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4Nov/126

Sneak Peek from Yesterday’s Shoot – (Tweet Recap)

    Guess who stopped by to shower and roll around with Vander yesterday. Likely air in January/February. November and December of course are Locked and UnLoaded for the coming marathons.

    Vander gets his cock professionally cleaned!

    Vander gets his cock professionally cleaned!

    Vander does some cleaning too!

    Vander does some cleaning too!

8Oct/123

Big Week for Tatum – (Tweet Recap)

    I took a couple photos of Tatum between filming yesterday. He sure does look happy!

    This week two videos air of him. One with Sinclair doing a Serviced video and then a Bossy video with Solomon on Friday. I thought the two videos book-ended each other nicely so I am airing them in succession.

    Anyway, here are the shots I posted on Twitter!

    BTS - Behind the Scenes – Tatum

    BTS - Behind the Scenes – Tatum

    BTS - Behind the Scenes – Tatum

    BTS - Behind the Scenes – Tatum

17Sep/124

BTS – New Furniture (Tweet ReCap)

    Solomon and Haigan were out to film a new scene last week. Solomon has a very submissive and also has an appetite for bondage and pain.  Haigan is incredibly natural as a bossy top.  I don't like to delve too far into any fetish, but Solomon has been begging for some more hardcore action.

    I generally run 2-3 months ahead on video releases, so I am always hesitant to put Behind the Scenes images up as we shoot, so please be patient as this video will likely air during the Annual End of Year blow out!

    Here are the images I tweeted just after the shoot. I thought they were fun and you can see how happy Solomon is to be bound and waxed!

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #01

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #01

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #02

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #02

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #03

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #03

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #04

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #04

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #05

    BTS - Behind the Scenes - New Furniture #05

21Feb/1212

BTS – Darius Waiting

    Darius.

    I know a lot of guys have a  "perfect" type of guy they like. Solomon and Clyde have the gym perfect build. Ya got your young twinks, mature daddy types...everyone has their tastes. If your lucky, you like variety.

    But for some reason, I look at Darius's physique and I see "Male Perfection." A total package of masculinity.

    His body hair is natural. Not too much, not too little. Boyish face, manly body.   Naturally uncut cock that is not too big, not too small.  natural pecs with a great bubbly butt. He has  nice height and just overall looks like a perfect "dude" without even trying.

    I am biased, because I get to hear his wit and intelligence, but also when he laughs, he smiles so broadly, and giggles like you want to make him laugh again.  He can be very chill, then get right down to business.

    I snapped these pics while we were waiting for another model to 'get close.'  Yes, we all sometimes have to clear the room to give the other dude some 'alone time'  in order to let them get in the zone for cumming.

    The pics don't do him justice, but just seeing him in silhouette, with his magnificent body at rest, yet tense and ready to spring into action, I realized he just has, in my mind, one an enviable "perfect" build.

    Darius Waiting 01

    Darius Waiting 01

    Darius Waiting 02

    Darius Waiting 02

    Darius Waiting 03

    Darius Waiting 03

     

8Jan/122

BTS – Solomon Waiting

    Just a couple quick shots of Solomon waiting for his scene partner to "prep"

     

    Solomon waiting on set

    Solomon waiting on set

     

    Solomon waiting on set

    Solomon waiting on set

1Jan/1216

The Name Game! (And a Bit About Condoms)

    Lyle of Many a Site...and Names

    Lyle of Many a Site...and Names

    I thought I would start of the year with some BTS perspective of a small part of running an adult site that seems to be getting a lot more attention now that blogs follow model's movements through the meandering porn industry. A subject matter that has many a blog reader confused, irritated, mystified, or just plain lost.

    I am of course speaking of the naming of models, and how they change from site to site.

    Back in the day, there were only DVD companies, they would either give a performer their name, or the model would come up with one on their own. That performer usually stuck with that company and their name that kind of became their trademark, They took it with them wherever they would perform- even if they ended up working for another production company.  Most of us over 30 remember those days with Jeff Stryker or Rex Chandler.  Many DVD's companies now have corresponding internet sites as the DVD market dwindles and "instant gratification" is the norm. But they still keep the first and last name convention going.

