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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

143 EpisodesProduced by Susy Botello - SBP PodcastWebsite

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.

The Podcast or the Video

Since October 2017, the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking has been focused on storytelling using smartphone cameras to make films and videos.

Our podcast began out of necessity to give a voice to our global community of filmmakers making films with smartphones. I am Susy Botello, the host of the SBP Podcast, but also the founder of San Diego's International Mobile Film Festival founded in 2009.

I believe there are video interviews and shows and that podcasts are audio. The reason I created the podcast was because in video there was a limitation. Actually, many.

The limitations had to do with the content, the consumer and the guests.

In video production, there is a lot of work on how you visually present your show to get someone's attention and keep it. When you interview a person or group of people for an hour, that video is going to be a big file. There are many elements to it that bring up the size of your video which are used to keep the viewer engaged. That includes, titles and graphics, effects and sometimes, color grading.

Not only is it a lot of work to produce a video, but being put in front of a camera and told to be intimate in a conversation is pretty hard for most people…like 95% of the people we have as guests would probably feel uncomfortable and a bit intimidated. Not to mention, the fact they need to be in the same location with the interviewer, or host.

While Zoom and other platforms are good for video conferencing and will help us all get through the limitations of the current pandemic, I believe in the long term it may not be as successful as it is now. My opinion is that when the restrictions are lifted and we go back to a somewhat normal life, a talking heads on a grid video (even if the resolution is good) is not going to be as attractive as a produced video or show in a studio setting, even out on location somewhere outdoors. I think the viewers will have a choice to make on consumption because there are only a few hours a day you can expect someone to sit and watch a video.

Audio podcasts are very attractive to our busy lifestyles. First, people can remain active, while listening to a podcast. This is one of the reasons podcasts became "a thing" before the pandemic.

Second, the conversations are more in-depth. A guest and host can relax and take their time. They are speaking in a casual setting realizing there is no video to be concerned about. The focus of the content is the content itself shared as a conversation or discussion between people.

The viewer appreciates and is becoming aware of how much they get from listening to a conversation in a podcast. Since there is no video, the listener is visualizing the conversation in their mind much in the same way as a reader visualizes a story. When you read the word "tree" or hear the word, you imagine a tree but everyone has a different version of the tree they imagine.

In video, audio is very important as well. The quality of audio is so important that if your video is great but the audio is not, you will not be forgiven by the viewer. ![SBP Podcast Susy Botello with Aaron Nabus 120917JPG copy.JPG]( Podcast Susy Botello with Aaron Nabus 120917JPG copy.JPG)One of my more frequent guests\, Aaron Nabus\, who co-hosts his own podcast and I had a conversation about podcasting among other things. Our patrons have a good number of private episodes including this one published a few weeks ago on our Patreon Page.

You are invited to listen to my free public podcast, currently at 94 episodes, and subscribe to my Patreon Page to support it and my efforts to bring a voice to the mobile filmmaking community.

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