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Derek
02-17-2009, 09:58 PM
I have a camera for Youtube, and I'm trying to get some gopod angles but I can't.

My kitchen is very small and I have an idea for youtube but it's making me frustrated.

Any idea's? Here's a partial photo of my kitchen


http://drp-photography.smugmug.com/photos/459652403_Tx9L6-S.jpg

The counter area

http://drp-photography.smugmug.com/photos/459652381_FZShf-S.jpg

Keltin
02-17-2009, 10:00 PM
Welcome to NCT!

What is it you're trying to accomplish? Video or stills?

RobsanX
02-17-2009, 10:03 PM
Would a wide angle lens help? You can get them fairly cheap...

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:04 PM
I'm trying for video I have a descent grasp on stills.

Thank you for the welcome mate.

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Would a wide angle lens help? You can get them fairly cheap...How would that help on a video camera?

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:06 PM
What do you gentleman & ladies think about the hanging tripods? or the clamp on tripod arms?

"I'm not exactly sure what they're called"

Keltin
02-17-2009, 10:10 PM
The tripod arms are great and easily moved, even on the fly. Haven't seen or tried the hanging ones. Do you have someone to help you?

If it's a cooking demo, you can use a regular tripod angled where the action is, take your shots, move as needed, and then edit later.

What are you trying to shoot?

RobsanX
02-17-2009, 10:12 PM
How would that help on a video camera?

You get a wider field of view in cramped quarters.

I suppose we need to know what you wish to accomplish...

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:12 PM
The tripod arms are great and easily moved, even on the fly. Haven't seen or tried the hanging ones. Do you have someone to help you?

If it's a cooking demo, you can use a regular tripod angled where the action is, take your shots, move as needed, and then edit later.

What are you trying to shoot?I'm trying to shoot a cooking demo and I would like to show every one how much less it would be to make a pizza instead of paying $20-$30 for a pizza.


and use $20-$30 to make like 3-4 pizza's depending how elaborate you want to make it.

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:16 PM
You get a wider field of view in cramped quarters.

I suppose we need to know what you wish to accomplish...Well some views like Les shroud gets in Survivor man, Not the shoulder cam he use but shots that you can see what I'm doing.

I've tried to put the camera on the counter top but all you saw was the fat guy part of me LOL.

Keltin
02-17-2009, 10:24 PM
Have someone help you is the best bet.

But lacking that, a good stand alone tripod angled toward the counter where you work is the best bet. It will capture your hands working and your ingredients. Monitor your field of vision for the camera, and you can easily keep ingredients close, but out of the frame. Then simply grab them and use them. If need be, go ahead and do “work” stuff such as moving the camera to a new angle for some shots, then use a free program like Windows Movie Maker to edit it all to a final movie.

Here’s a nice tripod on the cheap.

Other than that, just do a “still” pictorial. You’d be amazed at how effective a little text coupled with the right pics can be! I prefer pics as they are smaller (not megs or gigs of video data to upload) and much easier to edit. Plus, you have to remember that some people just don’t want to sit through a video. Hit the highlights with good pics, nice text, and they “get the picture” quickly.

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:27 PM
Have someone help you is the best bet.

But lacking that, a good stand alone tripod angled toward the counter where you work is the best bet. It will capture your hands working and your ingredients. Monitor your field of vision for the camera, and you can easily keep ingredients close, but out of the frame. Then simply grab them and use them. If need be, go ahead and do “work” stuff such as moving the camera to a new angle for some shots, then use a free program like Windows Movie Maker to edit it all to a final movie.

Here’s a nice tripod on the cheap. (http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Concepts-TR-60N-Camera-Carrying/dp/B000093UDQ/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/182-8926223-1571403?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234927486&sr=8-1)

Other than that, just do a “still” pictorial. You’d be amazed at how effective a little text coupled with the right pics can be! I prefer pics as they are smaller (not megs or gigs of video data to upload) and much easier to edit. Plus, you have to remember that some people just don’t want to sit through a video. Hit the highlights with good pics, nice text, and they “get the picture” quickly.Thank you very much for the help mate, I do have a plenty of tripods that's not the problem :)


By the way here is a pictorial on a pizza I've done a week ago.

http://derekswebcorner.wordpress.com/

Keltin
02-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Thank you very much for the help mate, I do have a plenty of tripods that's not the problem :)


By the way here is a pictorial on a pizza I've done a week ago.

http://derekswebcorner.wordpress.com/

That’s exactly it! Great pictorial on that pizza (made me hungry!!)!!! Now, just add your recipe info in the right places and you’re ready to go. I love pictorials!!

Here’s one I did on making Twice Baked Potatoes (http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2280). Granted, DW did help on some of the shots, but it can just as easily be done with a tripod.

Oh......and make sure to post those pictorials here as well!! :lol:

Fisher's Mom
02-17-2009, 10:37 PM
I've tried to put the camera on the counter top but all you saw was the fat guy part of me LOL.Keltin puts his camera even lower.....:ohmy:
BTW, welcome to NCT, FMDerek! We're glad you are here. We love it when people post recipes with pics or video!!!

