The 2nd shooting of “Project F” – News #1

1st post for today, one more to follow!

First, some news about the 2nd shooting of Project F.

This week, I finally managed to solve the biggest issue: finding a proper location for future shootings!

I asked the managers of some public swimming pools, but the prices for one hour were……. BIG.

Of course, there would always be the possibility to shoot in a lake, but that comes with quite a lot of disadvantages (sight, comfort, and especially privacy etc.) even I still want to have a video shooting at such a location in the future.

 

The bad news first:

The shooting is still nearly 2 months away

 

The good news:

The location will have a really big pool, much bigger than the ones that are owned by private persons.

The pool will also be deep(er) (around 6 feet in total) than the one from the first shooting.

Fins can be used this time 😉

The lighting should be much better in that location (+ I bought UW lights in the meantime).

It is much less expensive than anything in comparison.

I secured a time window of 5 hours for that shooting. I guess 1 hour will be spent preparing the shooting at the location, quick instructions, and collecting all the gear upon departure.

That (hopefully) leaves around 4 hours for the shooting itself and I wanna make the most of it.

This time I certainly won’t leave the location to pick someone up like the last time 😉

The goal is to make 2 videos in that time. One rather simple one and one with an average complex script.

These videos should be around 5-10 minutes long each.

Depending on how it will go, I will need to be flexible and improvise here and there.

 

This time I wanna focus on underwater action/peril and also wanna show the frogwomen outside the water as well (beginning of the video).

With the experience of the last “casting”, I hope it will be much easier this time to find fitting frogwomen for this shoot.

 

Now that I found this location, the time between shooting won’t be as long in the future.

Well, if everything goes as planned at least.

More news soon!

Banner made for Project F by “sky50783”

https://www.deviantart.com/sky50783

 

Frogwoman Uma with Auer S3 gas mask and drysuit [10th video of Project F]

[Post 1 of 2 for today]

So, finally a new video from Project F, sorry for the delay. And this won’t be the only new video I will present today.

In this one, Frogwoman Uma is diving with an Auer S3 gas mask while wearing a Viking drysuit.

The filming for this video here was done by the friendly Divemaster.

 

Frogwoman Uma with Auer S3 gas mask and drysuit, 1080p, 60 frames, 3:34 minutes

Frogwoman Uma is wearing a Viking drysuit in here.

 

Some preview pictures:

(click to enlarge)

When you see the screenshots you may suspect what I will buy first before the 2nd shooting 😉

Sadly the indoor lights weren’t sufficient, but that’s no news to you if you followed this project for a while.

But still, I think many will enjoy seeing a Frogwoman in a rubber drysuit and gas mask underwater…as this is rather….unusual 😉

 

Editing:

I used the same filters as before (white balance, 10% more brightness in the shadows, text).

The original/raw footage was longer than this cut, but I cut quite some stuff.

 

Where to watch it?

*EDIT* July 1

The video was available in the VIP club in February alongside other content….as it is under 4 minutes of running time!

I will be available again in September!

Here is a quick overview of the content of this month:

https://frogwoman.org/frogwoman-vip-club-2-0-july-2022

 

This video was planned to be published in February, but there were some logistical problems.

If you have subscribed to the VIP club “only” in February ….no problem, I will send an email today with a link to all VIP club members who were “only” subscribed in February.

 

You can download these videos in the VIP club, but only for your personal use.

Don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Wanna see more of Frogwoman Uma …aka…. “Granola Kitty”?

Check out her Facebook page where you can see much more of her:

https://www.facebook.com/granola.kitti.9

Angelo is testing vintage scuba gear [8th video of Project F]

[2nd video for today]

Today I wanna present another video of Project F!

A very special one without any frogwomen for a change.

 

Angelo is testing vintage scuba gear, 1080p, 60 frames, 7:52 minutes

Angelo, the imposter (from Thunderball), is testing scuba gear to be prepared for his Vulcan bomber hijack 😉

A Royal Mistral double hose regulator

A Royal Mistral double hose regulator connected to a Technisub FFM

A Royal Mistral double hose regulator connected to a RAF oxygen mask

 

Some preview pictures:

(click to enlarge)

 

As you guys may know I rented that house for that first video shooting of “Project F”.

