Saturday, 1 July 2017

In Bed with Isla.... Interviews Larry Vinaver

Welcome to this first issue of "In bed with Isla" where each month I will have the pleasure of inviting some of SLs leading participants in the adult industry to share my bed covers in exchange for a little chat...
In this first interview I met Larry Vinaver... and I was lucky enough to manage to lure him into my bed for a chat..

Isla:- So Larry, you won the SX Magazine award for  Best Actor, can you tell me how that felt??

Larry:- It feels a great honour and privilege to have been awarded that title for 2 successive years, the Golden Cock awards in 2015, and then the SX Magazine Award in 2016 , Isla......I am grateful most importantly to the fans who have turned out for me to vote and the great people with whom I have had the privilege to work with over those years that have made that award possible. It is a marvellous feeling to win , I am both humbled and elated at the same time

Isla:- Last year you won the award for your work in Stepford Sluts. How was that??

Larry:- It was a ground making movie in SL Porn, acclaimed as an award winner for Club E, winning a Golden Cock in the 2016 Porn Awards. It involved over 100 actors!

Isla:- I saw the cast list, it must have been madness for the director to co-ordinate?

Larry:-  its was quite a feat to get us all together at the right time and to get scenes perfect for final cuts; many were shot I know and some might one day make their way onto the dvd lol

Isla:- So i have to ask, how did you get into the porn industry in SL in the first place?

Larry:- I had some lucky breaks .....I think that attending a few beach parties with a few medallions and a moustache seemed to amuse some and got me noticed as a regular; I was actually auditioned by Miss Emily by having sex with a woman in front of the guests; it went very well:-)) I later signed to be an extra in the movie 'Legs wide Spread' after starring in a movie called 'Mutual Pleasure' and was hired by Miss Em's Studio directly afterwards. I have been lucky in that I have continued my roles as extras in several movies but they are now classed as 'cameo appearances ' lol.

Isla:- you mentioned your look got you noticed, Was there any reason behind it.. do you feel it has helped you?

Larry:- Well I was turned down flat as a model by a now defunct and discredited studio. I did find that appearing in Aroused Magazine and Playhouse did help me get hired by Dogstar Productions. The look was a little porn stereotype I admit and that is why i chose it , however after a few modifications I believe its unique enough to be called mine, any imitation i view as flattery:-))

 Isla:- You have worked as Helios in Mythos, and now also working on False Friends, the new production by VIR Studios.. how have you found the experience?

Larry:- I found working on the stories was a fun and interesting project, Helios is a great character and I love playing him. It was also great to work with established friends as well as making some new ones too...I do think that we have all boosted the sales of Deadwool and various other SL companies by promoting their extreme good fashion as well as featuring in a very captivating and well prepared serialised tale such as Mythos is.....I am looking forward to continuing on the work of False Friends as it will be another sensation I am sure!

Isla:- Obviously your work must take up a lot of your time, how else do you spend your SL?

I find that when I am not shooting for movies or modelling the best relaxation is attending social events and parties as well as relaxing and surfing at Surfers bay or Breakwater/pretty beach. I have a love of cars and motorcycles with several in my collection that i race at several tracks here.....I also have sporting interests here, along with some battle re-enactments ....My love of fashion and shopping for clothing I include in work as I usually get photographed wearing anything i buy lol.

Isla:- Battle re-enactments? I didn't know those even existed in SL

Larry:- well they are groups, i belong to a US civil war society.  i have my confederate uniforms as well and my union ones...i double as a spy lol

Isla:- *laughs* Sounds like a movie plot you could star in next.

Isla:- After working in so many movies, is there any sign of retirement ?

Larry:- well only of slowing down, Isla....I am appearing more in cameo roles and as an extra which seem to 'add' a little 'style' to producers' movies , i am also still getting quite a few offers for roles..I have done 44 movies so far with one about to be released and two in conference stages

Isla:- that is quite some career, and one I suppose you could never retire fully from, as I am sure you enjoy your work too much to give it up entirely. not to mention the public outcry from us ladies if you did.. *laughs*

Larry:-  hahah i do indeed, and in the paraphrase of the song; 'i'm just a 'guy' who can't say no' lol and as long as they like to employ me and for as long as people say 'OMG, YOU'RE HIM!' i shall love to star in them:-))

By this time Larry had already managed to strip me of my clothes so it is time for me to shimmy under the covers and get to know him better... see you next time!!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Bigger, Better, Blogger !

