Sunday, January 25, 2015

Howl Returns, Training Returns... A Live Event Returns?

Wow, it's been a while since I posted here in the Adventures in Wrestling Media Production blog.  And that's largely because I've been focusing mostly on the Bondage Wrestling Blog, I must admit.  Plus other discussion has been buzzing around over on Twitter (@DoomMaidens) instead of here.  But here's a chance for a post here!

So, what's new?

First off, we give a warm welcome to 2015 and great things to come in the new year!  Our local wrestlers are doing well, some of our men have returned home from abroad, and plans are in the works for gatherings, events, and more video action.

Light-weight guys Howl and Twiggy have returned home, after travelling far-and-wide for several months.  Howl returned two weeks ago, and Twiggy just two days ago!

Howl's Welcome-Back Filming

Howl received a welcomed back with an intense 2-video shoot, featuring a 30-minute men's pro-style-inspired pantyhose match where he got to display his incredible spinal flexibility and then a mixed catball fight with VeVe which had some pretty hard rolling.

The mixed catball, called "Angry Dancers! Mixed Catball in Tights" featured Howl and VeVe as battling ballet dancers and ended up with Howl getting bound up with many pairs of pantyhose in the finale.  I expected the pantyhose-bondage finish to be a quick conclusion for this video, but VeVe took it a step further.  She took a full 10 minutes to tie Howl up and really harassed him as she did it.  Then she covered his head with pantyhose and unexpectedly stuffed a ballet shoe into his face.  She's so darn spontaneous!

Training Returns

In other news, we've revived our wrestler training meet-ups to give our ladies and gentlemen more chances to refine their skills.  We just started up again last week, and we look forward to a good-sized gathering for this coming week.

Over recent years, we've had small training gatherings in our small studio to help wrestlers with their rope-work skills.  However, the small studio has only a 10' x 10' mat space, which forces the gatherings to keep to a rather small size.  Now however, for 2015, we have moved training to the large studio, which not only accommodates our 10' x 20' mat space, but also has much more room on the periphery.

Event Space

In addition to being a nice practice spot, our large studio is also a party space.  And that means that there may be an event in the pipeline for this coming year.

The studio is in a fairly accessible area of Brooklyn, directly reachable by at least 4 subway lines and several buses.  There's a reasonable chance for street parking too (and no parking meters).

So, if you enjoy live events and parties, stay tuned on this front.  I will admit that events and parties are often low on our priorities list, taking a firm backseat to shoot-scheduling, but they can be fun to make happen.

And lastly for this post...

VeVe's Custom Script Contest

VeVe has yet to actually blog about this herself (by the way, here's her blog), but she talks to me about it and would surely post about it if she had more time.  It's her "Custom Script Contest" idea.  

In a nutshell, this would be a chance for fans to submit script ideas for her to review.  She would select the submissions she found most do-able/appealing, would request a full script (if the submitter wishes to write one), and would produce a "custom" video from it.  She has a number of ideas regarding the logistics on this.  In fact, I just asked her about it right now, and she provided so many ideas in response, that I think it is just best that she address it all herself!

But anyway, be aware, she is thinking in these terms as a fun little way to try out new ideas and provide a large discount on the cost of a custom.  Keep you eyes on her for further developments on that.

And with that, I'll sign off on this entry.  The cafe I'm in now is getting a bit crowded, and we're moving from morning into afternoon at this point.  Until next time!  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Known Result or Surprise? Mixed Wrestling Question

Hey Readers,

This morning, I posed a little question on Twitter:

"Do you like to know who wins a competitive mixed match before you watch the video? Or do you like the result to be a surprise?"

It's only been a few hours since posting, but the response has been very nice (especially considering I only tweeted the question once).  Thanks for that, guys!

I also started a similar discussion on the forum back in February 2014 (that thread is here).  Similar to the responses coming from Twitter so far, opinions are pretty mixed on this matter!

