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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, one of the first–if not the first–to bring films shot with only mobile phones to the big screen in a traditional film festival style in 2009 with the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California.

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Halloween Freaky Stories with Aaron Nabus
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 service…which was a good excuse to revamp our podcast. We recorded this episode Sunday, October 27 which happened to be the day we officially launched the SBP Podcast in 2017.Aaron and I discuss Halloween as a holiday. I share the production aspect of Halloween. But the conversation turns freaky as I share a real ghost or spirit experience I had and I have never shared in public before, and Aaron had just heard for the first time.We spoke about some of the freaky films from our last film festival last April. We share links to the videos below, along with other links referring to people we mention in this episode. And then we discuss some opinions about what we think makes films scary, and it’s usually not monsters and zombies.We also discuss the fires which were taking place in Northern California and a bit about my personal experience in two fire evacuations living in the San Diego mountains in 2008.In this episode I also shared my favorite microphone brand and why it’s my favorite.Aaron Nabus is co-founder of the Hall H Show Podcast: The voice of independent creatorshttps://hallh.com Mentioned in this episode: Freaky Films from IMFF 2019Selfie by Narelle Nashhttps://youtu.be/BH52gaUtr50Clickbait Ryan Phillipshttps://youtu.be/NBdi8fIg34A Anthony De La Cruzhttps://abombdlc.wixsite.com/anthonydelacruz Keithan Jones Black Com!x Day February 22 & 23https://www.facebook.com/events/483168579162844/?active_tab=discussion Star Wars Steampunk Universehttps://www.facebook.com/StarWarsSteampunkUniverse/ Red Carpet 2019 Video with Star Wars Steampunk Universehttps://youtu.be/HRDrbSkqXwI Sean Thomas Shady Grove Halloween Walk Smartphone VideoMusic composed and Video Shot by Sean Thomashttps://youtu.be/yfAcAg-ZxfM Trailer IMFF 2019 Music Composed by Sean Thomashttps://youtu.be/DVutKKGo6VA Evil Voice by Anthony De La CruzIntro Sound Design by Susy BotelloMusic by Susy Botello Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmaking© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Film Editing with Judd Resnick
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 Moon. Judd Resnick discusses his experience editing iPhone footage.When you are looking online for smartphone mobile filmmaking the chatter is mostly about the phone as a camera. It is easy to assume that editing works just as with any camera but the reality for most filmmakers, is that even without smartphone cameras, different cameras can create issues for an editor. A long time ago, editors had to deal with mixed formats with different aspect ratios. Judd speaks about the codec with Apple versus the PC and the software. Judd Resnick shares some of the nuances he experienced, but you would not realize it by watching the film. Editors are a bit invisible and undervalued by the general public.Judd is a professional editor. He moved to New Zealand from San Diego, California and now lives in Christchurch. While he lived in Timaru, he met Ryan O’Rourke who shot Blue Moon, who introduced him to Stef Harris, the writer and director of the film.Blue Moon was shot in Montueka, New Zealand during six nights in thirty hours in and around a gas station. The film has a cinematic look and sound that is inspiring more people to begin their filmmaking career with smartphone cameras. What is cinematic? Judd explains the qualities of cinematic footage during the podcast.The actors, Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow, made the editing easier for Judd. He explains why he could hold on a shot for a long time without the need to cut to anything without a negative impact to the viewer. The film was pretty much shot with single takes and that helped Judd with the editing process. He shares advice to filmmakers the perspective of the editor. He also gives credit to Jack Bayliss, who did the color correction for Blue Moon.The trailer for Blue Moon is one of the main reasons Blue Moon has gone viral on social media. The film has only been seen, currently, at film festivals. Judd shared how he edited the trailer and the importance of good audio to create the intensity he created in the opening of the trailer.“I think the best directors know the teams to surround themselves with and know when to ask what’s working in this—what isn’t and understand, ‘Okay.’ And that’s why so many films end up on the cutting room floor.”His advice for editors, as a professional, is invaluable. He speaks directly to our listeners about what to consider when editing films regardless of the camera that is used. His advice to filmmakers includes how valuable good audio is to the outcome of a film. The collaboration between people working on a crew is highly important to the ultimate quality of the film and the result of how your films are perceived. Judd also worked as an editor in a film you may have heard of, YellowBrickRoad in 2010, edited by Judd Resnick with Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton. You can watch the trailers for Blue Moon and YellowBrickRoad, below.SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Watch the trailer of Blue Moon edited by Judd Resnick: https://youtu.be/DJV_vtIg-BMWatch the trailer for YellowBrickRoad edited by J.D. Funari: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398428/videoplayer/vi2970000921Follow Jud Resnick:IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0720318/Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/juddresnickArticle on a film he edited YellowBrickRoad: https://variety.com/2010/film/markets-festivals/yellowbrickroad-1117942044/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comGlobal Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
Talking Anamorphic Lens with Pioneer Moondog Labs
The vision of imaging and optics in film technology brought together two individuals with a dedicated expertise in the field to create anamorphic lens for your smartphone camera.In episode 66 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, we share the exciting story of how Moondog Labs came to be through the dedication of founders Julie Gerstenberger and Scott Cahall. Moondog Labs created the first anamorphic lens available to mobile filmmakers. Their background is with Eastman Kodak. Their expertise is impressive and so are their lenses. Julie and Scott can trace the beginning of Moondog Labs back to Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,” shot with the iPhone 5s. If the film sounds familiar it’s because it was perhaps the first iPhone film to raise the bar in the mobile filmmaking industry. The film made waves when it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Scott and Julie were invited to attend and witnessed the reaction from the audience when, only after the film was finished, the end of the credits announced the film was entirely shot with the iPhone. Listen to both Julie and Scott share their accounts of why they do what they do, their experiences with the mobile filmmaking community and some details about their products. Amongst their stories, they share how far films shot with smartphones have come and a bit of what they see in the future of mobile filmmaking with smartphone cameras. “The challenge of really taking what we know, which is imaging and optics specifically, and translating—you know, what filmmakers and some photographers want from the creative side of what they’re doing and the stories that they want to tell…” Julie Gerstenberger“In the past you could change the film stock to get a different look. Now, you can change the lens to get a different look. And you could do that before but it’s become one of the more primary levers now, I would say than, I mean, you don’t swap out a sensor in your camera. But you can swap out a lens.” Scott CahallThey shared a sneak-peek of their newest product to be announced very soon. If you are a filmmaker at any level of your interest of making feature and short films using smartphones, you’ll want to follow Moondog Labs on social media and visit their website. SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. Website: https://moondoglabs.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/moondoglabsVimeo: https://vimeo.com/moondoglabsYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LfuAHYIVtcFsHAzoYVQGAInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/moondog_labs/Our Links: Subscribe, support and listen to bonus episodes and more on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sbppodcastSBP Podcast Blog: http://sbppodcast.wordpress.comSBP Podcast Website: http://sbppodcast.studioiTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sbp-podcast/id1296673665International Mobile Film Festival Website: http://internationalmobilefilmfestival.comGlobal Mobile Film Awards™ 2019: http://globalmobilefilmawards.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/sbppodcastTwitter: http://twitter.com/sbppodcastMFTV - Mobile Film Network Distribution Channel: http://MobileChannel.TVSusy Botello on Twitter: http://twitter.com/susybotelloSBP Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ISEF0SZOLyRpw20loXzlo#upsellSmartphone Filmmaking Publication on Medium: https://medium.com/smartphonefilmmakingAre you starting a Podcast? Create a new podcast or network and use the code sbppodcast to apply a 25% discount and save: https://pcast.link/sbppodcast/© Copyright 2019 S. Botello Productions™. All rights reserved.
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Oct 6th, 2017
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Oct 28th, 2019
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