How to make a cooking video – Overview
How do you make a cooking video? Do you love cooking? Have you ever thought of sharing your passion through a video blog? You’ve seen the many cooking videos on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, but you don’t know how or where to begin? Let me tell you, creating cooking videos doesn’t require you to be an expert in video editing. These are some helpful tips to help you get started.
These are 5 Things You Need to Make Cooking Videos
1. You’ll first need a camera. Two cameras is a good idea. A DSLR camera is a great choice. A flip-screen camera is a great option as it allows you to see what’s being recorded in real-time. You don’t need it. Your phone can be used, but make sure it has great quality and that the resolution is at least 1080p. This hand-picked list contains the best cameras to make cooking videos.
2 A tripod is also necessary to ensure a steady video during shooting. You should not ask your family member to hold your camera. No one wants to see a blurry video. You can get tripods for your DSLR or your phone.
3 You will need lights. Badly lit scenes can discourage viewers from watching your video. If you are serious about shooting at your home, there are many lighting kits available online. An inexpensive setup is also possible. You should choose a soft LED or CFL bulb for your light bulbs. You should also get a light stand and overhead clip-on lights. You can make your softboxes. You can use a lamp to diffuse the light. If your lamp is not dimmable, you can cover it with wax paper. This will prevent you from getting harsh shadows.
4 Mic. I believe this is an optional feature. But, if you want to make the sound, you may want to buy a boom that can hang above what you are cooking so it can pick it up. You can also add music to your video as you edit it. These are the top microphones for cooking videos.
5 Video Editing Software. There is also free software. IMovie (free for MAC), Windows Movie Maker (free for PC), or Filmora Wondershare Editor are all free software.
6 Tips for Producing Cooking Videos
These are some tips to help you make quality, helpful cooking videos online once you have all the information.
1. Setup. You will need 2 shots if you plan to include the chef or yourself in the video. The first is a shot that focuses on the chef. The second one shows close-up shots of the food being cooked and prepared. The top view angle, which you often see online as Tasty, is one of the most common angles. The two shots may be connected in real-time if your editing is seamless. You can also do a top-view of everything, which gives the viewer a closer look at everything. Or, you can add narration to the background or simple instructions text.
2. Keep your workspace clean and well-organized. Set dressing is a key component of these videos. It’s not necessary to have a messy cooking surface. You want to make your videos look cool and clean to draw people to them.
3. Colors. The goal of cooking videos is to feed the viewers’ eyes. You must keep the aesthetics of your dishes and ingredients in mind. You can garnish a dish made with very pale ingredients, such as creamy pasta with shrimps or herbs, and then use a colorful plate to serve it. Before you begin filming, make sure to correct the white balance. White balance is essential to ensure that all colors are accurately filmed. This is done by holding a sheet of white paper up to the light and adjusting the white balance to make the paper appear white.
4 It is important to be comfortable. It is important to avoid wearing shirts that are too loud or white, as they will blend in with the background. Your viewers should focus on the food, not what you are wearing. Instead, wear a solid but brightly colored outfit.
5 Money shot. You may remember the video of a moist, sliced cake, a burger with cheese and mouthwatering patty, or that chocolate drizzled on top of a dessert. That is what you need. Every shot should be as delicious as possible. When you show people how your recipes are made, you want their mouths to water!
6. Captions. I love watching cooking videos. One thing that I really appreciate is when the ingredients are listed on the video. Subtitles are also helpful, especially for people with hearing impairment.
You now have an idea of how to make a cooking video. It is time for you to get started. Get your ingredients and prepare your kitchen before you start cooking. Don’t forget your camera!