I absolutely respect both sides on this matter.  And I think that is why I am so fascinated with the question.  I totally understand the thrill of the surprise - heck, I've been avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers.  I also understand that for the pro-"Surprise" people, not knowing the result ahead of time can make viewing the match much more like watching a live telecast.  However, I also completely understand the "Want to Know" point of view: What if the result will be upsetting?  What if you're looking for a *specific* outcome?  When you're purchasing an item, are you comfortable going into that purchase without full information?

Both camps make perfect sense, and I could go on at length about how both are completely valid.  However, the point of this post is something other.

I err on the side of caution when it comes to video descriptions.  Indeed, when it comes to competitive mixed wrestling videos, my descriptions normally reveal the result.

However, I am curious about releasing a video that does not reveal the result in the description.  And I am curious about putting together a match that could be a "surprise" in this sense.

It's very do-able.... but who would the opponents be?

Here's a list of local ladies and gentlemen who work with me and who are willing to do competitive mixed wrestling.  Select a few and make me a proposal! (they are also listed in the left hand column of the DoomMaidens website).

VeVe Lane     - 5'4" and 120 lbs
Amazon Annie     - 6' and 200 lbs
Crazy Azy     - 5'2" and 130 lbs
Rachel DD    - 5'4" and 120 lbs
Sircee       - 5'8" and 180 lbs


(Unfortunately, Keri is still rehabilitating her shoulder and can't do mixed competitive. Indra *may* or may not be up for fully competitive mixed.  I don't think Trish does fully competitive. ShaSha would be defeated by anyone in a competitive match)

Hanz      - 6'1" and 180 lbs
Diablo     - 5'6" and 165 lbs
Adrian    - 5'9" and 200 lbs
Thrash     - 5'6" and 140 lbs
Kevin     - 5'7" and 180 lbs
Frankie    - 5'4" and 145 lbs

Pick a pairing, leave a note here or e-mail me, and I'll contact the wrestlers and try to put it together!  Local wrestlers are easy to bring together.  If you want more info on the wrestlers, just let me know.

If you want to see special rules, also let me know.

And the match will be released without results being revealed.

Like the idea?  Leave a comment below or drop me a line:

Friday, November 7, 2014

VeVe's Post: Filming with Syd Blakovich?

VeVe posts the following to the Doom Maidens Wrestling yahoogroup.  It's a call for customs and suggestions featuring visiting female wrestler Syd Blakovich from California.

Syd will be visiting NYC in late November 2014.

Hi, Everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that we're talking with Syd Blakovich about setting up a shoot for the end of this month.

Syd's a very experienced grappler & BDSM model -- a BJJ brown belt and past MMA fighter, as well as a veteran of Ultimate Surrender and

Image Gallery (warning: NSFW)

If you have custom requests featuring Syd, let us know ASAP; it will help us plan the shoot and make it happen.

All the best!
                 - VeVe

Pics of Syd:

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014. Thematic Pictures!

Happy Halloween!  Have a creepy evening, everyone!  Some thematically appropriate screen captures for extra festive spookiness. Thanks to Amazon Annie, Crazy Azy, VeVe Lane, and Candy Pain!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pro-Style Madness with Crazy Azy and Amazon Annie

So, we gave Crazy Azy and Amazon Annie a pro-style "audition" together yesterday.  The result was quite madness, I must say!

Actually, the result was "Pirate Azy Pro-Style Attack!"  A video in which Azy totally dominates Annie with her pro-style holds.  The video is pretty over-the-top, zany, and wild, but it is a chance for Azy to show us the pro holds she knows.  She works Annie over with camel clutches, Boston Crabs, single crabs, the Stretch Muffler, surf board, triangle chokes, and more (but no Ceiling Holds, sorry!).

