Samstag, 20. April 2013

Sex and Space - David Blooms Porn-Art-Project bei ErotikINSIDER

Im ErotikINSIDER Magazin berichtet die (S)EXpertin und Squirting-Queen Zoé Amares über das PornArtProjekt Sex and Space. Der ambitionierte Choreograph David Bloom will dabei die Grenzen zwischen Tanz und Sex, Kunst und Pornografie ausloten. In einem leidenschaftlichen Plädoyer ruft Miss Amares die ErotikINSIDER Community und alle die davon begeistert sind auf, das Kunst-Projekt zu unterstützen und Sex and Space zum Erfolg zu verhelfen. 
Der folgenden Beitrag stammt von Zoé Amares und wird mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Autorin auf RSM veröffentlicht. In der ErotikINSIDER Community findet man den Beitrag hier:
http://erotikinsider.com/foto-video-kunst/item/285-porn-art-project

Sex and Space -
David Blooms Porn-Art-Project
 bei ErotikINSIDER


Sex and Space - 
This short film brings together work with dance, movement, 
and conscious sexuality to create a beautiful erotic visual experience.


Zoé Amares betrachtet die heutige Pornoszene
Was heute in zu vielen Pornos zu sehen ist, haut selbst Tante Emma nicht mehr aus den Socken. Künstliche Szenen, ins Unermessliche gesteigert. Glatt gestylte Barby trifft auf Zuchtbullen Ken. Es wird ein wenig gehoppelt, ein wenig geschrien. Ganz wichtig am Schluss der Camshot. Damit auch Onkel Horst versteht, dass die Geschichte nun zu Ende ist.  

ART vs PORN - David Bloom Outtakes für Sex and Space

Der Reiz des Neuen: ECHTER SEX & TANZ
Betrachten wir Sex einmal in einem anderen Blickwinkel und verbinden echten Sex und Tanz miteinander. Klingt erst einmal abstrakt. Gehen wir den Gedankengang aber weiter - was passiert, wenn grazile Tänzer und Tänzerinnen aufeinander treffen und sich ganz bewusst hingeben? Wenn Körper - in Zeit und Raum - in Bewegungen übergehen und sich körperliche Zustände in ihrer Natürlichkeit entwickeln, reizen und gar multiplizieren? Dann ist Raum geschaffen und es entsteht NEUES. Wie das Projekt Sex and Space. 

David Bloom knüpft Körperkontakte

Sex and Space: NEW PORN ART!
Sex and Space ist das neue Film-Projekt des Choreografen David Bloom. Er ist bekannt dafür, dass er Grenzen ausreizt, mit Sex and Space will er aus den festen Strukturen der Porn und Art Industrie ausbrechen.  

Professionelle Tänzer und Tänzerinnen werden bei seinem Projekt zusammenkommen und Ihren Emotion und Ihrer Erregung freien Lauf lassen. Es wird improvisiert und bewegt. Alles auch unter dem künstlerischen Aspekt des körperlichen Ausdrucks. Ein Experiment bei dem der Zuschauer ganz nah dabei sein kann - bei allem Echten und Erlebten, bei jeder gefühlten Erregung und bewussten Sexualität. Spannung, Kribbeln und ... echte erotische Bilder... Hautnahes Miterleben ist vorprogrammiert!  

David Bloom mit Partnerin im Sex and Space Pitch Video 

ErotikINSIDER unterstützt das Projekt SEX and SPACE
Wenn auch Ihr es satt habt, immer denselben Porneinheitsbrei zu sehen und Euch schon Filme wie SHORTBUS begeistert haben - unterstützt zusammen mit ErotikINSIDER das Projekt Sex and Space und macht es möglich! Wie Ihr das tun könnt? Schließt Euch uns an, denn schon mit einer kleinen Spende könnt Ihr aktiv werden und eine der ersten DVDs bald Euer eigen nennen. Der Soundtrack des Films kommt von der Berliner Band Fenster.  

