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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.

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmakin‪g‬ Susy Botello - SBP Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Two iPhones and a Feature Film with Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson

    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.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in Lockdown with Jennifer Zhang

    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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mystery Story and Smartphone Video Travels with Michael and Melissa Harlow

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Smartphone Moviemaking Insights with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Filmmaking Cameras and the Smartphone with James Smith

    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/ 
    LINKS:
    Raya Filmswww.RayaFilms.com  https://twitter.com/cspenceproducer  https://twitter.com/jsmithwriter  https://twitter.com/RayaFilms  http://www.facebook.com/RayaFilmsLondon   
    Cyberlantewww.cyberlantemovie.com  https://twitter.com/CyberlanteMovie  http://www.facebook.com/cyberlantemovie  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10063580 
    Surveilledwww.surveilledmovie.com  https://twitter.com/SurveilledMovie  http://www.facebook.com/surveilledmovie  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7336284 
    Current Film Project not shot with smartphones: https://rayafilms.com/castingkill 
    Our Links:  
    Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking
    Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast  
    SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio    
    iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665    
    Video and Film Streaming Distribution for Smartphone Films: http://mobilefilmstories.com    
    International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com   
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast    
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mo

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tracy HNG ,

Great podcast

Fun and informative! Love what Susy is doing to promote accessible filmmaking for everyone world-wide!

Jwoosley ,

Great podcast

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

Tim - Under the Capes ,

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.

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