The action and vocalizations are a little "rough," since this is their very first pro-style attempt.  In fact, Azy had NO prior pro-style experience at all.  But the visuals look great, and the holds make for some sweet pictures.  I think Azy has got a lot of potential as a heel character!  And Annie's not too shabby as a jobber, either.  Pretty flexible for an amazon!

I concocted the storyline, and then I told the ladies to just go and run with it... and we'll see what they do with it.

So anyway, have a look for yourselves and let us know what you think!  The video is about 13 minutes long, and we've uploaded it to Amazon Annie's youtube channel.  Remember, this is a "first attempt" and an audition, so please be kind :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Summer's End: Mixed, Jade, Rachel, Sircee, VeVe

Well, it's only been a relatively short time since our return from the August FetCon road trip, but there's been a surprisingly huge amount of work going on!  I mean, really, I can't believe the amount of filming that's taken place in this past few weeks.  Basically, one thing leads to another, and once that ball gets rolling, it just picks up speed...

Here's a little run-down:

The Great Outdoors

In late August, VeVe, Hanz, and I took the camera outside again for more outdoor filming adventures.  We hit a wooded area to film both a special custom video and an "experimental" (for us) mixed wrestling themed scenario video which came to be called "Wilderness Mugging Gone Wrong!"

In the "Mugging" video, Hanz played the role of a mugger who stalked hiker VeVe on the trail, only to find himself in tremendous trouble once he finally attacked her.  I was really pleased with the aesthetics on this one - the various shades of green and sunlight through the trees just looked so appealing.  Plus VeVe wore a red shirt, which really made her stand out amongst the surrounding greenery.  Here's the cover image from that video, so you can see the colors in effect:

I'd love to be able to do more outdoor themed filming, and I'm definitely sure that VeVe and Hanz would like to as well.  In fact, I think that VeVe and Hanz are the most available for outdoor filming.

Actually, now that I think of it, this video was inspired by a stage combat workshop that VeVe and I had attended in late August.  I wish I could have gotten Hanz there as well, but it was just too short of notice.  In any case, I got to refresh my stage weapons handling knowledge, and VeVe got to give it a first try.  We mostly ended up getting into "unarmed" classes, which is ironic considering that's what we actually have the most work-experience doing.  Oh well!  But we got to do some classes in knife, small sword, and broad sword, too.

I once held SAFD recognized stage combat proficiencies in Rapier & Dagger and Quarterstaff, but that was many moons ago, and that workshop was my first stage weapons refresher in about a decade.

Anyway, VeVe and Hanz are both very excited to try weapons-type battles - sword duels, high fantasy settings - so we'll have to let them give that a try.  ... at some point... before the idea gets buried by this incoming mountain of To-Do!

But moving on, because, holy cow, there's actually been a LOT between then and now...

Filming with Jade Indica and Rachel DD

Also in August, we moved quickly into 2 other shoots, one featuring Jade Indica, and the other featuring Rachel DD.

VeVe and Jade filmed several videos together, including a slinky-yet-angry "showgirls" catball fight, featuring black pantyhose and lacy bras.  They also filmed a new little superheroine "cosplay" battle, which VeVe had been pushing for for some time.  VeVe was a big instigator on this video, which featured both ladies treading upon the mats with their high heel boots - VeVe in stilettos, in fact!

VeVe's cosplay pro-style battle with Jade also gave us our first chance at having a wrestler gagged while she's fighting and getting put in holds (VeVe tape gagged) and a chance to try some post-production special effects.  Both of these factors related to VeVe's character's super powers, which involved a powerfully disorienting banshee scream.

Needless to say, VeVe was super excited to try this one!

And only a few days later, we filmed with Rachel DD, which involved her revisiting her SuperGirl Rachel role, as well as even more catball fighting - this time with Rachel as a wealthy housewife and VeVe as a sexy burglar - and then some competitive bondage wrestling.

Since Rachel had to miss out on the big 6-Way Bikini Bondage Wrestling tourney from July, she instead got to face off against VeVe alone!  The end result was a wonderfully tight and tidy hogtie for Rachel, complete with cleave gag!

