Archive for March, 2010

Producer Arrested for Allegedly Filming 17 Year Old

dirty_dI have a feeling this still-developing story may end up being the most talked about of 2010. It’s really got everything – lies, blackmail, secret identities, arrests, and an underage girl.

The classy gentleman pictured to the left is Michael Storm, aka Dirty D. He is being accused of knowingly filming a scene with a minor. Specifically “two counts of the promotion of a sexual performance of a child, two counts of the use of a child in a sexual performance and one count of illegal computer pornography, which refers to the streaming of underage content.”

Her Story
The accusations are being made by a girl who usually goes by the name Kelsey Cummings (she has several aliases). Her story is that she was contacted by Dirty D via her account on a modeling website and was asked to do a porn scene. She told him she was 17, but he said it wasn’t a problem because she’s married (to a porn performer, in fact). She says okay, procures an ID from another woman who looks nothing like her, and shoots a scene on a Sybian.

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Keepin It Fresh #3 – Nicole Ray Photo Gallery

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By the time Keepin It Fresh #3 was uploaded to VideoBox during the first week of January 2010, Nicole Ray already had a half dozen scenes on the site. But she had largely flown under my radar. It was this appearance which firmly established Nicole’s identity in my mind. I think you’ll agree she’s one of the cutest girls in the adult industry. Go inside to find thumbnail images for the Nicole Ray photo gallery from Keepin It Fresh #3. Click on the thumbnails to view the full size images. I believe the gallery provides a nice complement to the video of the scene.

If you missed the Jenna Haze photo gallery from Addicted #5, you can find it here.

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Feature Round-up: “Quick Preview,” Clips!!!, More Scrubbing

Greetings, Videoboxers!

Quick Preview Back From the Dead

Resurrected!

First off in our feature round-up, I want to point out — in case you haven’t already noticed — that we have resurrected “Quick Preview” on the DVD and Original Custom Clip pages. We may add the new scrubbing UI to those pages as well, but currently we are not planning to use that as a replacement for the Quick Preview or to do away with the Quick Preview completely. I’m hopeful that this news is making a few people out there happy. 🙂

Scrubbing Everywhere

And speaking of the scrubbing UI, with today’s release we have rolled it out to pretty much every scene thumbnail sitewide — with the exception of the aforementioned DVD and Custom Clip pages, and the smaller “recently viewed” thumbnails. Please note, you can still avoid hitting the Flash player page, even after scrubbing a scene’s thumbnail, if you click the scene title link below that thumbnail. You can also right-click on the thumb to open a new tab or window and start the scene there, or right-click the link to open the Original Custom Clip page in a new tab or window.

Clips Continue To Grow Up

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Still Crazy (Hot) After All These Years – The Return of Liliana Moreno

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I was browsing through The Girl Next Door #5 earlier, specifically looking over scene 3 with Courtney Page & Jenni Lee for a pending article on noteworthy MFF threesomes (idea suggested by member jb3082). The scene immediately above that one is the famous lone appearance on the site of Liliana Moreno. I’m not aware of any other performer who has attracted as much attention with a single scene as Liliana. One hundred fourteen comments are currently attached to the scene. My assumption had been that it was one and done for Liliana. Not just for VideoBox, but for the adult industry as a whole. Then several comments caught my eye which I hadn’t noticed previously. Members nzia, edgarcerritos, fabiogump, eugene1234, and inthehottub report Liliana is working under the name Mimi Blaze. I did a search for Mimi Blaze at IAFD which leads to Liliana Moreno. Five additional scenes have now been added to her resume. Liliana Moreno is back!

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Interview with Director Myles Long

mileslong_marine1Miles Long (pictured left with his fiancĂ©e MarinĂ©) is an industry veteran who’s been performing in porn since 1999 and directing since 2003.

Every movie he’s directed in the VideoBox catalog is rated 5 stars, and for good reason; he’s a thoughtful, detail-oriented director who strives to do his best work every time.

In our interview, Miles talks about what it was like to be Jenna Haze’s very first on-screen partner, how he creates the right atmosphere on set, his mainstream work, and more. Enjoy!

