Episode 587 today. The last time we saw Lydia, Avi, and Cass, the loser had to take two guys at once. This time around, it's just one guy per loser, but two losers.
I want to talk a bit about camera angles. You may have noticed that we often don’t have angles as dramatic as what you’d see in a professional porno. There's a simple reason for this: we don't cut. We keep everything as genuine as possible. Neither is true -- at all -- of a pro porn shoot.
Next time you’re watching a nice nice pro BJ scene, keep an eye on the shots. Ask yourself: where is the guy with the camera? Often you’ll realize that he's have to be visible from other angles, but he’s nowhere to be seen. That’s because pro scenes are anything but candid. They're carefully scripted, and there are multiple takes of the same scene from different angles.
Sorry if I've ruined professional porn for you, but it's true. Because we don't do that, we're much more genuine, but we can't film anywhere we'd be in the way of other cameras, unless we're 100% certain that at least one other camera will get a good shot. We frequently can't get the nice explicit closeup.
One way to fix this is to give the winner a camera, so they can get in there and get those close-ups for us. The footage we've gotten from them has definitely been of mixed quality, but it's been getting better with time as we've gotten better at giving instructions to the players. Our current spiel for amateur women is:
- Don't point the camera at us. You'd be surprised how much footage is unusable because the crew is right there in the background.
- Don't point the camera at the lights.
- Always hold the camera in landscape orientation. Say no to VVS!
- Don't use the camera's zoom, If you want to see something up close, get closer.
- Don't move too quickly. Once you've found a good shot, stick with it for at least five seconds before looking for another.
This is a really roundabout, long-winded way of saying that I think the winner in 587 did a pretty decent job. She got some great views from nice and close. Hopefully, the quality will continue to improve.
Have you seen something that could be improved about the player-shot footage? Is there anything I should add to the instructions? Let me know in the comments.