How To Become a Pornographer, Part 2

Jaylynn Sinz and Billy Watson

The first thing I did was research equipment. You don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive stuff, but don’t settle for cheap, either. Cutting edge in ’02 was a 3 chip video camera; now it’s HD. But I don’t buy HD…yet. Meaning, of course, I think you can definitely make great movies without committing it to HD. Don’t forget there’s HD and HDV, and there’s the internet and bit rate compressions, and DVD is dying a slow death, and the medium in my industry is still up in the air, so just do your homework and have a little bit of a budget and you should do fine.

Have fun with lighting…both video and photographs. It’s something I’m still trying to figure out to this day. Just do your homework and make sure you get some help. I’d hire a pro for 1/2 day or a day…and if you don’t have the money to do hire a pro, find it. Or, read up on it.

Once your lights and camera are set, time to find the whores. Here’s where it gets tricky. I’m in LA now, where there’s tons of pimps all over the place. Professionally they’re known as “agents”. When I began looking for whores before I figured out the LA scene…well, I did the best I could. Ads and word-of-mouth work…sometimes. Referrals work sometimes, too…just gotta find other producers in your area, and hope they’ll share information with you. Some do, some don’t.

I realize the negative connotation “whore” carries, but when I refer to a porno girl as a “whore”, I’m not degrading them. I used to use “Porn Star” when I referred to any girl who did naughty things in front of a camera, but I don’t anymore; a porn star transcends the biz and their name becomes recognizable to people who don’t watch porno on any kind of regular basis.

Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy are porn stars. Anna VonTrap and Riley Winters are not.

Besides, it wouldn’t bother Anna or Riley if you called them a whore. Really, it wouldn’t.

So, you got yourself a whore, and you got your equipment, and you’ve learned your cameras and you got yourself a place to shoot your smut, and you’ve made yourself familiar with local laws concerning the production of smut (Los Angeles County is the only place in the country where shoot smut is legal), and you’ve decided exactly what kind of smut you’re gonna make (for example, interracial or handjobs or ass eating or dick sucking or solo girl or gay.).

You’re Porno, baby!

Did you remember your baby wipes and lube? Enemas and douches? Dildoes and vibrators?

And once you’ve shot your whore, how much do you pay her? Here’s current LA rates for a girl shooting straight content (give or take) and this isn’t the first time I’ve posted this information:

Solo / Masturbation / Toy Show – $100 (or so) an hour.
Handjobs – $200 a scene.
BJ’s – $300 a scene.
Girl / Girl Lezbo – $600 to $800 per girl a scene.
Boy / Girl Sexy Time – $900 – $2000 a scene.
Add a dick for $100 (or so) per dick, until the porn whore says “that’s enough!”

I could go on, but I think I’ve covered this before, so I’ll cut it short now, and if you’re really into jumpstarting your career in smut, poke around the blog a little and I’m sure you’ll do just fine.

I’m gonna go watch 300 now.

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