Blurring the Fake Taxi Drivers Face

From the very beginning of editing the first batch of Fake Taxi videos back in 2012, I knew I would be blurring the Fake Taxi drivers face.  For the next nine years I have continued to be one of the porn video editors who blur that famous sometimes grey bearded face.

Blurring Fake Taxi Face
Fake Taxi driver face blurring in Premiere Pro Creative Cloud

Keeping the identity of the Fake Taxi driver was a great marketing gimmick.  But as a Fake Taxi editor, it could be a pain in the ass at times.  In the back of my mind there is always that fear of missing his face in a just a few frames and giving away his real name.

In the early days of editing Fake Taxi videos, I was using Final Cut Pro 7.  I had to install a plug-in called Andy’s Region Blur to create the face blur effect and also to give me the tools to adjust the blur settings.  But in 2016, I made the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud which had the built-in Gaussian blur effect.  This has made blurring the face slightly easier without the need to install a separate plug in.

In the early days of the British Fake Taxi scenes I would need to edit together the scene using footage from five separate camera’s.  This made life a little easier because it would sometimes make sense to use an angle that did not show his face rather than spending time blurring it.

In today’s European based Fake Taxi videos, only three cameras are used during the build up to the sex, but only one camera is used during the sex.  Thankfully, I have been working with the cameraman for nearly ten years and  he does his best to keep the taxi drivers face out of the frame.

Do you need any porn videos blurred?  I’m happy to give you a quote to blur your porn videos if you require.  You might also need to blur logos, trademarks or number plates too.  For a quote, please email me or DM me on Twitter.