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.
Empower Your Song with Video with Amanda Smith and Colin Babcock
A creepy old house, filmmakers without a camera and a beautiful song came together, and through perseverance and determination a mesmerizing music video was shot.
Two iPhones and a Feature Film with Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson
A good recipe for a feature shot with iPhones includes two directors, two iPhones, two actors, two cars and one 23-page story outline.
Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in Lockdown with Jennifer Zhang
Jennifer Zhang is a feature filmmaker who wrote, shot and edited an entire feature film with an iPhone during lockdown. She was the protagonist of her film alone in her apartment.
Mystery Story and Smartphone Video Travels with Michael and Melissa Harlow
Want to hear a secret? This episode shares a secret with our listeners that has been hidden for many years. This exclusive in our podcast is an intriguing adventurous story and a big mystery.
Smartphone Moviemaking Insights with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow
Insights about making movies and acting in mobile films with actors Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow best known for their roles as Nori and Dori in The Hobbit films.
Filmmaking Cameras and the Smartphone with James Smith
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/
Raya Filmswww.RayaFilms.com https://twitter.com/cspenceproducer https://twitter.com/jsmithwriter https://twitter.com/RayaFilms http://www.facebook.com/RayaFilmsLondon
Cyberlantewww.cyberlantemovie.com https://twitter.com/CyberlanteMovie http://www.facebook.com/cyberlantemovie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10063580
Surveilledwww.surveilledmovie.com https://twitter.com/SurveilledMovie http://www.facebook.com/surveilledmovie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7336284
Current Film Project not shot with smartphones: https://rayafilms.com/castingkill
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
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Fun and informative! Love what Susy is doing to promote accessible filmmaking for everyone world-wide!
Great and inspiring podcast for all those interested in Mobil filmmaking! Honored to have been featured as a guest! I’d suggest renaming it to the “mobile filmmaking podcast” to make it easier to find on iTunes and compete with some of the other filmmaking podcasts as this content is great. -John Woosley
Amazing possibilities of mobile
As the founder of the International Mobile Film Festival, Susy Botello is the perfect person to offer advice on all the amazing possibilities of mobile filmmaking. The guests on the show provide different backgrounds and great tips for mobile filmmakers, marketers and anyone else looking to experiment with smartphone video.