And so, my friends, I’m back again to thank you for helping me get through to round 7 of Project Food Blog, hosted by Foodbuzz.com and to tell you how much I appreciate it. I can’t even tell you just how much. Thank you for all of your votes and lovely comments! In this round we were asked to create a video of us cooking something, whether from the archives or new.
Whenever I think of instructional videos I can’t help but think about when I was growing up and used to watch countless children’s TV shows – in fact I still watch countless children’s TV shows – but one in particular that stood out for me was Blue Peter. Blue Peter is now much changed, but when I was a young ‘un it was THE show to head home to – it was just so cool and you, by association, were at least 5% cooler, too. So for my video entry I wanted to do a little nod to kids’ TV shows. Let the silliness ensue.
This was a total mission to make, as despite having two weeks to complete this challenge, I only had today (Saturday) free to actually get it done. My very good friend Lucy came over to help me film it, which took a couple of hours (and in typical British weather-fashion alternated between too bright sunshine and torrential rain), I got attacked by the absolutely crazy birds that live outside my apartment whilst attempting to shoot the opening sequence, nearly set myself/kitchen on fire (bloopers reel to come in next post), and then discovered that the cable I needed to transfer the data from my Mini-DV camcorder to my MacBook Pro was nowhere to be found. Six hours, four different shops in three different locations, and seven sales-persons later, I finally had the video ready to be edited. For this feat MASSIVE thanks go to Adam at Jessop’s in Westfield for all of his advice and for not laughing at me when I ran in and yelled, “I NEED HELP”, clutching my MacBook and camera; and even bigger thanks to my total saviour at the Apple Store in Westfield, a man whose name I did not get but who shall forever be known as “Mr McAwesome”, for finding a cable and importing my footage for me for free. Also for having to sit through 18 mins of said footage, which mostly consisted of me brandishing giant prawns about and pulling stupid faces.
A quick disclaimer: yes, I do have a British accent (clearly) but I am not as pommy as I made myself sound in this video. I am also not as completely mental. Well. Not outwardly, at any rate. Do I sound like I’m stalling? Maybe I am. It’s kinda nerve-wracking putting yourself out there on video when we so often hide behind our words and photos. At least I was playing a character so you’re getting a really wacky side of me to scrutinise… Anyway, here it is in all of its insane glory: ‘Nom Time’.
Thank you for all of your continued support – I really appreciate it! Hope you enjoyed this entry and until next time, peace and love.
PS: Want to win the beautiful Emma Bridgewater ‘I Am A Feeder’ mug I’m modelling near the beginning of the video? You can! Details to come soon…