David Bloom - Dance, Choreography, Teaching, Sexual Fortune Telling


Zur Person: DAVID BLOOM
David Bloom ist in Heidelberg geboren, Familie aus New York, NY. Pianist seit 16 Jahren in diversen New Yorker Locations. Tanzausbildung an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Choreographie am Hochschulübergreifenden Zentrum Tanz (HZT). "Urban Tantra" Ausbildung bei Barbara Carellas. BDSM- und Tantra-Workshops. Projekte mit Marco Santi, Michael d'Auzon, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki & Felix Ruckert. Eigene Arbeiten z.B. Die Heilige und die Hure, ein Solo für Felix Ruckert. 


PornArtProjekt Sex and Space

Infos zu SEX and SPACE 
Mehr Infos auch zur Unterstützung des Kunst und Porno Projektes gibt es hier: 
 
Project Sex and Space   
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sex-and-space
Sex and Space Pitch Video - Let's get this campaign going!!!   
http://vimeo.com/61131003
ART versus PORN - Some outtakes from the crowdfunding video for the Sex and Space project...   
http://vimeo.com/63580430 
Support!   
http://vimeo.com/64022795

Sex and Space auf All Events in Germany
http://allevents.in/Germany/Sex-and-Space-Make-it-happen/630367376979559


 Skydancing

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Sex and Space - vom PornFilmFestival unterstützt

David Blooms Porn-Art-Projekt braucht viele Förderer, um erfolgreich zu werden. Auch das PornFilmFestival in Berlin unterstützt den ambitionierten Künstler und will sein Werk im Oktober beim 8. Festival präsentieren.


Sex and Space -

vom PornFilmFestival unterstützt
 



Im Grenzbereich zwischen Pornografie und Kunst
Eine Gruppe professioneller zeitgenössischer TänzerInnen aus Berlin, die auch mit der Erforschung bewusster Sexualität arbeiten, werden vom Choreografen David Bloom dazu eingeladen, mit ihrer Erfahrung im Schaffen von Tanzstücken die Grenze zwischen Pornografie und Kunst in diesem Kurzfilm auszuloten und zu hinterfragen.
Wieviel Sex verträgt eine “seriöse” choreografische Arbeit? Und wieviel Zeit und Raum verträgt die Pornografie?
 
Verbindung von Tanz, Bewegung und bewusster Sexualität
Auch als Hommage an die experimentierfreudige und sex-positive Atmosphäre Berlins im frühen 21. Jahrhundert gedacht, arbeitet Sex and Space mit der Verbindung von Tanz, Bewegung und bewusster Sexualität, um ganz spezielle erotische Bilder zu schaffen.
Soundtrack von der Band FENSTER! 
Bitte unterstützt uns, und macht dieses Projekt möglich!:
Besucht die Indiegogo Crowdsourcing-Seite des Sex and Space Filmprojekts
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sex-and-space




PornFilmFestival Berlin 
http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de/de/unterstuetzt-das-sex-and-space-filmprojekt/


Freitag, 19. April 2013

Sex and Space - David Bloom introduces his ambitious Porn-Art-Project

David Bloom is a Berlin Artist of Dance, Choreography, Teaching, Sexual Fortune Telling. With his ambitious Porn-Art-Project Sex and Space he boldly will step into uncharted waters. His planed short film brings together work with dance, movement and conscious sexuality to create a beautiful erotic visual experience.

Sex and Space -
David Bloom introduces his 

ambitious Porn-Art-Project 

 Sex and Space - A creative Porn-Art-Project


The Mash-up
I’m a dancer and choreographer living in Berlin, Germany. After completing an M.A. in choreography three years ago, I’ve done a lot of work and research with conscious sexuality practices, such as Tantra and BDSM. Many of those experiences have been inspirational, transformative, and extremely beautiful.
My wish is to bring my worlds of art-making and sexual healing together, and use tools I’ve developed in 10 years of making dances to create an art piece that is unlimited by ideas about what can and can’t be done in the realm of “serious” art.
I’d also like to change people’s ideas about how subtle, intelligent, and well-conceived erotic art can be. Despite films like Shortbus, and the groundbreaking work done by many queer and/or feminist artists, art that features any kind of sexual explicitness is still marginalized.
My wish is to reclaim the word and concept of “pornography” as something that doesn’t need to objectify its subjects, or be any less conscious of its movement in time and space than a contemporary dance piece. 



