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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.


Mobile Filmmaking in Russia with Maxim Mussel

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 on smartphone filmmaking. He launched the Filmmaker’s International Festival about four years ago. He’s written a book and has been teaching mobile filmmaking. 

What we discuss:

* How the pandemic affected both our festivals
* Storytelling in film
* Developing your story before shooting
* Teaching filmmaking for mobile
* The need for good experienced actors in mobile filmmaking
* Submissions deadlines for their festival
* Special effects in mobile films, does it work?
* The many instructors for mobile filmmaking today
* Selling your mobile film

Read the article for this episode 116 on our Smartphone Filmmaking Publication: 

Check the festival on FilmFreeway for submission deadlines and their event dates: 

You can get “Mobile Filmmaking: 100 steps to making a movie with your smartphone” on Amazon:

Festival website: 

Follow Maxim Mussel on Facebook: 

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. 

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