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Saturday, November 17, 2007

There's a sale!

A few news items for y'all:

First of all, my first five clips (after the really old rock-paper-scissors clip that's licensed for free distribution) are now $2.00 off, or at the minimum allowed price, whichever is greater. Happy Thanksgiving.

Now, the bad news... or rather, the whiny gripe. As you know, I'm new at this, an amateur learning his way around, which means I'll make mistakes. One of the things I dislike most about my early clips is the audio... they were taken using the camera's built-in mic, which sucked. So for my latest shoot, I went out and bought a nice shotgun mic. It came with a fuzzy thing called a "wind sleeve" or something like that. Silly me, I figured that meant it was supposed to be used when filming in windy conditions, so for my indoor shoot, I left it off. Turns out that without it, even the slightest camera movement makes a big loud clicky sound. Sigh. I'm hoping I'll be able to clean up the audio a little, because with the exception of that one problem, this is some of the best material I've gotten.

But don't take my word for it. Here's a nice long 6-minute promo for a game from that shoot. Enjoy.



For the true fans, there's a high definition version of this promo on the Clips4Sale store. It probably won't stay there for long (I feel funny about charging for promos), but it's there if you want it. The version here is licensed for free distribution -- please post it far and wide -- but the one on Clips4Sale isn't.

29 comments:

crosis42 said...

I love the promo (even with the questionable audio). Provided the game isn't excessively long (and therefore overly expensive), I will buy this video when it comes out. I'm curious as to what the forfeit is in this one, and how embarrassed Addie will act while doing it. Even knowing the outcome doesn't completely spoil it for me. I'd also like to see a rematch between these two (or better yet with these two and a couple of more girls and guys. That being said, is this the only guy vs girl video that will be released (barring Wednesday's challenge)???

As for the audio issues, I can offer the following suggestions (I actually do have some background in video production). First of all, I would recommend doing some tests with the microphone in different positions (shotgunned from the side, hanging over head off camera, or even hidden in the plant on the table for starters.) Also, while taping you might want to listen to the audio through headphones to know how it sounds on tape. (I don't know what your set up is like, but you might even want to have someone else monitor the audio during taping to ensure quality).

Another suggestion would be to use two cameras during the shoot to provide for cut-away shots. I know that would cost money, but I think a standard definition 2 camera video would be a better product than the HD single camera use. (In my opinion, HD is a bit unnecessary for computer downloads). This would require some additional post-shoot editing, but the cutaway shots can be used to cover up potential problems with the main camera.

Again, keep up the good work, I'm actually considering buying one of the girl/girl videos (I'm thinking the strip 4-in-a-row with the spanking forfeit).

Myself said...

What I love about this video is the fact Addie really didn't want to get to stripping. It is a very realistic video compared to the acted movies on the net.

Red said...

Only two comments? I thought for sure this one would spark more interest.

Crosis, the game is relatively long... I may either cut together an abbreviated version or just wait until I have my own site up and running and so can charge less. As for the forfeit... well, I don't want to give away any spoilers, but let's just say it was quite embarrassing, and she was quite embarrassed to do it. (Anyone who wants spoilers can email me.) As for a rematch... how about a game involving Addie, Simon, two other girls, and another guy? It happened. And no, this is by far not the only girl vs. guy video that'll be released.

I'm aware of most of what I did wrong with the audio. (I tried listening through headphones, but the headphones I have are DJ phones, designed to allow external sound to be heard. Didn't work too well.)

I've thought about using multiple cameras, and probably will... but believe me, if you'd seen the high-def footage, you wouldn't question the utility. It's gorgeous. Not only that, but it lets me do dynamic zooming... the video is recorded at 1440x1080, so I can take a subset of the frame to make the eventual 1280x720 video with no loss of quality.

Myself: Yes, that's what I liked about it as well. Addie was magnificent.

Myself said...

What I love about your videos is that you're working with girls who I think aren't models. They are having fun doing the videos and they don't watch to the camera all the time - unlike most adult videos on the web.
And all the girls have their own personality & humor.
- Tristen & Stephanie teasing eachother is a lot of fun to watch.
- Mia, Ashley and Ashton are amazing in their games.
- Addies' look in the promo is priceless
Thanks and congratulations to you and all the girls.

Anonymous said...

Been away for a bit and finally was able to check out the promo...lookin' good! Can't wait to see the whole thing :) In terms of audio, while I agree it could use some work, I don't think it detracted much at all from the clip...but maybe that's just me...

Any updates regarding a change in hosting for your videos Red? I know you'd hoped to have it done by year end...is that still a possibility?

Arc

Tom Daniels said...

Hi Red,

I love your vids 'really much' and i bought them all, except the promo. What's annoying me a little is the waiting for new vids. Can't you give a timeline for releasing your new vids, so i don't have to check every day. I don't have a problem with the price on clip4sale. Cheaper is ofcourse always better for everyone but who wants your clips wil pay the price. You can always place them in a later stadium on your site for a better price. keep up the good work and post the new vids soon. Don't become like the 'dare ring' site and let the crowd wait months on new content.

A big Fan

Tom Daniels

Anonymous said...

I only bought one vid Wednesday's challenge and while it was very good I won't buy another one at that price. I'd love to see all the games but will wait and buy them when Red has a new site.

Red said...

Ah, now that's more like it ;)

Myself: the girls (many of them, anyway) read this blog and I'm sure they'll get big smiles from reading what you've said about them. I can only be amazed at the unbelievably good fortune I've had to work with such wonderful women.