Keltin
02-17-2009, 10:42 PM
Keltin puts his camera even lower.....:ohmy:
BTW, welcome to NCT, FMDerek! We're glad you are here. We love it when people post recipes with pics or video!!!

Yeah but, only you've seen those pics! :yum::yum::yum:

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:44 PM
That’s exactly it! Great pictorial on that pizza (made me hungry!!)!!! Now, just add your recipe info in the right places and you’re ready to go. I love pictorials!!

Here’s one I did on making Twice Baked Potatoes (http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2280). Granted, DW did help on some of the shots, but it can just as easily be done with a tripod.

Oh......and make sure to post those pictorials here as well!! :lol:Will do and nice pictorial.

Keltin puts his camera even lower.....:ohmy:
BTW, welcome to NCT, FMDerek! We're glad you are here. We love it when people post recipes with pics or video!!!Thank you very much for the welcome Fishers-Mom.


You know whats funny guys? I've never cooked ever cooked before and I have my family that can vouch for me, the last thing I've ever cooked what some mac & cheese and I forgot to add water LOL and the microwave stunk for about 3 days or so.


But once I've moved out about 2 months ago I've became a chef in an instant.

Fisher's Mom
02-17-2009, 10:46 PM
You know whats funny guys? I've never cooked ever cooked before and I have my family that can vouch for me, the last thing I've ever cooked what some mac & cheese and I forgot to add water LOL and the microwave stunk for about 3 days or so.


But once I've moved out about 2 months ago I've became a chef in an instant.That's fantastic! Are you living alone or do you have hungry roommates pushing you into the kitchen?

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:48 PM
That's fantastic! Are you living alone or do you have hungry roommates pushing you into the kitchen?Living alone, but I'll have a 4 legged roommate in march.

and I will be starting college in June.

Fisher's Mom
02-17-2009, 10:52 PM
Living alone, but I'll have a 4 legged roommate in march.

and I will be starting college in June.Oh, you've done it now! I have 2 sons that just started college and they only step in the kitchen to eat!!! I'm going to have to "suggest" they get a little more active in there. What kind of roommate - canine or feline?

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:55 PM
Canine, A Rat Terrier & or a Pug depending who I see first!


Yeah well I love cooking I don't know why I can cook better then I play blues guitar.

Keltin
02-17-2009, 10:57 PM
But once I've moved out about 2 months ago I've became a chef in an instant.

That's the way it works. Necessity is the mother of all inventions! :yum:

You’re on a roll now, so do not stop!! It’s fun! I’m looking forward to your pictorials!

Derek
02-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Thanks Keltin, I will, Tomorrow I'll do up another one probably a banana milkshake.

Keltin
02-17-2009, 11:12 PM
Yeah well I love cooking I don't know why I can cook better then I play blues guitar.

Five Bar blues is fairly easy, but grilled chicken is still easier! :yum:

Derek
02-17-2009, 11:13 PM
Five Bar blues is fairly easy, but grilled chicken is still easier! :yum:Haha actually 12 bar blues isn't all that hard either.

Keltin
02-17-2009, 11:17 PM
Haha actually 12 bar blues isn't all that hard either.


Agreed! :beer:

But try grilled chicken!!! :yum:

Derek
02-17-2009, 11:21 PM
Agreed! :beer:

But try grilled chicken!!! :yum:Ehh, I've never cared for chicken all that well, Maybe it was the way my mom made it for me when I lived at home!


It always tasted dried and always got caught in your thought.

Keltin
02-17-2009, 11:23 PM
Ehh, I've never cared for chicken all that well, Maybe it was the way my mom made it for me when I lived at home!


It always tasted dried and always got caught in your thought.

:yum::yum:

I'm not saying anything! :lol:

Ok, grilled steak then! Much easier than using a glass slide on a bar cord!

Derek
02-17-2009, 11:26 PM
:yum::yum:

I'm not saying anything! :lol:

Ok, grilled steak then! Much easier than using a glass slide on a bar cord!Your right about that and steak is freaking good.

Mama
02-17-2009, 11:32 PM
Yeah but, only you've seen those pics! :yum::yum::yum:

Oh Dear.....:ohmy:

Keltin
02-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Your right about that and steak is freaking good.


:beer:

Two more steaks for the barbie then!

Mama
02-17-2009, 11:35 PM
Oh, and Welcome FMD!

Keltin
02-17-2009, 11:36 PM
Oh Dear.....:ohmy:

Yeah, you're right. The sole of my shoes are rather boring, but it did intrigue me at the time! :yum:

AllenOK
02-17-2009, 11:47 PM
FMDerek, that's what got me started in cooking. Moving out on my own, and having a hungry belly for motivation. Now, I'm the night saute cook at a country club.

I remember, way back when, the older cooking shows had a mirror mounted on the ceiling at an angle that cameras could show a POV from directly over the counter. This may provide a way to showcase what you're doing, as well as keep the camera and tripod out of the kitchen and out of your way.

Mama
02-18-2009, 12:26 AM
Yeah, you're right. The sole of my shoes are rather boring, but it did intrigue me at the time! :yum:

:yum::yum::yum: