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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

11
Aug 2020

Story Perspective in Images with Ant Pruitt

How do you create great digital content? A smartphone camera brought a photographer back to photography, but it also brought a passion for stories. Ant Pruitt is a content creator, and shares what he’s learned with his followers. Ant’s videos teach us in detail about photography, video, audio, design and more. 

Episode 85 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a very informative conversation with the “master” jack-of-all-trades in multimedia.

Ant shares a very cool story about how he was able to go from being a big fan of Twit TV (Twit stands for: This Week In Tech) to being asked to come onboard as part of the team. 

The passion for photography is evident during the conversation as Ant shares his perspective as a professional photographer. When you cruise through the showcase of photographs on his Instagram profile, you realize his talent behind the camera but also in post processing with photos and video as well. 

Ant defines his favored genre in photography as street photography. He shares a lot of insight to the process of street photography in this episode. It’s inspiring to hear the passion in his voice, along with his perspective as a professional.

When I asked Ant about branding, the first thing he brings up is logos. And it’s not what you’re probably thinking. Listen to this episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking with Ant Pruitt to get all the insights, tips and advice. Join us and be a part of a great conversation which might, literally inspire you.

SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.

Watch a video tutorial on Twit TV as he shares Hands-On Photography Exposure Triangle Hosted by Ant Pruitt - Shutter Speed and ISO: https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-photography/episodes/3 

Website: http://antpruitt.com  

Follow Ant Pruitt:  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ant_pruitt/   
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ant_pruitt    
Subscribe to his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/antpruitt   

Our Links: 

Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast   

SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio   

iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665   

International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com   

Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast   

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast    

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/  

MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV  

Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello   

SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell   

Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180   

Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking   

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1 

© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

21
Jul 2020

Grip Your Audience with Feature Smartphone Films with Kimberley Hart

Getting a grip of your film’s audience is more about your audience getting a grip of your story and not letting go, until you release them from viewing your film.

Listen to episode 84 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, as we bring you the perspective of a producer and set designer for the feature film, “Mad House.”

The film was shot with an iPhone 6s and won the “Best Feature Film” award in 2019’s International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego.

Ross Perkins wrote, directed, edited and played one of the protagonists in the 85 minute film. When he attended the festival in San Diego, it was the very first time anyone had seen it. Ross brought his producer and set designer to San Diego from Australia, Kimberley Hart.

During the Q&A after the screening of the film, everyone in the audience had questions to ask him, as the director and actor. Kimberley also shared some insights during the Q&A.

Although Ross was a guest in Episodes 45 and 61 of our podcast, we decided to talk to Kimberley and get her perspective into the making of a film which, in many ways, was an incredible feat for their crew and actors.

We talk about the story and how important the story is to filmmaking. We also discuss the acting and how the director respected the actors to bring out their best performance. The film is gritty. It is based on a true account of three real stories.

Listen to this conversation and appreciate what went into the making of “Mad House,” which grabbed the audience’s attention during IMFF 2019. As hard as it was to watch at certain times, the audience was deeply immersed in the story.

SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones.

Watch the trailer for “Mad House”: https://youtu.be/CGVUUlDqftY  

Follow Kimberley Hart on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monkeymansionproductions/  

First Podcast with Ross Perkins Episode 45: Smartphone Feature Length Filmmaking For The First Time Filmmaker
https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/smartphone-feature-length-filmmaking-for-the-first-time-filmmaker-a539f55265e3   

Second Podcast, Episode 61 with Ross Perkins: Australian Film’s First Screening Wins First Full Feature Mobile Film Award in San Diego
https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/australian-films-first-screening-wins-first-full-feature-mobile-film-award-in-san-diego-8fa487df03be   
 

Watch "Mad House" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mad-House-Ross-Perkins/dp/B083C5X997/?fbclid=IwAR1MqzRFuaIuqgD1OsA99bLNzoOhM2NNRXTaP0RuKqQU77i__tia-sG9AUc

 

Our Links: 

Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast  

SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio  

iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665  

International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com  

Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast   

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobilefilmsd/     

FTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV  

Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello    

SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell  

Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180  

Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking   

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mobilfilmfestival?sub_confirmation=1 

© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

 

16
Jun 2020

Smartphone Films San Diego 2021

There are practically no limits to the types of films you can submit to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, so we talk about some of the categories you can submit your films shot with mobile phones to.

In episode 83, we bring our ambassador Aaron Nabus to the conversation and we talk about the categories, we also bring up some good tips for novices shooting with smartphones with regard to locations, continuity and more.

IMFF 2021 begins accepting film submissions June 19 this year. We also make a couple announcements!

