Ever wanted a taste of how it feels to be an amateur porn actress? If you have exhibitionist tendencies, love roleplay or being on camera, then why not have a go at making your own home porn movie with your partner? Watching it back together afterwards can be a huge turn-on for you both, and the perfect way to watch porn together without any disagreement.
It certainly works for me; myself and the fella have regular “movie nights” that involve him holding the camera! As I’m a bit of an exhibitionist (unsurprisingly, as a former porn actress myself) and he loves his visual treats, it keeps us both happy. I’m speaking from experience when I say that watching your own home porn movie together can be much more erotic than a random skin flick. So here’s a three-part tutorial about how to make an amateur porn movie with your partner.
First, let’s have a look at the technical props you need, and how to use them.
Part One: Cameras and Lights
You have two choices when it comes to filming you home porn movie: if you want to go all out you can invest in a good quality camera, but you can also just use your camera phone to make your own POV (point of view, ie looking through the guy’s eyes) films. POV films are surprisingly popular with amateur porn viewers, perhaps because of the “real” feel. If you have a phone with a camera of at least 5 megapixels and autofocus, and the room is well lit (a word on lighting in a minute), you will be able to get a good clear recording.
A word of warning: although a lot of high-end films were taken on cameras that can capture videos at full HD 1080p, this isn’t necessarily a good thing for your movie. At this resolution your images will blur if there is a lot of movement in your video–and there should be, if you’re making amateur porn! Your video will be sharper and clearer if you drop the resolution down to 720p. CNET lists the best phones for recording videos as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5.
POV might not float your boat–if you’re going to keep your home porn movies to watch again, you might prefer them to look more like actual movies, and to see the full scene of you and your lover rather than just some close-ups of your bits. You may even want to include a storyline, some roleplay, and get suitably glammed up. (I’ll cover looking your best and roleplay scenarios in Parts Two and Three.)
If you want to use a high-quality camera that can also be put on a tripod so you can both get down to business, invest in a DSLR video camera such as the Nikon D7000 rather than a basic home camcorder. They offer fast digital autofocus so your video won’t blur when you’re bouncing around. Price-wise they’re not a great deal more expensive than the camera phones mentioned above and will give much better results.
If you want your film to look really polished, you could even invest in some lights. For a decent, clear video all you need is a well-lit room with plenty of natural light, but if you want a more professional look, invest in a few LED lights, often used by professional photographers along with their DSLRs.
If the idea of bright lighting brings you out in a cold sweat at the thought of your cellulite being on vibrant display, don’t panic. I’ve been on a few shots where the photographers use a certain type of light called a “beauty dish” which gives that soft-focus look you see in pictures of ’50s film stars. These are hugely expensive, but you can achieve a similar look simply by using colored gels with your LED lights; try a soft pink glow or a warm sepia color.
Okay, a word of caution. Who keeps the copies? I would suggest you have a copy of everything each, and only do this if you’ve been together a while and trust each other. You don’t want to see yourself plastered all over the internet after a bitter breakup, and if the video is created by you both and stars you both, then copyright laws can be confusing–basically, you both have the right to distribute it. So you need to feel secure on this one!
Next we’ll have a look at some tips and positions to help you feel like the star of your own show!
Part Two: Looking Your Best
We’ve been looking at how to make your own home porn movie with your man, for your own personal viewing pleasure. We’ve talked about the technical aspects; now let’s look at how to transform yourself into an amateur porn goddess and show off your best angles . . .
You need to think about positions if you want to film yourselves as you want to be able to see the action, not just a blur of flesh. If you’re filming POV with a phone or small camera, one of you can hold it to get close-ups.
A great position if you’ve got a camera on a tripod and want to make your own home porn movies is definitely reverse cowgirl: you on top, facing away from your guy and facing the camera instead. It allows for a full frontal of you from a flattering angle–straddling him will make your thighs look thinner, and if you lean back slightly you will flatten your tummy and perk up your boobs, as well as recording a great view of him entering you. You could even play with yourself too to give him a visual treat when he watches it back. Invest in some nice lingerie and touch up your hair and makeup too if you want to go all out (more tips below). Then when you watch it back you can admire yourself instead of cringing. It’s a great ego boost.
Missionary isn’t great for filming intercourse as you can’t see much. However, it’s the default position for filming a girl playing with herself or a sex toy as it offers the perfect view. Let him hold the camera and create your own personal amateur porn solo scenes for him. Pop a pillow or cushion under your bum for a more flattering angle.
