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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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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/nPVNUPZhLzEFollow Cara Rust online:Website: http://cararust.com/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11149353/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC56_1fQryVFQansbp5PEPBwTwitter: https://twitter.com/cararustInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cararust/Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/cararustIMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3mSubmit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestivalSpecial Credit to Ian Leer from IMFF 2020 for his audio testimonial featured in this episode: https://www.ianleer.comOur 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.
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/InternationalMobileFilmFestivalSpecial 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.
You may believe that movies you shot with smartphones cannot reach producers in the professional film industry. Our guest in Episode 78 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, Bradley Gallo is going to inspire you to think again.Bradley is co-founder of Amasia Entertainment which won a bidding war for the franchise rights to The Green Hornet movie early this year. Universal Pictures just announced a partnership with Amasia Entertainment on the same day we recorded this podcast, April 16. Amasia Entertainment’s other founder is Michael Helfant, who was president and COO of Marvel Studios.Bradley Gallo is a big believer of how mobile filmmaking with smartphone cameras can benefit filmmakers. Bradley speaks to the growth of the mobile film industry as a passage to making good films through great stories. He mentions Tangerine by Sean Baker and Stephen Soderbergh’s films and how their mobile films impacted the film industry.What are some of things you would want to do if you are trying to get the attention of a producer in the industry, such as Bradley Gallo? He shares what you should avoid doing and how best to approach him with your project. Understand they do receive a lot of requests, so following his tips are a good idea if you want to get their attention. But don’t think that a movie concept shot with smartphones is not going to get the attention of producers in the industry.Bradley discusses how short, and low budget films can often lead to meetings and help you build strong connections in the professional film industry. Mobile films can be a great proof of concept for directors, writers, and others. But it’s important to network. Some people can make a lot of connections in a short period of time, while others can take years. The important thing, according to Bradley, is to play to your strengths and keep at it.Episode 78 of the SBP Podcast was a fun conversation filled with many insider tips. Bradley has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry from Halle Berry to Christopher Walken, and many more. He has worked his way up to where he is today. A very impressive story of how someone can rise from the dream to the reality of making films with big name studios and continue to also make good short, low budget films.Article announcing Amasia Entertainment’s partnership with Universal Pictures for ‘The Green Hornet And Kato’ Feature: https://deadline.com/2020/04/universal-amasia-entertainment-team-up-for-the-green-hornet-and-kato-feature-1202910256 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 Bradley Gallo to get more information about his projects.Bradley Gallo on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0303010 Twitter: https://twitter.com/bradleygallo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bradleygallo/ Amasia Entertainment Website: https://amasiaentertainment.com/ Amasia Entertainment on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amasiaent Amasia Entertainment on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amasiaent/ 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.
Episode 77 It was around the the 9th grade when Ryan McDonald began to consider a career as a police officer, a lawyer or…a spy like, James Bond. Then he realized he was deliberating his career options around most of the films he enjoyed watching. But that helped him come to the conclusion that what he really wanted to do was make movies. Ryan considers himself a storyteller and he shares his attraction to the medium, which connects to his craft as a filmmaker.Ryan McDonald shares the journey from making short films to a feature film. His experience over the years gave him an opportunity to learn as a director, a writer and actor. So he decided to make a feature film which he wrote, directed and then cast himself as one of the leads. Ryan chose to shoot the entire, micro budget, film using his iPhone 6s.During the SBP Podcast episode 77, Ryan is joined by producer Brandie Rich. They spoke about their strategy to filming the feature length film Married And Loving It! The movie was centered around one location.The entire film was shot with the iPhone but they did not cut corners on the audio. Then they got creative with lighting. Most of the film is shot in daylight, but the final scene is a night scene and they used some very creative techniques that he shares during the podcast. One of the challenges, however, was shooting 18 pages a day and end production by 5pm.Married And Loving It! is dialogue intense and the film focuses on marriage, as the title suggests. But there are a number of twists and turns, and a few shockers as well. It’s a mixed genre of drama, and comedy with a bit of horror.Ryan wrote, directed and played one of the lead actors in the film. Even though each crew member had their own titles and obligations, they all dug in when needed to play and assist in different areas, which is quite typical in most independent films. But again…shooting 18 pages per day is a lot of work, even if it’s all done in one location, a house. The scenes were spread across different rooms which all needed to be set up.Married and Loving It! Will have its premier screening during our virtual festival April 25 & 26. Ryan, Brandie and a couple other crew had planned to screen the film in San Diego in person and present a Q&A for attendees and other filmmakers.We hope this episode of the SBP Podcast brings you a good insight on how the film was made and some background on the filmmakers. Most importantly, we hope you are inspired to live your dream to make feature films and realize, the camera is already in your hand.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 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marriedandlovingitfilm/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marriedandlovingit_featurefilm/ Ryan McDonald on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3864669/  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.
Episode 76The situation around the world brings us to a lifestyle unlike we have ever experienced as humans. There have been world wars and stock market crashes, the Great Depression and 9/11, all documented in history books. But we are in a unique situation that has never existed in this way…and something that has never happened in conjunction with such a situation is the ability for ordinary people around the world to document it.Imagine if during WWII, everyone had a smartphone camera. What if the internet and social media existed? During 9/11, blogs were a big deal and some of us had video cameras. But the situation right now is different. Almost everyone has access to a phone with a video camera and that means everyone can document their experience and share it. The reality is that while most people have access to the internet, we are stuck at home. And not all of us have internet access at home.How can someone without the internet share their experience? How can creative content creators, people in the video and film industry document their experience?Listen to episode 76 of the SBP Podcast to find out how to capture your experience into a story that you can share later. But if you don’t want to ever share it publicly, learn how to best capture your perspective of these times using your smartphone. In this episode I share some pointers, tips and ways you can capture your video using some primitive techniques without added gear, which can be hard to purchase right now.If you have never thought about making a movie or documentary about anything, the story you, and all of us, are a part of is too big to ignore. And the perspective you bring to it as a part of history—that should not be ignored because yes, you matter just as much as any celebrity or VIP in the world today.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 brief video sharing the story of the International Mobile Film Festival created in preparation of this year’s 2020 edition before the Corona COVID-19 Virus situation:https://youtu.be/XbZqBZc0Qz8 Sponsors for the 2020 edition of the International Mobile Film Festival, mentioned in this episode:Red Giant: https://www.redgiant.com Swords and Circuitry Studios: https://www.swordsandcircuitry.com Film Convert: https://www.filmconvert.com Engraving Pros: http://www.engravingpros.com Star Wars Steampunk Universe: https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsSteampunkUniverse/ Indiana Filmmakers Network: http://indianafilmmakers.org
 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.
Episode 75 The situation is daunting as the world deals with the COVID-19 Corona Virus and the consequences we are enduring. Many industries are being hit hard. The risks for a part of the global population are dire. Episode 75 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking sheds a light on the effects of this situation from the film festivals’ perspective with our special guest, Craig Prater. Mr. Prater is the president of Heartland International Film Festival. He has more than 30 years experience in the film festivals industry. His career with film festivals began as executive director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. As an expert in the industry, and a good friend, I called him to discuss the current situation in the industry. There are so many unknowns in this situation that it makes it very hard for film festivals to navigate. If you are a filmmaker and have have submitted to several film festivals, you may be impacted by the postponements and cancellations. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Heartland Film Website: https://heartlandfilm.org Heartland Film Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heartlandfilmfestival Twitter: https://twitter.com/heartlandfilm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heartlandfilm/ 
Our Links:Subscribe and support our efforts 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.
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
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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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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