In the first hours, I wanted to try some gear that I never tried in a pool or lake before.

At first, I didn’t think about making a video out of it for sale as there are no frogwomen in this video.

Then I thought I would make a short video out of it for the VIP club, but since there are no frogwomen in this one… many might not be interested in it.

So, I made a longer video out of it that can be bought individually.

 

Yeah, I know not every piece of equipment would have been available to Angelo in 1965, but the regulator, the FFM, and the oxygen mask are all original vintage gear from the ’60s and ’70s.

In all scenes, Angelo is wearing a Mares Apnea Instinct wetsuit (smooth skin).

In the first segment, he is using a Royal Mistral double hose regulator.

In the second segment, he is using the Royal Mistral connected to a Technisub FFM.

In the last segment, he is using an RAF oxygen mask. The same type as in the movie. 😉

I was REALLY curious to see if the mask would work properly underwater connected to an oxygen tank. And yeah it did very well!

 

By the way: In the middle of the video I realize that my fins have damaged that foil that was attached to the pool walls and take them off there.

And yeah, Angelo could lose 5-7 kilos more 😆

Also, Angelo had more hair in the movie 😉

 

So, perhaps some of you will find this interesting, even there are no frogwomen in the video.

 

Note:

There is a slight audio issue in this video as I positioned the camera underwater on a plastic platform (counter-current system that wasn’t working at that time).

From time to time, you will hear some minor noise. Like very short “bumps”. No serious issue, but for that, I will reduce the price slightly.

Editing:

I used the same filters as before (white balance, 10% more brightness in the shadows, text).

The original/raw footage was about some minutes longer but contained some footage where we discussed some aspects in between the shots.

You can download these videos, but only for your personal use.

Don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Wanna watch this video?

Well, then send 6.99 Euro in my direction (aka 6,99 Euro depending on in which country you live in).

Every video that will be for individual sales like this one will have an individual price… so I know instantly what video you want by the amount that you send.

The details can be found on this page (scroll down to video 8):

https://frogwoman.org/project-f-videos

 

Every Euro I get by this and the donations for the VIP club will support me in doing more video shooting like this in the future as I can save that money for rent location, additional gear, and to pay the frogwomen.

Frogwoman Uma and a Rubick’s Cube [7th video of Project F]

Sorry for the delay, there were some logistical problems that needed to be resolved first…

Today I wanna present another video of Project F!

In this one, Frogwoman Uma is diving with a Mares Abyss regulator while wearing a Camaro Speedskin.

Both the divemaster and Uma were filming here. I wasn’t at that filming as I was actually at a train station to pick up Frogwoman Kara (video 3), and due to the storm that train got delayed big time….as I mentioned here and there.

 

Frogwoman Uma and a Rubick’s Cube, 1080p, 60 frames, 3:59 minutes

Frogwoman Uma is wearing a Camaro Speedskin wetsuit (smooth skin) in here.

 

Some preview pictures:

(click to enlarge)

In this one, you can see Frogwoman Uma filming herself in some scenes! There was quite some material available for this video and I edited it from the videos from both cameras.

Editing:

I used the same filters as before (white balance, 10% more brightness in the shadows, text).

The original/raw footage was longer than this cut, but I cut quite some minutes.

Just enough so the video would be under 4 minutes, so you guys in the VIP club could have another video included.

 

*EDIT* July 1:

The video was available in the VIP club in January alongside other content….as it is under 4 minutes of running time!

I will be available again in September!

Here is a quick overview of the content of this month:

https://frogwoman.org/frogwoman-vip-club-2-0-july-2022

 

You can download these videos in the VIP club, but only for your personal use.

Don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Wanna see more of Frogwoman Uma …aka…. “Granola Kitty”?