 David Bloom is working creative with Art, Dance and Sex

The Hard Facts
Berlin, Germany, besides being a dynamic and open-minded environment where people come to experiment artistically, has the advantage of still being one of the world’s more affordable cities. I’ve tried to keep production costs to a minimum, while still being able to work as professionally as possible. I feel that this project needs a certain production value in order to get its point across. I especially think that the performers involved, who are all passionate about the project, and bring years of professional dance experience to their work, should be paid fairly, especially since they are willing to really challenge their boundaries and explore new territory. This is how it breaks down:
5 performers for 8 days of rehearsal/research/shooting: € 4000
Cameraperson, editing, ca. 4 weeks of postproduction: € 2000
Musicians, soundtrack producer, studio rental: € 2000
Location rental for 8 days of shooting: € 1000
Equipment rental, costumes, props: € 1000
If we don’t reach our funding goal, we still plan to go ahead with the project. I will dip deeply into my savings and try to work something out, reduce the days of shooting, or pay off my debt to the cast & crew over the course of the next year. My research so far, including the rehearsal weekend that appears in some scenes of the pitch video, has been entirely self-funded, but I need your help to make sure this project is made in the best possible quality! (without putting me into debt...)
In exchange for your contribution, You’ll receive unique and fantastic perks! Not to mention a chance to be on the right side of history as a supporter of this exciting project! Many of the perks involve needing to be in or near Berlin, but if You’re unable to travel there, and want to contribute anyway, message me! I love to travel, and we can most definitely work something out! 



Performacne and Dance in search for inspiring Porn Quality

The Artistic Team
The dancers involved in the project are trained in various body-based practices such as performance art, tantra, bdsm, holotropic breathing, etc., that have healing as well as aesthetic qualities. This diverse set of skills will enable some truly revolutionary mash-ups which I intend to make accessible to others through the film.
I’m also very excited that the Berlin band FENSTER has agreed to work on the soundtrack for the film, which I’m sure will be a major factor in creating a unique flavor and atmosphere. More about FENSTER: http://www.fensterbones.com/ , and their latest video clip, "Spring Break". Zomg, ZOMBIES!!! https://vimeo.com/60094649
See some of my recent choreographic work at http://vimeo.com/user8978572
More about me at http://davidbloom.info (currently under construction)
Johan Planefeldt will be our highly experienced DOP, who's sensitive sensual camera work will be invaluable for caputuring our intimate movements. http://www.pizzanfunk.com/
IndieGoGo video filmed and edited by Keith Lim: http://www.facebook.com/kidsthesedays

Other Ways You Can Help
If You love the idea, but are unable to scrape together the cash at this point, spread the word! Let all your friends know about the campaign, and use the indiegogo share tools as well!
Also contact me if You’re interested in donating goods and services, which we can use as attractive perks to get some more donations flowing!
Spread the love!

Sex and Space - full wording:

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Donnerstag, 18. April 2013

"RP Kahl Spezial" beim Achtung Berlin Fest

 Eine Info von ERDBEERMUNDfilm: 
Am Samstag, 20. April, um 22 Uhr gibt es im Studio des Kino Babylon Mitte Berlin 
innerhalb des Filmfestivals ACHTUNG BERLIN ein RP KAHL SPEZIAL: 
 
 

"RP Kahl Spezial" 
beim Achtung Berlin Fest

RP Kahl stellt in einem Werkstattabend die Filme bzw. Videos REHEARSALS, MIRIAM und NUDE WOMEN vor. Parallel zum Festival startet auf der Achtung Berlin Plattform von Realeyz.TV Kahls Spielfim BEDWAYS. Somit kann man die Summe der Präsentationen als eine Art Retrospektive von Kahls Arbeiten der Jahre 2006 bis 2012 zum Thema Begehren, Sexualität und Filmemachen lesen. 
 
