|When we started working on this video shoot, it was around 7:30 pm on a Tuesday night. Wanting to follow a chronological order, I had hoped to do the scene in the fitness center first, which is on a lower level of the hotel. Jackie and I took a little walk, and found that there were two people already using the gym. How inconvenient! So we returned to the room and shot out the scene with her on the phone talking to her friend instead.
Afterward, we made another attempt to use the gym and we were greeted by the second guy, who was just leaving. Perfect timing. Jackie and I were fortunate enough not to be disturbed, so we ended up putting together the introductory scene that would run 3 minutes.
One of the things I enjoyed about working with Jackie was the pacing. I never felt rushed, and she seemed to be having a good time. Even when we were outside the room, while it was exciting, we managed to stretch out the bottomless scenes as long as possible.
Now I have assembled a clip of outtakes and extra video that runs about 7 and a half minutes. There are a number takes I did not use, or lines where Jackie’s improvised adlibbing lost the thread of what she was trying to say. It’s interesting to watch her mind at work, getting into the part she was asked to play. The last 2 minutes are some fun after the main video shoot.
I’ll give a standard disclaimer, this clip kind of shows how we got away with Jackie being bare from the waist down out in the hallways, even with the very real risk of other people around. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but just in case, I know some people don’t like to dispel the illusion of public nudity.
The video file can be downloaded at the link below. I have used Peanuth O’Toole’s title track for the opening music, and the more classical piece he arranged, called “Flotation Sweet”, at the end.
In this video, Jackie Stevens has made a bet with her friend about a sporting event. The story begins with the round-bottomed young woman doing her fitness routine in the gym. She then returns to her apartment and receives a phone call informing her that she has indeed lost the friendly wager. Disbelieving, Jackie has to turn on the sports channel to see for herself. Finally, admitting defeat, she agrees to fulfill the terms of the forfeit… and that is to leave her place for one hour, completely bottomless!
It’s a bottomless bonanza!
Jackie spends a good deal of time sneaking around without shorts, panties, or even sneakers and socks. Her curvaceous backside is showcased on full display. Only later, when she returns home from her daring walk, does she find enough privacy to pull off her top and reflect upon her actions.
The way this production is structured, there is quite a lengthy build-up before any actual nudity on Jackie’s part. This is intentional, as I wanted to show her in the gym, running the treadmill and doing exercises. Her workout clothes are fun and I enjoyed establishing the character in this starting location.
There are scenes that provide exposition, her friend telling her that she lost the bet, and then the agonizing reluctant payoff. Of course, I did not have another actress featured here. Instead, Jackie plays the part opposite an “implied” girlfriend who is just off camera, or by having a one-sided conversation over the phone. This method of storytelling allows the focus to remain fully on Jackie who alternates between being cute and expressing her character’s frustration.
The real fun begins once Jackie is only wearing a shirt that comes down to above her hips. She leaves the safety of her apartment, and has to pass the time out in the open halls and other indoor areas with the potential of being seen.
Now for the location, I booked a hotel because of the convenience to where she was coming from. I think I have made the most out of the space available outside the room, to create an exciting stage for Jackie to perform with the tension and desperation of her character. This was no quick streak down the hallway. She remains in common areas for several minutes, and we had to constantly be on guard for other people who were nearby.
For the finale, Jackie does get totally naked, and we are treated to the full curves of her gorgeous body as she makes herself comfortable in bed. This plays on the familiar theme of a woman growing aroused after an embarrassing episode, with a surprise ending.
For the music, Peanuth O’Toole provided a variety of selections. First being a very appropriate pop-synth number used in the opening of the video. I had mentioned to him that Jackie suggested the 80’s style of “Physical” by Olivia Newton John, and Peanuth delivered with the piece he called “Feels like Floating”. I’m sure that’s a reference to Jackie’s butt, which has been likened to a floatation device.
But I enjoyed the title so much, I was inspired to use to it as the title of the production itself. It is very rare for me to include music with vocals, and just having the line tie into the name of the video felt very creative. We talked about a more direct and straight-forward idea I had of calling it “Jackie’s Forfeit”, which would have the advantage of including a frequently searchable term, if people are interested in stories about forfeits. But at the end of the day, my heart was pulled toward the decision to go with Floating.
Peanuth also included a couple of classical scores, at my request, so I would have some additional music for an interlude and playing over the end credits.
Jackie is adorable, and has a great approach to these types of videos. Her expressions are well done, and I find she can really draw out a scene. That helps making some risky shoots feel not so rushed. As a result, the full video is almost 23 minutes, one of my longest in a while.
The full video is split into 2 parts and available at my clips4sale store.
Today started out cold and miserable with snow, before turning to rain and finally clearing up. But I also met Jackie Stevens for the first time and had the wonderful opportunity to work with her. Jackie is an experienced and well-rounded model with good acting skills. She is very expressive and fun to photograph.
Because of the inclement weather and cold outside, I was limited once again to shooting in a less than thrilling location. However, I was determined to make the best of the situation. So I put together a story that would have our lead character start out using the gym facility. We would then progress to capture some exciting moments with prolonged bottomless nudity when Jackie is outside the room.
