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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

13
Oct 2020

The Human Factor in Storytelling Making Films

When it comes to smartphone filmmaking, we’re going to have a collective epiphany and realize the question is not about the best phone, the best gear or the best app. 

The question is: how good is your story?

You’ve heard it a lot, maybe even from me! Story is king! But what is it about a story that makes a good film? Once you realize you have a great concept for a story, how do you turn it into a great film? 

Good stories usually have a human factor. 

In episode 88 of the SBP Podcast, I am going to speak directly to you for about 19 minutes. Would you like to hang out for 19 minutes with me? 

I have some news to share with you about the International Mobile Film Festival too. 

The regular deadline to submit a feature film shot with smartphones and not more than 10% drone cameras to include aerial shots is October 19. Hey, it’s all about 19 right now!

Feature films run from a minimum of 40 minutes and not longer than 120 minutes, or two full hours.

The regular deadline for short films shot with smartphones and drones, same rules, is November 19. 

Short films run no less than one full minute and not more than five minutes.

We only accept submissions on FilmFreeway and we are a Gold Level Film Festival so if you are a Gold Member you’ll get a discount on submission fees with us.

The other news is our new platform Mobile Film Stories. 

MobileFilmStories.com is a film distribution video streaming service for smartphone films and videos. It gives smartphone filmmakers an opportunity to earn revenue from Pay-Per-View streaming. Also, it has a free dedicated space for filmmakers to collaborate and network with their audience and other filmmakers. 

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

Mentioned in this episode:

How It Works page on Mobile Film Stories: https://mobilefilmstories.com/how-it-works/  

The Quad on Mobile Film Stories: https://mobilefilmstories.com/the-quad/  

International Mobile Film Festival Submit on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalMobileFilmFestival     

Article about Mobile Film Stories: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking/groundbreaking-smartphone-movie-streaming-b40747b89a4e?source=friends_link&sk=567d7d105f457d9e0d21ed9334007ea8

Twitter to follow me: https://twitter.com/susybotello  

Twitter to follow Mobile Film Stories: https://twitter.com/mobilefilmstory  

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.

15
Sep 2020

Crime Drama Smartphone Feature Film with Anthony Z James

He began making films in his teens. Episode 87 of the SBP Podcast is an in-depth discussion with Anthony Z James, who filmed a crime drama feature film with his iPhone.

When you watch his film “Ghost,” you are left without doubt that Anthony Z James made a crime drama, a gritty film which captures the viewer through to the end. What inspired him to become a filmmaker was his first experience attending camp as a kid. One of the kids had a MiniDV camera and they all began to make a “little” movie. 

But it wasn’t so much the moviemaking experience, even though that has a lot to do with it, that really made him want to do it again. It was the camaraderie in the process that inspired him to want to make films. And this is where Anthony’s story begins. 

The film is about 85 minutes shot entirely with an iPhone in London. The film will have you on the edge of your seat during some scenes. The drama unfolds with the story as the plot develops and unfolds into a very intense development in the story. The film was shot in two weeks in different locations in London.

Anthony is a passionate storyteller and filmmaker and he shares his experience making this film in-depth. What motivates someone to work hard to create films has always been something the average person is not able to understand. Why someone who has a great story and embarks to make a feature length film would choose an iPhone, or any smartphone, to film is even more incomprehensible to traditional filmmakers. 

Anthony Z James does a great job expressing why a good story is so important in your journey to create a film from beginning to end. 

“Ghost” is available now on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B086P4W1F1/

Learn more about Anthony on his website and follow him on social media:

Website: https://www.story-image.com 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/storyimagefilms

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/storyimage 

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/storyimage 

 

Our Links: 

The NEW Video Streaming Service & Community for Mobile Filmmakers: https://mobilefilmstories.com 

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.

25
Aug 2020

Teaching Smartphone Filmmaking with Rob Leach

Episode 86 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking brings a bit of insight to everything mobile filmmaking with our guest in the UK, Rob Leach.

 

Rob Leach began his acting career at the age of 12 in drama class at school when his interest as an actor found him and inspired him. He was 17 when he learned acting at an acting school which kept his passion growing until at 24, he made the move to London and then he began to get creating with writing and thinking about making films.

 

He realized soon that his smartphone camera had a 4K setting and then one thing led to another. So he began to  experiment with equipment, apps and filmmaking styles. 

 

Rob made a short film during the COVID-19 lockdown where he got pretty creative and then created a “how to” video on his techniques to accomplish it. 

 

We speak a bit about foley audio effects he used in his video and then we spoke about the value of creating good audio for your mobile videos. The editing process is something we spoke about in-depth because we spoke about free editing programs which you can use if you are getting started and are looking for things to test out before purchasing programs. 

 

One of the topics in the podcast went into why mobile filmmaking is not mainstream and perhaps shouldn’t be. 

 

This conversation with Rob Leach brings insights into the mobile smartphone filmmaking platform as a growing niche in the film and video production industry. It highlights why actors and creators alike can and perhaps jump in with their smartphones and start creating content today. 

 

We did find a little time to play the “ 20 Second ShoutOut Game” in this episode but would like to make note of the last shoutout that was cut off at the end. Rob mentioned Mobile Motion Festival. 

 

Rob Leach mentioned his mentor who said something quite wonderful for filmmakers to take to heart, “Write the story only you can tell.” Rob expands into that a bit as some very good advice and insight for the filmmakers listening to this podcast.

 

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 short film Rob mentions in this episode where we then discuss how he made it: https://youtu.be/ziurHGfzh8Q 

 

Watch the video tutorial he made about the techniques he used during that short film: 

https://youtu.be/Tj9jx4Vg_p0 

 

Rob’s Film, “Caterpillar”: https://youtu.be/cc1IDeZa32o 

 

Follow Rob Leach and subscribe to his YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/SmartphoneFilmmaker 

 

Website:  https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/6696-1272-0005 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rob_leach 

 

Rob Leach’s mentor he mentioned in the podcast: Rikki Beadle-Blair: https://twitter.com/RikkiBB 

 

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.

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.

 

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