(Making of) Jason Vario Fucks Bennett Anthony

This was one of those scenes that all kinda managed to come together at the last minute into a rather stunning finished product. Originally, this scene was supposed to feature Jesse Jackman bottoming for Jason. Except Jesse had started to feel a bit sick when he arrived and by the morning we were to shoot this scene, Jesse was doubled over in his room with the flu. That wasn’t pretty.

Without time to bring anyone in to fill in at the last minute, we made a change: Bennet Anthony would be in two scenes in this movie (he’d already shot his first scene for it the day before with Adam Ramzi) and so would Jack Vidra. Bennett and Jack would play two red-head brothers who ran a pool cleaning service. We wrote a bit of a fun story to pull it all together and moved forward.

The second obstacle was the sunlight. Lighting a scene with two men whose skin tones are that different can present its own challenge… Bennett is a red head with very fair skin, Jason is a black man with a beautiful but totally different skin tone.. trying to properly shoot that to bring out the best in both of them is the primary job of porn cinematography… but adding blazingly-bright sunlight streaming through the palm trees made it even harder. We created a cantilevered scrim that hung directly above them but didn’t clutter my shots with support poles. We then hit it with as much light as we had from the front so the background didn’t get washed out…

I posted a video live from the set about the scrim here:

A LOT more after the jump…

One thing a lot of people have asked me about… Those drone shot cut-aways.

The image is kinda cool… you get an arial shot of the action from the opposite angle. It helps create the illusion that the men were all alone fucking by the pool. Creating that image really makes the whole scene hotter. But it’s kinda faked.. once we had finished shooting the scene, we cleared away all of the gear, lights, camera, scrim… I got the guys in place and launched the drone to re-enact every position they’d done. It’s stuff like this that I think adds to quality of Titan movies.

Click Here to watch the whole scene at Titanmen.

Here’s a bunch of pics from the making of the scene…

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