Saturday, February 22, 2014

Big Filming February: Lots of Guests, Lots of Footage!

Whew, here I am on a Saturday morning at the cafe, taking a break from break-neck video production velocity.  Again: whew!

This month has actually been really full of filming - and it's the shortest month of the year!  We had a lot of snow, over and over and over, but we also had a lot of visiting wrestlers and models come into town.  This generated quite a lot of video footage!  All custom request footage was processed and distributed immediately, as always, but there's quite a backlog of videos for the store right now.

I think there is only one video that hasn't been processed yet, which is the pro-style video with Candy Pain and Ginary, but there are a ton of other already-been-processed videos waiting for me to go in, take stills, select top stills, make graphics, write up descriptions, and set on the shelves.  I'm actually taking a breather from it right now.

Some of the material is so nice that I have gone in randomly and taken stills out to share around the web.  But then I wind up with 1 or 2 stills here and there in my pictures storage from various videos, and that can make the folder get a little out of control!

But anyway, enough about my image folders.  Let me give a little recap of the various filmings.

Feb 7 Mega Filming Day #1

In a previous entry, I was anticipating the first big shoot of the month, set for Friday, Feb 7:

This filming day ran from about 11 am to 9 pm.  Keri, Ginary, VeVe, Indra, and I were the first on the scene, so we all filmed a bunch together.  We started off by filming the wild, grueling 2-on-1 competitive bondage wrestling match with Indra and Ginary vs VeVe.

Keri watched this crazy match from the sidelines, very thoroughly entertained.  Indra and Ginary together were an absolutely hysterical team.  Like a true comedy team... without meaning to be.  Indra of course ran her mouth, ordering Ginary around, and being incredibly, amusingly candid as all three ladies struggled, fought over the ropes, and worked non-stop for the victory.  The interactions between Indra and Ginary were so amusing, that both Keri and I had to stifle laughs... but VeVe, on the other hand, was not laughing at all!  As a matter of fact, I think she was going to cry out in frustration!  This all went on for about 40 minutes, and in an incredible display of fortitude, VeVe fought past frustration and hogtied both Indra and Ginary.  Impressive!

Following that marathon match, Keri filmed with VeVe and Ginary for her site, Spectrum Custom Requests.  I ran Keri's camera for a video with Keri and VeVe, and then VeVe ran Keri's camera for a belly punching video with Keri and Ginary while I stepped out for food.

As we moved into afternoon, Candy Pain arrived for a pro-style video with Ginary.  That was simply wild because Ginary is the most flexible wrestler I've seen.  She's a bondage model, so I can see where that helps!  Candy was able to crank some of her holds far back, further than I have ever seen her do before.  This pro-style video didn't have any tights or boots: bare legs and feet, with Ginary in bikini and Candy in a fringe leotard.

Candy left as Darling arrived.  The ladies then had the pleasure of partaking of their mini bondage tournament: the 4-Way Lingerie Bondage Wrestling match!  This was with Keri, Ginary, VeVe, and Darling.  This match marked the second 4-Way female bondage match we've tried.  The first was in May 2013, featuring VeVe, Indra, Kim, and Shauna Ryanne, where the ladies all wore tight jeans and bikini tops.

Riding on the high energy of the 4-way match, I then switched over to Keri's camera again and filmed videos with Keri, Darling, and VeVe for Keri's site.  Keri was also slated to film a Karate Nylons video with Thrash, but he had to call out sick, so that got rescheduled to a later date.  So, Keri was free to go, as was Ginary, and we turned then to the Superheroine cosplay pro-style match with Darling as the "Evil Ninja" and VeVe as "Cammy" from Street Fighter.

Then Hanz arrived, and we filmed a mixed domination video with him and Darling.  As I am filming, I often muse over what the title will be for the new video.  And with this one, it quickly became clear as Darling showed off her style of domination: Darling's Finest Assets.

We wrapped up the evening with a competitive mixed match between Darling and Hanz for Hanz's store, Hanz Vanderkill's Mixed Battle Theatre.  Darling has several years of jiujitsu under her belt, and she brought it to the fore to face off against Hanz's submission wrestling experience.  A very different video from the previous domination match!

Following all that, I hopped the bus home.  But the month of filming had only just begun.

Catball and Bondage Wrestling

I've got to mention that in the week prior to the Feb 7 mega shoot, we also had a filming day with Candy Pain, VeVe, and Thrash.  Candy and VeVe hit the mats for a 40-minute catball fight in their secret agent leotard and tights attire.  And following that, once the ladies got all of the hair out of their mouths, Candy faced off against her "classmate" Thrash for a competitive bondage wrestling match to see who had taken to their lessons best.

