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HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOMEMADE PORN – PART 3

Editing your own porn movie nowadays it is very straight forward as there is so many editing programmes out there that will do a fantastic job for you. If you have a small amount of cash (Approx £15/month) consider one of the industry standards like Final Cut or Adobe-Pro which both work with either Apple or Windows. In the true spirit of amateur porn we equally recommend the many free editing programmes like imovie which is very good but the top 10 are :

1 Windows Movie Maker

2 Virtual Dub

3 Wax

4 Avidemux

5 FFMpeg

6 Blender

7 ZS4 Video editor

8 Cinefx Jokshaka

9 Lightworks

10 Movica

Maybe have a play around with your software of choice on some pet footage of your cat or dog so as you get the feel for incision and cuts, fade in & fade out, sound, graphics and special effects etc. At this point you are ready to go to work on your scene. Firstly we have to deal with sound and there is a simple absolute unbreakable rule here that you pick one source and stick with it. If you have only used one camera then that is your sound for the whole movie regardless and you have no choice if you have used two cameras then pick the one with the best sound, the clearest or least muffled or that picks up the horniest verbal but NEVER attempt to mix the sound from two cameras like you will do with the film….it will sound rubbish to the viewer period. There is an unwritten rule of editing porn in that the less artistic you try to be the hornier the clip will be – do not be tempted to do any clever effects after all you are not James Cameron so keep it straight forward and concentrate on the fucking as if the viewer wants art he will go to the local  coffee and muffin Cineplex.

When it comes to the visuals it is much easier than with sound but always think of the punter/viewer and make it interesting to him so that he is not tempted to click on another clip. Remember the objective is that you are trying to get your viewer to increase those vinegar strokes and send his wad flying all over his Dell laptop nothing else. One thing you may try is opening with some word graphics on screen like ‘The policeman called by to ask about noise in the area and…….’ to hook a viewer. Hopefully you have filmed a lead in so that the film does not begin with two guys naked on a bed already half way through coitus or anal ring expansion. As this is amateur porn you wont have loads of camera angles to pick from so do the best with what you have and add a number of chop cuts to keep the scene alive if possible. You can go forward or backward to earlier scenes if it makes it more interesting yet keeps the flow. If you have used two cameras you will be able to open two boxes in the programme side by side which should give you plenty of ideas to improve the film. You can show the same thing from two angles if it makes it more interesting. Don’t get too worried about having one long shot as this is amateur after all and sometimes that works well or is the only possible scenario anyway. If you can get a mate to help film then he can move one of the cameras occasionally or get close ups, face shots etc which give you so much more possible choices when editing to energise your action. Nowadays sex scenes are most popular in real time so just keep it straight forward and as natural looking as possible.

Online amateur clips should be at least 5 minutes long (the industry minimum). The old fashioned length of a porn scene is 20 minutes which is still acceptable today but the current lack of attention span has dictated that the modern scene is about 8 minutes long (pioneered by Sean Cody who deduced that it takes an average of 8 minutes for a guy to shoot his jizz whilst watching porn). Basically if the film feels as though it is dragging shorten it and aim to end with a clip between 8 and 20 minutes in length. Of course at a later time if you want to make cash from your clip and it is a hit with viewers many platforms pay on a per minute viewed which maybe a reason to produce a slightly longer clip providing it stays interesting. You need to end the film in some way maybe with a fade out or pan up from the scene of the six pack looking like a decorators radio to the guys face or even pan out to the window but at least attempt to close it in a meaningful way and clear way as a sudden cut to nothing is a hard on killer.

Your clip is done so now you have to render it. This means you have to pick a frame size, quality and file extension type this will be dictated by where you are uploading and where it will be viewed as a 42″ TV set or smartphone will have very different requirements. Lets just say at this point that it is always best to export it through rendering in as large a size as possible as if you want to change it in future you can shrink it but you can never go the other way. There are of course plenty of tutorials on You Tube that will help you with editing and rendering and they are very good but always try and keep it simple should be your mantra. Don’t get tempted to suddenly go over the top just because YouTube makes it look easy, remember the most successful scenes ever are Treasure Island Medias straight forward shot ass fucking scenes no whistles, gimmicks, effects even sometimes with the lighting stands in…….realism really does work in gay porn more so now than ever as the viewer has moved away from staged, acted condom porn rightly or wrongly.

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Written by Paul Stag

Paul is an international porn star and a long time editor for Alphatribe magazine.

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