Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: How to make Guacamole Video

Hello Party People!  Here’s another video we put together.

This is the finished spot on Youtube.  If you don’t follow us, well, you should.  Cuz that would be cool.

Here’s an IG version.

I like guacamole.

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Here’s the how we shot it….

Here’s the how we shot it….

10 replies on “Behind the Scenes: How to make Guacamole Video”

And we love you, Cheryl! I’m glad this was helpful. We were playing around with the idea of making behind the scenes videos. I think this approach is helpful.

I’m shooting my first video today and was totally freaked out about it. So I’ve been watching all your videos and they are SO helpful. I’m making notes like crazy. That weight on the tripod trick is incredible! I definitely need to get set up to tether too. I think that is the best way to ensure the footage is fabulous right from the jump. Less reshoots. My only struggle now is I can’t kneel because of a leg injury. But I’m hoping to set mine up in a way I can get around that for now and sit on a low chair. Or have my daughter stand in for me. We’ll see how the day goes. Thanks for doing these videos. Honestly, I was spinning out of control worrying until I watched this. It all makes more sense now that I’ve seen someone else do it. Love the iphone video too. I may do that for my first one, then camera for the next one. Wish me luck.

Hey Kim, It’s great to hear from you and I’m happy to hear the video was helpful! Feel free to reach out to me anytime! You know I love talking about this stuff.

This is so incredibly helpful! Do you mind if I ask which cable you use to connect your camera to your laptop for Adobe Premiere live capture? I’ve always used USB for photography tethering, but it looks like Premiere prefers firewire. B&H says I shouldn’t need firewire and now I’m so confused!

Hey Jennifer, I think you’ve figured it out by now, but I was using a 10 foot usb cable and the Canon software. You can’t go into Premiere directly with USB and Firewire is not longer supported. I’ve seen your videos. They look great!

I’m so glad I found your site and everything is so helpful and well explained! I have a weird question, do you shoot with manual or auto focus? I have everything ready to begin shooting videos, but my 50 mm Canon lens is very noisy when auto focusing. Thanks!

Hi Mira, You should force yourself to shoot video in manual mode, particularly if you’re going to shoot overhead style videos. The main reason is you’re hands will come in and out of the frame and this will cause the camera to keep focusing. This will look awkward in the final video. The focus noise would be a problem if you planned to use the audio, but that won’t be the case. You’ll be using a music track. What camera are you using?

Hi Lenny! Thanks for the quick response! I’m shooting with Canon 7D Mark II and I’m pretty confident using it for photos.
When it comes to video, I’m struggling. I guess all I need is practice and learning the camera settings for video.
I have a Canon EF 50 mm 1:1.4, which I use for video. (I also have Canon 100 mm macro, which I’ll use for close ups). I guess manual focus is the key, so I just focus the lens for example on the main thing and then adjust the focus manually when I add, remove, mix? Otherwise the lens keeps adjusting and it is a mess. Thanks again!

That’s a great camera and lens. In fact, your lens might be too good. Low f-stop lens are great if you’re looking for low depth of field, but that’s challenging for video because of movement. What kind of computer do you have? If you have a laptop, you can tether your camera to help with focus and framing by installing the Canon software and plugging your camera into your laptop.

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