If you’re a foodie like me, you surely like to spend hours in the kitchen experimenting and mixing smells and tastes. But since we live in an age where the lack of time prevents us from enjoying these beautiful things that life offers us such as food, in these moments all those videos and tutorials that show us how to quickly and easily prepare something delicious come in handy.
These tutorials allow you to easily whip up a meal or dish from scratch, without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
Cooking videos that we can find on many platforms, and have millions of views behind them, can be extremely helpful in today’s conditions. But do you know how they are created? How long does it take to make a short 5 or 10 minutes video? What tools are used in this process? Can you easy edit your video using the Adobe Express software?
If you want to get the answers to these questions and learn a lot more about how to record, edit and create the perfect cooking video, we’ll reveal the tricks. Shooting and editing high-quality cooking videos is not as easy as it may seem. If you don’t have the right equipment or know how to edit footage, your videos will probably look amateurish. Stay with us until the end and find out all the sweet little secrets.
1. Light Up Your Culinary Canvas
All those who have already had some experience with image or video editing know the golden rule, lighting is everything. Food should be a kind of feast for our eyes, and through the right lighting, this effect can be obtained, even if it is a simple tomato soup. If conditions permit, it is always better to use natural light as opposed to artificial light.
With natural light, all the positive characteristics of the meal you are preparing can come to the fore. But of course, there are deviations from this rule, in other examples the artificial light is more suitable to the complete concept of the video. So be bold and experiment with the light until you get the frame that will be ideal for shooting.
2. Tripods are Our Best Friends
To get that high-quality look and avoid amateurish videos, it doesn’t hurt to use quality equipment. Using some kind of stabilizer or tripod can improve the video, avoiding shaky shots that will distract any viewer from the screen.
For those spontaneous cooking moments, embrace handheld shots, but add a touch of cinematic flair with slow-motion close-ups of chopping, whisking, and searing. If you want to save money, instead of buying stabilizers, you can improvise with items you have around the house.
3. The Symphony of Sounds
Cooking is a symphony of sizzling, chopping, and clinking. Capture these sounds authentically! To capture the ambiance and magic created by cooking, a sound effect must be implemented.
The sound of the knife against the cutting board, the vegetables stewing on the low fire, the sizzling of the meat on the grill are sounds that please our brains and lead us to nirvana. Even if you don’t say a word, the sounds produced in the kitchen during the cooking process speak volumes.
4. Edit with the Right Tools
Editing is the secret sauce that transforms raw footage into a delectable video. Using the right software for this purpose that has all the necessary tools to finish the rough footage is the cherry on top.
Choosing the perfect editing tool is like choosing the right seasoning for the dish you’re cooking. It’s a personal choice, driven by your unique experience level, editing goals, and even budget. Using the right app will help you communicate your vision and love and passion for cooking with ease.
5. Let Your Personality Sizzle
In order to successfully intrigue your viewers or your followers, you need to know how to connect with them. Use the oldest rule in the textbook, present yourself as you are with all your charisma and amazing personality.
Share your knowledge, anecdotes, cooking tricks, and sometimes a joke or pun to entertain the audience. These tricks will help you entertain your viewers, but also keep you entertained doing what you love – cooking and editing stuff.
If you’re a true master of the kitchen, loyal fans will want to save all your amazing recipes. Handwritten recipes on a sheet of paper have long been out of practice. The new generations use their phones, many important information is saved through notes or screenshots.
It would be a good idea to edit the recipe in the video itself, which fans can easily save with a screenshot on the screen. Remember, happy viewers will thank you for this and keep coming back for more.
7. Keep it Fresh, Keep it Fun!
The shooting of the cooking adventures can be repeated many times, in the end you will use all the ideas you have imagined and share all the recipes. But the fun doesn’t have to end there.
You can make fun content where you show all the clips of the bloopers, you can show them how you edit the videos, what equipment you use, where you get your groceries and more. You can tell them how you first started cooking, your favorite meals, which traditional cuisines inspire you and so on.
Don’t be afraid to get messy! Food is meant to be enjoyed, so let your camera capture the drips, the splatters, and the flour-dusted smiles. These genuine moments add authenticity and charm to your videos, making them even more relatable and heartwarming.
Creating high-quality cooking content and editing it can sometimes seem complicated and difficult. First of all, you have to love what you do, have passion and love for it and know how to share it with other people. You don’t always need expensive equipment and complicated recipes. Just grab your phone, turn on the stove and use your creativity to create magic.