Nude Women - Andrea

Die Präsentation der drei Videoarbeiten zusammen auf großer Leinwand stellt eine Premiere da, die in dieser Form nicht wiederholt werden wird: REHEARSALS ist der Versuch eines Remakes von BEDWAYS als eigenständige Performance. Das Video entstand im Zusammenhang einer Lecture Lesson RP Kahls an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München und des Performanceabends "Bettwärts" am Ballhaus Ost


Nude Women - Mandy

Berlin, wo die Präsentation des Videos zu einem kleinen Skandal führte. Die offizielle Uraufführung war bei den Filmtagen Hof 2012, gefolgt von einer Präsentation beim Video-Showcase Light Assembly während der Art Basel Miami. REHEARSALS wird in Kürze in einer limitierten Auflage von 100 DVDs erscheinen, das Screening bei Achtung Berlin eine der letzten öffentlichen Aufführungen sein. MIRIAM enstand für eine Einzelausstellung Kahls im Museum of Porn in Art Zürich im Jahr 2011 und stellt das Verhältnis Modell/ Künstler in den Mittelpunkt. NUDE. WOMEN ist die älteste Arbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 und markiert den Beginn der Beschäftigung zum Themenkomplex. Die erste Präsentation erfolgte in der Galerie Areal28 Berlin, gefolgt vom Optica Award Gijon. Die Videokunstarbeit stellt Aktportraits als Moving Stills zur Diskussion.


Nude Women - Veronika

Das "RP Kahl Spezial" beim Achtung Berlin Fest wird von Nora Johanna Werdich moderiert, RP Kahl ist zum Screening anwesend - gemeinsam mit seiner Darstellerin Marie Golüke aus Rehearsals - und stellt sich dem Gespräch. Außerdem wird RP Kahl als Mitglied der Jury für den Spielfilmwettbewerb beim Festival aktiv sein.

RP Kahl - Kammerspiele Muenchen

REHEARSALS  http://rpkahl.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/rehearsals-dec-6-9-miami/#more-1181
MIRIAM  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1942085/
NUDE. WOMEN  http://rpkahl.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/nude-women/
REALEYZ  http://www.realeyz.tv/de/bedways.html
DVD-EDITION  http://rpkahl.bigcartel.com/product/rehearsals
ACHTUNG BERLIN  http://achtungberlin.de/festival-hauptseite/jury/spielfilmjury/
RP Kahl  http://www.rpkahl.de 
 
 Kammerspiele Muenchen

Samstag, 6. April 2013

ErotikInsider.com - Erotik Magazin und Community über die Lust am Sex

Erotikinsider ist ein kostenloses und werbefreies Erotik- und Lifestylemagazin. Es bietet neben spannenenden Reportagen, Interviews und Vorstellungen einen Veranstaltungskalender für erotische Events nur für Erwachsene und eine Community, in der sich E!NSIDER austauschen können.
 
ErotikInsider.com  
  
Erotik Magazin & Community 
über die Lust am Sex


Erotik - Wer...? Wie...? Was...? 

Die Erotik-Community stellt sich vor 
für alle, die Lust und Freude haben
an der schönsten Sache der Welt

WER - ist ErotikINSIDER?

Nein nicht ... 

die Seasamstraße. Sondern Menschen, die eines gemeinsam haben: Leidenschaft und den Wunsch, Dinge zu verändern!  
Vorbei am erotischen Einheitsbrei möchten wir gemeinsam mit Dir einen neuen Weg gehen. Wohin der führen mag, finden wir am besten gemeinsam heraus! 
Das Team um die Herausgeber Zoé und Andrew Amares besteht aus kreativen Schreibern, Programmierern und Online Spezialisten. Allesamt machen sie Erotikinsider für Euch stark. Jeden Tag! Dafür sei ihnen an dieser Stelle ein großes Lob ausgesprochen! Wir danken allen, die Erotikinsider zu dem gemacht haben was es heute ist und uns in so vieler Hinsicht unterstützt haben. 


WIE - ist ErotikINSIDER? 

