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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

14
Apr 2020

Full Length Movie Shot On iPhone with Ryan McDonald

Episode 77 

It was around the the 9th grade when Ryan McDonald began to consider a career as a police officer, a lawyer or…a spy like, James Bond. Then he realized he was deliberating his career options around most of the films he enjoyed watching. But that helped him come to the conclusion that what he really wanted to do was make movies. Ryan considers himself a storyteller and he shares his attraction to the medium, which connects to his craft as a filmmaker.

Ryan McDonald shares the journey from making short films to a feature film. His experience over the years gave him an opportunity to learn as a director, a writer and actor. So he decided to make a feature film which he wrote, directed and then cast himself as one of the leads. Ryan chose to shoot the entire, micro budget, film using his iPhone 6s.

During the SBP Podcast episode 77, Ryan is joined by producer Brandie Rich. They spoke about their strategy to filming the feature length film Married And Loving It! The movie was centered around one location.

The entire film was shot with the iPhone but they did not cut corners on the audio. Then they got creative with lighting. Most of the film is shot in daylight, but the final scene is a night scene and they used some very creative techniques that he shares during the podcast. One of the challenges, however, was shooting 18 pages a day and end production by 5pm.

Married And Loving It! is dialogue intense and the film focuses on marriage, as the title suggests. But there are a number of twists and turns, and a few shockers as well. It’s a mixed genre of drama, and comedy with a bit of horror.

Ryan wrote, directed and played one of the lead actors in the film. Even though each crew member had their own titles and obligations, they all dug in when needed to play and assist in different areas, which is quite typical in most independent films. But again…shooting 18 pages per day is a lot of work, even if it’s all done in one location, a house. The scenes were spread across different rooms which all needed to be set up.

Married and Loving It! Will have its premier screening during our virtual festival April 25 & 26. Ryan, Brandie and a couple other crew had planned to screen the film in San Diego in person and present a Q&A for attendees and other filmmakers.

We hope this episode of the SBP Podcast brings you a good insight on how the film was made and some background on the filmmakers. Most importantly, we hope you are inspired to live your dream to make feature films and realize, the camera is already in your hand.

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 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marriedandlovingitfilm/ 

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

Ryan McDonald on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3864669/ 

 

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.

31
Mar 2020

Your Mobile Film Biography During The Corona Virus

Episode 76

The situation around the world brings us to a lifestyle unlike we have ever experienced as humans. There have been world wars and stock market crashes, the Great Depression and 9/11, all documented in history books. But we are in a unique situation that has never existed in this way…and something that has never happened in conjunction with such a situation is the ability for ordinary people around the world to document it.

Imagine if during WWII, everyone had a smartphone camera. What if the internet and social media existed? During 9/11, blogs were a big deal and some of us had video cameras. But the situation right now is different. Almost everyone has access to a phone with a video camera and that means everyone can document their experience and share it. The reality is that while most people have access to the internet, we are stuck at home. And not all of us have internet access at home.

How can someone without the internet share their experience? How can creative content creators, people in the video and film industry document their experience?

Listen to episode 76 of the SBP Podcast to find out how to capture your experience into a story that you can share later. But if you don’t want to ever share it publicly, learn how to best capture your perspective of these times using your smartphone. In this episode I share some pointers, tips and ways you can capture your video using some primitive techniques without added gear, which can be hard to purchase right now.

If you have never thought about making a movie or documentary about anything, the story you, and all of us, are a part of is too big to ignore. And the perspective you bring to it as a part of history—that should not be ignored because yes, you matter just as much as any celebrity or VIP in the world today.

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 brief video sharing the story of the International Mobile Film Festival created in preparation of this year’s 2020 edition before the Corona COVID-19 Virus situation:
https://youtu.be/XbZqBZc0Qz8

Sponsors for the 2020 edition of the International Mobile Film Festival, mentioned in this episode:
Red Giant: https://www.redgiant.com
Swords and Circuitry Studios: https://www.swordsandcircuitry.com
Film Convert: https://www.filmconvert.com
Engraving Pros: http://www.engravingpros.com
Star Wars Steampunk Universe: https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsSteampunkUniverse/
Indiana Filmmakers Network: http://indianafilmmakers.org


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.