Hello dear readers,

Just a year ago we published the first issue of the SX Magazine. Our target was to offer you a product who should have been different from most of the SL publications, focusing our effort on the quality of the contents, either articles or photos. A year after the release of that first issue, we're happy to announce a new beginning for the SX Magazine. We're switching our publications from an inworld book to a blog based magazine. This way we'll be able to offer you a more dynamic product, with new contents and a wider range of articles, where we'll be able to go deep in every topic, investigating each aspect of it.

Last year to celebrate the birth of the magazine, we decided to organize the first edition of the SX Magazine Awards. We're happy to announce you that the SX Magazine Awards will be back this year too, with new categories and awards, once again to celebrate the outstanding talents of our amazing community. More information about the Awards will be coming very soon, so stay tuned !

As you did last year, come join us on our journey in this amazing world of SL sex, art and entertainment !

Monday, 12 December 2016

SX Magazine Awards - The Winners

Hello people,

Let me say it, the SX Magazine Awards Gala was just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Over 50 guests attended the show lead by our wonderful Monique, where we announced the winners in each of the 8 categories to which SX Magazine Awards have been assigned. A special Thank you to Sunday Storm, who shoot the guests on the Red Carpet ( her photos will be on Flickr soon ), and to DJ Temp, for a fantastic party after the ceremony.

The winners of the SX Magazine Awards 2016 are:

for the category Best Male ModelCROSS AURA

for the category Best Female Model: ZUBY GLOOM

for the category Best Photographer: ANGI MANNERS

for the category Best Photo: SASQUATCH RHINO

for the category Best Actor: LARRY VINAVER

for the category Best Actress: CARLY MODE

for the category Best Director: DILLON LECKER

for the category Best Movie: RAVI REDFIELD

Along with the Awards to the winners for each category, the staff of the SX Magazine decided to assign two special Lifetime Achievement Awards to TATIANA EASTERWOOD and RYSAN FALL, who in several years of activity in which they produced art of the highest level, brought prestige to the whole community. It was an honor to have them as judges for this first edition of the SX Magazine Awards.

One last time, thanks to each of you who joined us in this project. It has been fun, exhausting, exciting, moving, thrilling, exalting, and we're looking forward to see what amazing works you'll submit for the next edition of the SX Magazine Awards!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Rysan Fall - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Here we are at least, dear readers,

Our final interview with the video category judges. Sit back with your favorite mug, filled with some nice coffee (or something a little more potent depending on your timezone), and enjoy this intriguing look at one of the most interesting and well respected SL machinima producers. Today we give you, Rysan Fall.

Photo by Maya-el Kusumah

In Rysan's words:
My name is Rysan Fall. I have been a member of Second Life since Dec 2nd, 2007. I have been making machinima since February 2008. This initially was intended to be practice for real life film making. When I started I had no idea there was a whole genre of film making dedicated to filming in a virtual environment. My videos became popular in the machinima community, which really was a surprise to me. I decided to offer my skills to business, creating commercials and making keepsake (wedding) videos for the people in this virtual environment.  My desire to make more detailed machinima films grew, and real life film making kind of took a back seat. But I wanted to take what I’ve learned and put it to real life film,.

Machinima has been very good to me, and I am very grateful for everything it’s given me. I’ve been interviewed countless times, I’ve spoke at many lectures, events and universities. I’ve had the opportunity to work for Tufts University, University of Florida, and the University of Central Missouri. I’ve even been honored with filming the first Virtual College Graduation ceremony for Bryant Stratton College in Second Life featured on FOX National News. One thing I was really excited about, I was contacted by U2's Principle Management to inform me that my U2inSL video was selected to be played on the big screen at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. as the REAL U2 perform their song, "Even Better Than the Real Thing".  My visuals went through the approval processes from Linden Labs to me and finally approved by U2's Principle Management. That was really exciting for me. I’ve been interviewed for The Book “Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking.  A few of my videos was seen by a company called (now called acute care triage), which specializes in providing online therapy and EAP solutions for subscribers. They were in the process of creating their own virtual world at the time, and wanted someone to make their machinima for them. They flew me to California for a week and asked me to become a part of their team, and I accepted. After 4 years I, now edit all of their “Real Life” department  video.