Check out her Facebook page where you can see much more of her:

https://www.facebook.com/granola.kitti.9

A trailer for the first 5 videos of “Project F”

Today I wanna present a short trailer with scenes from the first 5 videos of “Project F”.

So, you can actually see some moving images and sound from these videos, instead of just some screenshots.

 

Here is the video:

The page with all the videos of “Project F” can be found in the menu above or here:

https://frogwoman.org/project-f-videos

 

At first, I thought about including some music in the trailer but then you couldn’t hear the actual underwater sound not as good.

My next idea was to make an alternative trailer version with some music from Thunderball, but I wasn’t satisfied with how the music would fit the scenes, so I discarded that idea…..at least for now. Perhaps I will make an alternative version of the trailer in the future.

And in case you haven’t read my post about how that shooting went:

https://frogwoman.org/the-first-video-shooting-for-project-f-how-did-it-go

Update on the Youtube channel + another link for you

As some of you may have seen already, I have re-uploaded the videos to the newest posts here to my new Youtube channel over the last days:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzq4UsVC56NkfdF5c_s58KQ

So, the new channel has 162 subscribers right now, so that is a start to get back to where the old channel was (6000).

So, please, if you haven’t already….SUBSCRIBE to my new channel!-

Today I re-uploaded 15 (unlisted) videos from “My Thunderball project”.

So, most of these videos are back up now. I would have uploaded the rest of the videos as well, but as it seems “new” Youtube channels can’t upload more than that per day.

I have started a Frogwoman Org Instagram account this week:

https://www.instagram.com/frogwomanorg/

Not many posts for now, but it too will grow over the next weeks.

Feel welcome to check it out and subscribe to it!

Next week there will be a lot more activity here:

The trailer for the first 5 videos of Project F will finally be uploaded in the next few days.

Also, the 7th video will be available for the VIP club next Sunday.

And I wanna squeeze in a new post with a new video as well.

 

 

 

Avon S10 gas mask dive with Frogwoman Uma [6th video of Project F]

Today I wanna present another video of Project F!

In this one, Frogwoman Uma is diving with an Avon S10 gas mask!

The nice divemaster who can be seen in video 3 is the one who is filming her, I wasn’t even in the pool room at that time as it was very late and I was pretty exhausted from the day and all the preparation beforehand.

 

Avon S10 gas mask dive with Frogwoman Uma, 1080p, 60 frames, 3:31 minutes

Frogwoman Uma is wearing a Viking drysuit here.

 

Some preview pictures:

The picture quality in the video does actually look a little better than the screenshots

(click to enlarge)

As you can see it’s the first time in a Project F video that the camera is above the water, even it was only for a brief scene, but you can hear Frogwoman Uma hear breathing above the surface.

This gas mask was provided by the divemaster who is also a friend of hers, he also did the filming here.

The Viking drysuit should be really great for fans of heavy gear. The suit here was also provided by the divemaster. It’s pretty wide for her, even Frogwoman Uma is very tall.

But I think she looks really good in it!

At the very end, there is also an unintended “action” scene as the attached regulator wasn’t working at the end as it should have 😉

The first minute of the video is pretty dark, but don’t worry, the rest is better like in the screenshots above.

Editing:

I used the same filters as before (white balance, 10% more brightness in the shadows, text).

The original/raw footage was longer than this cut, I left out one dark video scene.

Just enough so the video would be under 4 minutes, so you guys in the VIP club could have another video included.

 

*EDIT* July 1:

The video was available in the VIP club in January alongside other content….as it is under 4 minutes of running time!

It is available in the VIP club this month (July)!

Here is a quick overview of the content of this month:

https://frogwoman.org/frogwoman-vip-club-2-0-july-2022

 

You can download these videos in the VIP club, but only for your personal use.

Don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Wanna see more of Frogwoman Uma …aka…. “Granola Kitty”?

Check out her Facebook page where you can see much more of her:

https://www.facebook.com/granola.kitti.9

 

P.S.:

I planned to upload a short trailer with scenes from the first 5 videos today.

But as my Youtube channel got nuked yesterday…. it won’t happen today.

