A milestone that I reflect on.
Over these 5 years:
I was in 130 movies, 17 of which I didn't direct.
I directed 133 movies, 17 of which I wasn't in.
Some would call that 263, not me I look at it more like this.
17 movies I was in but didn't direct
116 movies I was in and directed
17 movies I only directed
150 movies in total I have worked on.
In my first year & 1/2 I worked on 85 movies. It was simple back then for the most part. Just needed a room, an animated piece of furniture and maybe a one sentence story: "He and Emily met at a bar and couldn't keep their eyes off each other." then 20 seconds of starring at each other, nude, having sex for 6 minutes, cum shot and end credits.
February 1, 2013 I made my first 20 minute 1 scene movie Anal Queen, with dialog. Sure we had done dialog movies before this but not to this length. Anal Queen got me started thinking about doing a feature length (100 minute movie). So in September of 2013 we started working on SUCCUBUS, The Motion Picture . Feature length movies are so much more challenging, more complex than the room and an animation movies. They really have to be planned out, wardrobe, sets scheduling. Not just a one day or even one week shoot. It's like a whole different animal.
I enjoyed it so much I did another in 2014!! Eye's Wide Shut was a movie that had turn me on so much as an adolescent back in 1999. The chanting the cloaks the masks the ritual and the sex with anonymous strangers. But to me they hadn't gone far enough so I made my version: Legs Wide Spread, The Motion Picture . This was a much bigger project than Succubus for example: The original movie for Succubus was 100 minutes, so I cut 1/2 of it out to add sex scenes and still retained the story. Eyes Wide Shut was 153 minutes so for that to be just a little over 100 minutes and be 1/2 sex scenes, I had to cut out 2/3 of the original movie and still retain the story plus I built my own sets sense the EWS sims were either in inadequate or denied me access to film.
So the quantity of my work really slowed with Succubus, but so what? The quality had really gone up, I had nothing to prove, I needed challenges, still doing porn but was more intrigued with the stories more than the actual in & out sex, I evolved.
I had always wanted to do a space movie/series, and not just 2 people fucking in a space ship, it had to be big, all or nothing, but I had no idea how to tell a story. I hate subtitles, I want to watch a movie not read it, I hate talking bubbles like in comic books. I had been dependent on audio sound tracks to tell the story, but do a search for "Space porn" and see what you find. Plus the reason I wanted to do space porn was because the possibility's are endless, I didn't want to be trapped making a movie around some other movies dialog.
Am I getting tired of it? "NO, it has endless possibility, why stop when it is as limitless as the stars in the sky?" Sure I have some smaller movies I want to do when this season wraps. Those will be fun and a bit goofy like the movies I made for fun in 2015 I Can Fuck You Better. Black Men Can't Swim, But they have BBC & The Mile High Club.
Can I go another 5 years? Who knows, most all in porn when I started are long gone, sort of making me feel like I should be fading away like they did. I still really enjoy making movies and challenging myself to do better and things I haven't before or things I have no idea how to do, "Just film it and figure out how to make it work later in editing.". I have thought about the end of IGS, but a 3rd season of IGS is planned. I don't know what Project Sansar will bring, hopefully no lag and the ability to run ultra graphics in a large crowd or large shoot.
Can we bring our inventory? I have a rather large inventory full or props I have used in movies. Will 1/2 of SL migrate there and split SL in two, loosing 1/2 our friends? I don't know they have been talking about Project Sansar for several years, with the promise that "Next year it will open.". But I do think it will be in this next 12 months, so who knows what will happen!!