I have finished a new production featuring Danielle.
Enjoying a summer-time early evening date, the video opens with the always cute brunette making herself comfortable in a car’s passenger seat. She is feeling good and has had a few drinks. Danielle begins to grow more playful and flirtatious, which leads to her removing all of her clothes in front of her date. Things take an unexpected twist, however, when she is asked how daring she could be… would she actually step out of the privacy of the car? Her date is up for some fun and games, and uses the opportunity to put Danielle is an embarrassing situation for a little while.
One of the chief motivations when I was developing the idea for this video, is that I wanted to explore the emotions of a young woman going from a state of arousal to potential humiliation. A juxtaposition of being sexy one moment, and then bashful the next. To the degree that Danielle was asked to meet these demands, I thought her performance was good. Although I would have liked her to be more expressive, the monologue narrative that builds the set-up is strong, and then gets a little lighter toward the end.
For the purpose of this story, I have Danielle giving a Point of View delivery. Her date is never heard and is left off camera, but essentially this puts the viewer in that role. She was instructed to look and speak directly toward the camera, as if another person was really there in the driver’s seat. This was my intent of framing the first half of the video, and I hope it works. For some reason, near the end, her character speaks toward her date at a side angle. There is a break in the thread of the story, and I think she might have lost her feel for the POV perspective.
I was pleased that this production actually came out longer than In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb. In fact, I had extra background scenes, and a few takes needed to be deleted because Danielle’s friend was caught in the camera frame. But there was no reason to stretch this one out to 11 or 12 minutes. And I decided it was better to create one whole clip, rather than split into two parts. I will showcase the extra material in a bonus clip, which will have some additional fun moments.
We used Danielle’s car in the establishing scene, because she was excited about recently purchasing it, and wanted to drive us to the location. That was fine with me, since I already used my own car in my previous video. I found it interesting that Danielle and I both have black vehicles with grey interior.
For those with a discerning eye and good memory, you might recognize one of the woodland trails naked Danielle walks as the same from my video with Monique, Late for Work. I had wanted to return to this spot as I thought it would make a good setting for this video. The trail leads up an incline, which then opens out to a wide athletic field. However, much to my frustration, there was some kind of soccer match or other game going on at 7:30 pm on a Monday night, and the space was too visible to risk shooting the continuation of the scene.
So we packed up in Danielle’s car and drove down the street, where around the corner we found another wooded location with a bike path. We were close enough to roads, that traffic nearby can be overheard. Birds and other creatures are in full form here, providing their own running soundtrack, and making it a pleasant spot to shoot.
Music was provided by the esteemed Peanuth O’Toole with a track called “My Sweet Heartland Date”. Drawing influence from the style of early John Cougar Mellencamp, this is just the tone I was going for. As I was working on this video, the lyrics that came to mind were from the classic refrain:
I need a lover that won’t drive me crazy
Some girl that knows the meaning of a, hey hit the highway
This also ties in with the initial piece of music created for Danielle in February, called “Angel Country”. Not that I’m suggesting Danielle is a farm girl, but her appearance and demeanor does lend itself to such a quality. It was my desire to reach into the theme of the heartland, and I think Peanuth delivers. Once again, I am grateful for his talent and composition, which I believe brings the whole concept together.
The full video is 10 and a half minutes and is available at my clips4sale store.
Also, I wanted to add my wishes for a Happy Birthday to e32100 who will be celebrating this Monday.