Saturday, January 1, 2011
Two Dozen Lashes: Discussion of New Video
Happy New Year! We hope that 2011 proves to be prosperous for everyone!
As promised, we finally uploaded our third flogging video to YouTube. It’s titled Soldier’s Punishment: Flogging. As I mentioned in the Dec 29 post, we chose a traditional (at least what you see in the movies as “traditional”) military punishment of two dozen lashes. This is our first video using The Quirt.
As soon as the final stroke of the sentence had been laid to my back, I wished we had agreed to do more. But because we were filming, it was too late to ask for extra lashes. The stripes on my back could still be seen two days later, but sadly, the delicious pain of the welts wore off within an hour—thus proving the need for harsher punishment next time.
So, now that we have our tribute to Hollywood out of the way, there will be no floggings of less than 50 lashes! I am very proud of the work we are doing. I want these videos to be aesthetically pleasing to people with a passive interest (i.e. just like to watch) as well as instructive and as topics for discussion among those that man up for the experience. I think we are achieving that and getting better with each video. This one is the first using a green screen and new editing software I gave myself for Christmas—and I learned a lot from the exercise.
You can see the power of the blows on the slow motion capture which follows the full flogging. I captured only lashes 9-20 in slow motion because of the amount of time that feature adds to the total length of the clip (not to mention the upload time). We hope you enjoy the new video—and please feel free to make comments and critiques about it here and on the WhippingDudes YouTube! Channel. We want to get better over time, so constructive criticism is always welcome!