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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

14
Jan 2020

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:

IMDb
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6509621/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Website
https://www.dventertainmentpictures.com

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

Facebook - Submerge Universe
https://www.facebook.com/SubmergeUniverse/

Facebook - DV Entertainment Pictures
https://www.facebook.com/dventertainmentpictures

 

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.

7
Jan 2020

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/UC3K7Qp6AYPmJBcW5Hioiqfg

CK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CKGoldiing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCK

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

 

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 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

10
Dec 2019

Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans

Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans

SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ 

 

Can you shoot a feature length film in six days with $1,000 on a smartphone? 

Our guest in Episode 70 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking claims to have shot the first feature with the new iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Film is called Barbara, it’s scheduled to be released New Year’s Day 2020.

 

Rob Hagans didn’t realize films were made from screenplays. When he was 17, he watched The Matrix from a DVD on a laptop where he saw the screenplay. He wrote his first screenplay in High School, which he dedicated an entire year to. Rob shares that the experience of sharing that script with school administrators with hopes to receive some support taught him a lesson, which he shares in the podcast. Rob Hagans was a “theater kid” and he shares a story about the teacher who inspired him to make films, Don Leifert. He and his teacher would sit in the theater during rehearsals and talk about movies and film.

 

Rob moved on to make several shorts and feature films and most of his films follow a theme which he explains in this episode in great detail. But why would an experienced filmmaker make a feature with a smartphone camera? In 2015, he heard Mark Duplass’ keynote at SXSW in 2015: ”The cavalry isn't coming,” which inspired him. He started a YouTube channel, revolving around how to make a movie with an iPhone and only $1,000. Listen to our discussion with Rob Hagans as he shares the story of how he traveled from a high schooler with a screenplay to an experienced filmmaker who is now making films with iPhones. Rob gives kudos to Steven Soderbergh as his “spirit animal.”

 

Episode 70 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking with Rob Hagans shares a lot of practical details useful to mobile filmmakers using iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

In this podcast we asked Rob the question you wanted to ask. Because the iPhone 11 is so new, and so far, as much as either of us know—no one else has shot a feature length film using the newest iPhone. We ask Rob, ‘…is it a game changer?’ Tune in on your favorite podcasting app or platform to hear his enthusiastic answer and subscribe. You can follow Rob Hagans and his social media to watch his film as soon as it comes out New Year’s Day 2020.

 

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 Draining The Lizard Shot with iPhone: https://youtu.be/r5XyNSAdwPE

 

Connect with Rob:

 

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/BespectacledMofo

 

Rob Hagans on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1881156/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

Rob’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BspectacledMofo

 

Rob on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bspectacledmofo/

 

 

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 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.

 

26
Nov 2019

Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson

Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson

SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ 

 

Are you writing screenplays to make films or to sell? Our guest for episode 69 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Steven Palmer Peterson. Steve wrote and directed a film and shot it with a smartphone but he also co-wrote a film with John Murlowski, Assimilate, now playing on Netflix.

In this episode, we have a fun and energized conversation about writing for the film industry, mobile filmmaking and a little bit about the red carpet experience at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Steve begins with an interesting revelation on how to best begin writing a screenplay.

 

Steve's 3 top pointers for screenwriters:

  1. Write according to your assets and budget. 
  2. Focus on the structure. 
  3. Mobile films get shot, so get serious.

 

Steve says that if you are writing for a mobile film, then you know most likely, it’s going to get shot because of the budget. So get serious about writing counting on it to be shot…with a smartphone you can be the director, if you choose to be. We talked about the length of feature film you should write for today’s kind of distribution with online streaming as a main distribution format.

 

Steve shared some really cool tips and resources for screenwriters starting out, including some of the things he did to get to where he is today.

 

One of my own takes from my discussion with Steve is that if you write a screenplay that you really want to get shot, getting serious about writing it is a must because budget is not going to get in your way and what that means, is that you should focus not only on your assets but the fact that you are shooting with a smartphone camera. Invest in good sound. You can shoot in tighter spaces. You can achieve a look and aesthetic which can be a part of the angle to your 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. 

 

Consensus Reality, Mobile Feature Film Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/250721778

 

Red Carpet Extravaganza! with Steve Peterson and Oleg Loparev and family: 

https://youtu.be/HRDrbSkqXwI

 

Assimilate is available on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81136744

A group of friends making a web series about their hometown realize it isn’t as boring as they thought when their neighbors start behaving strangely. Starring: Joel Courtney, Calum Worthy, Andi Matichak

Rating: TV-14

Genre: Horror

Directed By: John Murlowski

Written By: John Murlowski, Steven Palmer Peterson

 

Links mentioned during the podcast by Steve:

 

Watch Consensus Reality now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Consensus-Reality-Garrett-Richmond/dp/B07XH3Q4Z9/

 

Consensus Reality Website: http://consensusrealityfilm.com

 

Academy Nicholl Fellowships: https://www.oscars.org/nicholl

 

International Mobile Film Festival 2019: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/news/35-smartphone-filmmakers-share-stories-in-san-diego

 

SBP Podcast Past Episode 47 with Steve Peterson, Consensus Reality: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/smartphone-turns-book-into-a-feature-film-97068cd0ad29

 

Connect with Steve:

Facebook for Consensus Reality: 

https://www.facebook.com/consensusrealitythemovie/

 

Steve Peterson on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/steve.peterson

 

Steven Palmer Peterson on IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2967774/?fbclid=IwAR0LcZCX3wNAri4O4iEwfg0E9kc-wJHYJ_wG4W4fLJ9JjBMP5JjowUAFwy8

 

Steve on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/sppeterson

 

 

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.

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.