How Would Famous Directors Tackle Recipe Videos? Find Out Here
Pop Culture| | By Brian Delpozo
While recipe videos are always worth a watch for foodies and amateur cooks, they can sometimes feel a tad repetitive. After all, one would think there are only so many ways to go through a list of ingredients and preparations in a clip. However, chef — and serial Instagrammer – David Ma (AKA @davidwma) decided to shake things up by presenting a recipe video in a novel way, shooting and editing it how it would appear if some of Hollywood’s most famous directors filmed recipe videos.
First up, Ma taps into Quentin Tarantino for a stylized take on the preparation of pasta and sauce. The most-referenced film is 2003’s Kill Bill, with the sword slicing through a tomato, but the whole segment uses editing, camera angles, and slow motion commonly associated with the Pulp Fiction filmmaker.
Next is a take on how Michael Bay would make waffles. The clip uses the typeface and sound effects used in Bay’s successful Transformers film series to great effect. Following Bay, Ma goes to the other end of the cinematic gamut, preparing smores in a way reminiscent of favorite arthouse director Wes Anderson, with all the quirky visuals one would expect.
The final segment of the clip channels director Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film Gravity to make pancakes. Ma uses “flying” dough, butter, and a flying pan to mimic the Oscar-winning film’s visuals.
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