Instead, I will upload it sometime next week on my new Youtube channel.

Frogwoman VIP Club 2.0: January 2022

New month, new content for the VIP Club here on Frogwoman!

                

   (the picture is just a logo for the VIP Club)

The VIP-Club 2.0 has been updated with new material, enjoy!

7 scubalicious videos and 31 pictures are waiting for you this month!  ?

 

 2 mystery videos

+ Scuba Fetish picture story with 31 pictures (with 2 female divers are attacking a female swimmer

+ Video 1 from Project F: Technisub FFM test dive with Frogwoman Alice (published in December)

*NEW* + Video 6 from Project F: Avon S10 gas mask dive with Frogwoman Uma

*NEW* + Video 7 from Project F: Frogwoman Uma and a Rubick’s Cube

*NEW* + Video 9 from Project F: Frogwoman Uma with Royal Mistral double hose regulator 

 

+ one video with a frogwoman who gets tied up in a pool by an evil guy…and he likes to play with her air supply…

 

(+ a Frogwoman Org trailer version with no music, but the actual sound of all the scenes)

 

  • 7 scuba fetish stories (the complete versions)….written by myself: “Vulcan down” + “Vulcan down: Part 2 – Scuba battle” + “Catwoman – The masked scuba thief” + Vulcan down – Version 2 – Angelo VS Fiona (each at least 15 pages) + “The Scuba Avenger”: Ep 1 – James (6 pages) + The Scuba Avenger”: Ep 2 – Jessica (13 pages) + The scuba instructor (2 versions)
  • + *NEW* the freediving instructor (9 pages)
  • Here is the site with the preview versions of my stories

Wanna donate some bucks, show your support for this blog (actually help to keep it running), and get good videos and fetish stories in return?

>>>>> ….then join the VIP club on Frogwoman! <<<<<

I accept now amazon gift certificates for Amazon.de, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk!

+ now you can pay with credit cards as well, even if you don’t have Paypal!

P.S.:

As mentioned in the VIP club post last month and on this post:

https://frogwoman.org/the-first-video-of-project-f-can-now-be-found

….the prices for the VIP club membership went up as the content in the VIP club is now bigger than in the past.

Actually, this is the first time the price went up since I started the VIP club 5 years ago.

The new prices won’t affect anyone who has donated before 2022 and has an ongoing membership …of course.

The new prices can be found on the VIP club entry page:

https://frogwoman.org/vip-club

P.S. 2:

Happy New Year!

Frogwomen rivalry with Frogwomen Alice and Lucy [5th video of Project F]

Today I wanna present another video of Project F!

A very special one as this contains a nice action scene 😉

 

Frogwomen rivalry with Frogwomen Alice and Lucy, 1080p, 60 frames, 4:25 minutes

Frogwoman Alice is wearing the Elios vintage style beavertail smooth skin wetsuit. For the most part, she is using a Scubapro C370, later on, a Royal Mistral Double Hose Regulator.

Frogwoman Lucy is wearing the Aquasphere Pursuit smooth skin wetsuit and a Mares Abyss regulator.

 

 

Some preview pictures:

The picture quality in the video does actually look a little better than the screenshots

(click to enlarge)

A short trailer that also includes scenes from this video:

I thought hard if I should publish the 4th picture above. I mean it spoilers the action scene, but in the end, it has to be there so that you folks know that there is this action scene at the end.

And from that picture you still don’t know how it’s gonna end so… I think it’s good to have it.

 

In parts of this video, I am using the small 1L Smaco tank that Lucy used in video 2 as I wanted to be at the bottom of the pool so the two frogwomen could dive above me.

For the most part of the video Frogwoman, Alice is wearing a Cressi mask with a mirror effect so that you only can see through the glass from certain angles. I think it’s a really cool mask for a mysterious frogwoman. For the last scene, they swapped their masks as I think that mask fits better to the “evil” frogwoman.

I recommend that you watch the video before you continue!

SPOILERS ahead!

