Yes, you read the title right, I’m posting my first attempt at an instructional cooking video. Woo hoo! I actually wouldn’t call it an official cooking video because I make a few mistakes in the video, and my head totally gets cut off in places, but as I said, it’s my first attempt, and making videos is not really my forte. I almost didn’t post the video because it’s not a perfect and I’m kind of embarrassed by the way I look and sound on camera. I mean come on, everyone hates seeing themselves on video, right? You see yourself and think, wow, that’s really how I look to people, but then you realize that your friends and loved ones love you just the way you are, so it’s not so bad, right? There’s a point when you just have to get over yourself, put yourself out there and let it be, and that’s what I’m doing today.
So back to this particular video. Zoe and I threw this together Tuesday afternoon, and I have to say we had a blast making it, which you will see in the video. It was so fun to work her on a creative project. We didn’t set up a script or format to follow, we just rolled with it, and I really like the casualness of it and how it all turned out. I choose to show myself making my lacinato kale salad, because it’s one of those salads that I literally make every day and I thought it would be an easy recipe to start off with. Before we get started, I want you all to know that Zoe filmed and edited this whole video! How’s that for a 13 year old? She is going to be a huge filmmaker one day, I can see it now. We’re still trying to figure out how to record a video on my DLSR camera. We used my Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens, and may have to move to a wider angle lens at some point, as we didn’t get my whole head in on certain shots, and there are parts where things get a bit blurred, but that’s ok, we’re a work in progress here at Marin mama cooks, and I know you’re a forgiving audience.
Anyway, I want to give you all my final warning that this is our first attempt at a cooking video and I’m not trying to be or play anything other than myself ! There’s actually a funny ending after the credits where Zoe steps in and does an imitation of me, so if you have time, watch the whole video! It was totally spontanious on her part, as I was just test recording her to see how it all looked. Oh, and the video is a bit longer than we had anticipated, a bit over 7 minutes (sorry). Ok, without further ado, here we go…
So there you have it, I hope you all enjoyed the video. I know it’s a bit long, but oh well, that’s just how we roll over here at Marin mama cooks. Please click over to my lacinato kale salad for the full and detailed recipe. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo, Jackie