Ever wondered how those elaborate cooking videos on YouTube are filmed? Honestly, it’s surprisingly easy to film a professional-looking video with just your phone. All you need are a few basic types of equipment and some skilful editing at the end. This article will teach you what to use, show you how to do it, and provide some helpful tips on how best to learn the process.
How To Make Cooking Videos In 5 Easy Steps:
- Start with a clean slate filming space
There are many ways to set up a filming space. You can just walk into the kitchen, clear off all the stuff and start filming. You can also set up your camera on a tripod—that way. You eliminate shaky hands (and lower camera shake)—however, you’ll need to make sure that it’s stable enough for a long period of time and free from any bumps or rips in the fabric. Use masking tape on the bottom of your tripod to ensure that it doesn’t move.
- Prepare Your Equipment
Before you start filming, prepare your equipment according to the function in your cooking video. What you need is a camera or a smartphone with a large camera lens (the bigger, the better), a tripod or phone holder, a microphone (if you plan on recording yourself), and some colour correction tools like a white balance tool or adjustment tools. You can use an online video maker that has the right tools for the job.
Camera lenses work great in providing you with a professional look. Make sure that you have it properly positioned and that it’s not a shaky shot.
If you’re using a tripod, make sure that the camera holder is at eye level and is not too close to the counter (that will make you look far away from the screen). You’ll also want to use some sort of lighting setting on your phone for filming: light, dark or extra bright depending on what kind of mood you want to set in your video. You can use a separate light source or just brighten up the lighting in your room—it’s all about setting up an ideal video environment for filming purposes.
- Record Each and Every Step of your Recipe
Remember, all cooking videos need to be filmed in a cook-in-process style. That means you need to start your video off by filming yourself prepping your ingredients and setting up the cooking area.
Then, film every step of your recipe (unless it’s something that needs quick action or action that’s not worth filming) and finish off by saying words like “that was fun.” It’s okay to film yourself and a second person, even if you have to do that for a few minutes—that’s what a video editor will be able to sort out.
Every step of your recipe should be filmed, and you shouldn’t be afraid to film the hard parts of a recipe, too—after all, those are the parts that make the most effort. It just means that the viewer needs to see the hard parts of a recipe to be able to complete it. You can also record yourself from different angles: over the shoulder, from across the room, or even from the bottom, depending on how big your camera is.
- Record the end product
Remember to record the end product of your video. It might be better if you include just one or two clips of the finished product with the rest of your video, or maybe you want to show all of it. The best thing about this is that it gives your viewers a sneak peek and gives them something to look forward to. It also gives you a chance to do some slick camera tricks to give your video more professional looks.
You can also do some additional filming and recording to give your viewers even more. Always remember to show off your kitchen and the location that you’re filming. Be sure to also say who’s in the video (including yourself) and thank your viewers for watching.
Viewers love videos that are personalised and that are well-filmed with quality shots. With a little bit of knowledge and some practice, you can make your own cooking videos that look professional. You can even turn it into a business if you want!
- Edit your video: add a title, music, and some text
Editing is one of the most important aspects of any video. You can edit to make things look better or to remove things that are undesirable (like dirt streaks). Your videos also need to have some music—anything super dramatic will do—or you can add in a few sounds (like steps and pans banging together) that make it more realistic and pleasant to watch. It’s also good to add some subtitles (that look like text) in your video.
It can help better communicate your directions, and it also creates a focus for the viewer. You can add these to your video manually, or you can use an online video maker. It’s also important to note that if you’re a beginner, editing is one of the toughest aspects of video making. Editing is when you add special effects (like transitions), audio (using music), and text to your video. The ability to do this depends on your knowledge of how things are put together and how tools can be used.
These five steps make it easier for you to create a cooking video. It does take some time to learn how to do it and if you take one step at a time, you’ll have your own professional cooking video in no time.
Cooking videos are easy to make and can be done in a variety of lighting situations and indoors as well as outdoors. Make sure that you play around with your shots, camera angle, and lighting—that’s the only way to learn how to create a good cooking video.