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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

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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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Your Mobile Film Biography During The Corona Virus

March 31st, 2020


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 …

Film Festival Events During Corona Virus with Craig Prater

March 17th, 2020


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 …

How Stage 32 Benefits Mobile Filmmakers with Rich RB Botto

March 3rd, 2020


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. …

Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling

February 11th, 2020


Three is the Biggest Number in StorytellingSBP 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 …

Creating A Film Franchise with Demetrius Witherspoon

January 14th, 2020


Depending on the depth of your story, the genre, and the world you create with your film you can start a franchise. Demetrius Witherspoon is our guest in Episode 72 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. He is on the …

Intriguing Encounter Captured With A Smartphone with CK Goldiing

January 7th, 2020


Was it a confession or was it simply the need to share a personal story by someone who did the unthinkable? Perhaps it takes someone who films a lot of encounters with strangers to film the story from a complete …

Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans

December 10th, 2019


Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans

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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 …

Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson

November 26th, 2019


Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson

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Are you writing screenplays to make films or to sell? Our guest for episode 69 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking …

Halloween Freaky Stories with Aaron Nabus

October 28th, 2019


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 …

Film Editing with Judd Resnick

September 24th, 2019


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 …

Talking Anamorphic Lens with Pioneer Moondog Labs

September 10th, 2019


The vision of imaging and optics in film technology brought together two individuals with a dedicated expertise in the field to create anamorphic …

Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking Introducing Rich Vizor

September 2nd, 2019


It’s a film shot with an iPhone that is going viral by the minute! Blue Moon by Stef Harris with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow shot by Ryan O’Rourke and Edited by Judd Resnick is 85 minutes of an intriguing story that …

How To Make A Blockbuster Film With Zero Funding with Brian Vowles

August 7th, 2019


What would it be like if you could make your own blockbuster film with your family as cast and crew? It all begins with a smartphone, two boys and a …

A Story Told Through A Smartphone Camera Makes An Impact with Alexandra Guillossou

July 9th, 2019


Before we all had access to an exceptional camera built right into our smartphones, we could not share stories like we do today. Our Community …

The Camera Details Of Feature Filmmaking With iPhones with Ryan O'Rourke

July 2nd, 2019


Episode 62You have heard of it as more and more filmmakers talk about making movies with smartphones. There are countless short films being made every day but there are not enough good features shot with smartphones and …

Australian Film First Screening Wins First Full Feature Mobile Film Award in San Diego with Ross Perkins

June 18th, 2019


Episode 61Would you like to take a true story, perhaps something sensational in the news that happened in another country, and re-tell that story as …

Tedious Post Effects Of A Smartphone Winning Film with Blake Worrell

June 11th, 2019


Episode 60His film won First Place during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego 2019. All the judges on the panel gave our guest, Blake Worrell the highest rating. Episode 60 of the SBP Podcast Mobile …

The Acting Performance Of A Feature Smartphone Film with Mark Hadlow

June 4th, 2019


Episode 59The smartphone camera is the window to your story. As your story unfolds on your screen you are watching your film as you record it. Acting …

Content and Creativity in Smartphone Filmmaking through MINA with Max Schleser Episode 58

May 21st, 2019


We wanted to share an innovative project with our mobile filmmaking and smartphone video community. MINA 2019 has partnered with Goethe Institute in New Zealand. The (Hashtag) Nucleus competition for smartphone short …

Storytelling with Smartphone Cameras with CK Goldiing Episode 57

May 15th, 2019


We encounter stories throughout our daily lives. We are living at a time where we carry a tool that can capture a story and share it with the world. …

Connecting Global Smartphone Film To Indiana with Nathan Bechtold Episode 56

May 7th, 2019


The aftereffects of the 2019 International Mobile Film Festival are euphoric. There was an energy and vibe throughout the two-day event which had an impact with everyone who was a part of the event in San Diego. We sat …

Jed Brophy in Smartphone Feature Blue Moon Episode 55

April 10th, 2019


The way you approach a film as a director, screenwriter or actor, can be quite similar. It revolves and evolves around story, structure, and …

Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in New Zealand with Stef Harris Episode 54

April 3rd, 2019


He shot a photo of a gas station with his iPhone and wrote a treatment. He sent them to an old friend, who was a professional actor. That is the …

Bring A Personal Story To Light With Your Smartphone with Alexandra Guillossou Episode 53

March 27th, 2019


Understanding each other is part of our communication skills as we share our stories with others around us. Sometimes, a story needs to go further than the people around us. We can write or share it on social media and …