Aaron’s website for HallH Show Podcast: https://hallh.com/

Submit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival

New Screendance Category, inspired by Jamiel Laurence:
https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/46-create-screendance-mobile-films

Be inspired with our Youth Category, great for families!
https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/47-smartphone-youth-films

International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com

IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m

Special Credit to Amhalise Morgan from IMFF 2020 for her audio testimonial featured in this episode: https://www.amhalisemorgan.com/about

Our Links:

SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio

iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665

Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast

MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV

Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello

SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell

Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180

Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking

© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

3
Jun 2020

The Smartphone Film Creator with Cara Rust

Have you made a movie in one year? How about three? Cara Rust made three short films in 2019 and based one of them on a play. Meet our guest in Episode 82 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. Cara Rust adapted a play into a film using her Samsung smartphone camera. Cara wrote, directed, edited and produced, “English Made Simple,” which was selected in this year’s International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego and several other international film festivals.

When you listen to Cara describe her love for theater and her passion as a creator, you realize that she is a person that sees barriers as opportunities. Her film was very well structured with attention to details such as set design, colors, acting, dialogue, audio, blocking, continuity, and more. All the elements of production and post production were emphasized in her film. “English Made Simple” is a comedy that worked out well through the dialogue between the actors.

Timing is essential in comedy, but there is a difference between directing for theater and film. Keeping the performance “organic and real” in the moment can be a challenge. Cara was balancing the directing with everything else on set. She recruited her boyfriend, Jannik Richter, as her Production Sound Mixer. His experience with sound was limited but he is part of a music band, so he had some equipment to bring to the production. The cast for "English Made Simple" was Jack - Milan Struwig, Jill - Natasha Govender, Jake - Jaco Van Niekerk, James - Willem Van Wyk. Cara gives special thanks to Riette Rust and Susanna Williams.

Cara is looking forward to her next film where she expects to have a bigger crew so she does not have to juggle so many positions herself. She's attracted to animation and is interested in storytelling through animated films.

But with all the filmmaking positions she played, she's mostly attracted to directing as a creator. She explains her fascination with performance, character development and structuring in film. Her passion is evident to the actors that worked with her in the film and they were very grateful to be a part of her project.

SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. 


Watch English Made Simple from the IMFF 2020 Virtual Film Festival:
https://youtu.be/nPVNUPZhLzE

Follow Cara Rust online:

Website: http://cararust.com/

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11149353/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC56_1fQryVFQansbp5PEPBw

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cararust

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cararust/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/cararust

IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m

Submit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival

Special Credit to Ian Leer from IMFF 2020 for his audio testimonial featured in this episode: https://www.ianleer.com

Our Links:

Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast

SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio

iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665

International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast

MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV

Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello

SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell

Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180

Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking

© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

26
May 2020

Making Films Underwater with iPhones with Tom F. Pardo

A filmmaker is not simply someone who shoots a film and shares it. A filmmaker delivers a finished film through an entire process. Most good stories in film are a challenge that can bring out the best in a filmmaker and the result lies in the final film.

Tom F. Pardo is our guest in the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking episode 81. His film, “Submerged” won First Prize in the Short Film Competition at the 2020 International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April.

Tom made his film using the iPhone 8’s camera in his home town, Nice, France. You could say, he hit the ground running with his first film but he took his story, and his phone, from the ground to the ocean. Shooting a film underwater has its challenges. When you are not sure about what you are doing, it can be easy to give up when things don’t go your way at first. It’s easy to think that since you don’t have much invested, quitting early is an easy way to avoid disaster.

However, making movies with a smartphone or any camera is best for someone who can meet challenges head on. One of the virtues of filmmaking that many people don’t understand is the why. Why would someone make a film in the first place? Why would someone put so much effort in something they are not even sure if it will work out?

The answer to these questions will come after you listen to Tom F. Pardo share his experience in the making of his mesmerizing film. “Submerged,” brings the viewer into the world of the character, played by Eva André, head first. As she then dives, into the ocean the world changes. And the viewer is delivered into the experience as well as the protagonist. The film runs under five minutes.

Tom wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited the film. Some underwater cinematography was accomplished by Gilles Gambini.

SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. 



Watch Tom F. Pardo’s First Prize Awarded Film, Submerged:
https://youtu.be/_jNDu0ooRv8

Links Tom mentioned during this episode of the SBP Podcast :

The original score from Gavin Brivik website: https://www.gavinbrivik.com

Julie Gautier’s films that inspired Tom:
https://youtu.be/OnvQggy3Ezw 
https://youtu.be/bdBuDg7mrT8

Follow Tom F. Pardo online:

Website: https://tompardo.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tom_pardo/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/354663919

IMFF Virtual Film Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEQZUeTeRu1tAPtBLJ-mG0bCMUV3ayH3m

Submit Mobile Films on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival

Special Credit to Jamiel Laurence from IMFF 2020 for his audio testimonial featured in this episode: www.jamiellaurence.com

Our Links:

Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcast

SBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studio

iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665

International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcast

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcast

MFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TV

Susy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotello

SBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsell

Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sbp-podcast-mobile-filmmaking-928180

Smartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking

© Copyright 2020 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

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