In erster Linie - A.N.D.E.R.S  

Es geht uns nicht um Mainstream und Oberfläche. Wir möchten einen Blick hinter die Kulissen wagen und sehen was sich tatsächlich dahinter verbirgt. Neugierig und immer mit einem Funken Humor fernab von Restriktionen den Dingen gegenübertreten. Genau das macht Erotikinsider so besonders. 

WAS - ist ErotikINSIDER? 

Erotik Magazin und Community 

Und das leidenschaftlich mit viel Liebe zum Detail! Mit einer tabulosen Kolumne von Vigor Calma, spannenden Interviews und detaillierten Profilen von Frauen, Männern und Paaren, die allesamt eines vereint: Die Lust und Freude an der schönsten Sache der Welt!
Und damit Erotikinsider auch weiterhin für alle kostenlos bleibt und weiter wachsen und gedeihen kann, brauchen wir Dich!
Wie Du ErotikINSIDER unterstützen kannst? Mit einem eigenen Profil, Beiträgen, Kommentaren, Events - ganz einfach mit Dir selbst! Lade Freunde ein und lass uns gemeinsam wachsen!
Du hast nicht nur privat mit Erotik zu tun? Deine Unternehmungen sind auch leidenschaftlich mit dem gewissen Etwas? 
Dann schreibe uns:  http://erotikinsider.com/kontakt
Vielleicht wachsen wir schon bald gemeinsam umso schöner!
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Montag, 1. April 2013

Blue Artichoke Films makes Artistic Erotic Films that Portrays Emotional Sex

Blue Artichoke Films is a small group of film enthusiasts dedicated to making artistic, unusual erotic films that portray sexuality in an emotionally realistic way. Whether documentary, fiction, or experimental, Blue Artichoke films borrow from traditional film languages and styles to represent sexuality in new ways. 

Blue Artichoke Films
 makes Artistic Erotic Films
that Portrays Emotional Sex 

Jennifer Lyon Bell - 
the Creative Force of Blue Artichoke Films
 
Jennifer Lyon Bell 
Jennifer Lyon Bell is the creative force behind Blue Artichoke Films. She’s a Harvard graduate with a BA in Psychology, an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a lifelong passion for understanding sexuality.
More than anything else, she’s felt that her sexuality wasn’t yet reflected in the erotic and pornographic films she saw, and she noticed that many of her friends felt the same. 


Chris Brinkhof (as himself) in HEADSHOT  -
an intimate portrait of sex, inspired by the 1964 Andy Warhol film BLOW JOB.

Principles 
Sexual energy is healthy and life-affirming. 
Everyone deserves more outlets for sexual energy - in or out of a relationship. 
Sex is better in the context of other enjoyable and interesting emotions. 
Getting turned on is a perfectly reasonable and legitimate reason for anyone to watch a film. 
A good process of working together is just as important as having a good finished film. 

Real-life young couple Wim van Damme & Floor Wyns
 spend an afternoon in their sunwashed home in SKIN. LIKE. SUN.

Artistic Vision
We think great erotic movies take the time to really get inside a character using these four elements:  
1. Relationships: Sex takes place within some kind of relationship, wheater the individuals know each other well or not. 
2. Motivations: Everyone brings their own desire, hopes, and insecurities to every sexual experience. 
3. Sexual Narrative: Subtle power dynamics and shifts between two people give every real-life sexual experience its own unique "story". 
4. Sensation: The best part of a real-life sexual experience is beeing touched. We use cinematic techniques to help you "feel" sensations the characters feel, rather than a vague "turned on" feeling. 

Alicia Whitsover as Mariah is ready to explore 
a new intimate performance onstage in MATINÉE.