I was hoping to open with a jogging scene, but her exercises will have to be sufficient. In the video, Jackie will be featured in a couple of different outfits before she is completely bare. She spends most of the time with her full and luscious rear end bouncing around.
Here are some photos from the shoot. I will begin working on the video this week.
“What are you supposed to do when a bus full of nuns come on a tour?
You go in the men’s room.”
~Sativa Verte in Bare in the Park
This memorable line from Sativa Verte might seem quite confused or bizarre upon first reading it. But put in the context of the video, it demonstrates her quick thinking and unflappable logic. Of course the measures she suggest are perhaps a little extreme, however she was merely suggesting the only available hiding place for the two naked women, since obviously the ladies room was about to become fully occupied.
I’ve been looking forward to highlight this quote since last year’s summer production. It was my favorite bit of improvised dialogue. I love how Sativa creates the tension of other people making use of park facilities, and ties that into her reasoning for acting out the scene. This led up to us capturing a few risky moments in the men’s restroom, which was fun. For her part, Sandra plays the role of the more level-headed friend who refuses to go along with such a ridiculous plan, and stays behind.
I have been longing for the hot sunny weather of that July afternoon, and enjoyed the chance to review these scenes.
I was contacted last week by an experienced model/actress who I have wanted to work with now for a few years. She has done lots of video work, but this would be her debut with Narrow-minded Productions. We are currently booked to shoot on February 18. Depending on how it goes, I might run the full script idea by her and see if she would be possible for the lead role.
Who is it? Well, I will answer if anyone guesses correctly. But otherwise it will be a surprise until I post the photos.
So far, this year is turning out to be one of unexpected talent appearances.
January was a great month for Narrow-minded Productions, I believe in part because of Danielle’s promotional holiday video, and of course the return of Amy Starr. In fact, on the day after my shoot with Amy, there were more than 1,100 views on this site.
However, the first month of the year was also ushered in with snow and brutally cold weather. I’ve been waiting for a break for some mild temperatures, and expect to work on my next video within a few weeks. I will probably bring back Danielle and her friend Elena, and have a go at the much talked about revenge storyline. Nothing has been confirmed at this moment, I want to make that clear. This is just the direction I am heading right now. It is interesting that February will mark one year since I first started working with Danielle.
The other thing I wanted to talk about was an idea for a different video project, a feature length production. In the past, I’ve mentioned the various challenges and how it is not easy to create much more than the 10 to 18 minute stories due to time and resources. Also, there is the need to have enough interesting material to justify over an hour’s length in running time. Well, I have started working on a script that would attempt to at least achieve the goal of sixty minutes or more.
My intention is to shoot this over a period of time, where I could block out scenes with various characters and locations. I don’t see why I couldn’t string together 6 or 7 sessions under the umbrella of one cohesive story. The purpose for this project is because I want to introduce more character development, and have the audience more emotionally invested in the lead character’s situations. That is hardly possible in the average 15 minute video. For example, in “Maid to Order”, we really don’t know much about Amy’s character or if she has a history of these misunderstandings. Given the context of the type of video it was, the audience suspends disbelief and just goes along with the fun. In the case of a longer production, I will be able to establish the setting and motives with the use of a varied supporting cast, and hopefully create a more satisfying story.
The script is the fundamental and first step in this process. I want to actually cast for parts, not just go with whatever model/actress responds to an ad. So I need to have something for them to read. Also, there will be extras, people only appearing in a few scenes, and plans to have a larger group around for more of the exciting moments. Without going into too much detail, the script is about an ordinary woman who goes through a life changing experience when a new roommate moves in, igniting her interest in embarrassment. It’s not so much that this will be a series of vignettes, but I want to capture a gradual flow of events following the lead character’s life and adventures.
Tentatively, my plan would be to shoot this over the summer. However, it is important to me that I do not stop working on my normal videos because of this project. So I would still look to make monthly releases of other content, while scheduling separate shoots for the full film length production. This is a long term venture, and it may stretch out to the end of the year. So this is the perfect time to start laying down the groundwork for it!
And that’s what I’ve been up to during the past couple of weeks. I’ll post updates about any significant developments.
“Let’s kick it up a notch!”
~Shira Arielle as Natalia Noir in Eye Spy
Every now and then, I like to go back and revisit this one-hit wonder from 2009. (For a time, it was one of my top selling clips.) If nothing else, there were some amusing lines for Shira’s character throughout the production as she tries to gain advantage over rival Melissa Blanc. Here, she has been operating the tennis ball launcher while Melissa, played by Paige, attempts to work on her stroke. I’ve always enjoyed this potential catchphrase with the implications that the situation is about to get more intense. And indeed, Shira increases the speed at which she fires the balls, whipping the clothes right off Paige until she is butt naked!
I also happen to think Shira looked great in her tight black shorts, with knees apart and that contraption between her legs. Watching the video again, it was quite loud, but a fun scene.