I recently discovered the updated SV stuff and just thought I'd post some feedback, please take the critical stuff in good faith as I think it is mostly excellent stuff...
1 - All of the models are stunning 2 - The direction is excellent and I like the mix of eye contact and no eye contact. Personally prefer profile/looking away but appreciate many do not so the mix is good. 3 - The models are all very well lit but I would honestly prefer if you metered for the smoke rather than the models. Again others mileage may vary but for me the smoke is the most important thing and in a lot of the scenes I have seen it gets a little lost. 4 - Not a fan of outdoor scenes. Probably linked to point 3 really as smoke does get lost outdoors 5 - Kim could be one of the best smoking models I have ever seen, if only she inhaled properly all the time and held the smoke in just a little bit longer.
Anyway maybe personal preference but I thought I would post rather than sit in silence.
Cigs these days dont create as much 'smoke' like they used to, and its rare to get those thick voluminous plums if the smoke is inhaled. Outdoors, as you say, its often difficult to light the smoke, and it disappears. I think the models have an unbelievable amount of courage be filmed in public places, bars, and sports venues, as such things are banned in most parts of the world.
Thanks for the suggestions and feedback - this is always welcome, we live by your feedback
To talk shop in answering (maybe boring for some):
As you say it is sometimes a choice between little visible smoke but a flattering image of model or the visible smoke exhales shades the model and spoils her looks. We have limited time with this, often like a commando raid to get what we can for you, as best we can in the time.
I have the unenviable task of deciding if a video show makes the bar and is worth you watching it. If I can use Kim as an example: at first glance looks like she is just puffing, starting to exhale as soon as she inhaled, but if you look closely you realize her exhale of smoke starts immediately because her lungs are completely full with each draw of smoke, doubly awesome for such a small petite woman. After three years of filming her she has not changed, so I am left to decide to trash her shoots and not bother hiring her again, or live with the way she is smoking - I'm happy to live with what some may find 'different'.
On outdoor scenes you are not alone with that view, but you will miss out on some awesome smoking video shows - when the sun is right nothing beats that for highlighting smoke exhales! With a refreshing outdoor scene you can feel you are on holiday, with an awesome smoking model - what better to pick up your day
Not to mention that in many parts of the world outdoors is the only option available for smoking nowadays, unless someone will lend us their Playboy mansion for filming smoking scenes - sigh!