I am not a food blogger, I share more about lifestyle…but I do like to share recipes! I come from an Italian family with parents who use to own a restaurant…I want to share about food too! This post is brought to you as part of the #VZWBuzz team! I am an ambassador who loves to share ways that you can use technology to make your life a bit easier.
As a mommy and blogger, I have to be active on social media. For the longest time I have wanted to make food videos where you can only see my hands and the recipe. I couldn’t figure out how in the world to set up my camera. At home I have two tripods and two selfie sticks. My first initial thought was to try to set u my tripod. Then I wanted to try to attach my selfie stick into one of the tripods. I just couldn’t get it to work right to where the camera was over my food, I can see what was on the screen and the tripod legs wouldn’t show up in the video. I knew I had to get creative!
How to make food videos …
If you are thinking about attacking these type of videos be ready to get creative! I am too embarrassed to show you my set up on these two videos! I will let you know that this is what you need:
A Selfie Stick
Scotch tape or Zip Ties
A Kitchen Chair
- I flipped the kitchen chair around so that the back of the chair is pushed up to the table.
- Then I put the base of the selfie stick on the seat of the chair with the camera aiming toward the top of the table. What this does is allows your camera/smart phone to be above your hands, you can still work, and it shouldn’t get in your way.
- You need to make sure your view isn’t movie around too much. So I have used scotch tape and or a zip tie to attach the selfie stick to the chair. Yep, it isn’t the fanciest set up at all! It worked, and that is all I needed!
- My goal is to keep my videos less than 1 minute. 30 seconds would be ideal. You want people to be able to watch the video quickly and then click on your link. I use iMovie since it is really easy for me to split the clips and delete the parts that I don’t need.
I made the two videos below using my LGG4 phone from Verizon. It has an amazing camera and works really good in a high quality video and even allows me to change my focus during video for close-ups! My iPhone has the same features when focusing into my video and helps with lighting but you don’t get the high quality depth of field that looks good. You can see that in my Chunky Fiesta Ranch Dip video below.
Here is my first video I did where I didn’t play with the focus at all.