Wednesday 22 June 2016

What's the Buzz?!

What's the buzz?! ...This week the buzz is all about the videos I made as a parody of the 'Tasty' recipe videos.

Full post about it here on my blog, yesterday.

One of my videos has already had 500k views in less than 48 hours. It's the second most watched video at Buzzfeed video this week. Pretty decent for a video I put together quite quickly this weekend, following a call from Instagram who asked me to do something special to mark the occasion of them hitting 500 million Instagram users. :)

Buzzfeed thought it would be fun to show their fans a 'behind the scenes' glimpse of me working, so I went over to their studios on Sunset Blvd, two days ago, and we shot a 20 minute segment of me creating realistic miniature food including bagels and lox, limes, iced donuts, cake with birthday candles and shrimp fajitas.

It broadcast as a live-stream on Buzzfeed's DIY video channel here. You can find it there or see a clip from it at my Instagram here

Stills of this video piece!

And in case you're wondering what all this miniature food is about when you started following this blog because you were interested in my miniature witch sculpts and 'Good Witches Bad Witches'... don't worry! I am working on a new witch right now (you might have seen the sneak peek a few days ago here on Instagram) and she's almost finished. Stay tuned for many more witches coming soon.

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Behind the Taste

Catch my miniature parodies of the awesome 'Tasty' videos yet?!
(Tastys are 60 second cooking tutorials created by Buzzfeed video.)

Today Instagram is celebrating hitting 500 million users and they contacted me and two other Instagram users (out of 500 million of us - yeah, I feel special!) to profile the three of us to mark the occasion. They got Buzzfeed to cover it and it all began at the weekend, which I spent creating something a little special just for them.

Buzzfeed writes about it here.

I created two miniature parodies of two of Buzzfeed's 'Tasty' videos.

* Tasty video 'Shrimp And Avocado Salad' - watch the REAL TASTY VIDEO here!

My miniature parody is here!

Or, watch my parody on buzzfeedtasty's Instagram here!

* Tasty video 'One- Pan Sriracha Chicken and Veggie' - watch the REAL TASTY VIDEO here!

My miniature parody is here!

Or, watch my parody on buzzfeedtasty's Instagram here!

The behind the scenes process...

I created all the components for both recipes, which included raw chicken thighs, slightly cooked chicken thighs, more cooked chicken thighs, shrimp (again, cooked in three stages), raw bell peppers, onions and potatoes, cooked  bell peppers, onions and potatoes, avocados in 5 different stages of prep, whole lettuce leaves, chopped lettuce leaves etc etc! It took me a whole day just to create the miniature ingredients, and I used polymer clay and mixed media for all of it.

Then I set up a camera on a tripod, set up some bright lights, picked out my best miniature mixing bowls and cookware, and started filming the recipe process whilst watching the real videos for reference!

I edited them together, changing the speed at times to match the real videos. Voila! Besides my Instagram, you can also find these videos on my YouTube channel here.

Why choose me?!

Apparently it was the timelapse pancakes video that caught the attention of Instagram! Watch it here.

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