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HomeFoodEspresso Break: Behind the Scenes Once more!

Espresso Break: Behind the Scenes Once more!


Lights, digital camera, motion! Let me take you behind the scenes once more.

Sally in background holding pie slice behind camera.

Since I shared my final replace, I’ve been onerous at work on my cookbook manuscript. My cookbook is predicted to launch in 2025. Listed here are two posts I shared about my manuscript course of up to now:

Along with my cookbook, I’ve been doing about 1 billion different issues like testing and publishing recipes on my web site, planning forward for vacation baking season, and doing a pair intense weeklong recipe video shoots in my house kitchen. (Which I’m displaying you under!)

Sally behind cameras with cheesecake.

All whereas making an attempt to run an organization and stability that with my youngsters, household, and different facets of my life… and someway keep wholesome and sane!

I most likely wouldn’t be capable to handle all of it, if not for the great individuals I’ve supporting and surrounding me. My unbelievable husband, hardworking workforce, and proficient video crew… plus the opposite creators and authors I join with frequently, and, in fact, my readers! Studying all of the heartfelt messages I obtain from you provides me a lot pleasure and achievement, and really provides me the power I must maintain creating. I speak about this a bit within the “About” video we filmed throughout this video shoot—extra on this under!


Recipe Video Shoot

This previous spring, we as soon as once more remodeled my house kitchen right into a video set to movie a recent batch of recipe tutorials to share with you. We really simply did this once more final week, too, and I’ll present you these behind the scenes quickly!

Sally wearing green shirt and khaki branded apron with videography marker in place.
Sally behind the scenes with makeup artist applying makeup on set.
Sally pouring apples into pan on camera set.

Filming 20+ recipe movies in only a few days requires lots of people, loads of work, loads of planning forward and group, and, in fact, loads of meals! Fortunately, it’s a large crew of individuals with loads of hungry pals, household, and neighbors who cease over to see the motion.

chocolate raspberry cakes on counter.

We filmed quite a lot of walk-you-through-the-recipe tutorials in addition to “fingers and pans”-style recipe movies. I additionally had the crew put collectively an “About” video, to briefly share the story behind my profession and web site. I added this to my web site’s About web page.

About Video


A few of these new movies have already been printed on my YouTube channel, and also you’ll discover each embedded within the recipe card on the recipe put up web page on my web site.

I not too long ago printed a Learn how to Crimp & Flute Pie Crust tutorial, which we filmed throughout this video shoot in addition to a fingers/pans type video for Blueberry Pie.

blueberry pies with lattice tops.
Sally holding pie.

Whereas I’ve my total workforce and my video crew right here, we attempt to movie as many recipe movies as attainable, to take advantage of our time.

list of recipes on white board.
camera view screen displaying chocolate raspberry cake slice.
glazed doughnuts on baking sheet.

Every little thing is filmed in my house kitchen, the place I do most of my skilled work… and, in fact, cook dinner and bake with/for my household.

Sally making pizza behind the scenes and camera set.
Sally and team at counter preparing food.

Filming 20+ recipe movies over a couple of days calls for group, and to assist maintain every thing straight, we measure and set out the entire components on separate baking sheets. This can be a little trick of the commerce!

ingredients measured out in separate bowls with pink labels on baking sheet.

That manner I can seize precisely what I want for the video we’re filming.

Right here we’re filming a tutorial for my chocolate buttercream recipe:

Sally with blue mixer making frosting.

Even with the entire planning and folks round, some issues can nonetheless go unsuitable! Filming a sophisticated, seamless video for French Silk Pie was fairly the other off display. The chocolate curls saved breaking up beneath the warmth of the lights, so I needed to apply the fragile chocolate curls with tweezers. LOL.

Sally applying chocolate curls to pie with tweezers.
camera screen showing French silk pie with chocolate curls on top.

It turned out fairly although! However then I dropped the slice off the pie server…

slice of French silk pie fell off of plate.

Oftentimes, recipes must bake and utterly cool, or chill within the fridge, so we’re often doing 2 or 3 movies at a time, weaving in steps and scenes the place we will.

Sally arranging gingerbread cookies on plate.

Blooper Reel

It’s onerous work and lengthy days for everybody, however I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t additionally enjoyable. As of late are intense, however they’re additionally full of a lot laughter. The video crew even compiled among the humorous moments they caught on digital camera. LOL.

Did you see steamies?! 😉

Extra recipe movies from this video shoot:

For now, you’ll find me ending up the first half of my cookbook’s manuscript… and gearing up for Sally’s Pie Week, Sally’s Cookie Palooza, and the relaunch of Sally’s Baking Problem within the new yr!!!

Q: What movies do you need to see subsequent?

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