17
Mar 2020

Film Festival Events During Corona Virus with Craig Prater

Episode 75 

The situation is daunting as the world deals with the COVID-19 Corona Virus and the consequences we are enduring. Many industries are being hit hard. The risks for a part of the global population are dire. 

Episode 75 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking sheds a light on the effects of this situation from the film festivals’ perspective with our special guest, Craig Prater. Mr. Prater is the president of Heartland International Film Festival. He has more than 30 years experience in the film festivals industry. His career with film festivals began as executive director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

As an expert in the industry, and a good friend, I called him to discuss the current situation in the industry. There are so many unknowns in this situation that it makes it very hard for film festivals to navigate. 

If you are a filmmaker and have have submitted to several film festivals, you may be impacted by the postponements and cancellations. 

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

Heartland Film Website: https://heartlandfilm.org 

Heartland Film Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heartlandfilmfestival 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heartlandfilm 

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

Our Links:

Subscribe and support our efforts 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.

3
Mar 2020

How Stage 32 Benefits Mobile Filmmakers with Rich RB Botto

Episode 74

It’s true that the industry of film and television is changing. That needs no convincing to see.

Our guest in episode 74 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Rich RB Botto, the founder and CEO of Stage 32. He created a platform which has become pretty enormous due to the size of its over 600,000 current members.

More and more, you find people working in the industry who are creating content as both writers and filmmakers, or as actors and filmmakers, and so on.

“The vision early on was, It’s fantastic to bring all these people into one place, but how do you train them?” Rich “RB” Botto

RB mentions there are three divisions to the platform: Social media, Education, and Script Services. The Script Services division includes breaking down scripts for screenwriters, budgets and there are mentorship opportunities available as well.

RB created Stage 32 with the writer, producer and actor’s perspectives.

Rich RB Botto has authored the book, Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd by American Film Market. He mentions that crowdsourcing is easily confused with crowdfunding, but crowdsourcing is about branding you and your work, and relationship building. The book is available in Amazon.

Mobile filmmakers tend to undermine their own power in the industry. As a content creator, there is a great opportunity as a member of Stage 32. The platform has industry executives looking for new talent. According to RB, there are 100 or so industry executives on the platform, at any given time. He shares the opportunity for any member to create a connection in the platform. However, there is a way to do that and succeed and he shares how to do that within your own member profile.

RB’s message to mobile filmmakers who join Stage 32 is, briefly, to ask themselves some questions and answer them honestly. One being, “Am I passionate about it?” And if you want to be a filmmaker, “What am I willing to do to get it.” There is another very important question and a bit of something filmmakers must be determined to do. You can find out what that is by listening to this episode, along with the extremely valuable advice RB shares with our listeners. Whether you are filmmaker or producer using your smartphone or any other camera, the value of listening to what RB shares is priceless. You will find many benefits to listening to this episode all the way to the very 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.

Watch a short video on RB’s book! Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, below:
https://vimeo.com/282129922

Join the Stage 32 network and connect with Rich “RB” Botto:



CEO, Stage 32, the world's largest online platform connecting and educating film, TV and digital creatives:
www.stage32.com

Author of Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers, Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd:

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2T8tayo

Free Audible book link: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N6LH733/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141021&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141021_rh_us

RB on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2155828/?ref_=nmvi_tt

Website:
www.richardbotto.com

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

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/RBwalksintoabar

Stage 32:
https://www.stage32.com/rb

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.

11
Feb 2020

Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling

Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling
SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™

This little number is the biggest number of all. There are many reasons why this number is so important to storytelling. From beginning to end it plays a big role in the story from the initial idea to the plot to the final end of your film. All stories have a goal in mind and three is integral to achieving it.

During Episode 73 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ we share an interview with an actor and filmmaker from San Diego. This interview from 2016 was never published. It is featured during this episode and is inspiring. Listen to Anthony De La Cruz share what inspired him about mobile filmmaking when he first joined the community of mobile filmmakers around the world which inspires him to this day.

Follow Anthony De La Cruz and find out about his latest work.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3635157/

You can also meet him during #MFF2020SanDiego where he will join this year’s filmmakers for this year’s theme: Hindsight 2020.

NOTE: During this episode I say "only films shot with iPhones." That is an error. Only films shot with smartphones is what I meant to say.

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.