Don’t like your butt? Get into doggy and arch your back. Yes, really. It might sound counterintuitive to present the very part of your body that you most want to hide, but this pose will make your ass look rounder and firmer,whatever its individual shape or size. Lowering your head and arching your back will make your waist look tiny by comparison and give you real glamour-girl curves.
Clothing, Makeup and Hair
While we’re on the subject of glamour, how about hair and makeup? Clothing is of course optional, but if you’re not happy to be fully naked, wear your favorite flattering lingerie or a saucy costume, particularly if you’re going for a bit of roleplay.
When it comes to your makeup, you may prefer to go for the natural amateur porn look if you’re planning on getting hot and heavy, or you might decide to go for all the all-out porn-star look. Either way, there are a few basics you can do to ensure you look great in your close-ups.
Fake lashes look great and of course you don’t have to worry about smudged mascara. You can go for a more subtle natural look or the full-on fan effect, as suits you. Statement lashes will make your eyes pop without needing to apply heavy liner and shadow, which is bound to smudge. You don’t want to ruin your fun worrying about your makeup!
Go for a primer and/or foundation with illuminating effects and decent coverage. A lot of porn actresses I know recommend Too Faced’s Amazing Close-up Coverage foundation. If you’re going for the natural look you can leave it at that, perhaps adding a touch of blush and a slick of clear lip-gloss–go for one that has lip-plumping effects to make your mouth poutier. If you’re after a full face, add some bronzer, and highlighter over your cheekbones and just under the arch of your eyebrows. Line your lips with a nude pencil and slick on some ultra shiny gloss, in pinky tones if you’re fair skinned, plum tones if you’re darker.
How about hair? The simplest alternative is a polished high ponytail, as it will keep the hair out of your face and is often a male favorite when it comes to blowjob scenes. Or you can get out your rollers and go for that porn staple: BIG hair. Here’s some great tips for achieving this look.
So now you’re all ready to start filming your own amateur porn movie! You’ve got your camera, you look gorgeous, and you’ve got some tips on positions. Next let’s look at roleplay and talking dirty on camera.
Part Three: The Script
It’s time to get down and dirty! So far we’ve looked at a few technical aspects including cameras, positions, and even hair and makeup, so it’s time we had a look at what you’re actually going to do . . .
A typical amateur porn film will start with a bit of dialogue–perhaps even a bit of acting–before swiftly moving into some kissing and touching, all the while getting naked, then oral sex on one or both partners, then sex in a series of positions, then that all-important cum shot. You can follow this basic sequence if you want your home movie to feel and look like a real amateur porn film, but don’t feel obliged to. It’s your movie, for your own personal viewing pleasure, so it can pretty much include whatever you want! If you do fancy adding a bit of setting and dialogue, here are a few tips.
Whether you’re filming yourselves or not, it’s always a good idea for the sake of variety to get yourselves out of the bedroom. Some popular locations featured in porn films include:
- The car
- The kitchen (often with “the plumber”)
- Deserted parks
- The couch
- The gym (after closing)
- The spa or massage couch
- The office
- The classroom
- Hotel rooms
Some of these will obviously be impossible in real life, but you can pretend that his study is an office at work, or the spare room is a hospital ward. Settings give rise to a bit of roleplay. If that’s your thing, dress up in a short skirt and blouse and suit and tie to play boss and secretary, or try doctor and nurse, escort and client, etc. Your imaginations are the only limit here!
What about what to say? Of course if you’re just filming yourselves having sex, you don’t need to say anything more than usual, but if you’re roleplaying, try adding some typically cheesy dialogue; do it in a tongue-in-cheek way and it will be both funny and sexy. Some of the best porn films with very good plots still feature daft dialogue, but it works. Here are a couple of examples of dialogue from two adult movies I’ve been in that made me cringe at the time, but watching them back, it worked. You’re having sex, not going for an Academy Award.
From a film featuring a client having sex with her personal trainer:
Me (lifting weights): Oooh, these are heavy!
Him (reaching behind me and not touching the weights but instead fondling my breasts): Yes, they are. Let me help you.
Me: I thought we were doing a workout?
Him: I’m going to give you the workout of your life . . .
And from a film in which I played a Victorian maid being caught masturbating by the butler:
Him: You naughty little wench! I’m going to have to put you over my knee . . .
Me: Oooh Sir!
See what I mean? Sometimes the most obvious lines work the best, if only because we automatically associate them with certain scenarios. At the end of the day, the point is to have fun. If you want to write a screenplay, then home porn movies are probably not the right genre to practice in.
So there we have it, everything you need to make your own home porn movie. The rest is up to you . . . Happy filming!