The production of the “Banana Bread” recipe video took us altogether 6 days of shooting and two weeks of post production, therefore we thought it also deserved a somewhat extensive behind the scenes documentation… By the way, here is a link to the finished recipe video: Vegan banana bread
In conclusion I just wish we had a green screen back then… It probably was a bit naive of me to think that masking out the white background wouldn’t be a big problem, well, live and learn. Which is why the first thing I did after individually masking 1 658 images was: Buying a green background :)
It is a good thing though that we never throw anything away after a production. That is to say this flour for instance has been with us for more than a year and was used in numerous shootings.
As you can see on our behind the scenes images, we do shoot sometimes with multiple cameras from different angles. Although some of the shots did not make it to the final banana bread video. However, you never know when they might come in handy in the future.
Actually with stop and go videos we use most of the footage because it is all in advance scripted and thought out. Regular video is different in this perspective as we usually shoot more different takes and therefore have much more footage than actually used in the final cut.
In this shot you can see our setup quite clearly. One camera from top and one from the side. All set on a gloriously white background.
As you can see – hard at work in the studio :)
A lot of patience and finesse are needed in order to work as food stylist. Here you can see how Ellen puts raisins on a grape skeleton for the first scene.
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