(click on the “Spoiler title+” field below IF you wanna read the spoilers)

Spoiler title
I am very happy that the two agreed to make that last scene as not everyone would be OK with actually doing that. Frogwoman Lucy had only perhaps one hour or less of scuba experience (in total) was willing to do something that nearly no diver has actually ever done. Frogwoman Alice had to react fittingly to the action, which she did really well, especially considering this was all very much improvised as time was running out quickly.

But I am happy with the outcome, especially as a scene like that wasn’t done like that, at least not to my knowledge. I mean how many scenes do you know where a hose of a frogwoman with a double hose regulator gets sliced by another diver? I know exactly one fetish video where that happens…..and there they cheat big time as the outtake hose gets cut…which isn’t a real problem for the “victim”. I do know not a single movie where that happens.

If you look closely you can see that the two hoses of her double hose regulator are different. I swapped the original hose from the ’60s (!) with a modern version that was less flexible and thicker. With the first slice, Frogwoman Lucy damaged the air hose as you can see as air is already escaping. The second slice severed the hose at another place as the “salvaged” air hose showed later. Perhaps the damaged air hose would have ripped also as the air was pumping through it later one….hard to say.

And this all was just a test run for much more scripted scenes I have in mind for the next shooting! These will have a (simple) storyline with more action and “deadly” outcomes as well…. and then my camera skills and lightning skills will have improved as well 😉

I underestimated how loud the noise would be as she surfaced and the air was still blown out of that sliced hose….. Above the surface, I quickly closed the valve, but damn, that was QUITE loud! I actually filmed that as the camera was still running as I closed the valve.

Also if you look closely in the buddy breathing scene, it looks like Lucy is pulling the octopus regulator away from Alice….perhaps on purpose as a foresign of the next scene? 😉

 

Editing:

I used the same filters as before (white balance, 10% more brightness in the shadows, text).

The original/raw footage was about some minutes longer but contained some footage where we discussed some aspects in between the shots.

You can download these videos, but only for your personal use.

Don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Wanna watch this video?

Well, then send 4.99 Euro in my direction (aka 4,99 Euro depending on in which country you live in).

Every video that will be for individual sales like this one will have an individual price… so I know instantly what video you want by the amount that you send.

The details can be found on this page (scroll down to video 5):

https://frogwoman.org/project-f-videos

 

Every Euro I get by this and the donations for the VIP club will support me in doing more video shooting like this in the future as I can save that money for rent location, additional gear, and to pay the frogwomen.

Poseidon FFM dive with Frogwoman Uma [4th video of Project F]

Today I wanna present another video of Project F!

In this one, Frogwoman Uma is diving with a Poseidon Atmosphere FFM!

The nice divemaster who can be seen in video 3 is the one who is filming her, I wasn’t even in the pool room at that time as it was very late and I was pretty exhausted from the day and all the preparation beforehand.

 

Poseidon FFM dive with Frogwoman Uma, 1080p, 60 frames, 3:56 minutes

Frogwoman Uma is wearing the Camaro Speedskin wetsuit again here.

 

Some preview pictures:

The picture quality in the video does actually look a little better than the screenshots

(click to enlarge)

A short trailer that also includes scenes from this video:

You can really see that Frogwoman Uma enjoys diving with this mask as she playfully poses underwater for the camera.

She told me that it is her favorite diving mask so far.

This mask was provided by the divemaster who is also a friend of hers.

I am planning on buying an FFM for a possible 2nd shooting if the money reserves are big enough until then.

Perhaps this one, as you can attach any regulator to it, it looks nice and it’s not very expensive…in comparison to others:

https://www.pd2-shop.de/OTS-SPECTRUM-FFM

(check the 2nd picture for the best view)

Editing:

I used the same filters as before (white balance, 10% more brightness in the shadows, text).

The original/raw footage was about not much longer than this I cut out not much.

Just enough so the video would be under 4 minutes, so you guys in the VIP club could have another video included.

 

*EDIT* July 1:

The video was available in the VIP club in December alongside other content….as it is under 4 minutes of running time!

