I literally got started because I was already filming private videos- tons of stuff, girlfriends, friends, couples, short vids. I was a photographer, shooting nudes, and someone suggested that if I had any video I should send them to place called HomeGrown.
I did have to go back and ask the girls for releases, IDs etc and see if they wanted to put the vids out there. And that was really the start of it. Selling the videos was an after thought. Most of the girls loved the idea of being watched. After that, it just went from there. I then made videos explicitly for HG. Id meet new models camera in hand. Most of the girls I knew ended up on film either with me or girl/girl.
Before a few years ago, no one was found. It was pretty much contained to HG and DVDs (which were unavailable in Can) I saw that many scenes were picked up by the Playboy channel but that was about it. Most of us had a laugh that we were on TV.
The private videos I do now are for collectors and couples and singles. No releases but a contract that stipulates the videos is for private use. They are more fun, more open minded and with less worries.
Originally Posted by DNxxl
No problem. Like I said I wasn't trying to stir anything up - was just pointing out a fact and there have been some lovely fakes out here etc and people love to run and believe everything they read.
And yes, my experience is with the actual adult vid industry etc - but even with Home Grown Video you still have to submit and have everyone sign a model release including DOB SS# legal names of everyone involved, date of production etc...
So if I may ask - if none of the girls you shot went on to do any other vids etc - what were the shoots for in the first place? Were these just home vids you made with them? If so then how did they get out all over the net then? Who put them out there if the girls didn't want to exposure? Just curious about the lineage there.
That really sucks about the girl losing her job. I've known some people that have had similar stuff happen but just from them being on a adult connection site like AFF or Lifestyle Lounge, Fetlife etc...
I saw you said elsewhere that you still shoot "private vids" - I have done quite a bit of that myself with couples and single girls that want to be in a porn with me but not have it for the whole world to see - it's for their eyes only. But those never get out on the net unless they put it out there themselves on youporn or xtube etc - but even then it can't be put on some major pay site unless the releases and legal stuff is in place.