Along with all of this, I do voice over work also. I have also done some radio. I used to have a weekly hip hop news segment on an underground hip hop show called “The Fireset” on 90.7 WTCC. Ive done voice over work for CPTV Sports (Connecticut Public Broadcasting).  I won an award for best male voice over in an animated film in 2011 at the Los Angeles Media Awards for my role as “Sebastian” ” a super computer from the future in “Time Travelers Series Produced by Pooky Amsterdamn and Dr. James Canton. Like I said machinima has been very good to got me into the institute for Advanced Media in Hartford CT., a year long internship at CPTV and I’ve just stated working in the creative services dept. for FOX News in CT.

What will you be looking for, in general, from a well produced adult video?
Rysan: Well a good friend of mine approached me and asked if I could judge. ( Katina Cazalet)  She remembered how I had a few films in the previous "the sexiest" awards. When she told me what it was for, I was happy to help.

Have you ever done, or considered doing an adult video?
Rysan: Yes, I've done several from 2011-2013. Although, I don't consider myself as a pornographer or adult film maker. I am mostly mainstream..

Would you approach a "mainstream" movie production differently from adult?
Rysan: Actually no. Whether it's mainstream or adult, I believe you still have to set your project the same way. You have to gather materials, find the sets, actors and storyboard your film in the same way. I think the only difference is that in adult the actors have to look good without clothes just as much as they would in clothes.

I got started in movies...
Rysan: This initially was intended to be practice for real life film making. When I started I had no idea there was a whole genre of film making dedicated to filming in a virtual environment.

I enjoy being a producer because...
Rysan: I love being creative. I love many forms of  artistic expression. Being a machinima producer has offered me the ability to tell a story without the use of expensive equipment. It can be difficult and tedious at times,but the payoff comes when the video is done. When people appreciate your work, its the best feeling in the world.

I draw inspiration from...
Rysan: I draw inspiration from anything. Movies, Television, a song, a memory, a fantasy....anywhere. I love artwork that says something. That has a message. I have so many ideas in my head ,and they come and go. But its all the time. But every once in a while an idea will scream to be made, and I feel like I have to do it.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  (eg. subtitles, captions, voice-over, the imagery itself... )
Rysan: My favorite way of telling a story is to use voice overs and match them with the mouth, to give the story that movie feel. Im not usually a fan using or reading subtitles in a film. But I do believe if a film has neither voice or subtitles ...its could still tell a powerful story if done right.

The optimal length for a movie is...
Rysan: I have found  that with machinima, peoples attention spans are really short. So, I believe that you have to capture the attention of your audience, hold it, and then let go as soon as possible. Any thing over 15 minutes and you're pushing it  in regards to people getting bored.

Producing a movie involves... (eg. commentary on steps, time to conceptualize/plan/shoot/edit...)
Rysan: A good idea, story boarding (optional). a really strong graphics card, and editing program (i.e adobe premier, sony vegas) a capture program (i.e  Fraps, Bandicam)

a successful actress/actor is...
Rysan: a successful machinima actor is someone that can change into many different looks. Being available and on time for shoots. For me the ability to voice act is a plus.

I would work with an actor/acctress again because... (eg appearance, personality, dependability...)
Rysan: I would take appearance, personality and dependability into consideration if I was to work with and actor a second time.

A new actor/actress can most benefit from...
Rysan: Being someone that can change into many different looks. Being available and on time for shoots. For me the ability to voice act is a Try not to become romantically involved with the producers.

A new producer can most benefit from...
Rysan: Being serious about your project and seeing it through. Doing whatever it takes to get it done.  And...Try not to become romantically involved with the actors.

