Home > News > BaDoink Takes Motherboard Backstage for VR Porn Shoot • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


BaDoink Takes Motherboard Backstage for VR Porn Shoot

BaDoink Takes Motherboard Backstage for VR Porn Shoot
Get XBIZ News
Oct 23, 2015 9:40 AM PDT    Text size: 

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. — BaDoink CEO Todd Glider recently gave Motherboard magazine a behind-the-scenes look at virtual reality adult filmmaking, in a Hollywood Hills porn shoot with director Nick Melillo.

Glider explained that Melillo perfected the "Brazzers look" of "big tits, big asses, rich, bright color and high-quality lighting," a style he'd splash across viewers' VR headsets with the sort of spectral enthusiasm J.J. Abrams has for lens flares.

Euclid Virtual Reality Systems supplied the 180-degree VR gadgetry of two Sony a7RII cameras and Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses, with a widened view courtesy of two Metabones Speed Boosters. Although a 360-degree camera setup of 12 GoPro Heroes was available, Melillo wanted more lighting control and could better immerse the Motherboard reporters within the same room. During the shooting, real-time video ran through Video Stitch software into an Oculus Rift VR headset, where dual camera footage can be turned into a 180-degree arc or dome. 

“Typically, 360 video requires a good deal of stitching before it looks clean,” said Samuel Burton, the co-founder of Euclid Virtual Reality Systems. “It's a process that is getting better and better as the space develops. We're hoping Adobe decides to add support for stitching in After Effects or Premiere someday.” 

When Motherboard gave the Oculus Rift headset a whirl, they agreed 180 degrees added plenty of realism, considering adult films are more about what's happening in front of the viewer. Then again, 360 degrees would certainly prove ideal for a large orgy scene, especially one with an "Eyes Wide Shut" mansion to wander around in.

BaDoink used the VR tech to shoot an extramarital sex scenario, with adult film actress Christie Stevens as a Hollywood wife seducing a vacuum cleaner salesman. She and Melillo explained the challenges of a VR porn shoot, where the cast, crew and director are confined to one or two fixed camera angles to establish a first-person illusion. “Doing most of the work was definitely tough, especially since we were limited to two positions, cowgirl and reverse. My thighs were burning!” Stevens said. 

“For VR, I basically had my eyes glued to the camera the whole time, and the male performer can't really interact with me at all except for a few hand movements, so it was kind of like performing a monologue, but with sex,” she added.

Despite the nascent nature of VR adult filmmaking, Glider sees a bright future with the addition of haptic feedback devices. “Adult entertainment is married to tech now,” Glider said. “You're not going to survive as a studio now unless you're on the internet, you're tech savvy.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure... More »

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!