Arc: Progress is being made on my own site, but slowly. I've pretty much decided to do the software myself... there's been a learning curve but it's coming along. I still hope to have a beta site open before too long.

Tom, thank you so much for the kind words and even more for the business. It really does mean a lot to me. I'm sorry for all the delays, but you have to understand that this isn't (at least not yet) really a business to me... it's more of a hobby that's managed to partially pay for itself. I'm making these videos because these are the videos I've wanted to see made for years, and nobody was stepping up to do it. I'm enjoying making them and have every intention of making more... but the fact is I've got other responsibilities and I can't always dedicate as much time to video editing as I'd like. I'll try to pick up the pace, promise. And as I've said before (and as I hope I've been proven right on), it'll be worth the wait. In the meantime, rather than checking the site every day, consider subscribing to the feed, which will give you an automatic notification when the blog updates. I always update the blog when I add a new video.

I suddenly had a last-minute shoot scheduled for next week. Should be a good one... the new girl looks pretty smoking hot.

Judge said...

o As for the lack of comment. Didn't really have anything to say about the latest promo than the setup looks right and with hi-def and sound sorted they are technically superior to most commercial online video content (not just talking adult material here).

o About publication. Why not throw it out on clips4sale and see how it sells and then perhaps offer it at your own site for a reduced price. Assuming clips4sale does not charge anything for just adding the videos?

o About the girls reading the blog. Feel free to post your comments too. Right Red?

o As before, in need of any assistance? You know where to find me...

Red said...

Judge--

Thanks for the compliments on the quality. As you might've gathered by now, I'm a bit of a perfectionist and will keep on working to improve.

As for why not just toss the vids up on C4S... it's mainly a matter of time. Since I don't have an infinite amount of time to spend on LostBets stuff, I'd rather focus on working on the software that will let me sell the clips more cheaply than editing video. But you're right, I need to get more vids out there. While I'm working on the site, I'll keep editing videos. I'll try to have something new up by next weekend.

And as for helping... hey, if anyone has any skills with web or logo design, let me know! The site is coming along okay, but it sure is ugly.

Lotfw said...

I really liked Wed's challenge....Both ladies were great.

Ham said...

I didn't care for Wednesday's demeanor when taking her clothes off. It wasn't natural at all and looked like she was being a stripper. She didn't try to cover herself up at all like Ashley did. Ashley was very believable and she gave you the impression that she really did not want to be seen naked.

Anonymous said...

don't make us go a month without anything new please!

Tom Daniels said...

Yes RED, When can we buy a new game ? It is more than a month. Can you also give us an update of your actions ?

Anonymous said...

Explain your actions Red!

Myself said...

I was thinking there might be an update available by now. But I guess you must be working on editing your movies and preparing the launch of a new website, am I wrong ?

bertie said...

Has the site died? It was promising and I hope Red did not quit. As many others it seems, I would have liked more reluctance from the loser and more cheers and gloating from the winners. But it's good that your girls did not act too much as bad acting is much worse in terms of turn-off than honest behavior.

How about playing these games in front of a small but cheering audience? A few persons would be enough to add a little spice I think...

Judge said...

Do not fear. The site has not died. Though the lack of comments lately Red is still working on developing the back-end for a self hosted site that will the able to provide the new videos at a lower price than currently possible at clips4sale.

There's quite a bit of work to get such a site up and running considering development is done in spare time only. Unfortunately this leaves little time over for video editing. Hopefully there'll be something out soon enough.

Stay tuned...

/judge

Anonymous said...

Finally, I know that I've been kind of a pricktease (literally) with the Wednesday, Ashley, Victor game. Sorry about that, really, it's just that it's taking me longer than I expected to come up with a better solution for billing and fulfillment. I'm working as fast as I can. I'll tell you what, though:!!!!! if I don't have anything better than Clips4Sale by the end of the year, then I'll publish the clip, and a few others.!!!!! But I neither want nor expect it to take so long.

Anonymous said...

Almost new year

member666 said...

Oka... I came to see if it would be any special new year or cristmas promo/teaser... but, also, to wish a heppy new year to Red and all you guys and crew!

wednesday harrington said...

I vote for ASHLEY as favorite model! What a gem to work with!!

Also, when's the Part Two of that sequence coming out, Red??

Please do keep me apprised...

as for someone making that "stripper" comment about me... LMAO!! You go on with your bad self, he he! It's the funniest thing, as in real life, i can't strip worth a DAMN. People actually pay me NOT to...

Anonymous said...

Hi Wednesday! Thanks for joining us. I think you're hot but I too would like you to seem more shy and embarrassed. Act like you don't want anyone too see you naked but I can understand why you don't really mind.

Judge said...

Happy new year everyone!

Also a warm welcome to Wednesday and best of luck to Red with the site development...

Myself said...

Came round to wish you all a pleasant and healthy 2008 (and also to check if there were some updates). I hope Red creates his own superb website this year. A big thank you for all the girls in the movies.

Anonymous said...

I hope all is progressing well.
Really nice to see a post from one of the models and I am pleased she seems to be upbeat about the experience! ;0) As to not being able to strip well; if you feel that is the case I would suggest keep practising!
;0)
I would be more than pleased to see every attempt! LOL

Happy New Year to all and heres hoping we see more of this quality output! TTFN Cap'n :0)

Anonymous said...

Right, been two more weeks, time for an update/progress report ;)

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