Feminism  
Jennifer’s mission to create better sex film is an integral part of her feminist sexual expression. She believes that sexual freedom is an essential component of women’s freedom. And that creating beautiful, hot films that turn women on is possible, safe, and necessary.
We’re certainly not anti-porn; on the contrary, we think there should be much more good porn available!
Part of our appeal to modern women is that our stories and situations aren’t bound up in monogamous romance. Pop culture is rife with messages for women that sex is only awesome once they’ve found True Love. Love is lovely, but we think that hot, meaningful sex can also happen between total strangers.
There’s one thing that sexfilm made for men consistently fails to give straight women, and that’s footage of good-looking men. So we look for actors who are engaging, cute, and interesting-looking, and when we edit the film, we make sure you really get to know the male characters too  – on the outside and the inside.
Lastly, it’s of the utmost concern to us that the actors and (particularly) actresses we work with be knowledgeable, thoughtful, and enthusiastic about doing films with us. Jennifer meets personally with every actor and actress even before allowing them to audition, so that she can be sure they have like-minded motivations and understand what the risks might be. Also, everyone on the cast and crew is encouraged to ask questions. We think that’s the only way to create a safe space for people to experiment sexually. 


SILVER SHOES explore the power of clothing to hide or reveal our hidden desires.

Flexible Sexuality  
Jennifer started Blue Artichoke Films because she noticed that straight women couldn’t find appealing erotic films, but while we’re proud that our films have cute men in them, we don’t assume that women are limited by their own gender  – or even in their stated sexual orientation — in the characters they respond to sexually.
Even more so, part of the magic of any cinematic experience involves mentally switching back and forth — perspective-taking –between any two different characters in a scene no matter their gender. It’s an experience we’re all familiar with.
That’s why we’re reluctant to label Blue Artichoke or individual Blue Artichoke films as “straight” or “gay.” We’re not even sure what those terms mean anymore.
Furthermore, we realized that plenty of men — straight, gay, bisexual, queer — are also looking for alternatives to today’s porn, and Blue Artichoke films seem to be pretty appealing. We’re happy about that. 


Mariah (Alicia Whitsover) & Daniel (Steven McAlistair) 
celebrate real, intense, emotional and erotic sex onstage in MATINÉE.

Defining Erotic Film 
Many people enjoy feeling weepy during heart-tugging dramatic films, frightened during thrillers, or happy during feel-good Hollywood movies? Honestly, why should seeing a film to feel sexual energy be any different?
There’s a need for a new kind of film that bridges the mainstream movie industry and the so-called porn industry. Neither one fully engages the legitimacy of creating sexual feelings. The mainstream movie industry tends to sanitize sex scenes so they won’t overly sexually stimulate the viewing audience while the porn industry leaves no time for the psychological/emotional context that fiction can provide.
Blue Artichoke films prioritize the sexual relationship. We fill out and color the characters so that you can understand how they think and feel about personal situations and their relationship with each other, but not so much that the film becomes a “character study” at the expense of that sexual jolt.
We also allow our stories to bring up other related but non-sexual feelings. Our films recognize and integrate these emotionally important themes into the film to make the sexual charge even better.
The point of our films is to turn you on. But we think it increases your enjoyment to disarm you, so that you forget the clichés of porn and start experiencing the story in a fresh way. Ideally, you’ll be fascinated, engaged, and energized by what you’re seeing, without judgment. If we’re really successful, perhaps you’ll blurt, “I don’t know what the heck kind of film that was, but it was surprisingly hot.”
More and more films are starting to crop up in this erotic area between independent film and porn starting among primarily-European filmmakers in the early part of the decade. Though we like some of these films more than others, we think they all try to address the interface between emotion and sexuality, which is something we applaud. 


 Shanti Carson is involved in an orgy penetration in SHORTBUS (USA 2006).

9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom, 2004)  
Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006)   
Destricted (art-film compilation w/Matthew Barney etc., 2006)  
All About Anna, and the other films of Lars von Trier’s spinoff erotic production company Innocent Pictures (Jessica Nilsson, 2005)  
Ken Park (Larry Clark, 2002) 
Y Tu Mamà Tambièn (Alfonso Cuarón , 2001)  
Intimacy (Patrice Chéreau, 2001)  
Lucía Y El Sexo (Julio Medem, 2001)  
The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)  
Baise-Moi (Virginie Despentes and Coralie, 2000)  
Romance X (Catherine Breillat, 1999)

 Kerry Fox & Mark Rylance have real sex in INTIMACY (FR 2001).