Become A Cosplay Smartphone Filmmaker with Star Wars Steampunk Universe EP 52

March 13th, 2019


Star Wars Steampunk Universe is a charity support group based in Southern California which takes part in charities and events in southern California. They do crossover events with other charity groups. Two of the …

Capture Amazing Event Videos With Smartphone Cameras with Francesca Jago Episode 51

March 6th, 2019


Everywhere you go you bring your smartphone and so the incentive to capture it to share it is tough to ignore. While there are many events where recording is inappropriate or forbidden, the International Mobile Film …

Video Content Creators Unite To Earn Revenue with Pat McGowan Episode 50

February 13th, 2019


Black Box Global is about giving creators the freedom to create and earn revenue from their videos and projects. Episode 50 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking talks to the founder of BlackBox, Pat McGowan. Listen to …

Realizing The Power Of Stories And Smartphones By Host Susy Botello Episode 49

February 7th, 2019


The general population in our planet undervalue stories just as the most powerful people in the world are aware of how to empower themselves through …

Grand Tour Of The Mobile Filmmaking Process with John Woosley Episode 48

January 17th, 2019


All you need to do is press record! Okay, there is a bit more than that. Our guest in Episode 48 of the SBP Podcast takes us on a tour of the entire process from the idea for the film to the very end. John Woosley shot …

Smartphone Turns Book Into A Feature Film with Steve Peterson Episode 47

January 10th, 2019


There are books you read with stories you can visualize like a movie. I call it, “Booksualizing.” But there are books which are not told as a story. …

A New Year For Smartphone Mobile Filmmakers with Aaron Nabus Episode 46

January 2nd, 2019


We are off to a great new year and we chat with our brand ambassador, Aaron Nabus in Episode 46 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ about mobile film in 2019. Come hang out with us.In this podcast we don’t …

Smartphone Feature Length Filmmaking For The First Time Filmmaker with Ross Perkins Episode 45

December 19th, 2018


Acting, directing, operating a smartphone camera and editing a film to share an incredible well structured story is how Ross Perkins accomplished …

The Human Smartphone Storyteller with CK Goldiing Episode 44

December 12th, 2018


When you are going about your day you are experiencing moments. You can connect your moments with your thoughts and create stories you share all the time. One storyteller, accidentally turned one of his videos into a …

The Actor and the iPhone A Tale of Smartphone Filmmaking with Anthony Montes Episode 43

December 5th, 2018


A wonderful conversation about acting and the opportunities that lend themselves to today’s actors through mobile filmmaking is the topic of Episode …

The iPhone is Your Recording Studio with Graham Cochrane Episode 42

November 7th, 2018


What you may have heard about the quality of audio for your film is probably correct: It needs to rock! Our guest in Episode 42 is Graham Cochrane, …

The Art of Experimental Mobile Storytelling with Max Schleser Episode 41

October 24th, 2018


We talk about storytelling a lot as part of this podcast when we talk about filmmaking. Our guest explains how experimental filmmaking with smartphones, taking advantage of the visual challenges of pixels fits into the …

iPhone Filmmaker Inspires All Ages to Make Movies Episode 40

October 3rd, 2018


Imagine that you have made over one hundred films in your lifetime, because who keeps count over a hundred, and you are now working on your third film shot with your iPhone. Meet Mickey Harrison: 83 years and still …

Smartphone Mobile Filmmaking Community Unites Episode 39

September 25th, 2018


When storytellers come together they inspire each other. It happened the evening of Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in San Diego. Hashtag MobilizeStories was presented by the International Mobile Film Festival to inspire …

Smartphone Filmmaking Post Production and Color Grading with FilmConvert Episode 38

September 5th, 2018


We begin Episode 38 of the SBP Podcast by updating our listeners and followers with how to submit mobile films to the International Mobile Film …

Fearlessly Brand Yourself with Smartphone Video with Amani Channel Episode 37

August 22nd, 2018


It’s been a while now since Instagram launched IGTV but it’s been quite sometime before people began to use their smartphones to record themselves to share it on social media. Our guest on the SBP Podcast is Amani …

Android Smartphone Artist And Mobile Filmmaking with Anthony De La Cruz Episode 36

August 1st, 2018


Are you an artist? Musician? Actor? Are you thinking about making films with a smartphone but don’t have an iPhone? Our guest this week is all those things and a mobile filmmaker who shoots using Android phones and uses …

Sponsoring the International Mobile Film Festival and Audio Production with Jana and Neal Hallford Episode 35

July 12th, 2018


Why would anyone want to sponsor a film festival where only films shot with smartphones qualify? We asked our sponsors from #MFF2018SanDiego to …

