Today I thought that I would start another series on this blog. As you guys know, it has been a major goal of mine, for over a year now, to create baking and cooking videos of the recipes that I have worked on and created on this blog. I have tried many different ways and I think that I am finally very close to achieving this goal! So, today I thought that I would tell you just how I got to this position. Lets-a-go!
When I decided to make YouTube my career, I knew that I wanted to do general vlogging (and I have actually been weekly vlogging since the beginning of this year, check them out in the side panel!), baking, cooking, gaming and craft videos. These are my passions and I love the idea of sharing them with you. However, when we (me and my Mum that is) decided that this is what I wanted to do, I was worried that I was too overweight to be physically seen on the video. I wanted to start doing YouTube straight away, but me and my mum couldn’t think of a way to do the other videos which would show more of me.
Then I thought of a Facebook and YouTube channel called ‘Tasty’. They are a baking and cooking segment on Buzzfeed, and they never show anyone actually on the camera, they film from a birds-eye view a person’s hands cooking and just speed up the footage so that the video is only a maximum five minutes long. This got me thinking… if they can make a name for themselves just by doing that and the audience not needing someone there to talk them through the recipe, why can’t I?
So, while me and my Mum were on our way to spend the afternoon and dinner with my Dad, we were trying to work our way about this. I didn’t want to completely copy ‘Tasty’, but I did want to do the same sort thing. Thus, the idea for doing an animation version of cooking and baking was born. I also decided that I wanted to do ‘Stop – Motion Animations’. If you have no idea what I am talking about, it is the method that the creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep use to create their films and TV shows. And if you don’t know what Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep are, then look it up on YouTube because it will be easier for you than me trying to explain it.
I made loads of plans in the car:
And, the next step was to work out how to do this.
That’s the end of part one, I think that I will leave it fairly short and sweet for today. I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you think in the comments, as I always look forward to what you have to say.
Remember be brave, be happy, be kind, be you!
See you next time…