More Men and Mixed Action

Then as September started rolling around, we got into a big mixed wrestling kick.

Initially, a few fans had requested a male vs male bondage wrestling match take place, and we were certainly willing to give that a try.  Following their successful 2-on-1 take down of VeVe in July, Howl and Sato agreed to meet up later to bondage wrestle against each other.  And so, we looked forward to this match-up.

But Howl had plans to go out of town at the end of August, so our timeline for the Howl vs Sato match suddenly became quite tight.  And, as it turned out, we weren't able to get Howl and Sato together in time, but returning wrestler Twiggy stepped in for the match.  And so, our first men's bondage wrestling match ended up being Howl vs Twiggy.

Once that long, grueling match finished, we gave Howl a much-needed break as we moved on to a competitive mixed bondage wrestling match of Twiggy vs VeVe.  So, Twiggy got to experience wrestling both a total novice and a bondage wrestling expert that day!

Once Howl had recovered, and following VeVe's roping of Twiggy, VeVe and Howl broke into a costume bag and got themselves decked out for a much anticipated pro-style match.  And as we were getting attire together for Howl, we discovered that, remarkably, he fit into VeVe's shiny red thong leotard.  VeVe put on her black thong leotard, and then, after they both added boots and tights, we had a splendid Thong Leotard Battle on our hands!

And just as I was getting all of that footage processed and released, I suddenly found that I was scheduled to shoot 3 more mixed wrestling videos within the first few days of September.

We had a much-anticipated competitive match between Sircee and Adrian, which had some Twitter-sphere built-up as the opponents tweeted menacingly at each other for months beforehand.

Two days later, we had an audition shoot for two new gentlemen, each of whom faced off against VeVe in different competitive wrestling styles, one after the other.  New wrestler Kevin fought VeVe in a regular wrestling bout, and newcomer Frankie took on VeVe in bondage wrestling.

Both Kevin and Frankie did a great job in their videos, and we have gladly added them to our roster of available talent.

Whew, and now, writing all of this is also reminding me that I'v still quite a lot of work to do for upcoming releases.  I've got quite a few unreleased videos that have been calling to me:

- A "special conditions" bondage match of VeVe vs Sircee, where VeVe fights with her ankles bound from the start.  And where she is attempting to get a specific fun-suggested tie on Sircee.
- The awesome bondage wrestling match of VeVe vs Frankie
- The 6-lady "Slave Revolt" video featuring VeVe and Indra as mistresses who get overpowered by their 4 escaped female captives

Ok, more to come, as always, and more being planned as we speak!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FetCon 2014 Brief and the Water Camera

Greetings Gentle Readers.  Welcome back!  I went quiet for a little while during the last two weeks, since I've been road tripping along the East Coast for videography purposes.

FetCon 2014 Visit

This trip brought us down to Fetish Con ("FetCon") 2014 in Tampa, Florida.  VeVe and I joined up with Minxy Li, and  we enjoyed a bit of vacationing amongst the filming goings-on.

I filmed a tickle bondage wrestling video featuring VeVe and Mutiny, which also gave me an opportunity to meet Mutiny for the first time.

After the tickling, VeVe and Mutiny geared up for another video together: a superheroine / villainess bondage wrestling scenario, wherein SuperGirl Mutiny was presented a "gift" of krypronite ropes by villainess Evil VeVe.  As you may expect, that didn't go well for Super Mutiny, and she ended up helplessly bound.

Over to the left is a little camera phone picture of VeVe and Mutiny before their superheroine shoot.

We also filmed a bondage wrestling video of Minxy Li vs Ginary.  This was a return visit to the bondage wrestling arena for Ginary, but this match with Minxy proved just as difficult, if not more-so, than her last rope-tie appearance.  In short, Ginary ended up tied up pretty quickly and fully dominated by Minxy.  Ginary then had to suffer through physical tormenting and eventual ball gagging as Minxy roughed her up, taunted her, and generally enjoyed herself at Ginary's expense!  Here's a camera phone picture that VeVe snapped over my shoulder during this filming.

