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Jan. 31, 2023

The Making of A Cinematic Feature Shot On iPhone with Levi Austin Mor…

In episode 141 I invite L.A. filmmaker Levi Austin Morris back for an update on his iPhone feature film, Paralysis. We talk about the completion of the film and funding campaign. Details on turning a horror story into an entertaining, …

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Jan. 17, 2023

Witnessing Stories Making Documentary Films with Chris Collier

Episode 140 is a treat! We discuss feature documentary filmmaking with director Chris Collier. Chris and I take a deep dive into the genre from his perspective as a filmmaker. We discuss his feature doc, FrightFest: Beneath the Dark Heart …

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Dec. 20, 2022

A Moment In Time Is Your Film with Susy Botello

In this episode 139 I share how the stars connect to moments and moments turn into stories. Then I share insights on how the turning point for a filmmaker in an industry that is revolutionizing could be the biggest decision …

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Dec. 13, 2022

No Crew No Gear iPhone Filmmaking with Alex Reid

In episode 138 I introduce Alex Reid to our listeners and also introduce Alex to some of the accomplishments previous filmmakers have made using smartphones to make films. Alex made a film, The Countdown, with no gear or crew and …

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Nov. 29, 2022

Inspiring College Students Interview with Susy Botello by Paulina Col…

In episode 137 I share a radio interview. The interview took place at Grossmont College by Griffin Radio Show Host Paulina Colis. She asked me to share my journey with smartphone filmmaking, our podcast, and how the vision came to …

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Nov. 15, 2022

Smartphones are the Window to Your Stories with Susy Botello

In episode Number 136, I share some tips and reasons on why and how you can start filmmaking today. After listening to this episode, you’re going to want to. I recorded this episode early the same morning I published it, …

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Nov. 1, 2022

Build Your Filmmaking Family with Joey Min and Stephanie Pham

In episode 135 we have a very resourceful discussion with Joey Min and Stephanie Pham of Art School Dropouts: A Film Production Company and YouTube Channel based in the east coast. They are a media group that creates narrative-driven weekly …

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Oct. 25, 2022

Cosplay Smartphone Filmmaking with Jasper Capalad

In episode 134 we bring you Jasper Capalad. Jasper is a multi-talented creator, with a great number of talents and skills. One of them is making movies with his iPhone. He’s recently won an award with his fan film, Spider-Man: …

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Oct. 11, 2022

Smartphone Photography Hands On with Ant Pruitt

In episode 133 we have an instructive discussion with our friend Ant Pruitt of Hands On Photography. Ant Pruitt has accepted an invitation to sit on two judging panels for the 12th edition of the International Mobile Film Festival. Some …

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Oct. 4, 2022

Smartphone Movies in Nigeria with Shola Ajayi

In episode 132 I have a great discussion with Shola Ajayi. Shola is an instructor at Ithaca College in upstate New York. She founded UR4Africa as a filmmaker after her experience filming in Lagos. We discuss Nollywood, New Nollywood and …

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Sept. 20, 2022

Making Features with iPhone and Loving It with Ryan and Brandie McDon…

In episode 131 I bring you independent filmmakers, Ryan and Brandie McDonald from Ogden, Utah. They submitted a feature film shot with an iPhone for the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego back in 2020 and attended the festival …

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Sept. 6, 2022

Filmic Pro Update with Max Schleser and Susy Botello

In this episode 130 I invited my pioneer colleague Max Schleser, in Melbourne, to share some uplifting history of 2011 versus today. Where do we go from here? This episode is based on the news late last week that Filmic …

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Aug. 30, 2022

Making Movies with Mobile Phones is Mainstream

In this episode 129 I share the story of why indie filmmakers are embracing smartphone filmmaking and why mobile filmmakers should acknowledge where we are today. Some things I talk about: Distribution potential for your feature film shot with a …

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Aug. 23, 2022

Screenwriting False Beliefs and Flaws - In The Weeds Series with Jaso…

In this episode 128 we talk to Jason C. Marshall as part of our ongoing In The Weeds series. We discuss the art and technicality of screenwriting great stories as films. False beliefs and flaws was a large topic we …

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Aug. 2, 2022

Comic-Con International in San Diego Stories with Aaron Nabus

Inspired by our experience in San Diego’s Comic-Con International just weeks after our 2022 edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, our brand ambassador Aaron Nabus and I share stories from SDCC and IMFF. I bring up …

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June 21, 2022

You Can Shoot A Live Action Film with iPhone with Art School Dropouts

If you are looking for motivation for a live action made on a smartphone film, stop here and click play. Joey Min and Stephanie Pham of Art School Dropouts, based in Jersey, are our guests in episode 126. Art School …

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May 10, 2022

Celebrate Your Smartphone Movies in San Diego with Caroline Spence an…

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 …

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March 15, 2022

The Thrill of Mobile Filmmaking and Teens with Quinn Friedman

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 …

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March 8, 2022

Empowering Women and Mobile Filmmaking with Antoinette Van Sluytman

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 …

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March 1, 2022

iPhone Wildlife Photography and Video with Scott Bourne

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 …

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Feb. 15, 2022

Dare Yourself To Make Smartphone Feature Films - James Demitri

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 …

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Feb. 8, 2022

Audio Check Smartphone Film Production - Julian Bate-Vergette

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 …

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Feb. 1, 2022

The Smartphone Content Creator Featuring Ant Pruitt

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 …

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Jan. 26, 2022

Making Smartphone Movies Building Trust with Ross Perkins

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 …

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