Guest Site: Making A Naturist Documentary Film with FKK

Guest 23 14th Jan, 2020

                         Notice from Jordan & Felicity: Her name was Dana, so when her final project for one of her classes, she desired to make a short documentary about FKK / naturism.
 We consented to take action in exchange for her writing an article about her experience in making the film. So this is her narrative below, along with her documentary at the end!
 nudist documentary film
 Guest site by: Dana Schlieman
 Nudist Documentary - My first experience with documentary filmmaking presented the opportunity to force myself out of my comfort zone and research something I had never done before. My taste has always been narrative, fiction film, and the appointment of a 5-10 minute documentary by my Non-Fiction Video professor made me queasy and sweaty with stress.
 I spent the following week wracking my brain for a subject that would be interesting to an audience but that was additionally manageable for someone with my level of expertise (which was low). Topics strayed in and out of my mind and my thoughts wandered on to other things, like what it must really be like to be colorblind, and how my class might respond to the presence of nudity in a peer's picture. I froze in my bed as this idea crystallized into a project suggestion: an investigation of modern naturists in New York and how they lived their lives within society.
 The project quickly began to come together within my mind's eye as I reached for my telephone to begin my research. Suddenly I hit a wall. It was the middle of October now, and my thought fell apart as fast as it had been built up. I backtracked, dejected and unenthused, to this issue of colorblindness and landed on this as the matter for my film. It was boring, but at least it wasn't seasonal.
 On proposal day in class, I determined to present the theory for my nudist film anyway, so that my professor could see that I was more interesting than my colorblind job indicated. I shared the idea with my course, along with the challenges I had encountered, and explained why I 'd be unable to carry this project out. https://s3.amazonaws.com/nude-beach-pictures/nude-beach-pussies.html , who seemed to have tuned me out while I talked about colorblindness, suddenly pricked their ears as I told them my original idea. https://s3.amazonaws.com/naturism-life/milfs-on-the-beach.html stared at me for a few seconds when I was finished, and I stared back, my ears burning.
 You might have to do that endeavor, my classmates told me, with more earnestness than I'd ever received from them. I looked to my professor for help, and he stared at me also. It really does seem amazing, he said.
 I contended with them for some time as they threw their ideas at me. They insisted that there had to be a option.
 Talk to the people who run a resort even if they're not operating right now, one classmate said. I asked her what I would film in that case besides the interviews.
 A movie about nudism should actually have nude people inside it, should not it? I questioned them. We went back and forth like this for some time before my professor stopped us.
 Just think about it, he explained. The colorblind thing sounds good. I looked up at him hopefully. But the naturism sounds extremely good.
 With that, I was done for. I got online after class that day and buckled down. Ultimately, Google rewarded me with the Naturist Portal web site.
 Everything about FKK was so welcoming that I was immediately comfortable, and I'm readily made uneasy in many scenarios. They talked about nudism and naturism the manner I might tell someone my feelings for art and my pets. It was clear how dear their assignment was to them, and how important it was to them to remove the stigma surrounding nudity, and I quickly located my own feelings about it-that it should be private and reserved for a few very certain scenarios-coming into question.
 Soon I was harassed with a few very real concerns. For starters, I am already quite nervous at the notion of speaking to strangers (my parents had to order my food for me in restaurants until I was about 16). https://s3.amazonaws.com/real-nudism/beach-nymphs.html stressed that, within my ignorance of the topic that I was so new to, I 'd say or ask something unintentionally offensive and they would despise me. Additionally , I worried that they would be too weird for me to deal with and I 'd need to back out of the commitment I was planning to make with them, another thought that gives me heart palpitations.
 I walked out of my first meeting with Felicity and Jordan astounded at one simple fact: They were so nice, I told my buddies once I got home. The pair had described their no-judgment way of life in my experience, and I could tell they were not saying it the way other people say it; they truly meant it. I sat on the subway on my way back from their apartment feeling a lot more than a little shocked at how unaccustomed I 'm to folks being so friendly and accommodating. I understand I'm not like that, and I couldn't think of a single reason why.
 The day we filmed, I kept finding myself thinking: This all looks so normal. I found my conversation with Jordan more arousing than anything I had learned from my college professors previously year-and-a-half, and with Felicity I felt like I was talking into a friend, one who simply did not happen to be wearing clothing. And I believe all three of us anticipated me to be uncomfortable, but I truly was not.
 Everyone I told about my job was incredibly inquisitive about it. It seemed that everyone anticipated some kind of scandal, for me to be taken captive and forced to join a naked cult or something. I was nearly smug at how small dirt I 'd for them. I felt strangely loyal to the naturist community, like I was now a tiny part of the fight to shed light on the body image and censoring dilemmas that my themes had brought to my attention. The complete encounter even got me working on my own body image issues and other personal items that I've never actually thought about before.
 And to anyone who still asks me, when talking about my endeavor, Was Not that extremely uncomfortable? all I can do is shrug and answer honestly: No.
 If you're wondering about the manhood that shows on the display within the documentary, it is a joke advertisement for a radio station in Australia and can be seen on vimeo channel here.
 The vulva that also revealed on the display is a unique music video of singing vulvae and can be viewed on vimeo here.
 My Experience Making A Nudist Documentary was released by - Young Naturists and Naturists America
 Tags: documentary, movies, societal nudity
 Classification: Naturism and Naturism, Naturist Website, Social Nudity Websites
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