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Hands-On Erotic Video Class
Center for Sex & Culture
San Francisco, CA
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Hands-On Erotic Video Class
HANDS-ON EROTIC VIDEO CLASS with Shine Houston and Ken Rowe
Saturday, May 30, 11 am - 5 pm
Cost: $45-95 sliding scale.
Work trade and/or partial scholarships available; no one turned away for lack of funds: email to find out more.

Whether you want to break into porno or you just want to make sure your home movies are as hot and technically savvy as they can be, you'll want to grab your cam and come learn from the pros -- Shine Houston of Pink & White Productions and Ken Rowe of Trannywood Pictures will teach you the ropes, with useful info about lighting and other tech questions; finding and working with models; editing your footage into the movie you want; and marketing and promo once it's in the can. Including an opportunity to do an actual on-site shoot with experienced models; this will be an action-packed, informational day that will help you shape your own creative vision.


Dubbed "Dyke Porn's New Mastermind" by The Advocate, SHINE LOUISE HOUSTON creates adult entertainment that exposes the complexities of queer sexual desire. Taking inspiration from many different sources, her company Pink and White Productions is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images that reflect todayâs blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities. An important part of the next big wave of women porn producers, Shine says, âThere is power in creating images, and forâ a woman of color and a queer to take that powerâ I donât find it exploitative; I think itâs necessary.â Pink and White brought home a 2009 Feminist Porn Award!

KEN ROWE is a San Francisco-based activist and cultural worker whose academic work has focused on intentionally queer religious communities that are part of mainstream traditions.  His current focus is on  sustainable queer sex-positive businesses.  He has served on the National Council of Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns, the National Religious Leadership Roundtable, been program director at the Center for Women and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union and served local United Methodist Churches for seven years.

Ken has a BA in History and Social Sciences from Macalester College, a Master of Divinity in Urban Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary, and has nearly completed coursework for a Humanities PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology.   In addition, he has completed the San Francisco Sex Information Sex Education training as well as Vanguard Leather. Today, Ken is an owner/manager of EROS-the Center for Safe Sex which also includes Trannywood Pictures.  Outside of EROS, he serves as the community co-chair of the STD Community Partners of the SF Department of Public Health, and has served on both the steering committees of United Genders of the Universe and the SF Trans March.

Trannywood films have shown at numerous film festivals and been recognized by the GayVN's (Gay Porn Awards) and the Feminist Porn Awards.



Center for Sex & Culture
1519 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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