Most Appearances

When I worked with Briella Jaden last month, it was the eleventh video we produced together.

That set a new record and breaks the tie she was in with Danielle for most appearances. I thought it would be fun to look back at the first time I worked with each of the top models.

As mentioned, Briella now is featured in eleven titles. But this goes back to 2011, for the special Halloween video “The Haunted Closet”. It was interesting to watch and notice how her hair was longer then. Of course there was a pause in the two of us scheduling shoots for about two and a half years. It is when we picked up again in 2015, that we started turning out a more consistent run, which led to her being the model I have worked with most.

Danielle’s first video was “Double Booked” and goes back to 2013. That year I worked with her six times, pretty much every other month we were doing something. Then a couple of more productions in the following years, to give Danielle a total of ten appearances.

Prior to either of these ladies, a familar face around here was Amy Starr. We started in April of 2010, as part of the production of “All or Nothing”, and knocked out four videos followed by three more the next year. Like Briella above, Amy and I would have a break in shooting until she came back in 2014. The two we would produce that year gave her a total of nine videos.

And of course, the very first break out star of Narrow-minded Productions, is none other than Sativa Verte. Her debut performance goes back to 2007, in the classic “The Wine Tasting”. We had a prolific year together. But like the other girls, a change of locations led to a pause in our work schedule. Sativa came back in 2012, and I was able to squeeze three more videos out of her, to give the ravishing brunette nine titles to her name.

 

Outtakes Video: Roll of the Dice

Only a three and a half minute for this clip of outtakes. That’s because once we were outside, I was able to use most of the raw video for the finished production, without a lot of extraneous material. Especially when we crossed the narrow bridge in the woods. Briella was keeping in motion, acting nervous both in character and for real, even as I was giving her directions. It was better to just drop the sound, and edit in the bird sound effects for those parts, which blends in with the natural ambience anyway.

What I do include here at the beginning of the shoot, is how working from behind the low table where we rolled the dice was somewhat of a challenge. The moment I gave up on using the tripod was after Briella makes her first throw. It was difficult to swing the camera down to show the results, in that position.

One of the things I liked was how the turns we took played out authentically, and I beat her in each round, without needing to redo any takes. When the dice fell off the table, that just added a nice touch, to weigh the odds further against Briella. The idea behind the story concept was that her character would lose badly, overwhelmingly, adding to her embarrassment and willing to go along with the forfeit.

There is an extra moment I captured here when Briella was putting on her running shoes to go out. They apparently fit tightly, and it took longer for her to get the laces tied up. I cut this scene down in the finished video, but I thought it was kind of adorable to watch.

Another thing I should mention, her dog Dakota is very well behaved, and I enjoyed featuring as a part of the background scenery in the apartment setting. But it was an after the fact realization that while I was focused on Briella, and trying to maintain continuity of the frames, sometimes Dakota would move her head or switch positions. This added an extra challenge to the post production, and is one of the reasons for the rough cuts in the first part.

The most important aspect for me is to show Briella laughing and having a good time. She really is a lot of fun to work with, and these outtakes demonstrate that quality. For the music, I used Peanuth O’Toole’s new track made for this production “Call of the Nymph” at the start and finish.

The clip can be downloaded at the link below:

Outtakes Video: Roll of the Dice

Enjoy!

Roll of the Dice

In this video, Briella Jaden takes on her friend in a game of dice. She has not had much success in their previous matches, but this time the young woman feels she is up to the challenge. However, things don’t exactly go her way and Briella soon finds herself paying a penalty. Her friend moves things to an outdoor location as the forfeit plays out with the ponytailed blonde going for a run. When they progress further along the trail, she ends up losing more of her clothes as a result of the dice game. How long can she stand this embarrassing turn of events?

Early on in this shoot, I abandoned the tripod, and decided to freehand the camera. This of course allows for easier movement, and some lovely angles of our leading lady. I think Briella looks adorable, and watch for the subtle changes in her expressions. She can go from a grin and giggle, to her face dropping in concern as her character grows more anxious. Typical of some of our previous productions, I had to feed her a lot of dialogue to keep the story moving, but her adlibs and her own improvisations are great.