It will available again in the VIP club in September!

Here is a quick overview of the content of this month:

https://frogwoman.org/frogwoman-vip-club-2-0-july-2022

 

You can download these videos in the VIP club, but only for your personal use.

Don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Wanna see more of Frogwoman Uma …aka…. “Granola Kitty”?

Check out her Facebook page where you can see much more of her:

https://www.facebook.com/granola.kitti.9

The next video will be posted on Sunday, December 26.

And that will incl. my personal highlight scene of that first shooting 😉

 

Well, until then:

A merry Christmas to all of you!

Or whatever other celebration you might have….

Smaco test dive with Frogwoman Lucy [2nd video of Project F]

So, for today I have another short video where Frogwoman Lucy tested a 1L Smaco tank.

These mini scuba tanks can be filled by an adapter or by a manual pump(!). Filling these with a pump is very exhausting and takes some time, but it works.

Disclaimer: Don’t get crazy ideas! These can be used in shallow water, but if you want to really dive in open water with these, get a scuba certificate first!

And even with a full 1L tank you only have something like 5-10 minutes of oxygen. These tanks are just a fun gadget, not for real diving….

 

 

Smaco test dive, 1080p, 60 frames, 01:45 minutes

In this video, Lucy is wearing an Aquasphere pursuit smooth skin wetsuit and neoprene socks, and a hood.

I have mentioned the difficulties we had to face during the shooting (lighting, camera settings, no fins possible, etc.).

https://frogwoman.org/the-first-video-shooting-for-project-f-how-did-it-go

So, the picture quality is ok but could be better for sure.

I will work on that for the 2nd shooting.

And I will then include more close-ups and above the surface shots 😉

 

Some preview pictures:

The picture quality in the video does actually look a little better than the screenshots

(click to enlarge)

A short trailer that also includes scenes from this video:

Yeah, the aspect that we couldn’t use fins is really a problem here, but I think Frogwoman Lucy does a good job, especially as her first dive in scuba gear was just about half an hour earlier!

The (official) harness of the Smaco tank is a rather cheap construction in a “one size fits everyone” size…. and we had to make some adjustments so the tank was positioned a little better in the second half of the video. Still, there is room for improvement so it should be possible that the tank would stay tight above the belly.

The tank was only filled one-third but still, there was quite some air left after this video, and I used it myself on another video. That one will be posted later on as well.

 

P.S.: The red valve you can see on the tank is the tank valve that regulates the airflow. The fact that it is positioned in front of the diver is an interesting aspect for possible future peril videos with that tank 😉

The video was available in the VIP club in December alongside other content….as it is under 4 minutes of running time!

*EDIT* June 1:

It will be available again in August!

Here is a quick overview of the content of this month:

https://frogwoman.org/frogwoman-vip-club-2-0-july-2022

 

 

You can download these videos in the VIP club, but only for your personal use.

Please don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

Regarding the editing of the video, here you can find some more info:

https://frogwoman.org/the-first-video-of-project-f-can-now-be-found

On Sunday I wanna post a longer video that will be available to buy on a special site on this blog.

The first video of Project F can now be found….

…in the VIP section! (among the other content)

I have decided that I will upload videos from “Project F” with a runtime of under 4 minutes in the VIP section of this blog, alongside some bonus material here and there.

These videos won’t be there all at once all the time but in some sort of rotation. For example: Video X in January, Video A in January, Video Q in February, Video B in February etc.

That will depend on how many short videos will be there in total.

So, if you are already a member there….well, then you can watch them with no additional costs!

The price for the VIP club will remain the same…but only for the rest of this year.

In 2022 the prices will go up a little (one month for 10 Euro instead of 8 Euro, and so on) as the content will grow bigger.

If you are already a member…that won’t affect you…. you will get what you have paid for in the past.

I want to provide transparency by telling you this now.

If you are thinking of joining the VIP club, I would recommend doing it now 😉

And if you are a member already, you could buy additional months for the VIP club now….just saying.

