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    That's odd, I'd never heard it until I worked with a team of Aussies and Kiwis about 25 years ago.
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    I'd never heard it until now.
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    …and sometimes it all comes together very suddenly. Went to bed last night with nothing really. I was breaking my side of the contract with my male star so no guarantees he’d still be interested and my female star had just knocked us back. Woke up today to the news that Logan’s still in and Aaliyah has reconsidered given the relocation of shooting.





    Both are industry veterans though neither is probably as much a household name as some others we looked at. We decided though that getting the Right performers in the 2 central roles was more important than the biggest names. Logan struck us as the best actor working at the moment. While Aaliyah is just hilarious which safeguards the comedy in my film. The smaller roles will be used to get the bigger names involved. I want at least 2 of pornhubs top 10 most watched stars in those roles- and I already have a bite (well a nibble) on one.
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    Day one of filming complete. Lot of first time adventures. First time being DoP on my own film. First time being in charge of sound recording. First time shooting on a green screen. And first time shooting on a BMPCC4k which I hired on the morning on the shoot (very long story on why I still don't own one myself) and within 15 minutes of using it I managed to destroy it's USB port. Dying inside thinking about the conversation I'm going to have to have with the hire company. 5 years with my own gear and not a scratch on any of my cameras. 15 minutes with some elses and, bang, I knock an entire port into the body of the camera. Nice going Dom...


    (behind the scenes snap of me taking some behind the scenes snaps).

    Today I shot all the non-sex scenes that don't involve any of the main cast. About 12 or 13 pages all up. Next up LA.

    I've been doing a lot of research on LA. It's an unfortunate place for the porn world to be centered. It's probably the least friendly place to shoot a porno in the United States- excepting those states with anti-sodomy laws. My condolences to any of you who live in one of those states and have to road trip for your sodomy. That's fucking terrible...

    Just to turn on a camera in LA you need to pay Film LA $900US for a permit. Doesn't matter if you're making Aquaman or a youtube video in your bedroom, $900 up front for DAY 1, more again for the others. To get that permit you'll need $20 million in public liability insurance. Which isn't cheap. Then you need a special permit to film porn. That one will set you back $1,600.

    So you're about $4.5k in the hole before you get going while if you go 3.5 hours drive up the road to Vegas you could do the same thing for free. Worse than the cost is this, when you register with Film LA they will have helpfully send a letter to all local residents and neighbours to inform them of the exact activities you'll be filming. Thanks guys. I can't possibly see how that could be a liability for a porn production... And of course on top of that it is illegal to film in LA without condoms. Try explaing to cast these days that they need a rubber. The industry had it's own solution to the STD issue with the PASS system- essentially an online database where everyone can see that everyone else has had a clean test within the last 2 weeks before they hop into bed together. By and large condoms are seen as at best a nanny state imposition in their eyes.

    A lot of these obstacles were brought in in 2012. In 2012 there were 480 permits issued for pornographic productions in LA. In 2013 there were 24. The porn industry said it moved out of LA and thus cost LA county $6 billion in revenue. While there's no hard facts and figures the fact that pretty much everyone is still based in LA suggests something else might be going on. No one is too keen to put their hand up and say what but, suffice to say, I'll be doing it the way everyone else does it and not go into any more detail than that.



    Apart from that stuff work continues apace on the special effects. Banged this one out this week and was pretty happy with the way it came out. Basically just a 3d Orb with some NASA earth images wrapped around it but it's reasonably convincing I think and the bits that aren't convincing are kind of cool.
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    Not very surprising about the fees in L.A.

    It has always been my impression that americans are only about free trade in theory, but in reality is the most unionized, protective, self serving, moneygrabbing sons of bitches on the planet. (In all industries, just not film)
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    The other porn capital is Miami.
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    I can guarantee you there were more then 24 adult films produced in LA. Almost everyone either shoots in a studio or hides the filming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Wood View Post
    I can guarantee you there were more then 24 adult films produced in LA. Almost everyone either shoots in a studio or hides the filming.
    Indeed. I'd go further and gaurantee there were more than 480 in 2012 as well. What I find funny is that all the talent pretend that the exodus has happened, they rave on to reporters that LA is losing a fortune by not hosting porn anymore, and yet anyone of note in the industry is still living in the Valley. I guess everyone seems happy with the charade and I'm just a tourist so... whatever's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    The other porn capital is Miami.
    I did look at Miami. It does seem like a safer spot for it. Unfortunately we had no contacts there and, ultimately, I don't know the names of any stars who are not LA based. If you want to work with your Angela Whites and your Lacey Lennons then you need to go LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    I did look at Miami. It does seem like a safer spot for it. Unfortunately we had no contacts there and, ultimately, I don't know the names of any stars who are not LA based. If you want to work with your Angela Whites and your Lacey Lennons then you need to go LA.
    Could have contacted Reality Kings over there.
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