The fun really begins once we were outside. I think it feels less confined, and some of the reluctance about taking off her clothes is quite genuine. Briella has always agreed to go along with scenes in public locations, but she is truly concerned about getting caught and in trouble. At the same time, she admits to find it exciting, which is a quality I love about her. We managed along the trails well enough. There was one person who walked past us at one point, but it was just after Briella had her covering back on. It was a close call, I kept teasing her.

Because of the need to establish the premise of the game and build up to the forfeit, the first half of the video runs longer. I think it is worth watching how the whole episode develops, even though the more enjoyable parts pick up in the latter half.

For the music, Peanuth O’Toole provides a new track titled “Call of the Nymph”, which is used for the opening of the production. In the end, I decided to reprise the one Peanuth made last summer called “Beach Bum”. It uses a voice over of Sandra making sounds like she is being pleasured, and that fits with the general mood by the close of this video.

The full video is a little over 20 minutes, and is divided into two parts available at my clips4sale store.

 

July Video Shoot

Finally! I was able to capture some outdoor photography, taking advantage of a nice summer early evening. And good timing, too, as we had some stormy weather the day after.

Briella Jaden is as cute as ever, wearing her hair in a ponytail for this production. She also has a sporty look going on, in her shorts, top and sneakers, ready to go for a run.

Interestingly, we almost had scheduled something before the 4th of July holiday, but she was not able to make it out here until the end of the week. Nevertheless, we managed a fun shoot including scenes along trails in the woods.

Here are half a dozen photos to share. The video should be available in a couple of weeks.

Enjoy!

Briella is like a shy forest nymph, nervous about being caught. How does she lose all her clothes?

Stay tuned!

 

Outtakes Video: Easter Bunny Apprentice

Here is a six minute clip of outtakes from my recent video with Briella Jaden. I included the part where I give her the line, “Am I not dressed appropriately?” Because I think her delivery, her diction and composure were perfect in that scene. Over all, I was impressed with Briella’s use of facial expressions and how she portrayed her character for this production. In general, her acting performance is quite good, and some of the comedic moments were classic stuff.

In the scene where Briella hops away like a bunny, I had adjusted it in the finished video to play in slow motion, which worked out great for the music accompaniment. For the outtakes, I show her hopping in real time.

Again, the music tracks used are from Peanuth O’Toole, his Easter Bunny theme at the beginning and then a reprise of “Guitar is in the Air”.

The end part of this clip is of course not from the full video, but something we did for fun after the shoot.

The video file can be downloaded at the link below:

Outtakes: Easter Bunny Apprentice

Enjoy!

 

Easter Bunny Apprentice

Briella Jaden is applying for a job as an assistant to the Easter Bunny. She is excited and very enthusiastic at first, until learning that the position will require her to go around dressed in only a pair of cute bunny ears. Despite some hesitation, the shy young woman nevertheless agrees to these conditions. Then she is put through a series of embarrassing tests to determine if she is good enough to work for the Easter Bunny.

By my count, this production is the 10th video that Briella has appeared in. That places her in a tie with Danielle for the record. I think Briella’s performance in this story is very entertaining. Her character is playful and ditzy, yet she still shows signs of questioning what she’s gotten herself into. Most of all, Briella had a lot of fun putting the video together and I think it shows.

Interestingly, had the weather cooperated, we would have moved the scenes in the middle section to some outdoor area. While I always enjoy outside photography, it likely would not have stretched out as long. Also, her dog Dakota would have probably stayed behind and would not have been featured. This is another first for a Narrow-minded Production, working with a live animal. She was very well behaved. And Dakota was, too. So we made the most of the setting, and used the entire suite.

Of course this video is meant to be comical, and Peanuth O’ Toole’s opening music for the Easter Bunny has an appropriately cartoonish quality. At the story’s conclusion, leading into the end credits, I decided to reprise “Guitar is in the Air”, which was from the Spring 2013 video “In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb”, and is one of my favorite tracks Peanuth has composed.

The full production runs over 22 minutes and is available in two parts at my clips4sale store.