    Now for those of us starting out as "Amateur" sites a decade ago, we really were working with amateur talent. The thrill of the new market circa 2001 was not a polished nor a perfect "persona" but Real people sharing intimate moments.  Most of us early sites only gave the models a first name, somewhat distinguishing ourselves as an Adult Industry, rather than the Porn Industry.

    A subtle difference that many can argue over, and the two certainly overlap, but for the most part, I don't partake in the Porn Industry dynamic. My guys do Adult work, but aren't exposed to all the glitz, glamor, and trappings that can happen when feeding an ego machine. They come in, do their gig, and go home to their everyday lives, pockets hopefully a bit heavier, and able to pay rent, invest, fix things, or even buy holiday presents.

    Sure some seek that out, and some jump over to the Porn industry and find good careers, while others find the less intimate nature of the way they film to be hard to work in, especially if they identify as straight.

    So many of us "Amateur" sites just stuck with a first name and we tried to keep the names unique on our site so that the Search function would easily find a particular model.

    Worked pretty good for the first 3-4 years. Scouts submitted models to one site, and they would stay long enough under that that name that they become synonymous with their stage name. Now scouts keep submitting them to the various sites, and even models can look up the blog sites to see the most popular and seek work for them first hand. A new name must be given.

    I remember seeing Damien Crosse in a very early jerk-off video. Nervous as fuck and I am not even sure, but I think his name was just Damien. I would love to find that scene.  It would be interesting to watch as he moved from someone with very narrow limits to drinking piss and spitting back and forth in his scene partner's mouth.

    I believe in helping my models as much as I can. They can't work for me forever, and I encourage them to take their name with them. Build a Brand around their name, and stop confusing the audience who now has access to a what amounts to a Wiki of their performances.

    But other studios feel that if they give a model a name, they own a copyright on calling that person by that name. Kind of like a music group might be owned by the producer, and when a rock band breaks away, they find they don't actually own their own name.  Given some of the snobbery that other sites have, they feel even more strongly that their model with the name they gave them, shouldn't be associated in any way with my condom-free content...or content on any other sites they feel diminishes the "Brand" they created...even if the model only did a solo for them or me.

    They will threaten to sue the other production company if they use that name, though my lawyers say it will not likely hold up in court, but a court battle of calling someone by a nickname will likely result in no one winning that battle...just money wasted.  So studios will routinely change a models name in case a previous studio covets that name and might get all litigious.

    Some models do in fact name themselves and show up with their own name and that makes me and fans happy because they can find a favorite model's work more  easily.

    The competitive nature of new sites popping up all the time, along with a weak economy, has many major sites that swore they would never do bareback video, now airing it. I remember one  Scout making a very bold statement on his site that none of his models would ever work for a condom free site. I wonder now that the lead studios are dipping their model's un-covered cocks in ass, if that attitude is still present? I no longer hold my little niche market I have been developing over the last 3-4 years. Their point is still very valid. WEAR A CONDOM at all times, most especially if your partner's status is unknown and not tested with the latest PCR/DNA tests.

    Many ChaosMen.com fans might not have read my official statement on Testing, and many studios are wising up that testing is much more accurate, with a more narrow window to show exposure. While not 100 percent, it is certainly a heck of lot better than the Old School Antibody tests that everyone seems to still be taking. If you have noticed the link at the bottom of every ChaosMen.com page, you should spend some time reading it. You may learn a thing or two about getting yourself properly tested, and to wear a condom at all times in a non-tested scenario! Trials for an inoculation are also moving forward.

    Ok, back to the names.  We have learned that some studios will sue another company if you use a model's stage name that was given to them. Model's will also often fudge about previous work,, saying they have haven't worked previously, even signing a contract stating they haven't and are under no contractual obligations. He might even tell us the name they used before. So we do get tricked.

