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Three films reveal insights into the glaring contrast between home-prepared foods versus foods primed by a food stylist.
Through the use of food dyes, cotton-ball stuffing, imitation ice, and an array of other clever devices, these films explore the many trickeries we are ever presented with by commercial industries in our everyday lives.
It’s real food, but not really.
Directed, Filmed & Edited by Minhky Le
Camera: Panasonic GH4 in 1080p 96fps, 60fps & 4K (compressed to a 1080p timeline)
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Alternative cameras that will do an even better job that I absolutely highly recommend from highest to lowest priced:
- Panasonic S1 (amzn.to/30nAMib)
- Panasonic GH5s (amzn.to/30pdzw9)
- Panasonic GH5 (amzn.to/30b4vzX)
- Panasonic G7 (amzn.to/304vpJx)
Lenses that I now find to be vastly superior to my previous setup:
- Panasonic 25mm 1.7 (amzn.to/305uHf1)
- Metabones Speed Booster (amzn.to/304rRHk) paired with a Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 (amzn.to/306Jia4)
Recommended memory cards for high-bit 4k recording:
- Sandisk 64gb Extreme Pro 170mb/s (amzn.to/3012ZjH)
- Sandisk 128gb Extreme Pro 170mb/s (amzn.to/304rqNc)
Settings: James Miller's settings - Cinelike V, -5 sharpness, -5 saturation, -5 noise reduction.
Glass: Voigtlander 25mm f0.95
Edited and Graded: Premiere CC, FilmConvert.
Sound: Foley was handled by borrowing sounds from all over the internet, and through VideoCopilot's sound packs and sampling originals.
Details: The overall setup was extremely small. Pink cardboard on IKEA table tops with a glass sheet placed on the surface for ease of resetting shots. I love pushing the limits of sound foley - juxtaposing, say, crackling gravel like sounds on the scooping action of the soft, melting surface of ice cream. Funny how it our mind can make it work out. My goal was to make the viewer's ears salivate with foley goodness.
I had taken a two-day Food Styling course by world renowned food stylist Denise Vivaldo leading up to this project.
© 2019 Minhky Le