Quote of the Day

“What is this, a stalker house? I’ve been lured…”

~Sativa Verte in Miss Me Yet

Halfway through the story in this video, where Sativa finds herself in the wrong house, she discovers some evidence that this stranger might actually be stalking her. The curly-haired brunette starts to develop conspiracy theories such as the person changing her car’s navigation system, which caused her to arrive at the incorrect address.

Of course, the plot point came about on the spot as we were using Sativa’s apartment for the location and we couldn’t help but notice some of her personal effects in the scene. I thought it was a nice touch, suggesting in the video that the person who lived here might have an unsettling interest in Sativa, adding a bit of tension and mystery to scenario. Then again, maybe it was all in her character’s imagination.

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Happy Birthday, Elise Ivy

Today is Elise Ivy’s birthday, and I wanted to celebrate by posting a photo she shared getting ready for her big weekend of fun. I think she looks amazing in that dress.

Elise of course played Louise in the film “Babysitting without a Net”.

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And here is a photo from ten years ago, on location next to Yara McClay who played Amy.

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Karen/The Reluctant Theatre Student

I was going through my archives, and I found a couple of files from test videos way back when I was just getting started. Since these are no longer available on video channels, I decided I would post them here. This was shortly after I released my independent film production, and I wanted to explore the possibility of even more ENF-centric stories and situations. So I put out a casting call, and was contacted by a model named Karen. Now remember, this was December of 2005 (notice the winter boots she is wearing in the second clip) so I do not have more information on her, and I doubt she is still active.

The first pass is improvising some embarrassed nudity fun. She was thrown into a basic scenario, finding herself in a room without any clothes on, and asked to run with it. It is interesting to see how she interprets events and verbalized her character’s thoughts. Her body language and expressions are very good.

The second clip is more structured around the idea of being a college drama student, trying out for a part that she suddenly learns requires nudity. I actually used this as a prototype for my earlier “silent film” style videos that features a full music soundtrack and title cards for narration. Again, Karen’s facial expressions were fantastic for this simple concept.

Using my old handi-cam camera, the quality is admittedly not great. And I had to laugh at some of my wild zoom ins and zoom outs. But hopefully these short clips might be new to a few people, while still being enjoyable.

Files can be downloaded at the links below:

Karen’s Naked Audition

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April Update

We did it again, in March 2015, setting a new record for monthly site visits. Three years after I started this blog, the number of views reach 23,185 last month.

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Now looking forward, I have some news to share. The location featured in videos such as “Cleaning Day” and “The Witching Hour” is my townhouse in Long Island. Also exciting Last month, I received an offer on the property. It is a good opportunity for me to upscale and get something bigger and better. So we are moving ahead with the sale.

It’s still early, and real estate transactions are certainly unpredictable enough, but over the next few weeks this is going to consume a lot of my time and resources. It was an unexpected turn of events and sort of puts my production schedule on hold for the moment. Although truth be told, the miserable weather persisted throughout March, and the first week of April wasn’t anything to write home about. At least we are supposed to finally get some warmer days this weekend.

Anyway, I can’t promise that there will be a video immediately, but I will try to squeeze out something by the end of April, or else May. Once the sale of the home goes through, it should be smooth sailing. I won’t have any problem with chalking up the first half of 2015 as a slow period, and ramp things up for the summer and fall.

I’ve built my business and persevered in making videos by dealing with challenges and overcoming them. This is no different. In fact, I’m looking forward to a change of scenery. I’ll still be staying on Long Island, so I will continue to share updates and progress in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned!

Bunnies and Babysitting

Back in 2005, at the time I had a pet rabbit named Chocolate Chip. When we were putting together the film, and discussing the dream sequence that Monica’s character has, the idea was tossed about of using the live rabbit. Unfortunately due to the logistics involved, and the fact that the special effects for the computer rendered scene were finalized back in California, Chip did not get to make an onscreen appearance. I did bring him on location when we wrapped the shoot, and the bunny was a big hit with the girls.

That is the origin of including the green digital rabbit. Here’s a picture of Chip outside his cage.

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And here is a promotional card we made when we were promoting the film for festivals.

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I also have to share this capture from the sequence, showing Monica’s backside.

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The whole thing was shot with Monica against a green screen. And then the computer animations were edited in later. It was probably the most technical snazzy thing about Babysitting Without a Net, and kind of a bit of an Easter Egg to find hidden in the middle of the production.

Years later, when my video with Danielle “The Date” happened to catch a rabbit in the scenery, it resonated with me as a matter of historical significance.

For those interested in my next project, I will have some news to share in my April update.

Stay tuned!