    I think a model should be able to use their stage names. It really looks strange to see the same performer with three to four different names and if you become enamored of the model, damn hard to track down. I feel this harms the audience more than the company claiming said name. And as I said, studios may be unaware a model has done previous work under a stage name and find a very irate producer threatening litigation if they don't go back and remaster all the videos the model appears in with a new name. Ironically, the other studio that the model has made previous appearances on is often mentioned and linked in a blog entry, and it really acts like an advert for both sites. Why complain?

    The Naming issue isn't just a litigious studios fault.  I myself am at fault when working with a model with previous work under his belt.  If the stage name he  has and is allowed to use it, I may not be able to use it, because I try to keep a model's name unique on the site.  So take "Vance" on my site. He was Gage elsewhere, but I already had a Gage. Since I didn't build my site to include last names, I had to swap it out with something unique.  I have been recycling names of late, in hopes that I can reprogram the site to include last names, but it is apparently much more in-depth programming than I had thought it would be.

    In summary, please don't be mad at the model's themselves for adopting new names every time they "site jump" Usually studios worry about more aggressive and the money they could easily toss at an infringement case. A sum of money that they might not even make them flinch.  But also, I try to keep names unique to my own site, but also encourage the models to build their own brand around that name, add a last name, and keep their fan base happy.

    And seriously, isn't that  really what it should be about? Keeping fans happy?

29Jul/113

Winners of the CSI This Foot Contest!

     

    Name That Foot!

    Name That Foot

    Friday, July 29th, Kristopher and Taylor get it on!

    This match-up has been requested a lot! Actually, fans are matching Taylor and Kristopher with all the other models. Obviously they are both fan favorites.

    Kristopher takes control, and as usual, his cock-sucking skills are a joy to watch.

    In order to get his own dick sucked, he "hovers' over Taylor, using his prehensile toes to keep himself in position.

    Congrats to Jose in Columbia, and  Tim in Missouri for being the only ones to guess the magic feet belonging to Kristopher.

    They both win the entire collection of goodies from the ChaosMen store!

    Kristopher & Taylor, July 29th 2011 on ChaosMen.com

    Kristopher & Taylor, July 29th 2011 on ChaosMen.com

    I hope everyone enjoys this match-up! It is amazing to see these two hot dudes go at it!

24Jun/1113

BTS – Carpet Munching

    Vander works the gray carpet

    Vander works the gray carpet

    One of my friends passed on some feedback from a message board about sites like mine and the use of carpeting on the wall.

    Not really sure what was said, but it was basically a "Why do these sites feel compelled to decorate with rugs? Is artwork too expensive?"

    No, artwork is not THAT expensive. I know some gay eyes will wander and muse about the many home accessories, bemuse and ask me where I got something, or in this case, their eyes are assaulted by a bit or carpeting hung on a wall.

    You yourself may ask, 'Well, now that you mention it, why DO you have carpet on the walls?'

    Sound absorption!

    Member's, please consult Exhibit A.

    Do a search on Wayne and pull up his solo.

    He sure is cute, isn't he?

    Stop jerking for a sec, and listen to the interview.

    Sounds like we filmed it in a bathroom doesn't it?

    I have all kinds of picky things that drive me crazy when I watch my own porn. Bad audio is one of them.

    Others are silly things.

    Like I don't like cords, tripod legs, electrical outlets, and other mundane items to sneak into a shot.

    The room Wayne is in is newly furnished, but the room has 20 foot ceilings to accommodate my lighting.  I am very lucky my rooms that are all quite spacious, leaving the model feeling they are in a luxurious location, rather than being filmed jerking off in a hotel room, on a bed comforter with more DNA than a crime test lab, and a window AC unit drowning out any heavy breathing that you might be able to hear over it.

    Not that those video do not have their charms. I kind of like the rawness of it. Innocent young man, asked to jerk off in a hotel room for 100 bucks. If he is lucky. Hot!

    But not the effect I was going for.

    I am VERY lucky to have these rooms to meet the demands of churning out 3 fresh videos every week.

