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How to Start Food Vlogging

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Becoming a food vlogger can be a fun way to expand your creative and culinary skillsets. This helpful guide will look at the essential guide on starting a food vlog.

Prepare Your Studio Space

Your studio won’t need to be big, but you may choose to invest in a room to hold your shoots. Typically, we recommend a set up which can involve multiple lighting stands and, if possible, a window which provides daylight to give the studio and your videos some warmth in terms of colour temperature.

Camera for Food Vlogging

Choosing the correct vlogging camera and lens kit is essential when starting a food vlog. Typically, picking your iPhone or smartphone is a great idea if you’re only starting. Why may you ask? Well, to be great at shooting a vlog, you need to be good at lighting, editing, cinematography and a dozen of other things. For beginners, this means hundreds of hours of investment and skill-building. With a phone, you can shoot well enough to understand where you can improve by framing your shots correctly.

However, if you want to go more serious, then a camera such as a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro or a Canon 5D Mark IV will be two solid choices. These are pricey if you’re on a tight budget, so choosing a basic DSLR such as a Canon 750D is not a shabby option either.

Choosing Editing Software for Food Videos

Editing is an art form that requires knowledge beyond reading a book. It’s an experience-based art like all the films; thus, to edit, you must choose a piece of software that’s easy to get your hands on and understand. For food vlogging, we’d recommend opting for Adobe’s Premiere Pro. It’s a simple yet powerful piece of editing software that will help your videos go to the next level. It’s also compatible with Adobe After Effects and other software in the suite, making it a super option for those looking to create visually stunning vlogs.

Preparing a Script

After you’ve sorted out your basic equipment, you’ll need to write a necessary script for your foodie-based vlog. To get started, you can look at script templates or type out your version of a script on a Google Doc sheet. It shouldn’t be complex, but you need to understand the layout of your video at least before you shoot it.

Shooting and Editing

When you shoot your yummy vlog, ensure to have multiple takes of shots. And if you’re shooting a lengthy shoot, then have numerous cameras running. Most importantly, ensure your batteries are fully charged, and your memory cards have enough space to hold all of the footage. 

After all of the shooting is done, it’s now time to edit. Ensure to name all your files are backed up before you do any sort of editing, and save each version of your edit separately in case you need to go back to a previous edit. After you’ve edited, colour graded and finished your edit. You’re ready to get it published.

Uploading and Sharing

It’s go time. Your video is ready to go, and now you can feel happy that your video will be shared across YouTube, TikTok and other social platforms, providing you with potentially thousands and millions of followers. But before you do this, you need to understand how you can do this. Create a social media strategy that involves a planner. You also want to repurpose your content. For example, if you’ve made a 30-minute video for YouTube, you should look for ways to cut it into short clips so you can use it for platforms such as Instagram Reels and TikTok.

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