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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May 10, 2022 28 min

Three days of entertaining and inspiring presentations, screenings, workshops, celebrations and more! 

It was the last weekend in April and as is tradition, a new edition of the festival took place in San Diego, California. They came, they laughed, they cheered and they even shed a tear or two, but they all said they had a “blast.” 

James Smith and Caroline Spence experienced the vibes at the annual film festival which only accept...

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A heartwarming story turned into a film with 17 year-old Quinn Friedman participating in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. We discuss how he made a film that showcases skills normally seen with more experienced filmmakers. Listen to a young inspiring actor and filmmaker discuss the power of storytelling in film and how he made his film with his younger brother and sister. The film has already been accepted in a t...

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Today is International Women’s Day and our guest, Antoinette Van Sluytman, shares her mission to empower women in the creative industry. We discuss the power that smartphone cameras give everyone to share their own stories through film.

I met Antoinette in San Diego’s Black Com!x Day 2022 in February. Antoinette was part of a panel called, “Black Women in Comics and Publishing” and she discussed the challenges or being a woman of ...

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In this episode I pick the brain of a nature and wildlife photographer Scott Bourne. Scott is also a professional videographer. His extensive experience is inspiring and he recently had an experience where he turned to an iPhone 13 Pro and now he insists on using it as his camera.

Scott’s quote during our conversation: “Nobody cares what you do, they care why you do it.” Simon Sinek from his book, “Start With Why.”

I bring up a b...

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It’s not common that we record an episode for the podcast with a fan. James Demitri is in Australia, and made a feature film with a smartphone inspired by our podcast and the stories from our guests. 

Misplaced, has won awards around the world and was recently selected in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California. Find out more: https://internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff

James shares intimate details ab...

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We met Julian Bate-Vergette in episode 115. Julian’s experience and studies make him a great resource to get motivated about audio quality for your mobile films. Audio quality can make or break your film.

Mobile filmmakers who are not experienced filmmakers do not always have the resources to make their films sound amazing. But that doesn’t mean your audio needs to be so poor it distracts from the overall quality of your film. Lis...

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Ant Pruitt works as a podcast host for a large podcast network. He researches the camera and photography industry, which he’s passionate about. Ant is a valuable resource for the content creator.

Ant Pruitt is a judge in the shorts mobile film competition for the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California. His expertise brings an added value to the judging process.

We discuss many interesting subjects around the ...

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Have you made your first film? Have you tried but things weren’t working out on set even though you thought you were well prepared? Do you want to cast good actors but not sure how?

In this episode, we talk to Ross Perkins, actor and filmmaker in Sydney, Australia. His feature film Mad House, shot with his iPhone premiered and won in San Diego’s International Mobile Film Festival’s 2019 edition. The success of his film had to do w...

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In our newest episode, and the first in the new year, from our In The Weeds Series: Story Structure and Formula with Jason C. Marshall, we go all in with character development.

Pardon us if you share a few laughs with us in this fun conversation about mobile filmmaking, the art of character development and our references to some films. One of the films we discussed was The Matrix Resurrections and the new, but not, Morpheus and Sm...

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We have a great discussion with the leading voice for smartphone movie making in Russia, Maxim Mussel. He’s made three feature films with smartphones and launched the only festival for mobile films in Russia. 

Incredibly, Maxim was inspired when he made a short film which won an award at the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California in 2014. He was so impressed with the festival in San Diego that he went all in o...

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2021 has been a great year for our podcast. We passed a couple of milestones like our 100th episode. But another milestone is how many wonderful guests we’ve had on the show. We also introduced our listeners to a new series called “In The Weeds” with Jason C. Marshall discussing story structure and formula for narrative screenwriting. The series aims to help filmmakers make unforgettable captivating films.

In our episodes with Jas...

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What is NFT? It’s a Non Fungible Token and it authenticates your digital media as yours. This is one of the most attractive features. The other attraction to this is that you can build in a royalty to your art and media. If it gets sold, built into the code is that royalty so that you are paid as the original creator.

Filmmakers are accustomed to royalties but most original creators are now able to gain the benefits of affirming o...

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Making movies can feel intimidating. One way to reduce that overwhelming feeling is by understanding there is a process which will guide you into believing in your idea. Coming up with an idea for your movie will lead you into creating the concept. You may need to go back to your idea as you develop your concept. But here’s the magic though. It’s while you are developing your concept that you may realize it’s not such a great idea!...

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There is no doubt that after speaking to countless filmmakers in and outside this podcast, the most successful filmmakers are passionate about making films. Passion is a term you hear about a lot. If you are wondering if you need passion to make memorable films, I am going to help you answer the question. In this episode 112, I share my own experience and what I’ve learned about passion, how I discovered it and why it’s important f...

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Concept, Character and Theme are the big three concepts to keep in mind before you even think about the structure and formula in filmmaking. In this episode 111 of the “In The Weeds” series with Jason C. Marshall, we discuss those elements and then we discuss an exercise we conducted in Clubhouse: What if the Blair Witch Project was filmed today with smartphones? A very interesting discussion film students and indie filmmakers may ...

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Fleeing from Turkey as a journalist while vacationing in Italy, our guest is Beraat Gokkus. Beraat is a journalist based in France turned multi-award-winning mobile filmmaker. He shares his story from 2016 with his first mobile short, Breakfast of Champions to The Lost Pen now streaming on Mobile Film Stories. His story is captivating and inspiring. His film The Lost Pen was shot in one long take through a building with multiple pa...

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Part of The Mobile Film Podcast Series: In The Weeds, Episode 109 features Jason C. Marshall with Get Your Act(s) Together. Jason’s contribution to the series, “Story Formula and Structure” brings mobile smartphone filmmakers to the next level of filmmaking. In this episode Jason takes us into the weeds of the acts and introduces us to the beats, coming in the next session of the series. We discuss the Acts, are there 3, 4 or 5 Act...

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This episode is an introduction to a series which will accompany our regular episodes of this podcast. The Mobile Film Podcast Series: In The Weeds, Episode 108 features Jason C. Marshall with Formula is Freedom.

Jason’s contribution to the series, “Story Formula and Structure” will bring mobile smartphone filmmakers to the next level of filmmaking. We cover the outline of what we’ll be discussing in future episodes in the series,...

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The arch, the beats, the plot and the structure in your story make films compelling. Jason C. Marshall shares the elements in storytelling that will help you make great movies. Now that you’ve discovered your smartphone camera can make cinematic films, your story is what will make your movie memorable. 

Read the article for this episode 107: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking

Breaking down some of the most memorable films g...

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Darcy Yuille wanted to make a feature and using an iPhone. Because of his professional experience in the industry he discovered it was important to get the story right. To give you an example of his professional experience, Darcy has worked on films like Pitch Black with Vin Diesel. Darcy is in Australia.

He learned making films is not just something you jump into without disregard for the process and that includes research for th...

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