SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

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. S. Botello Productions™ (SBP) is a pioneer in the mobile filmmaking industry.

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April 20, 2021 85 min

The process of creating films and video programming is extensive and can be exhausting. But for Anthony Bradford, our guest on the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 97, it’s about how much it prolongs the production process. Mobile filmmaking shortens a lot of the production so Anthony can go from pre-production and planning, to post-production and distribution. 

Anthony Bradford is an actor and a producer who writes screenpla...

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Falling through floors is probably not what you expect when you are on set filming. The old creepy house called out to Amanda Smith and Colin Babcock. 

Amanda brought Colin into the house and he found it creepy and dilapidated. Both nodded at the notion that the house could be the set for a film. They just needed to figure out what type of film they could make. But there was a little bit of a conundrum because Colin did not have h...

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One story, two guys and two iPhones embarked on a road trip to make a feature film. Directors Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson are my guests in Episode 95 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. 

Their experience comes from Patrick’s idea for a film when he was in Middle School or High School. Years later, he and Powell decide to use iPhones to realize his story into a feature film of about 77 minutes. They both live in the Los ...

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Imagine a story realized from your imagination. How you can turn that story into a feature film using a smartphone for a camera is impressive. Now edit the story in an app on your phone. Sounds unreal, right? That’s the real story behind the film “Charon” by Jennifer Zhang. Episode 94 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is a discussion about her journey.

Jennifer is a passionate creator and storyteller. I was honored to talk with...

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Michael Harlow shared a story with me almost ten years ago and told me it was a secret. Imagine you stumble across an intriguing discovery that is filled with mystery. I know some people cannot keep a secret for a number of hours, but imagine keeping this big discovery a secret all these years. 

My guests on the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking episode 93 are Michael and Melissa Harlow. They share the art and tech of earning a living...

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We talked about horses and hobbits with our honorary ambassadors Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow. You may know Jed and Mark from their roles as Dwarf brothers Nori and Dori in Peter Jackson’s, The Hobbit. They also starred together in the feature-length film shot with iPhone, Blue Moon by Stef Harris. Mark’s real life daughter, Olivia Hadlow also had a role in the film.

We probably should tell you that our ambassadors become part of ou...

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James Smith was “never a fan of mobile filmmaking,” he says. When he and his partner, Caroline Spence, lost their camera person and the actual camera on their film set, Caroline suggested using a smartphone.

In episode 91 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking we bring our listeners to the U.K. and talk to experienced filmmaker, James Smith. We discuss all things filmmaking and compare the differences between production with a tradi...

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When they lost their camera person on location, Caroline Spence of Raya Films, made the suggestion to use a smartphone and turned a bad situation into a fortunate one. 

Our guest in Episode 90 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Caroline Spence. She is a screenwriter and producer, but she plays different roles on set as needed. She’s even played an assassin in one of the company’s films.

Without going through 89 of our previo...

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Aaron and I discuss tonight’s Blue Moon, briefly, or as a segue to a movie shot with an iPhone, called “Blue Moon.” 

We quickly began to discuss some creative ways to make use of your smartphone camera to make scary movies even creepier. We then discussed other Halloween stories like some story about a monkey’s paw, told by Aaron. Then I shared a creepy true story that I experienced with a friend. 

We also gave a few shout outs t...

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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 usual...

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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 kid...

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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 creatin...

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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 i...

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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 Fes...

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June 16, 2020 56 min

There are practically no limits to the types of films you can submit to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, so we talk about some of the categories you can submit your films shot with mobile phones to.

In episode 83, we bring our ambassador Aaron Nabus to the conversation and we talk about the categories, we also bring up some good tips for novices shooting with smartphones with regard to locations, continuity and...

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Have you made a movie in one year? How about three? Cara Rust made three short films in 2019 and based one of them on a play. Meet our guest in Episode 82 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. Cara Rust adapted a play into a film using her Samsung smartphone camera. Cara wrote, directed, edited and produced, “English Made Simple,” which was selected in this year’s International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego and several other in...

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A filmmaker is not simply someone who shoots a film and shares it. A filmmaker delivers a finished film through an entire process. Most good stories in film are a challenge that can bring out the best in a filmmaker and the result lies in the final film.

Tom F. Pardo is our guest in the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking episode 81. His film, “Submerged” won First Prize in the Short Film Competition at the 2020 International Mobile Fil...

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He wanted to tell a story with his skills in choreography using the tools available to him. Episode 80 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is an in-depth conversation with Jamiel Laurence, awarded Second Prize in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego.

Even though his film has a theme of isolation, ironically, it was submitted to IMFF 2020, in 2019. Jamiel had access to cameras from filmmaking friends, but he chose t...

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She had a screenplay and a vision. Inga Vosk believed in her story. She had a dream to realize the story as a movie. A feature film. She didn’t know how. She had never directed a short or feature film. But she had a vision and an iPhone. Episode 79 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is an in-depth discussion with the winner of the Best Feature Film award at the 2020 International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Her film, Steal...

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You may believe that movies you shot with smartphones cannot reach producers in the professional film industry. Our guest in Episode 78 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, Bradley Gallo is going to inspire you to think again.

Bradley is co-founder of Amasia Entertainment which won a bidding war for the franchise rights to The Green Hornet movie early this year. Universal Pictures just announced a partnership with Amasia Entertai...

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