September 30th – Crash Course Intro: Your Big Idea


Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Snack and Beverages Provided

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Sexy storytelling has its own business ins and outs. Whether you’re a curious first-timer or an industry pro looking to pick up some tips, you’re in luck!

Award-winning filmmaker Shine Louise Houston (The Crash PadSNAPSHOT) presents the tools to put your best foot forward, from setting up your business to editing your shot. A filmmaker who considers sex part of the narrative story, Houston’s cinematic style, and decade of experience writing, producing, and distributing explicit films are all made available. Come for the sexy stories, stay for the film geekery!

“Shine’s workshop thoroughly covers all the obvious things about porn making, like the perfect angles and editing, but goes even deeper into the areas that you might not think you need to know: legal paperwork, setting up your own business, etc… For me, these often overlooked bits of knowledge made this an invaluable workshop — not just in terms of porn but my broader film career.” – Past Participant

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. 

Workshop will feature presentation of several clips from Houston’s work. There will be no nudity or actual sex involved. All genders, orientations and proclivities are welcome. We strive to create a safe, consensual, and non-judgmental environment.

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 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 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.