Smartphone Filmmaking Simplicity By Award Winner with Narelle Nash Episode 34

June 27th, 2018


One day you are an actor meeting with your agent and auditioning to be cast in a film and the next day, well, maybe you are the director hiring actors including yourself. That’s the reality and opportunity brought to …

When A Story Hits Home and Smartphone Filmmaking with Pamela and Anthony Bradley Episode 33

June 20th, 2018


I Don’t Know was the title of their mobile film which screened during the International Mobile Film Festival 2018. Mother and son from San Diego share their story in the Community Stories category during …

Winning Inspired Passion for Mobile Film with Maxim Mussel Episode 32

June 13th, 2018


He made his first mobile film with an iPhone 4s and won an award which inspired him to start his own film festival, teach mobile filmmaking and write a book. Episode 32 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ …

Teen Mobile Filmmaking and Branding with Seth Dacio Episode 31

June 6th, 2018


Our guest in episode 31 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ has thirty years experience in film, television and video and just graduated …

Cinematic Filmmaking with Smartphones with Cristina Isoli Episode 30

May 30th, 2018


A new film shot with OnePlus 5 in 4K is Cristina Isoli’s directorial debut with Avant-Garde Pictures. The production quality, the story and …

Experimenting with Smartphone Films with Melissa Brattoni Episode 29

May 23rd, 2018


A long time ago in a galaxy far away…actually—on earth, some filmmakers were experimenting with films which have been archived and preserved to ensure we can watch them 70 years later. Experimental films are not what …

Smartphone Film Award Winner Insights with Brian Hennings Episode 28

May 15th, 2018


If you are a writer and a storyteller then you may really enjoy listening to Brian Hennings. Brian comes to you as a storyteller and writer. Like most writers, sharing your stories is an important aspect of being a …

You Made A Movie With Your Smartphone, Now What with Chuck Copeland Episode 27

May 9th, 2018


Chuck Copeland was a participant in #MFF2018SanDiego and enjoyed his first film festival experience with his short iPhone film The Workweek. He has experienced the film industry and even worked for a film festival but …

Roundtable San Diego International Mobile Film Festival Episode 26

May 2nd, 2018


The two-day event in San Diego, celebrated mobile filmmaking around the world. Several filmmakers came out to be a part of it in person and we are …

Celebrate Making Movies with Smartphones In San Diego Episode 25

April 11th, 2018


The seventh edition of the annual International Mobile Film Festival takes place April 28 & 29 in San Diego. This year, we celebrate making movies with smartphones all over the world with a number of filmmakers who …

Smartphone Video For A Cause with Dimple Devadas Episode 24

April 3rd, 2018


Our guest for Episode 24 of the SBP Podcast is Dimple Devadas in London. Her film, Silence in London will screen during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego #MFF2018. Shot with an iPhone, the film shares …

Branding Your Business With Smartphone Video with Francesca Jago Episode 23

March 27th, 2018

We needed to share the opportunities available to anyone who is working on their brand using video because we don’t want you to feel left out or like you need to put video out there to promote yourself when you are not …

Upcoming International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Episode 22

March 21st, 2018


Our brand ambassador, Aaron Nabus and myself discuss the upcoming International Mobile Film Festival taking place April 28 and 29 in San Diego. The festival is exclusively focused on all things mobile film. The theme …

What Is The Filmbreaker Movement with Jason van Genderen Episode 21

March 13th, 2018


Ten years. Perhaps you just found out recently that people are making movies with mobile phones. It may come as a shock that it’s been going on for over ten years. But we recently met someone who has been making films …

Smartphone Video for Professionals with Cassius Rayner Episode 20

March 6th, 2018


It’s one thing to make films as an art of self-expression and then there is the art of making films as a profession for clients. As the popularity of …

Mobile Filmmaking and Storytelling With Students In Nigeria with Shola Ajayi Episode 19

February 27th, 2018


Shola Ajayi is from New York and she worked with youth organizations in New York teaching people how to tell stories. That work inspired Shola to be …

Getting Technical With Smartphone Video with Prakash Gandhi Episode 18

February 20th, 2018


Prakash Gandhi has a story to share about how he was motivated to become an innovative smartphone videographer and build his business around it. On this episode of the SBP Podcast, he shares how he decided to go from …

Father and Daughter Mobile Smartphone Filmmakers with Anthony De La Cruz and Miranda Mullings Episode 17

February 13th, 2018


Meet a father and daughter who are making films using their smartphones. Miranda Mullings was 11-years-old last year, and her father, Anthony De La …