The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Emily - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Hello again faithful blog reader types,

Our next interview with a video category judge is of galactic proportions. Really, Emily should not be unknown to most of you. Host of the longest running official porn star party, and producer of countless movies (ok, well, the count is actually below but I don't want to spoil it). Here is a deeper look at this prolific porn icon.

Photo by Maya-el Kusumah

In Emily's Words:
Emily has been making porn for 5 years, in those 5 years she has made and been in about 150 movies, 133 she directed!!! Since were comparing this to the sexist awards in 2015 she won Sexiest  best movie & Sexiest  best director for her work in 2014's Legs Wide Spread, Sexiest  Awards Lifetime achievement award and she still hasn't retired yet, elevating Second Life porn to a whole other level with her epically successful erotic space adventure series; Intergalactic SLUTS, which is currently on it's 2nd season.

I got started producing movies...
Emily: Because in 2011 Movies were the biggest, that was the main focus in SL porn and I had some experience in making some very simple movies and enjoined it more than photos

I enjoy being a producer because...
Emily: I can tell a story and be WAY more creative with a movie than a picture. And I enjoy give people the "Movie Star" experience in SL.

I draw inspiration from... 
Emily: Early days Serenity and Thorgal, but our styles are different so now I love going to the movies in the theater where movies are meant to be watch and taking it all in and thinking how I could do some of the biggest scene with the limitations of SL.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  (eg. subtitles, captions, the imagery itself... )
Emily: Most movies are 2 people telepathically linked, starring at each other and say "Want to fuck". Sound tracks are best, but they have the limitation of following dialog.  Currently I write the story out on a computer screen like giving a report and got that idea, from video games that write out your "mission" before you start.

The optimal length for a movie is... 
Emily: 7 minutes, Because attention spans are short and to me I don't see anyone wanking to pixel porn over real porn, if they do great.

Full in-world scenery or green screen? 
Emily: Gosh both. I'm lucky I can afford a Homestead just to make movies on and I have SL largest green screen  a 1024 meter diameter sphere. The green screens are mostly for space flight, but I could see shooting a whole movie in one.  I build most all my sets as well.

Producing a movie involves... (eg. commentary on steps, time to conceptualize/plan/shoot/edit...)
Emily: Simple movies for me use to take 4 days of editing 4-6 hours perday. shooting use to take 2 hours and set building 4 hours or so.  Now for me it's 3 weeks of editing, planning starts 5 months ahead and sets are usually built 2-3 months ahead. I filmed one episode in January because the site had to be use for another set. the episode was released in July.

A successful actress/actor is... 
Emily: Prepared, alert, seen, and works there butt off. Show up prepared, don't go afk cause as soon as you do something about you will need changed. Seen when your not on set make sure you go to parties and getting pictures done so your not forgotten.

I would work with an actor/acctress again because... (eg appearance, personality, dependability...)
Emily: Dependability is HUGE most have no idea how HUGE!!! August 2015 I started looking for new cast members for Intergalactic SLUTS Season 2 which was to start shooting late January 2016.  I made a list and watched people took some in and helped advise them. I want people that look fantastic, do what they say they will and show up when they are suppose to. And if they have something like "Warning I'm a Bitch" written in there profile. no thank you stay away.

A new actor/actress can most benefit from... 
Emily: Experience, there are many directors that will use new people and I would prefer they get some experience there and see how normal movies are made before being on my set. Many directors look for newish people and love saying they put them in there first movie. When I say newish I don't mean people looking like noobs.

A new producer can most benefit from... 
Emily: Experience, get into movies, watch how other directors work, figure out why they do what they do when they do it. You don't need to ask a bunch of questions, just remember what you seen at the shoot and then see final product and figure out how it was all done. Movie magic!!

What will you be looking for, in general, from a well produced adult video?
Emily: I want to see a nice set, the more details the better. Great animation and properly adjusted. if they go to a club and use freebie animations it's not going to look very good unless they can adjust. A story is nice, anyone can put 2 people on pose balls and hump. Sound, Nothing worse than a completely silent movie. Originality, Stripper and a lap dance is so over done. I would love to see something never done in SL before with life like animations on a beautifully decorated set with some kind of story.
And I can usually tell how much work went in to these productions, I mean a movie filmed and uploaded in 2 hours should never beat one that took months to make.

