Alaska Bites: How to make a 'Tasty' cooking video
Is your Facebook feed full of "Tasty" videos? The Internet has an major appetite for food content, and BuzzFeed is winning that category with Tasty, which now has more than 50 million followers on Facebook.
The videos regularly get tens of millions of views and have become so mainstream that big food media giants like Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and Saveur have started producing their own version of Tasty video.
Here's what you need to make your own version:
- The videos, need to be shot, mostly, from directly overhead, alternate between fast and slow motion, never show more than the cook's hands, and describe each step in bold graphics.
- Also key is using quirky, royalty-free music.
- The videos also need to be quick, only a minute or less, to capture your Facebook friend's short attention spans.
- And, don't forget, your final shot needs to be perfectly staged as if it is an Instagram photo.