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Video: Cleaning House and Making Out (with Me and Dirk)

Way back in July of 2015 — it feels like an eternity ago — the TitanMen crew took some still photos of my hubby Dirk and me in the predawn hours just outside of Palm Springs. We started filming at 6 am because you do not want to be out in the desert in July once the sun comes up, believe me!

One of the crew shot some video, too… just a couple of quick clips of me and the hubby making out and stroking each other. I’d completely forgotten about them, until I came across them this morning as I was cleaning up some files on my laptop. I’m sharing a few photos from the morning as well. Hope you like them!

How not to take off like a hot air balloon when getting a blow job
… and other creative uses for sandbags

After I posted all those behind-the-scenes pics from my new movie Rent last night, a reader of my blog named James asked a very interesting and funny question:

openquoteJesse, if you get a second, could you explain to me the purpose of those weights on your feet during those seated-blowjob stills? I’m sure there’s a technical reason, but the only thing I can think of is ‘Bruce’s cocksucking skills are so amazing, they’re afraid you’ll take off like a hot-air balloon.'”

I like that idea, James! And actually there’s some truth to that… Bruce Beckham has skills. But the reality is that those weights are sandbags. When we’re shooting still photography, we often use one particular pose that makes our abs really pop: We sit on the very front edge of a chair, extend our legs in front of us in a “V”, then lean back and exhale… all while trying to look natural and keep our hard-on (hence the need for frequent fluffing sessions):

It’s one hell of an abdominal workout… but let me tell you, it feels great when it’s over…

… and I gotta say the resulting photos look pretty sweet, don’t ya think?

Hope that answers your question, James!

Titan members can watch and/or my 38-minute scene with Bruce here. Not a member? Watch a free 4 minute NSFW clip here, then become a member and get instant access to this and thousands of other scenes for as little as 38 cents a day.
 

What’s it really like on the TitanMen set? Here, let me show you…

A lot of people ask me what a typical day on the TitanMen set is like, and many are surprised by what I tell them… so I thought it would be fun to take you through a typical shoot from start to finish. There’s actually a whole bunch of mundane stuff at the beginning, but stick with me… it gets a lot more interesting toward the end!

I’ve been on over 25 shoots, and most of them follow pretty much the same pattern. In the most general sense, the reality is that it’s like any other job. Since I fly out to California to film — I live in Boston — Titan either puts me up in a hotel (if we’re filming in Los Angeles) or I stay at the “Titan House” (if we’re in Palm Springs). And here are a couple pictures of that Titan House. Pretty sweet, huh? It’s almost like being on vacation! Titan VP Keith Webb cooks for us, too… and boy does he like to cook.

Everyone arrives on set at 9 am (although that’s sometimes pushed back a bit if we’re filming in a more remote location). While the crew gets set up, each actor fills out a “model release form” that gives Titan the right to use whatever images they take of us that day.

Next come the ID photos. A collection of United States laws — collectively called the 2257 Regulations because they’re in Chapter 12, Section 2257 of the U.S. Code — require all porn studios to keep photos of their performers’ IDs in order to ensure that everyone they work with is at least 18 years old. That’s why you see a link to something like “18 U.S.C. 2257 Record-Keeping Requirements Compliance Statement” at the bottom of all reputable U.S.-based porn sites. So Titan lead director Jasun Mark takes photos of us holding up our ID cards… and sometimes those photos can be kind of unflattering:

Yikes.

Okay, now for the good stuff. Once the crew — usually 3 or 4 people, lead by Jasun — is ready, we move on to still photography. This is where the Jasun takes the pictures that are used on Titan’s website, in any printed material, and for the DVDs. This is actually a pretty challenging part of the day (which is why we tackle it early on). Think about it: to get a good photo, we have to stand up straight, tense every muscle in our bodies, exhale all the way to show off our abs better… and smile! And look relaxed! And keep a hard-on! Fortunately our fellow actors are on hand to help us with that last part.

We typically finish with photos by around 11:30 am. Because the equipment used for taking still photographs is very different from what’s used for video, the crew goes back to work, setting up lights and ladders and whatever else they’re going to need for filming. The actors get about an hour of downtime here, giving us a chance to grab a bite to eat or “clean out” (i.e. douche) if we’re bottoming. (The crew grabs food here and there as they work.) Then at around 12:30, we meet with Jasun to figure out how the scene is going to go, a process called “blocking.” We discuss positions, transitions, and who’s going to be where for the final “cum shot” sequence. It can be pretty challenging to figure out how we get from one position to another as smoothly as possible without making it look like some sort of bizarre ritual mating dance.