The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens

Monday, 5 December 2016

Raelin Jestyr - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Another day, another blog post from SX Magazine. :-)

Today we have the next installment in our raw interviews with the video category judges for the SX Magazine Awards. This is our third judge to profile, with only two left after this. Please enjoy reading the full interview with did with Raelin Jestyr, that we used to write the original article presented in our August issue of SX. This was the first interview I ever did, so I look back on it with a bit of nostalgia :). I hope you enjoy it!

Photo by Maya-el Kusumah

In Raelin's words
Raelin Jestyr started in the SL Porn Business about three years ago after a few years of being exclusively being an immersed in a variety of  roleplaying sims.   However shortly after starring in a few films, she made  film of her own on a whim, just to prove to herself she could do it.  After that the creative bug bit her.   Founding Rabid Jestyr Productions and RJ Studios, Raelin has written/directed/produced several porn Films and and has branched out into photography.   There are several new projects on the horizon for Raelin, but the one closes to her heart is passing on the joy of film making.

I got started in movies...
Raelin: By accident.   I had stumbled into an RP that involved a sleazy porn director who turned out to really be a porn director.

I enjoy being a producer/actor/actress because...
Raelin: It's fun and creative and something to do!

You are passing on your joy of film making by....
Raelin: I have been taking on a bit of mentorship of some budding film makers. I have done a few quickie get started tutorials, and one fairly in-depth training session. haha i have toyed with idea of starting a little film makers 101 seminar. I think film making is actually extremely easy and if more people were able to get a little guidance it would bring alot more films into the Porn industry here.

I draw inspiration from... 
Raelin: All over.  Songs, people, jokes, tv.. it can come from anywhere really.  I generally get a little kernel of an idea and kick it around for a while.  some turn into something and some just get put away for later.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  
Raelin: I'm not a fan of subtitles but i have used them.   There are definitely alot of limitations to SL Movies, so any method to get your story line across is a good method.

The optimal length for a movie is... 
Raelin: 10 minutes or under.. People got things to do!

Full in-world scenery or green screen?
Raelin: Full world scenery.  Its almost more important than the characters in any movie.

Producing a movie involves...
Raelin: 10% skill with editing, 90% creativity.    The choices you make as you are filming can only be helped so much with creative editing.  All the hard work comes before

A successful actress/actor is...  
Raelin: Patient and flexible and shows up.

I would work with an actor/actress again because...   
Raelin: Personality.   I have built projects around people just because they were fun or inspiring before.  Other times I work with people based on how reliable they are or how they photograph.  But if someone is hard to work with, it makes me think twice about worth with them again

A new actor/actress can most benefit from...  
Raelin: Visibility.   See and be seen.   You are your best billboard, so make sure you get out there where it can be seen.   Take any and all castings, go to parties, whatever it takes to put yourself out there.

A new producer can most benefit from...  
Raelin: Trying new blood.   Sometimes people, including myself get stuck a comfort zone, and you can find yourself using the same people over and over.   One little casting change can sometimes make the difference between an ok project and a WOW project.  There are a lot of uniques look out there!

The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens

Sunday, 4 December 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for Best Photo

My dearest SXy readers,

THIS is it! The final category! The piece de resistance. The cherry on the ..... sundae. And really the category I don't envy the judges position the most for, because, the entries here are all such high quality. Today, we bring you,

The nominees for the SX Magazine Award for Best Photo are:

Leaving Passion (by Angi Manners)

Through the shadows (by Junah)

Prisoner (by Marika Blaisdale)

Shaping Her (by Sasquatch Rhino)

When the second-last guest left (by Talisker Braveheart)

Just look. And appreciate the artistry. And applaud.

All the categories will have the winners announced at the SX Awards Ceremony being held Sunday, December 11th!

Best of luck to the nominees!

The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens