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ADRIANA FETISH VISUAL - 07/21/2018



VISUAL NARRATIVES, FOR ME, ARE SO FUN TO SHOOT. IT'S USUALLY A GREAT INDICATION ON HOW GOOD THE ACTUAL SCENE IS GOING TO BE. AND THE MINUTE ADRIANA STARTED MOVING THROUGH THE SPACE, I IMMEDIATELY KNEW THAT THE SCENE WAS GOING TO BE INSANE. I USUALLY GIVE THE MODELS A SPECIFIC DIRECTION ON HOW I'D LIKE THEM TO MOVE, ACT, ETC. BUT ADRIANA NEEDED VERY LITTLE DIRECTION. I JUST TOLD HER A FEW THINGS THAT I WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH AND SHE TOOK IT AND WENT TO THE RACES.

I'M GOING TO START BREAKING DOWN THESE VISUAL NARRATIVES MOVING FORWARD. AND FOR THIS SEGMENT I'M GOING TO TELL YOU GUYS WHAT I DID, HOW I DID IT, AND WHY I DID IT. FIRST OF ALL, I SHOT ALL OF THIS VIDEO ON A RED EPIC-W. IN FACT, I SHOOT ALL MY STUFF ON EITHER A RED EPIC-W OR A MINI ALEXA. I USED SIMPLE ZEISS SUPER SPEEDS AS LENSES. I ALSO USED A MOVI-PRO FOR ALL THE CAMERA MOVEMENTS - BUT DID DO SOME HAND HELD STUFF FOR THE SHOWER SECTION AND THE NUDE TEASES. I DIDN'T HAVE A 1ST AC TO PULL FOCUS ON THE MOVI MOVEMENTS SO I PUMPED UP THE APERTURE TO ABOUT 5.6 AND PUT THE FOCUS AT 4-5 FEET SO THAT I CAN HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF DOF AND FOCUS AREA. LIKE MOST OF MY WORK, I USE SOLELY NATURAL LIGHT. I DID, HOWEVER, USED SOME BOUNCE LIGHT DURING THE OUTDOOR STUFF. ESPECIALLY NEAR THE BUSHES. I HAD A MY ASSISTANT HOLD UP A REFLECT BOUNCE SO GIVE HER SOME MORE LIGHT SINCE THAT AREA WAS SO DARK. AS FOR COLOR GRADING, I DID LITTLE ON THIS ONE. I JUST BUMPED UP THE CONTRAST AND ADJUST THE BASIC COLOR GRADE USING CURVES. I SHOT MOST OF THE VIDEO AT 120+ FRAMES AND CRANK UP THE SPEED HERE AND THERE.

THE TITLE OF THE VIDEO IS "FETISH". THE REASON WHY I CALLED IT "FETISH" WAS BECAUSE OF THE VERY NATURE OF THE SCENE. THERE ARE A SOME OF YOU GUYS WHO ARE READING THIS THAT ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THE AMXF NICHE. BUT THIS PARTICULAR SCENE WAS UNIQUE IN THE SENSE THAT ADRIANA IS EXTREMELY INTO ASIAN GUYS. SO IN SOME WAYS, WE WERE BOTH FETISH-IZING EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF OUR ETHNICITY - SHE'S WHITE WHO'S INTO ASIAN GUYS, AND I'M SHOOTING THIS SCENE BECAUSE SHE'S WHITE. AS FOR WHY I CHOSE THIS MUSIC TRACK, I'VE ALWAYS LIKE THIS TRACK BY EMMIT FENN. THERE WAS SOMETHING VERY FITTING ABOUT THE OVERALL TONE OF THIS MUSIC TRACK AND WHAT I WAS GOING FOR WITH THE VIDEO. HE LYRIC STARTS WITH HIM SINGING "I'VE BEEN SKIPPING STONES, LOOKING FOR THE WRONG THING". TO ME, I FELT THAT THOSE LYRICS WERE EMBODIES WHAT HER FETISH IS - SHE'S BEEN SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING THAT WOULD SATISFY HER NEEDS. I KNOW, IT SOUNDS CORNY, BUT THAT'S HOW MY MIND THINKS SOMETIMES.

ANYWAY, I HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY THIS ONE. AND AGAIN, I'LL BE DOING MORE OF THESE BREAKDOWNS AS WE GO. THANKS FOR SUBSCRIBING. LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS. BE KIND, AND REWIND.
stealingfire
07/21/2018
AWESOME DUDE! LOVE THE BREAKDOWNS. WHAT PROGRAM DO YOU USE TO COLOR GRADE? I HEAR DA VINCI RESOLVE IS THE ONE. I MOSTLY SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY AND USE LIGHTROOM WITH MINIMAL PHOTOSHOP BASED OFF JUST NOT KNOWING THE PROGRAM, BUT LIGHTROOMS TONE CURVES AND SLIDER SYSTEM MAKES THE MOST SENSE TO ME. I TRY USING PREMIERE (3 WAY COLOR CORRECTOR) TO COLOR GRADE FOOTAGE ON MY OWN BUT IT'S SO CONFUSING AND IT NEVER TURNS OUT THE WAY I WANT IT TO. ALSO, NOT SURE WHY I'M IN ALL CAPS BUT IM NOT YELLING AT YOU LOL
Jesh
07/22/2018
Hahaha.. STOP YELLING AT ME!!! hahahaha. Color grading is intense. For photoshop, I just use the tools that are available to me in photoshop. I don't do much to be honest. I just do basic adjustments using curves and adjustment to the raw. I try not to do too much "on trend" processing because I find that the execution gets dated... fast. I also use dodge and burn quite a bit to accentuate the natural light. As for video footage, I use Da Vinci Resolve a lot. But only on bigger projects. For something as quick as these Visual Narratives I tend to just use an adjustment layer on all my clips on Premiere and I just do a basic curves adjustment with the built in Lumetri Color system. I know what you mean about the 3 way color corrector... but it's actually pretty powerful. I use that a lot too.
SteveX
07/25/2018
^Its because everything comes up in caps in text box haha. Anyway, hope to see more of the visual narratives. Always adds more depth to the scenes and emphasizes the beauty of the female performers :) Also keeps everyone coming back to the website with new clips being added regularly.
Jesh
07/25/2018
I feel you about the visual narratives. thanks man. i appreciate the kind words
misterfaceman
07/26/2018
tHis so good but i cant thpe lowercase for some reason but it Ok cuz i like so mich i uelling.