So, you've mastered your talents in the kitchen. Now you're wondering how to make cooking videos to share your skills with the world like Jenné Claiborne's Sweet Potato Soul.
Cooking videos frequently take the internet by storm. People love learning new recipes and cooking hacks or just watching visually appealing cooking content. With some good filming techniques and excellent editing skills, you'll be able to join one of the most popular and growing internet trends.
Google reported that food channel subscriptions are constantly growing, and jumped 280% in just a year.
We've created this easy guide so you can make beautiful and engaging videos with the help of Animoto, the easy and simple online video editor.
You've got the cooking skills, and now you'll have the videography skills to become the internet's newest food creator.
The first step to getting started with creating video content is gathering the right tools. Here's all the equipment you'll need to produce great cooking videos:
These five video recording tools are a great place to start. We promise you'll be impressed by the immediate boost they give your videos whether you spend a little or a lot.
You've got the passion and the tools, now we'll give you the video recording knowledge. Here are 5 tips for recording entertaining and informative videos:
Long-form content works best for YouTube, and short-form performs well on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. This will also affect your video dimensions. Animoto makes it easy to create square, landscape, and vertical videos using any footage, so you can make it work for any or all of your social accounts.
Show the finished product, then cover the ingredients you're going to use, the tools you'll need, and what you prepped ahead of time.
You can always cut the footage you don't want to include once you start editing. Show helpful tips and tricks throughout your video. There's a reason Gordon Ramsay's video How to Finely Chop an Onion video has 24 million views on YouTube.
Transfer everything from pans to dishes, cut your pizza, plate your steak, whatever you need to do to leave a resonating image with your audience.
Make your dish look as appetizing as possible for your money shot.
These are just the basic steps to recording an informative cooking video. Want to spice it up a little? Read on for our tips on how to make your cooking videos even tastier.
Cooking videos are great because your content is naturally visually pleasing. Beautiful ingredients, intricate processes, and perfected techniques all work to capture your audience’s attention. You've got the basics for how to make cooking videos. Now, let's add a little flavor with unique angles and focus for cooking videos.
Use beautiful ingredients and colorful cookware. Get creative and be unique.
This is where you will sell your recipe or dish to your viewers. You want them to stay intrigued.
These can make your viewers feel like they can taste your dish through their screens. Show the butter melting, film the garlic sizzling, let your viewers join you in your kitchen!
Not only should your food look delicious, but your process should too.
Garnish your dish, sprinkle salt and pepper, squeeze a lemon, do something to give viewers a feeling of conclusion.
When you film your finished product, make it draw your viewers in for your next video. You can use stills from these shots to promote your videos, video thumbnails, and share on other platforms.
Keep one thing in mind when filming a tasty cooking video: the aesthetic. Visually creative content performs best, and attention to detail will not go unnoticed. Make your video as beautiful as your cooking.
Now that you've recorded your video, it's time to edit it. Good editing can transform a cooking video from a simple tutorial to a piece of art.
Thankfully, Animoto is easy to use and has abundant features that can enhance your cooking videos. Watch this video for a guide to getting started with Animoto.
Animoto offers tons of time-saving templates so you can get a head start on your video. Take a look at a few of our cooking video templates:
Easily and quickly share your favorite recipe on social platforms like TikTok and Instagram Stories with this vertical template. Remember: you can always change your video’s aspect ratio once you start editing.
Use this template to create a how-to guide with clean text that’s easy to follow.
Stand out and attract viewers with this eye-catching split screen layout recipe template.
If you missed anything while filming, select media from Animoto's stock library to supplement your footage.
Use voice-over to narrate your visuals. You can upload a previously recorded voice-over to Animoto, or you can record your voice-over within Animoto. Change your layouts and adjust the ratio of your video to suit the platform where you'll upload it. Add text and fully customize your content.
Creating great videos has never been easier than it is with Animoto. Now you have all the knowledge to share your recipes with the world. Planning to upload to YouTube? Here are some helpful tips.
We've gone over the basics that you need to create your cooking video, but where to start? Tasty Recipes is known for making quick, helpful and visually pleasing videos. Check out their video for Loaded Cheese Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls for some inspiration.
We love this video for a few reasons. The simple shots and attractive editing are something a video creator of any level could master.
We love the use of close-up shots throughout the entire video. The Tasty Recipes team makes excellent use of editing and text on the screen. Their videos are always informative and entertaining at the same time.
You have your passion for cooking, and now you know how to make great cooking videos. Animoto makes it fun to share your love of cooking through carefully crafted videos–video editing couldn't be any easier.
So, get your tools, record your footage, edit it all together and press the upload button! You now know how to make cooking videos that will capture the attention of your hungry audiences.
Sign up for your free Animoto account today and watch your cooking videos become even tastier.