Actors 
Casting is everything to us. It’s a challenge to find the right actors (both men and women) for a project like this because the acting standard, both in and out of bed, is high. Fortunately we’ve been able to find talented actors who can portray sexual feeling while integrating it into the rest of their character’s emotional life. Some actors are professionally-trained, some are non-actor artists such as dancers or performance artists, and some are regular individuals with a natural flair for acting and collaboration. Personal honesty and charisma trump all the other qualities you might expect an erotic film casting session to require.
Lead actors and actresses need to be comfortable as actors, comfortable as sexual beings, and comfortable together. Finding actors and actresses who connect with one another onscreen has worked well for us so far. Future films may have real-life couples who are theatrically trained, or real-life couples with natural acting talent. In all cases, we want actors and actresses to be attracted to each other. Rehearsals should be exciting and explorational.
The most important quality to find in our actors is a genuine sense that they are willing to find their boundaries and then cross them, either as real-life individuals, as fictional characters, or (best of all) as both. The sense that someone is having a unique experience for the very first time — we find that fascinating and sexy, and only an honest and authentic actor/actress is up for that challenge. 

Real-life couple Wim & Floor spend an afternoon in the sunwashed bathroom 
enjoying intimacy and sex while the camera simply follows in SKIN.LIKE.SUN.

Filmmaking  
Sex scenes in porn tend to lack very simple shots that portray intensity and connection in regular feature films. For those of you interested in the technical terminology, we like “shot-reverse shot (S/RS)” and “(emotional) facial reaction shots” because they help to make the viewer feel a part of the action.
Shot-reverse shot (S/RS) shots go back and forth between the faces of the two persons involved in a conversion or sexual interchange, often from an over-the-shoulder perspective. While it seems simple, this basic technique helps the viewer understand how each character feels about what’s being said/done by the other character on a moment-by-moment basis.
This technique not only improves the non-sex conversations, but even more so the sex sequences. In real life, most people “check in” visually with their partner from time to time to see if their partner is getting more aroused, and to enjoy their partner’s reaction.
Also, facial closeups during sex scenes are very powerful because they show every little thing the character is experiencing, and these shots lend a sense of intimacy and immediacy.
We’re proud of the quality of the editing of our films. The shots are story-motivated, even in the sex scenes. We think a short explicit shot can pack an enormous sexual wallop, especially when presented in the context of other body imagery and of the character’s other thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Less is more. 

SILVER SHOES present a hot sex story with explicit female masturbation.


Style 
We use great filmmaking equipment, professional lighting, on-location sets, careful sound miking and mixing, and a lush music soundtrack. This also means spending time (a lot of time) to find experienced professionals willing to work collaboratively to achieve the tone and style we want.
Every film of ours has its own visual style. For example, for our recent film Matinée, we were inspired by Julio Medem’s (2001) “Lucia Y El Sexo” with its intense hazy light and textural feel. The final style then evolved from a collaboration between Jennifer Lyon Bell (the Director), the Director of Photography, the lighting designer, and the Art Director.
One notable aesthetic trademark of ours is that silence is just as important as music in Blue Artichoke films. While we use musical scoring to set a mood and help visually smooth out certain scenes in editing, the sex scenes are sound-designed especially to use silence to emphasize the impact of the sexual sighs, breathing and other sounds while still allowing them to remain subtle. The mixture of silence and more-intense sexual noises like moans and cries imparts a sense of authenticity to the sexual noises when they do occur. 

Why we make Erotic Film 
The most important reason we make erotic film has nothing to do with commerce, but because we want to make films that we ourselves would really like to see. We want to feel characters from the inside, get lost, and come out the other side breathless and aroused. 



Jennifer Lyon Bell, 
Director and Owner 
Blue Artichoke Films


About BLUE ARTICHOKE FILMS http://blueartichokefilms.com/about/

BLUE ARTICHOKE FILMS http://blueartichokefilms.com/
Skin. Like. Sun. /  Matinée / Headshot / Silver Shoes