Learn the tried and true techniques for shooting and directing a sex scene that Shine Louise Houston has developed over her career. The course will delve into camera selection and best practices for working with talent. Attendees will get intensive instruction in the 2-camera technique which gives Shine’s work its intimate quality and there will also be critique of the footage shot during the course.
Covered topics include:
- Camera selection
- Best practices for working with talent
- How to create a safe and ethical set environment
- 2-camera shooting technique
This workshop takes place at 4th Wall SF, located at 1458 San Bruno Avenue in San Francisco, California. Directions and more information will be emailed to participants prior to event date.
Content note: The workshop will feature presentation of several explicit clips, including samples of Houston’s work. There will be no nudity or actual sexual activity involved. All genders, orientations and proclivities are welcome. We strive to create a safe, consensual, and non-judgmental environment.
Accessibility: Our studio is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any needs and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
About the instructor:
As a graduate from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film, Shine Louise Houston has always had unique vision. Her signature cinematic style is best known for its honest and charismatic depictions of queer desire. She is the receipient of the Harvey Milk “Sylvester Pride in the Arts” Award for her portrayal of honest and diverse sexuality, and most notably seen in CrashPadSeries.com and its cast of queer and trans performers, people of color, and varying bodies and abilities. Her films have screened across the world, spanning LGBTQ festivals like Frameline and Outfest to Wonderlust Helsinki (awarded by the Finnish association for Sexology), film the British Film Institute, and the Tate Modern London, as well as popular media including HBO, the BBC, and Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning TV series Transparent, and have been presented at academic institutions such as Princeton University and the American Studies Association Conference. Inspired by erotic content creators she met during the Berlin PornFilmFestival, Shine launched PinkLabel.tv with a goal to support emerging and independent filmmakers like herself through education and distribution. Shine considers her best art project to be that of creating Pink and White Productions, a sustainable business that can enable the creative vision of many filmmakers to come.