I know exactly what you mean! Even I can’t seem to tear my eyes away from their videos, (and I don’t even cook! ) They sure make any recipe seem like a breeze! This is no surprise why their videos are so popular.
My attempt to recreate similar Tasty inspired videos was not too long ago when a friend approached me to help her make videos for her food blog. Since I had a fair share of exposure to creating videos I thought the process would seem easy enough. It’s not entirely easy, but you’ll learn a lot in a single attempt. For example, what you choose to shoot. Tasty obviously doesn’t shoot the entire process to make a cinnamon roll. They keep their shots focused on the highlight steps of the recipe.
Before I delve into the process, let me answer your question on the kind of equipment you’d need-
I used two DSLR cameras. One for the overhead shot, and one helped me with close ups and for alternative side angles. Since the cameras are placed in two different angles you’ll need two tripods as well for steady shots. Placing it at the right angles depends on which perspective works best for what you’re shooting.
Next thing to consider is lighting, which is crucial for good footage. You can use natural light outdoor or an artificial LED lights and a softbox. One placed overhead and another to the side to cut any shadows.
Now, moving on to the process- something that really helped me figure out the process was Typito’s blog post about it. The entire process is broken down into four steps which roll backwards. I was a bit apprehensive about working backwards but really it helps.
Do let me know how it goes! Good Luck