 

The ones that are longer than 4 minutes will be sold individually on a special page on the blog.

 

So, for starters, I wanna present a video where Frogwoman Alice is doing a little test dive in the pool with my favorite vintage FFM, the Technisub FFM (aka La Spirotechnique).

The mask gets oxygen from a Royal Mistral vintage double hose regulator.

She is wearing an Elios vintage style beavertail smooth skin wetsuit with matching hood and neoprene socks…also from Elios.

 

Technisub FFM test dive, 1080p, 60 frames, 3:10 minutes

I have mentioned the difficulties we had to face during the shooting (lighting, camera settings, no fins possible, etc.).

https://frogwoman.org/the-first-video-shooting-for-project-f-how-did-it-go

So, the picture quality is ok but could be better for sure.

I will work on that for the 2nd shooting.

And I will then include more close-ups and above the surface shots 😉

 

Some preview pictures:

The picture quality in the video does actually look a little better than the screenshots

(click to enlarge)

A short trailer that also includes scenes from this video:

This was a very much improvised video that I edited together from 2 videos.

The gear that Frogwoman Alice is wearing is near perfection for me!

The Technisub FFM is an old favorite of mine in combination with the double hose regulator.

And that Elios suit is really awesome, hard to find something better in my opinion.

*EDIT December 13* Not a big surprise, but diving with such a twin hose regulator and such a mask was new to Frogwoman Alice.

She thought it was fun even breathing from such an old vintage regulator was less comfortable in comparison with a newer one.

The dampened sound you hear pretty much at the beginning of the video is my old snorkel filling up with water and then me blowing it out.

I filmed most of the time just with a mask and snorkel to avoid having my breathing sounds from a regulator in the video.

But in that one scene, I went down a little too far…

Next time I will use a newer snorkel that closes up automatically in case it goes below the surface.

*EDIT* June 1:

The video was available in the VIP club in December and January alongside other content….as it is under 4 minutes of running time!

It is available in the VIP club this month (July)!

Here is a quick overview of the content of this month:

https://frogwoman.org/frogwoman-vip-club-2-0-july-2022

You can download these videos in the VIP club, but only for your personal use.

Please don’t share them with anyone…. anywhere!

It’s pretty simple, I had to spend a lot of money, especially on scuba gear and location rent.

A lot of my …limited… savings were used up for that.

If I don’t make enough money with these videos…..I won’t be able to make new videos.

So…. I hope you appreciate these videos and want to see more in the future.

 

Some background info on the video editing:

I used the video editing software Shotcut for the first time here.

The original video footage was shot in 2.7K, I rendered it down to 1080p for better file size and a picture will fewer grain effects.

I used a white balance filter to get rid of the very warm light from the pool lights, which worked really well.

I used color grading to increase the brightness in the darker sections of the video by 10% (mainly her wetsuit).

And I used an audio filter to dampen down some weird audio creaks that occurred here and there.

I experimented with a grain reduction filter for another video but as much as it helped with that grain noise….it blurred the picture. So I decided against it.

I also experimented with a sharpness filter to increase the sharpness…but that grained the picture in return 😆 ….So I decided against that as well.

 

If you have some serious knowledge of video editing:

Any help is welcome as I am pretty much a newbie to this!

So far I just cut videos for the most part with extremely simple tools like Freemake video editor. And I played with the Windows Movie Maker.

I promised the participants that I won’t give away the raw footage, and I will keep that promise (actually stated in the contracts).

But perhaps some of you have some tricks in your sleeves 😉

I will work on my Shotcut skills and perhaps I will make another version of this video with different editing settings if it can be improved remarkably.

I hope you like this video!

In the next week, I will post 2 or 3 new videos…

 

 

The first video shooting for Project F….how did it go?

So, as you might/should know, the first video shooting for Project F went down on December 1st (+ some test videos on November 30).

Well, there were quite a lot of obstacles to handle….

I was very excited and anxious at the same time about it in the days before, and I slept 2-4 hours each night prior to the shooting…..

Planning such a shooting and doing it…. was all completely new to me.

