Adult Media Business; Weekend Seminar

Lightsouthern is excited to announce we’ll be hosting a Workshop and we’d love you to join us!

Being personally passionate about creating an ethical industry and also a bigger one. By sharing the information on how we operate we can nurture an industry from the ground up, ensuring that at least our own set of standards and ethics are communicated.

Every day we receive emails from people asking for help to get their adult media business off the ground; so we’re set to help you all at once! With multiple daily sessions covering legal issues, pre-shoot procedures, on-set ethics and shoot procedures, potential income avenues, plus networking events and a swag of gifts – we’ve got you covered.

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The inaugural Lightsouthern Adult Media Business Workshop will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016.

The full two days available to book NOW and includes food and refreshments for the entirety, a General Admission pass to Melbourne Sexpo, an invite to a networking gathering with Australian adult professionals and performers PLUS you’ll be armed with all the info you need get your adult media business up and running.

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Lightsouthern is Australia’s premiere adult producer and is proud to be sharing information and insights with like-minded people who are keen to create something special in the industry. So get involved!

BOOK NOW – EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

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On Set, lets do this!

Finally, everything is coming up Milhouse and the stars have aligned, it’s the day  (or week) before your shoot.

I like to send out a message the day before touching base with everyone to make sure everything is all set for the next day; check that everyone has their tests, the crew know their roles & call times. Note: Ideally performers would arrive after crew so they don’t have to wait around for set up.

Let’s do this in point form:

  1. The first and most important items are, release forms, payment and ID – Do all 3 at the same time BEFORE you start shooting. I’ve uploaded a 2257 form 2257_release, this is a standard form that is used industry wide, but there are variations, this is just an example. These are legal documents, and should be filled out neatly and correctly by your performers. Take time to explain the form, ESPECIALLY if the performers are new and give them the option to ask questions. Be sure to go through the forms with a fine tooth comb, mistakes are often made and you don’t want to risk the viability of your shoot because a performer hasn’t known to use their birth name on a legal document.

2.  Taking the ID Photos is another serious legal obligation. BEFORE you start shooting                you need to sight and take photos of 2 forms of CURRENT ID, this means in the                        relevant expiry dates. Valid forms of ID are, at least 1 photo ID eg. passport or drivers            licence and 1 other ID, in Australia either Medicare card or bank card. You will need                to take high res photos of the performer holding them, they’ll need to be readable                  and in focus. This keeps you out of jail, so don’t fuck it up.

– Have a good filing system on your computer and keep these, they prove that you are shooting people over 18. If you are on-selling the content, distributors will always ask you for this.

3. Now is a good time to pay your performers (given you are paying cash). Be                                 transparent – give them a chance to count it.

4. Talk your performers through the day -what is going to happen and when. * This is a            good time to check in with your performer and give them an ‘out’. It’s important that          they know they are in control of the shoot and they can pull it if they need/ want to.

5. Introduce your performers to crew: who does what. Who will be in the room for the               sex scenes and are they OK with that! Just another note on crew. On adult sets (we                 believe) it’s not cool for your mates or non-essential people to just drop by. I’ve even           heard of directors kids ‘dropping by’, I cant tell you how uncool or unethical this is.               You have a obligation to keep your performers in a safe, confidential and                                     uncompromising position.  Also, vibe man, don’t fuck with the vibe and mood of the             people that are about to fuck  on camera – for you.

6. Food. On any shoot longer than 3 hours we feed people. Obviously it’s important to              consider dietary requirements, but maybe less obvious (unless maybe you’ve been a              performer yourself) to avoid garlic, pickled onions and anything that makes for smelly          breath. Try to get food that less stodgy and heavy and will make people tired or lack              energy. Get healthy stuff that makes everyone feel el pumped. At Lightsouthern we              consider catering as important a job as directing – this is not a time to skimp or leave            it up to the runner – after a long day of shooting nothing makes cast and crew more              pissed off than a substandard lunch or dinner. Especially on full day or overnight                    shoots.

6 ITEMS – that’s it. There’s no excuse not to do it.

Making your models comfortable will go a long way in getting them back for shoot #2, as does being a good person.

 

Announcing the LAUNCH of Lightsouthern CINEMA

It has been a long time in the making. I have been promising this for a few years now, and I appreciate your patience. We have finally complete our very own…

Lightsouthern CINEMA

The idea is to create an experience, to have a way to view adult film that’s a little special.

What we have created is a Cinema. Streaming an feature adult film every 3 months. When you purchase a Standard Ticket you have access to the film, as well as Behind the Scenes Features and killer Stills Galleries.

If you want to splash out and buy a Premium Ticket which means you have access to EVERYTHING screened throughout the year, all the Behind the Scenes features, Stills Galleries, PLUS bonus content!

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Kicking things off with MOMENTUM, vol.1

I ask that you continue to be patient and send feedback while we make it an even better place to visit! So tell ya mates to tell their friends, we are pleased to have you involved.

Momentum! Moving forward, we need YOU!!

Hi!

Remember that little Film called ‘Momentum’vol1 we shot earlier this year? It had Kenji, Chloe B, Kara D, Devon and Lily Rei in it? Remember? It’s having it debut screening at the Berlin Porn Film Festival this year? It’s fun and earthy and sexy and real aussie? Well, we are gonna make 3 MORE!

This is a call out for adult film talent of all genders for the next 3 instalments of the Momentum Series. We are looking for:

4 – 8 x Cis gender Males interested in either, or all:
– Solo scenes
– Sex scenes with females
– Sex scenes with males

6 – 9 x Cis gender Female interested in either, or all::
– Solo scenes
– scenes with females
– scenes with males

Requirements for all talent:
Experience getting nude on film is necessary!
Punctual and reliable
Over 19 years old
Current Photo ID
Minimal Tattoos/ Piercings

Must be in Melbourne, Australia at dates of Production

Production for volume 2 and 3 will commence in March/ April 2015.
Production for Volume 4 will commence July/ August 2015

If you’re keen for more info, send us a little about yourself with a clothed pic to michelle@lightsouthern.com

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Lightsouthern is…
Award winning. Authentically Australian. As the creators of the company we have 10 years of industry experience behind us. We wanted to create something fresh and beautiful that allowed us to be hands-on in all aspects of the production process. Lightsouthern Studios with Michelle Flynn as Creative Director, and leading Production make an industry-leading product that will change your mind as to what is possible in the adult industry.

We train the models giving them clear information about the shoots. We have clear policies about our expectations and their roles. We have set a standard for ourselves of what a model should expect from the industry. We want them to feel safe, creative, valued, happy, comfortable and exhilarated. We want them to have an enjoyable experience and be part of something special which they can be proud of.

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Ryan James & Anne Melbourne

Ahh good times.

Late last week I shot Anne for yanks.com. What a pleasant little bundle of good vibes and energy that woman is. Super giggly and fun to work with. Her solos were sexy as hell and interview was kinda hilarious. (I’m just editing it now).

After her solos, the ever so handsome Ryan James arrived . These two are super cute kissing and cuddling before their scene, Ryan ironing his suit, having a chat and together figuring out a sexy scene. I could shoot these two for days, every shot I got was beautiful, and really felt like you were a part of the scene.

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Over half way…

It’s been an epic 3 days of shooting. We have 2 more to go. I’m pumped. The footage looks absolutely amazing and better than I could have ever imagined. 

We will be wrapped tomorrow evening after Sky and Chloe B’s scene, then I will put together a small teaser for you loyal followers.

but for now…

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