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August 7, 2007 at 12:52 PM #37061
Hi guys, I wasn’t sure if this was appropriet or not, but since some of you responded to another recent thread stating that you were narrative videomakers, I thought this article might be of interest to you. Being that I personally focus on the realm of no-budget video features, most of which are exploitation driven, I approached an actresses who specializes in nudity on how it should be covered since this is a topic I’ve rarely seen covered and thought would make a completely unique article. If you’ve ever caught late-night skinimax, you’ve probably seen Monique’s work, and she’s decided to turn my questions into a series and said that she has a few more pieces already planned out. The first installment deals with the audition process.
As always, feedback is welcome. Not to take traffic away from this fine site, but Monique is part of my boards and will answer questions you might have on the subject. She might even work them into a future piece.
August 7, 2007 at 5:57 PM #164302EndeavorParticipant
I approached an actresses who specializes in nudity on how it should be covered since this is a topic I’ve rarely seen covered and thought would make a completely unique article.
Well now, if nudity was covered it wouldn’t be nudity anymore X-D
My personal opinion is that most movies with sex in them are sell outs and could be done just as well without it. I do not watch movies with nudity and I would never allow it in any project I did.
I only have eyes for my wife and that’s the way it will stay.
August 9, 2007 at 12:49 AM #164303
As Monique points out, the only reason for nudity is money. She’s a very level-headed lady.
August 9, 2007 at 1:21 PM #164304faqvideoParticipant
I see nothing wrong in nude videos, as well as in nude photos, or paintings, or sculptures. The nude has been of interest to the artists (and appreciating public) of many nations through the centuries.
As for the post, what is your question?
August 19, 2007 at 4:33 PM #164305
As for the post, what is your question?
My apologies in getting back to you. I had to do some traveling last weekend and the delay of work carried through the entire week.
No real question, just a sharing of information. I hope I didn’t overstep any bounds here.
August 19, 2007 at 4:38 PM #164306AnonymousInactive
isn’t there an arrest wuarrant out for that pervert that painted dirty pictures all over the Sistine Chapel?
August 19, 2007 at 11:00 PM #164307TomScratchParticipant
Handling Nudity On Film, what a come-on for a subject. Anyone who is put off by this title or um titilated should forget all that and run not walk to this website. The independent filmmakers who contribute and yes they are seriously into exploitational films have posted numerous lengthy and informative articles based on their experiences with various facets of making and distributing films. The focus is on process and technique issues, how to perform the five hundred and one little things that are necessary to get quality of the screen. The focus is not on the the trashy content of their grindhouse product. (However, remember that Coppolla and Ron Howard (!!!), among other industry icons, started their careers making these kinds of films). If you read for trashy content you will be disappointed. If you are into non-scholarly discussions about how to improve your filmmaking skills, this does not disappoint.
The case study on four walling is fascinating and an interesting primer on this process. If you have already spent 8-12K making your film (not necessarily your own money), spending another 2 or 3K to four wall and possibly launch your film into the big time is not far fetched. Less randomly frustrating than the film fest route. And if your film is really cool and you put it on the net, they will be selling it on the streetcorner in BayJing tomorrow morning (actually yesterday morning due to the international dateline). A possible alternative is four walling. At least you should be familiar with it. Some films achieve some momentum in this process and end up four walling around the world. A director I met four walled his doc (Shortcut to Nirvana) briefly into the top boxoffice doc hits of all time by vacationing his film all over North America and Europe. At some stage in your frustration, you may want to consider this possibility.
REGARDS … TOM 8)
August 21, 2007 at 4:47 PM #164308
Wow! Thanks for the kind words, Tom.
Um….your $20 is in the mail. 😉 lol!
Seriously, thanks for the kind words. It’s been a long time since I’ve stumbled across that kind of praise.
Yes, most of the content has been written by exploitation filmmakers, most of whom love the genre but are also smart enough to realize that distribution sales for no-budget product is easier if the content is on the fringe. That being said, exploitative elements are no excuse for lazy moviemaking. The goal of any moviemaker should be to strive to make the best possible piece of cinema they can.
It’s funny, when I started B-Indi back in 2000, it was never really meant to focus on genre films, it’s just that that is the sort of filmmakers who flocked to it over the years. Sadly, traffic is down since my heyday 3 or 4 years ago. In August ’04, I peaked at 925k monthly visitors, I’m currently on target to do about 300k. No-Budget and SOV Moviemaking sites are a dime a dozen these days. I’d love to focus on a broader spectrum of work, but like I said, the exploitation filmmakers are the ones that gravitate, but anyone is welcome to submit material on any subject as long as it’s original content (not that I’m trying to weasel submissions away from this site, that would just make me a giant tool).
That being said, it’s funny you mention the Four-Walling article. A few years ago IndieSlate snaked that one from me. Without asking me, they reprinted the article. Not that I would have minded, and I certainly want my contributors to get as much attention and press as they deserve, but a little professional courtosy, in the form of a head’s up, would have been nice. But like you said, Rick Popko wrote a GREAT piece and deserves to be read by anyone interested in DIY cinema…..
In an attempt to work this back around to Monique’s article on Handling Nudity, I bet her it was just a matter of time before someone tried to pull an IndieSlat and republish the piece (and I hope someone does, Monique deserved the press). I feel the subject is just that interesting and isn’t really covered in any filmmaking text.
Again, thanks for the kind words. They’re greatly appreciated.
September 9, 2007 at 3:55 PM #164309
Part 2 is posted….it’s meant more for the talent, so if you have a lady who will be doing a scene, you might want to send her to the article.
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