Most people probably don’t know that you were Jenna Haze’s co-star in Joey Silvera’s “Service Animals 4,” which was her very first scene. Do you remember that scene? Did Jenna stand out to you at the time?

I will always remember that scene, she had an energy about her that I always look for in talent that I book for myself these days, I want someone who loves sex, and wants to be there with the person they are working with. I realized right away that she was 1) meant for this business, and 2) destined to be a star.

She fondly recounted how she watched porn incessantly as a child and some of her more memorable exhibitionist encounters as a civilian before the scene started, and the scene we shot was so hot, that Joey Silvera, the director was turned on and after my scene, she happily blew him, and I filmed it with his camera.

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Star Search – We’re On It…

Hello Videobox Members,

As you are likely aware, we’ve been quite busy lately bringing some significant user enhancements to the table. We’re aggressively working on a number of changes that we anticipate will raise the bar and bring your videobox experience to a whole new level.

However, there’s definitely a vocal set of our community that’s been raising concerns about other areas of the site they’d like some attention on. And we hear you.

We are hearing a great deal of interest in handling star name variations (aliases) in searches. For example, searching for Babaloo should also return Babalu, Babalu Monike, Bab Lu, and of course, Babau.

We have a number of interesting ideas around how to solve this, but before we get too fancy, we have a set of engineers focused on getting a minimal functionality in place ASAP. We’re going to roll out a revised search functionality that’ll return all of a stars aliases when you’re searching for any one of them. Once we have that and some additional time we’ll likely put some energy into a more dynamic searching capability.

We hope to have this out in the very near future and I’ll update the blog when we do.

Click For The Solution

Thanks go out to ropeadope for providing the star names in this blog/puzzle 🙂

Addicted #5 – Jenna Haze Photo Gallery

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On 2/21/10, the DVD Addicted #5 from New Sensations was added to VideoBox. The movie features a stellar cast including Jenna Haze, Ashlynn Brooke, Madison Ivy, and Audrey Bitoni. From time to time I see comments on the site expressing a desire to have pictures accompany the video posting. I am fortunate to possess photo galleries for several scenes uploaded to the site from New Sensations and Digital Sin. Go inside to find select thumbnail images for the Jenna Haze photo gallery from Addicted #5. Click the thumbnails to view the full size images. I prefer to right click the thumbnail and open the full size image in a new window or new tab. This method sidesteps the browser continuously loading and re-loading the thumbnails. To save images, right click the full size image and save picture as (save image as in Firefox). It appears you can also save the full size image via right clicking the thumbnail and selecting save target as (save link as in Firefox), which comes as a surprise to me. Please let me know if you wish to see more posts of this nature. I have some excellent image galleries from the two aforementioned studios, and believe they provide a nice complement to the videos.

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New Feature: “Scrubbing” Scene Thumbnails

Hey, VideoBoxers!

This is Bob, the user interface engineer here at VideoBox, and I’m so excited about one of the cool new features we rolled out today that I jumped at the chance to update the blog with a rundown on it. Before I do that, though, let me say that I am an avid reader of this blog, and I am thrilled that we have such a vocal group of users offering up feedback, questions and tons of good suggestions. I see it as my job to provide the best possible user experience for all of us (I’m a VideoBox user too, of course!), and I look forward to every chance we get to present a feature and get your take on it.

On to the goods: we call this new feature our scene scrubbing UI (UI = User Interface, for those of you outside the web development world).

If you’re like me (and given that you’re reading the blog on a porn site, it’s safe to say we have some interests in common), you probably find that there are big portions of many scenes that don’t interest you at all. Sure, you could click on one of the later screencaps on the DVD details page, but then you might need to move the filmstrip back a little to check what you missed. With this new feature, you can skip the stuff you don’t want to watch and zero right in on the place you want to start, without missing a thing. Here’s how it works:

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Clips Page “Beta” – Exposing Ourselves Prematurely

Hello Videobox Members,

It’s been a very short time since we rolled out our improved clip creation method, and the new ability to save your own set of custom clips. For many of you, as your blog comments testify, you had a sense we were heading in a specific direction.

And you were right…

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