And as a bonus, I’m pretty much a nerd/couch potato, so this was all quite far away from my usual comfort zone.

 

The location was really good, …..BUT….had quite some problems to offer as well.

The lighting was way too dark outside the pool, which is a problem especially now in December.

The ceiling was pretty high and the most important lamp out of 5 wasn’t working. The other ones were pretty weak.

In the pool, there were two big lights on one side so we tried not to shoot in the direction of these lights.

The counter-current system wasn’t working, I wanted to use that as well.

The pool was pretty big for a private indoor pool (4×8 meters) but rather shallow (1.45 meters).

And the biggest problem was the fact that the pool had no tiles like a usual one but a special sort of thick foil on the concrete.

That was very nice to walk on….but as I soon realized….after swimming around with my fins…. fins would easily damage that foil with dents and small rips.

That simply meant that we couldn’t use fins and also that we had to be extra careful not to further damage that foil.

 

Also, there wasn’t much time to shoot, at least not as I would have liked to have.

The location was only available during the week, so not every participant had a lot of time.

3 of the 4 frogwomen arrived by train (2 at the same time) and I had to pick them up which took time as I had to drive over to the train station 3 times and back.

But more importantly, the weather was very bad which affected the trains directly in this case.

One frogwoman was scheduled for 5 hours of shooting but due to massive delays, incl. a tree on the tracks ….which damaged the train(!)…. she was only there for 2 hours.

And that wasn’t the only delay of the day with the German rail….

 

I planned some scenarios for the day, but with the shortened time we had to improvise quite a lot.

Also, directing and filming were completely new territories for me.

We certainly didn’t film as many videos as I hoped we would be, but well…..it was my first shooting ever….so it was basically a test run.

 

But with all these circumstances included….I’m still very happy with how it went!

It was a great experience for sure and we did manage to film some good scenes.

The 4 frogwomen really did a good job, I am very happy about that!

2 of them had no scuba experience at all and one only very little from a scuba experience lesson.

The other one has scuba and freediving experience and that really shows in the one big action scene we filmed as she was mastering it like a stunt double.

I was very happy that these two were willing to make that scene, not everyone would have done that!

And I am very glad that all 4 frogwomen and the camera guy/divemaster were happy with the shooting and they all would return for another one.

 

Next week I will work with a new editing program to cut and post-processing the video footage.

I want to upload the first video next Sunday if everything goes as planned, and then one more each week….or perhaps two.

They will be available for sale here on the site. Will need to see if I will have some sort of download shop system for that later on, but not for the start.

I hope that the videos will get bought in a way to re-finance at least parts of the costs ….as acquiring all that gear was verrrrry expensive for me.

I spend a lot on especially these wetsuits, the scuba tanks, all the masks, regulators, fins etc.

And this location was quite expensive as well….

All that killed quite the biggest part of my savings.

 

I learned quite a lot and have written down quite some notes on how to improve the whole process on the next shooting.

Next time I wanna shoot much more according to script with less improvising.

Also, I will work on my camera skills in the meantime to get the best setup for the next shooting.

 

In the meantime, just a little teaser….. :

(the picture is a massively cropped screenshot of the unedited video footage)

Yeah, that is actually the intake hose…in my videos, no outtake hoses will get cut 😉

#no cheating

 

In the VIP-area you can see the whole (uncropped/still unedited) picture/screenshot 😉

 

Two banners for Project F!

Today I wanna present two banners that a very nice and talented guy made for me and Project F:

(click on the image to enlarge it to full size – these are only thumbnails)

These images do show what I would love to see in Project F (among other things)!

Take banner 2 for example: Jane Bond in her red rubber wetsuit encounters a SPECTRE frogwoman and that fight can only have one winner!

Perhaps inspired by the fight with James Bond and the frogman below the Disco Volante. 😉

 

Here is the link to his DeviantArt account, check it out for more gorgeous women in scuba gear:

https://www.deviantart.com/sky50783

Thanks again for these banners!

They will be put to good use in representing the Project.