76 episodes

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

    • TV & Film
    • 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.

    Your Mobile Film Biography During The Corona Virus

    Your Mobile Film Biography During The Corona Virus

    The situation around the world brings us to a lifestyle unlike we have ever experienced as humans. Imagine if during WWII, everyone had a smartphone camera. Listen to episode 76 of the SBP Podcast to find out how to capture your experience into a story.

    • 15 min
    Film Festival Events During Corona Virus with Craig Prater

    Film Festival Events During Corona Virus with Craig Prater

    Episode 75 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking sheds a light on the effects of the Corona Virus on film festivals with our guest, Craig Prater, president of Heartland International Film Festival.

    • 20 min
    How Stage 32 Benefits Mobile Filmmakers with Rich RB Botto

    How Stage 32 Benefits Mobile Filmmakers with Rich RB Botto

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

 CEO, Stage 32, the world's largest online platform connecting and educating film, TV and digital creatives:www.stage32.comAuthor of Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers, Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd:Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2T8tayoFree Audible book link: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N6LH733/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141021&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141021_rh_usRB on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2155828/?ref_=nmvi_ttWebsite: www.richardbotto.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rbwalksintoabar/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RBwalksintoabarStage 32: https://www.stage32.com/rb
Our Links:Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665 International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV Susy Botello on Twitter: http:

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling

    Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling

    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.

    • 23 min
    Creating A Film Franchise with Demetrius Witherspoon

    Creating A Film Franchise with Demetrius Witherspoon

    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.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Intriguing Encounter Captured With A Smartphone with CK Goldiing

    Intriguing Encounter Captured With A Smartphone with CK Goldiing

    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 ©

    • 1 hr 19 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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