Mega Filming Day #2 and Zentai Suit Wrestling

A week after our first Mega Filming Day, we had another mega filming day!  This one was on Sunday, Feb 16.  But before that, on the Saturday, VeVe met with newcomer Raj for a Zentai suit mixed wrestling match at the small studio.  I've only taken a few stills out of that video, and it's good to write about it now, because it got a tad lost under the pile of material from the Sunday.  It'll come soon.

But as for Mega Filming Day #2.  This one was with visiting wrestler / bodybuilder Iron Liberty, who was in town from Colorado.

For this one, we needed to get to the studio 90 minutes early in the morning in order to clean it; there had been a big party there the night before, and when we walked in on Sunday morning, we found the party lights spinning, the music still on, and even some slumbering guests...  VeVe and I scrubbed the place down and collected quite a good deal of recyclable garbage, all just in time for Hanz to arrive and then Iron Liberty.

Our first item to film was a judo video featuring VeVe and 3 men: Hanz, Thrash, and newcomer Lance Kaiser.  VeVe was applying for a teaching job at a judo school, and ended up needing to "school" the male instructors in order to be taken seriously.  The combination of lighting, white judo uniforms, red mats, and black pantyhose created a nice aesthetic look here.

We also went on to film a "Strength and Muscle Comparison" with Iron Liberty and Lance.  You know, Iron Liberty is a bodybuilder and Lance is a recreational yoga guy, so...

Iron Liberty also took on VeVe in a competitive bondage wrestling match.  This was Iron's first time trying this sort of thing, but she proved to be a tenacious escapist, which gave VeVe a ton of trouble.  The final tie came after a long, frustrating struggle of about 20 minutes, and it was functional, unconventional, asymmetrical, yet tidy and got the job done.

Iron Liberty also got a chance to play a bounty hunter in a scenario-based video with Hanz.  Boots, tight jeans, debt collecting.  Bad news for Hanz.

We then filmed a competitive mixed match between Hanz and Iron Liberty, again for Hanz's store....

Oh, and that reminds me.  I also filmed a bunch of material with Hanz and Amazon Annie at the very start of the day, all for Hanz's store.  This included a competitive match between the two, as well as various scissors-off and leg strength tests.  Hanz was really getting put to the test.  And speaking of tests...

He also got his flexibility really tested too!  To wrap up the day, Hanz played jobber in a new pro-style bout against Candy Pain.  This match focused on the Boston Crab and other unhappy back-bending holds, putting Hanz into some deep back extension.  What did he do to deserve such treatment?!  He was well behaved all day!  Oh well!  That match was lovingly called simple "Back-Bending Mixed Pro-Style," but of course!

And that was that for Mega Filming Day #2.  But the following week - this very past week for me now - we got a chance to meet up with Keri and Thrash together to film the Karate Nylons video with them.  At last!  It was on Wednesday evening, and we met up in the Times Square area to use the small Manhattan studio there.  Keri got a chance to rock out the black leotard and tights.  We hope to see her in these again with us in the future.

Wow, and there you have it!  Now today is Saturday, and I don't think there are any shoots planned for the next several days.  It's a beautiful day outside today, so I appreciate not being in the filming studios while we have such a nice break in the weather.

Until next time.  Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Friday Mega Filming Preview Pictures

Hooray!  The Mega filming day last Friday was a great success!  Working on releasing all videos in a timely manner.  But in the meantime, here are some pictures from the antics, featuring Ginary, VeVe, Indra, Candy Pain, Hanz, Keri, and Darling!

Videos Include:
Pro-Style: Candy Pain Dominates Ginary

Working on 'um!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Friday Filming: VeVe, Keri, Darling, Indra, Candy, Ginary, Thrash, Hanz

Wow!  That was a lot of names!

But yes, indeed, we have a MEGA filming day scheduled to take place this very Friday, Feb 7.

We've got the big studio booked for many hours - all day, actually, and into the evening.  We've got Keri Spectrum coming in from New Jersey, Darling from California, Ginary from Florida, along with local talents VeVe Lane, Indra, Candy Pain, Hanz, and Thrash.  A full house!

But I should note that not all of these people will be together at the same time, particularly where the male wrestlers are concerned.  Hanz will be coming later in the evening, and Thrash is only doing one video.  This means there will be a lot of filming that the ladies will be doing together.

I won't go into too much detail beforehand, but we're slated to film one video featuring VeVe, Keri, Ginary, and Darling all at the same time.  Indra and Ginary are slated to also film with VeVe.  Darling and VeVe have plans together.  Ginary and Candy and slated together.  And Keri is filming female footage for her own studio as well.

As, a big F v F day.  Or sometimes F v F v F v F or FF v F.  Or variations thereof!  And we're filming a variety of themes and genres of wrestling videos.

So, everyone better eat their Wheaties for a long day of action!  And I need to kick this cold I developed of the past weekend.  But I think I'll be fine.

I'm pumped to roll cameras, and I send out many thanks to VeVe for coordinating the logistics on this single-handedly.  Lots of visitors together at one time - what a nice little mini mega filming event!