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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

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.

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.