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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

28
Oct 2019

Halloween Freaky Stories with Aaron Nabus

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 creators

https://hallh.com

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Freaky Films from IMFF 2019

Selfie by Narelle Nash

https://youtu.be/BH52gaUtr50

Clickbait Ryan Phillips

https://youtu.be/NBdi8fIg34A

 

Anthony De La Cruz

https://abombdlc.wixsite.com/anthonydelacruz

 

Keithan Jones Black Com!x Day February 22 & 23

https://www.facebook.com/events/483168579162844/?active_tab=discussion

 

Star Wars Steampunk Universe

https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsSteampunkUniverse/

 

Red Carpet 2019 Video with Star Wars Steampunk Universe

https://youtu.be/HRDrbSkqXwI

 

Sean Thomas 

Shady Grove Halloween Walk Smartphone Video

Music composed and Video Shot by Sean Thomas

https://youtu.be/yfAcAg-ZxfM

 

Trailer IMFF 2019 Music Composed by Sean Thomas

https://youtu.be/DVutKKGo6VA

 

Evil Voice by Anthony De La Cruz

Intro Sound Design by Susy Botello

Music by Susy Botello

 

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.

24
Sep 2019

Film Editing with Judd Resnick

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-BM

Watch the trailer for YellowBrickRoad edited by J.D. Funari: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398428/videoplayer/vi2970000921

Follow Jud Resnick:

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0720318/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/juddresnick

Article 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/sbppodcast

SBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.com

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

Global Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.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

Are 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.

10
Sep 2019

Talking Anamorphic Lens with Pioneer Moondog Labs

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 Cahall

They 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.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/moondoglabs Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/moondoglabs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LfuAHYIVtcFsHAzoYVQGA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moondog_labs/

Our Links:

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

SBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.com

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

Global Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.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

Are 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.

2
Sep 2019

Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking Introducing Rich Vizor

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-BM

Blue 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 Harris Written by Stefen Harris Director of Photography Ryan O’Rourke Editor Judd Resnick Sound Design Chris Winter Composer Tane Upjohn Beatson Sound Ben Dunker and Janja Heathfield Production companies Dark Horse Films & Kahu Media Producers Stefen Harris and Pegeen O’Rourke Executive Producer Tim Riley and Rich Vizor

Follow Rich Vizor:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rich.vizor.18

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardwVizor

IMDb: 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#JedBrophyAmbassador

Mark Hadlow Ambassador to IMFF San Diego: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/about/our-team#MarkHadlowAmbassador

Blue Moon Website: https://www.darkhorse-films.com

Jed Brophy on MFTV & SBP Podcast EP 55 https://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-107ZzpurUC

Raven heart International Film Festival: https://www.ravenheartfilmfestival.com/programs?fbclid=IwAR1uQoWPCAhpJTl2yDQBMiOYShFovk5XKuYcc5vhPg7xQhez4fmQ82EQ2rA

International Mobile Film Festival Rules: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff/rules

Global Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.com

Our Links:

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

SBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.com

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

Are 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.

7
Aug 2019

How To Make A Blockbuster Film With Zero Funding with Brian Vowles

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-pahzBJCW8

Run, shot with iPhone XR: One Minute https://youtu.be/GCeSM8ozH64

Below 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=224

Robot Attack BTS, the tripod tears incident: https://youtu.be/v4fh0xAVCC4?list=PL527dVskZhZnnL1ybDaHm5fnutof35zIb&t=344

Before and after comparison video of “Robot Attack.”: https://youtu.be/nhsNc-JEvSY

Brian is online. Check out his websites and follow him:

Website: http://www.brianvowles.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianVowles

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

Robot Attack Movie Website: http://www.robotattackmovie.com

Our Links:

Submit a short or feature length mobile film to IMFF 2020: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff/rules

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

SBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.com

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](http://twitter.com/sbppodcast

MFTV (Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel): http://MobileChannel.tv

Hashtag: MobilizeStories Mobile Film Community Website: http://mobilizestories.com

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

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