And after the bondage wrestling, VeVe and Minxy teamed up for a Lift & Carry video with Ginary, where they kept Ginary off the ground for 10 minutes, trading her back and forth as they performed various lifts.

We also got to meet Tomiko (of Las Vegas) for the first time as well.  VeVe and Tomiko filmed together for 2 videos, doing a superheroine / villainess video for Tomiko and a 1960's -esque skin diver girl battle for us. That was fairly madcap and, in my opinion, quite retro-looking in terms of action and videography style.

Superheroine Showdown

Like last year, VeVe also joined in on the official FetCon Superheroine Showdown again (hosted by George Perez).  VeVe appeared again as a villainess (notice a theme here?), this time sporting her post-apocalyptic thong attire.

For this Showdown, the superheroines escorted their captured supervillainesses up onto the stage.  And just as the superheroines introduced themselves and showed off their captured criminals, the Big Boss lady villainess Saharra Huxly burst in to cause a distriction.  Just what the villainesses needed to turn the tables and escape from and subdue their captors.  Now the shoe was on the other foot!  The villainesses then took over and made their introductions as they displayed their newly-captured superheroines.

Villainess VeVe was captured by and then captured in-turn a superheroine called Miss Mapleleaf.  I myself captured quite a few camera phone pictures of the action, and a photographer named Mig grabbed some high resolution pictures with is pro still-photography camera.  I'll share some of those here:


Also at FetCon, VeVe and Minxy got a chance to meet up with popular dominatrix Goddess Phoenix, who was visiting from Atlanta, Georgia.  Here is a camera phone snap shot of these three ladies.  Also a group shot of Ginary, Minxy, and VeVe.

Water Camera

Following FetCon, VeVe and Minxy headed over to Clearwater Beach, where they got to swim in the Gulf of Mexico and also test out our new waterproof video camera.  That camera is really small - about the size of a cell phone, and held the same way.  It took a bit of getting used to, but I came around to it quickly.

I grabbed some video of the ladies floating in the waves and playing with a giant beach ball, but the ocean waters were too misty for good underwater filming, and it was too hard for the camera to see very far while below the surface.  But the camera certainly was not phased at all by being dunked under the water, salted, and rained on.

We later arrived at another hotel as we travelled further south and east in Florida, where I was then able to film VeVe underwater in a pool.  And THAT produced a very nice, clear underwater picture.  Here's a little excerpt from a fuller video we filmed under the surface in the sunny pool:

Very nice results in the pool!

And some stills I took from this footage:

We also brought the waterproof camera back out again as we travelled north in Florida, capturing VeVe flexing in the water at Neptune Beach in the early morning.  Waves crashing and water droplets falling onto the camera?  No problem.  I would never want to stand waist deep in the ocean with my normal dry-land camera, but with the waterproof mini camera, I have no such fears.  But, granted, the little water proof thing is very simple and doesn't have a power stabilizer, so if I'm walking and filming and waves crash into my legs, the camera will certainly feel it (and show it).  But anyway, here is another video from the water camera, this time above the surface:

Whew, and there we have it for now!  Just a brief little summary, but hopefully with lots of helpful and interesting visuals.  I'm here in a splendid cafe in North Carolina on our way back up the East coast, and it's about time for me to get back on the road again.

I hope you enjoyed this little check-in entry, and hopefully too this underwater camera footage is inspiring!

When we get back up to NYC, I'll be attending a weekend-long stage combat seminar on both Saturday and Sunday.  VeVe will be attending as well.  It's a little brush up for me, but it will be some of VeVe's first formal training with weapons-based stage combat.  That should yield some interesting results!

See you all later, and thanks for reading!