Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: Overhead with iPhone

Are you familiar with those ever so popular overhead food videos?  They seem to be all the craze right now, and we often get asked how to shoot them.  Over the next couple weeks, we will be sharing somehow to shoot food videos easily from your home, using minimal tools and resources.  Our goal is to get you to start shooting food videos on your own without “fancy gear.”

If you followed along on Snap Chat this week, you were able to catch a glimpse into our live production of this video.  Which by the way, we often show the scenes to our photography as well as video shoots if you want to check them out.  If you did not get a chance to follow along, no worries as we recorded the entire process of me shooting an overhead food video.

This is only one way of doing an overhead food video, and it is really basic, nothing fancy here.  The beginning of this video shows the process, things to watch out for and to pay attention too.  The finished video is at the end.  Enjoy!

If you find these videos useful, let us know.

11 replies on “Behind the Scenes: Overhead with iPhone”

Hi Michelle, That’s actually a selfie stick. It’s weighted on the counter with a cookbook. I wanted to demonstrate how easy it can be to shoot an overhead video with little gear. Do you have a selfie stick or tripod?

Michelle, It’s a Manfrotto with a photo head. That tripod size is no longer available, which is too bad because it’s compact. You can get links to the tripods we use, or the replacements on the sidebar. Let me know if you have trouble with the links to Amazon.

Will you send me the link to the replacement tripod with the sidearm. I have searched for one and can not find a tripod with a sidearm.


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