    So after Wayne's video, I vowed to improve the audio in my videos. The sound of me fumbling the camera and bumping the mic, though charming in a Blair Witch Porn way, was also something I wanted to be rid off.

    Some of you will note spongy egg carton type material on the ceiling when I do an undershot. Most of the back walls and studio hallways are coated in it, though out of view.

    I try not to let you see this on ceiling, you know, mundane elements sneaking into a shot and all, but there is no hiding it when I do an undershot. I have given up on hiding that bit of BTS film production.

    But still it was not enough to get the echo out of the audio.

    I couldn't very well hang egg carton sponge on walls that are in the shot itself?

    What could I hang that was decorative, yet would absorb sound? Paintings sure weren't helping.

    Carpet of course!

    So that is why you will see walls with carpet on them. I figure it is a necessary evil in order to give you the best sounding, not-shot-in-a-bathroom, audio experience. Your eyes will just have to wander back to the dick going into that hot dude's ass.

    If you notice the egg cartons sponge on the ceiling then you have likely spotted the overhead microphone.

    I shoot with multiple cameras, and can't afford an assistant to man the microphone boom, so I am constantly moving it around, so that it is close to the model's breathing, and none of use have to suffer from the sound of me manhandling my camera. Only drawback is models suddenly standing and getting a  bonk on the head. (Kristopher & Vander OutTake)

    It has other drawbacks. Some people listen to the audio and ask me why I dub in the all the sound them talking, moaning, and groaning. Dubbing in Audio after the fact?!?! Like I have time to get the models to do that?!?

    The sound of them talking is like they are in a real live audio studio. The audio "shouldn't" sound that good, because, it is after all, amateur porn. (or maybe it doesn't sound good at all, and I am just kidding myself.)

    So their brain tells them I have dubbed in the audio, instead of what I have actually done is to basically mic the models.

    At first I took offense to this. Was the audio out of synch on all the videos, making them look like bad Japanese over-dubs? Maybe one or two vids get out with the audio out of sync, but overall, the sampling I listened to, the audio was spot on.

    That's what I wanted! Oh you can hear me shuffling around moving cameras and stuff in the background, but over all, you aren't distracted by camera bumps, audio that sounds consistent through out the entire video (no real LOUD moments that have you rushing for your volume control), nor that echo chamber sound.

    Then I realized it was actually a back-handed compliment. The audio was so real and up close that it sounded like it was shot in the quiet solitude of sound booth. Accept when planes fly over, or more often, thunder and rain come pouring down!

    Yeah, sometimes I forget to slide the mic boom out of the way, and the models sound like they are filming in another room, but over all, I like the pristine, non-echoey sound I have going on. Again I am partial, and I work hard at it while managing the models.

    That overhead mic is a constant source of frustration.

    "Boom in the Set!" As they yell during a professional film production.

    Well, since I am the only one there I am constantly moving it about, up and down, all the while trying to adjust all the cams so the mic isn't in the shoot. ("Oh and by the way, do both you models have your dicks hard 'cuz I am ready to do that penetration shot. Got my camera focus all locked!")

    But the undershot. Well, it never fails to show my secrets to good audio.

    It shows my egg carton sponge, my overhead microphone, and if the angle is juuust right, a bit of carpet on the wall next to them.

    Sucking up the echos so we can listen to the models suck each other off!

20Jun/116

BTS – Joiner

    I loved this picture of Joiner laughing between shots. Thought I would share with you all before he goes online in a couple hours.

     

    Joiner Laughing between takes.

    Joiner laughing between takes.

29Apr/114

BTS SHOT: Ransom Doing Handstands (for Kelly)

    Ransom Impatiently Waiting to do a Serviced Video

    Ransom Impatiently Waiting to do a Serviced Video

    Facebook fan Kelly said she wouldn't be able to make it to the event (well, the non-event now) and really wanted to meet Ransom in person. I had this shot of him from last week of us sitting in a hallway waiting for a model to get charged up for a Servicing.  Ransom is around a lot doing all kinds of things from building maintenance general office help.

    He can get antsy waiting for boners to happen!