 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 Tom F. Pardo’s First Prize Awarded Film, Submerged: https://youtu.be/_jNDu0ooRv8 Links Tom mentioned during this episode of the SBP Podcast : The original score from Gavin Brivik website: https://www.gavinbrivik.com Julie Gautier’s films that inspired Tom: https://youtu.be/OnvQggy3Ezw  https://youtu.be/bdBuDg7mrT8 Follow Tom F. Pardo online: Website: https://tompardo.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tom_pardo/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/354663919 IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m Submit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival Special Credit to Jamiel Laurence from IMFF 2020 for his audio testimonial featured in this episode: www.jamiellaurence.com 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.
He wanted to tell a story with his skills in choreography using the tools available to him. Episode 80 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is an in-depth conversation with Jamiel Laurence, awarded Second Prize in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Even though his film has a theme of isolation, ironically, it was submitted to IMFF 2020, in 2019. Jamiel had access to cameras from filmmaking friends, but he chose to use his iPhone. Benched, is his only his second mobile film. It was “filmed within the grounds of the iconic Kelvingrove Park.” He has a lifetime experience in dance, music, and drama which began in childhood. He studied ballet and is now a soloist by profession. His mother was a dancer who taught modern, contemporary dance and jazz. Jamiel opened up to share his choreography techniques with film which involves camera movement as a dancer, and incorporating it into the cinematography. His techniques are creative and talented. His process brings the world of movement through dance and music together with film, and cinematography, through storytelling. “Long-running one shots” in mobile film take serious precision to accomplish. Even with traditional professional cameras, it requires skill and experience. But with smartphones it’s risky. There is a spectrum of available settings with a camera which are not available with smartphone cameras. To achieve a moving shot with a duration of more than just a few seconds is quite an accomplishment, which a professional camera person can appreciate. Jamiel spoke about the dancers who place their trust in Jamiel’s performance during filming. During the conversation with Jamiel, he brings light to the aspect of his own performance using motion to capture the dance performance. It sheds light to the benefit of using a small, light filming device such as a smartphone to capture the long lasting moment expressed in dance. We discuss the other aspect of the dance driving his films: Music. Jamiel has made a point of accomplishing trust and integrity with musical artists he engages with in his profession. A big part of his filmmaking budget goes to the music. Jamie Reid is the dancer in his film. He is from Glasgow and knows the city and Scotland who helped Jamiel select the location for his film. Jamiel refers to the location as one of the characters on his film, along with the bench. The story of the film is interactive in the way that is interpreted by the viewer. The emotions expressed by the actor and dancer allow the story to evolve through the performance. “Love Stained” was his latest film created just before the current situation the world is in and now, stuck in isolation as most of us are, he keeps pushing his creativity through a series called “Mobile Isolation Creations.” 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 Jamiel’s film which won Second Prize at IMFF 2020, Benched: https://youtu.be/9NOobuRKRQg Check out the “Video Salute to IMFF 2020” he created as part of the virtual International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, which we discussed during the podcast: https://vimeo.com/399682091 Watch Jamiel’s latest film, Love Stained: https://vimeo.com/398383217 Jamiel’s film mentioned in the podcast, shot with a smartphone in one take, Flight: https://vimeo.com/345548724 Follow Jamiel Laurence: Jamiel Laurence’s website: https://www.jamiellaurence.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamiellaurence Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamiellaurence/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamielLaurenceCreations/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/jamiellaurence Recommended by Jamiel in the podcast for music: https://coil.com IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m Special Credit to Cara Rust from IMFF 2020 for her audio testimonial featured in this episode: https://twitter.com/CaraRust 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.
She had a screenplay and a vision. Inga Vosk believed in her story. She had a dream to realize the story as a movie. A feature film. She didn’t know how. She had never directed a short or feature film. But she had a vision and an iPhone. Episode 79 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is an in-depth discussion with the winner of the Best Feature Film award at the 2020 International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Her film, Stealth (hashtag Stealth) was shot with iPhones in St. Petersburg, Russia. After hearing her story first hand, I could connect—I know you will too. All of us have done things in our lives…we have all met a challenge dead between the eyes. Our desire to realize something and the realization of not knowing how does not make it impossible. Inga’s vision of her story as a film and her possession of a smartphone crossed the line where many do not go. Inga Vosk works in animation as a writer and director and she has plans to direct more films now that she has had a successful experience as a filmmaker. Many people have a dream to do something, or create something, and don’t. Fewer people face the fear unless they are driven by their belief. They say you have to see it to believe it. Perhaps that’s why having a vision is so important to realizing it. Inga Vosk certainly envisioned her film and she developed a passion to make the film. Passion is an endless supply of energy. Once she began her quest, it all came together—fast. Just a few days after finding a crew for her film, production began. It took just 9 days to shoot, even with the locations for scenes spread throughout St. Petersburg. She mentions one location being a 1-2 hour drive. 

 Stealth has an incredible twist where everything comes together in the end. Inga Vosk’s style as a director holds the viewer in a state of suspension throughout the film wondering what is happening and why. The characters are intense and their connection to the story bring you into their voyage through the city and the plot of the story. The protagonists of the story are Cucumber, Nikita Sanaev; Alla, Anna Bachalova; Nikitos, Kirill Kovbas; and Angelina, Svetlana Buhtoyarova. Stealth is a 90 minute adventure. 
With a crew of five, a few actors, a script and an iPhone she did it. This feature film was her first film. It was the first film she had ever directed, it was her directorial debut. And #MFF2020SanDiego was her last film festival showing. Inga was set to come from St. Petersburg to San Diego and present her film with a Q&A discussion during the IMFF 2020. The festival was scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2020. However, due to the Corona COVID-19 Virus, IMFF turned into a virtual event. I asked Inga about her experience being part of our film festival and as a virtual film 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. 

Watch the trailer for #STEALTH and, if it is still available, go to the Virtual IMFF 2020 to watch the entire feature film. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/331209911 STEALTH Full Film: https://youtu.be/ffHHFsYNx5M IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m Follow Inga Vosk: IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9003432/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voskinga/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voskinga 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.
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Woody Collins

Just outstanding and inspiration.

Dec 20th
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Woody Collins

Susy, I like the 5 minute version better.

Sep 6th
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