At around 1 pm, filming begins. It’s not quite as seamless a process as the final product would have you believe; there is, in fact, a pretty good amount of stopping and starting. We film each segment — typically some B-roll, kissing, oral, rimming, and then anal sex in 3 or 4 positions — for about 20 minutes each, stopping between each segment to reposition the cameras (typically two or three of them) and lights as needed. This also gives us actors a chance to hydrate. And as we’re getting into position, Jasun takes a few posed photos to use as the film’s official “action” promo pics.

Interesting side note: Until last year, Titan used to only create action pics by taking screen captures from the final video. The quality of a screen grab pales in comparison to a high-resolution photograph, though (see below), so about nine months ago we started taking posed photos too. Unfortunately, photography requires a separate set of equipment — lights, reflectors, and the like — than what’s used during filming, hence the need to take the photos when the cameras aren’t rolling. Incidentally, because we’re between positions, there’s no actual penetration in these shots (despite how it may sometimes appear). This also gives the bottom a much-needed break!

Here’s an example of the old-style screen capture on the left vs. the newer, sharper staged photo on the right:

Finally, it’s time for cum shots! We plan this out carefully, because Jasun wants to capture the big moment from as many angles as possible. The crew also needs some sort of warning that the money shot is imminent so they can be focused on the right place; that’s why you hear a lot of actors yelling out “I’m gonna cum!” right before they shoot their load. (Yeah, I know a lot of guys who do this anyway in their personal lives, but on a porn set it serves an actual purpose.) The Titan guys know my body language well enough to understand exactly when my cum shot is imminent… that’s why I rarely shout those not-so-magic words.

That’s a wrap! We actors go get cleaned up while the crew breaks down the set. I always offer to help but they have the routine down to a science, so my help is rarely needed. Keith, who’s usually on set filming content for Titan’s awesome “making of” featurettes, hands us our checks. In most cases, we’re done by about 4 or 4:30 pm, and have the rest of the day to explore Los Angeles, or if we’re in Palm Springs, hang around the pool.

As you can see, a hell of a lot of work goes into filming a TitanMen scene, and I haven’t even touched on the editing process! Needless to say, the whole cast and crew is extremely proud of the finished product. (Which is why you should buy porn instead of pirating it, by the way… it makes sure that Titan and other major studios can keep producing such kick-ass content.) At the end of the day, we’re exhausted but happy, knowing that we’ve made a great scene with an amazing group of guys all working together… and we get to come back the next day and do it all over again! How cool is that??

One final thought: If you want access to thousands of scenes for streaming and/or download, plus access to Keith’s exclusive “making of” featurette and other bonus content, you can join Titan here and get instant access for as little as 32 cents a day, and help us keep producing great content. Speaking of which… we have some really fun stuff in the pipeline through the end of the year, including a gorgeous new fetish film that’s reminiscent of the classic Fallen Angel series. And just wait until you see what else we’ve got planned for you guys!

A few more “Live from the Set” pics from this week in Palm Springs

I couldn’t resist sharing. Here you go.

Your first look at my new scene with industry superstar Colt Rivers!

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Colt Rivers, who began his career as Sean Cody’s “Ryan” in 2011 and quickly rose to porn superstardom, retired from the industry this past November to pursue a new business venture full-time. Luckily, I was one of the last people to work with him before he retired! TitanMen’s “ICONS” was also his first scene with my studio, and if he ever decides to un-retire, it hopefully won’t be his last. He’s a really wonderful guy… and an amazing power bottom. The industry will miss him!

My scene with Colt will be released on Wednesday, January 27, but you can watch the free NSFW preview here. “ICONS” also features the return of industry heavyweight and TitanMen exclusive Diesel Washington in an epic gear/fetish scene with TitanMen exclusive Dallas Steele. That’s almost 500 pounds of fun:

If the video doesn’t play, you can also watch here. By the way, all of the gear for “ICONS” was provided by Rough Trade in Los Angeles. Thanks, guys! The fitting was so much fun!

You can watch “ICONS” — and thousands more scenes — with your TitanMen membership. It’s as low as 33 cents a day, and you get download any of the scenes in Titan’s extensive library and keep them forever. Sign up now for instant access!

Here are the rest of the photos… you’ll be able to watch the scene on January 27. Colt and I will see you then!