Sharing A Message With A Story In Your Mobile Film with Brian Hennings Episode 16

February 6th, 2018


Episode 16 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile FilmWhen it comes to making movies and sharing stories through film using a smartphone camera there is a focus in the quality of the footage because it’s still hard for …

The Actor's Perspective in Mobile Filmmaking with Raphael Corkhill Episode 15

January 30th, 2018


Episode 15 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film. A conversation with Raphael Corkhill, a leading actor in Conrad Mess' film Time To Pay Off Debts shot in New York. Screened in the International Mobile Film …

Music In Films Shot With Smartphones with Claudinho Andres EP14

January 23rd, 2018


Episode 14 Claudinho Andres in Santiago, ChilePublished 1/22/18Music In Films Shot With SmartphonesSBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile FilmShooting music videos with a smartphone is tricky but also quite an advantage over …

Smartphone Video For The Entrepreneur Episode 13 with Francesca Jago

January 16th, 2018


Smartphone Video For The Entrepreneur with Francesca JagoEpisode 13 SBP Podcast Mobile FilmIf you are a filmmaker, you are your own brand. If you …

Cinematography As Art In Mobile Film With Blake Worrell Episode 12

January 9th, 2018


SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film Episode 12 Cinematography As Art In Mobile Film recorded January 2, 2018 Published January 8, 2018A deep discussion into cinematography and filmmaking as an art form is the theme …

Mobile Filmmaking San Diego New Year Special with Aaron Nabus Episode 11

December 31st, 2017


A special New Year’s Eve edition of our podcast recaps 2017 with our friend and co-host Aaron Nabus, of the Hall H Show podcast in San Diego. The Hall H Show began in 2016. Aaron shares how he stumbled into mobile …

Best Film 2017 Global Mobile Film Awards with Mithran Maharajan Episode 10

December 26th, 2017


Episode 10 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Film was recorded December 18, 2017. Mithran Maharajan’s film, Figment was his first film shot with a smartphone and it recently won the Best Film Award in 2017 by Global Mobile Film …

Shifting Story Ideas Into Films With iPhones with Aris Tyros Episode 9

December 18th, 2017


Aris Tyros lives in Toronto, Canada. He was one of the filmmakers who traveled to San Diego for the 6th annual International Mobile Film Festival. He flew home with the trophy for Second Prize with his film shot with an …

Smartphone Cinematography Without A Budget with Chris Stollery Episode 8

December 11th, 2017


Smartphone Cinematography Without A Budget with Chris Stollery Episode 8SBP Podcast Mobile Film - The Voice of Mobile FilmA film shot with an iPhone …

Episode 7 Shooting Hollywood Actors With An iPhone In A Feature Film with Brian McLane

December 4th, 2017


12/04/17Brian McLane is the founder of Splash Video & Palm Aisles PicturesHe shot a full length feature film with his iPhone:The Killer’s …

Animation Mobile Filmmaking with A Smartphone Episode 6

November 27th, 2017


Jeffrey Turboff is an award-winning editor at ABC Nightline on television, working mainly in news/documentary. His awards include Emmy, Murrow, Cronkite, Peabody, Deadline Club, and Genesis awards.We begin the podcast …

Acting In Mobile Films with Avaah Blackwell Episode 5

November 21st, 2017


We have been listening to stories from filmmakers about how to make films using smartphones, but what about actors? What is their perspective being on the other side of the lens of a smartphone camera as a professional …

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 4 Ren Thackham

November 13th, 2017


SBP Podcast Mobile Film Episode 4Making A Thriller Film with A Smartphone with Ren Thackham in Sydney, AustraliaRen won the Best Film Award at the SF3 Smartphone Flick Fest in Sydney, Australia. Her film was a thriller …

Episode 3 Brian Hennings Sharing A Compelling Story With A Short Film

November 4th, 2017


Welcome to SBP Podcast by S. Botello Productions! I am Susy Botello.Mobile Film and Video is our focus and innovation is what drives us.My passion …

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 2 Mithran Maharajan

October 26th, 2017


Welcome to our second SBP Podcast!Tonight, we talk with Mithran Maharajan from Toronto, Canada. Mithran is an exceptional mobile filmmaker and snatched the Best Mobile Feature Film prize in our very first Mobile Film …

SBP Podcast Episode 001 Mobile Film - San Diego to Macedonia

October 6th, 2017

First episode of SBP Podcast - Mobile Film from San Diego to MacedoniaIntro to SBP Podcast by host Susy Botello:> Welcome to SBP Podcast by S. Botello Productions! I am Susy Botello. Mobile Film and Video is our …

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