Director’s Blog: Making the Big Brother scene with Jesse and Julian


As I wrote over on the Titanmen blog… I almost cut off Jesse Jackman’s head with the drone when we were shooting this scene.

Ok, not quite… there are safety guards and the blades are made of soft plastic.

But it would have done some pretty nasty damage to him and we wouldn’t have been able to shoot the scene. The carnage can be seen in the split screen from the BTS movie… I got REALLY close to Jesse..


BTW… that shot was kinda fucked up. That’s not the one we used. I had forgotten to remove the safety brace on the drone and the camera wasn’t able to pan straight down. The shot that I used in the scene was done after this and the drone stays way above their heads and just pans down at them. But this was a pretty cool shot, too.

The hardest part of the opening bit was that I had to shoot most of the opening sequence twice. I shot this with four different cameras. The Drone, my OSMO, my GoPro and the full-quality Titan HD cameras. But since most of those cameras have to be held very close… I couldn’t be in a wide shot… anyway… I had Jesse and Julian play around in the pool using my big cameras.. and then stripped down to my bathing suit and shot it all under water with my GoPro.

By the time we were ready to shoot sex, Julian was nice and relaxed and laughing and joking around with everyone on set… this was his first scene and I was a bit nervous that he was going to have trouble. But all that time at the start made him totally comfortable and he had us all laughing.

OH… one last funny story. This was shot at a friend of Bruce Cam’s… and a couple weeks later, he called and told me that he was having trouble cleaning up the silicone lube off his concrete patio floor… so I had to give him my secret formula to remove it (for the record… if you need to remove silicone lube from anything… use nail polish remover, Clorox Quaternary Broad Spectrum cleaner and Costco Baby Wipes.)

Just trust me.

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