For nearly 30 years now, I’ve been making pervy videos of scenes I find horny and exciting, and I’ve been putting them online for others to enjoy as well. They seem to be pretty popular, judging from the comments and following I’ve acquired over the years! I’m flattered at the praise I’ve gotten from them, and am truly thrilled that others find them to be a source of spankworthy fun. But truth be told, it’s not that difficult to create such videos yourself! In a single afternoon, with a little practice and the right preparation, you can easily have quality porny vids that you can post for everyone to enjoy too. I’ve put down 10 thoughts and suggestions here on how you can improve your own kinky videos – even if you follow just a couple of the suggestions here, I bet you’ll see your own click count go up!
1. Turn on all the lights
Mood lighting is fun, yes, but it’s really difficult to successfully film in a dark dungeon or bedroom. Try this – if the sub is blindfolded, turn the lights on in the room. They’re not going to see anything anyway, and it’ll help you get better, clearer, easier to view footage and allow you to easily find anything you might want to grab on a moment’s notice in the middle of a scene. If you want a dark environment, then turn the surrounding lights off but shine several spotlights on the sub directly to light it up. They’re super cheap at any hardware store.
2. Clean up your space
Not everyone has access to a dank, dark dungeon playroom, but there’s no reason you can’t record a seriously hot scene right on your own bedroom furniture. But please – clean up the environment. Nobody needs to see your dirty laundry on the floor. Nobody wants to see your hair products on the dresser. You’re creating an illusory fantasy with your video, you want people to imagine themselves in the scene – and nobody wants to play in a cluttered space. Take five minutes and clean up your shit.
3. Set a mood
If you’re going to play in a conventional place, don’t be afraid to modify the room somehow. Hang some plain sheets or plastic material to cover off a doorway or window or water heater. Angle the camera so that it only shows one side of the room (maybe the side you cleaned, maybe the one that doesn’t show the studio kitchen). Your playspace is a studio – adjust it as needed to make it look interesting, or to make it look invisible, keeping focus on the sub.
4. Get video editing software, and learn how to use it
You don’t have to shell out hundreds for professional video editing software, or spend hours and days learning how to use it via community college courses. Most of my original movies were done on Apple iMovie, and before I got a Mac, I used Windows MovieMaker – all freeware that comes with your computer. I’ve since graduated to Final Cut Pro X, teaching myself to use it using online tutorials, but you can do fantastic things with freeware. Take an afternoon, experiment with the software and changing things around in it. It’s meant to be simple to use, and it is – but the results look far more polished than you’d think they could.
5. Turn the music off
Do not play your techno dance music through the entire scene. If you’re just playing with someone and not recording, play whatever you like. But if you’re playing with someone for the purposes of filming, a little intro music is fine, but during the bulk of the scene keep that music off. Viewers don’t want to hear Tiesto’s latest mix – they want to hear the sub’s moans, whimpers, pleas and begging.
6. Don’t get between the camera and the sub
It’s a very common amateur mistake. If you set up a camera somewhere in the room, or maybe have a third person holding it, do not insert yourself between the camera and the sub. You may be tying something, you may be teasing or tormenting something, and it may be very hot – but what the audience sees is your back, and not what you’re doing. Stand to the side of the sub, behind the sub, anywhere but between the sub and the camera.
7. Take lots of footage and still pictures – but don’t use them all
The beauty of digital cameras is that it doesn’t cost you anything to take a lot of footage. So do – take tons of video, different angles, different moments in the scene. But do not use it all – be judicious with what clips you string together into a larger video, or break the video itself up into several episodes. The more variety you film and can provide in the video, the more interesting it will be for viewers to watch.
8. Watermark your stuff
Most video editing software will give you the ability to place text over your movie. Do it. Make a logo from your screen name using a fun font (it’s not hard, there are tons of free, creative fonts available at dafont.com). As your stuff gains popularity, you will find it posted to places you didn’t post it, by people who aren’t you. If your watermark is prominently on the video, it’s not easy to erase – so no matter where the video ends up, it will always point people back to you.
9. Tell people whom they’re looking at
If you have permission to, tell people whom they’re viewing in the video. Identify the sub that’s being played with, and tell people how to contact them. This is how networks grow, how people find other people to play with, how additional fun is generated off of the fun you’ve already had.
10. NO VERTICAL VIDEO
My absolute biggest pet peeve when watching amateur videos. If you’re recording with your phone, and not something like a GoPro or a real camera, make sure you TURN THE DAMN PHONE SIDEWAYS. Your eyes are arranged side-by-side, not one on top of the other. Holding the phone vertically creates a very narrow field of view, and makes it feel like you’re watching a video with horse blinders on. Turn that phone sideways, always, EVERY TIME.
Now get out there and film some smut for everyone to enjoy!