I can’t believe that I made it to Round 7 of the Project Food Blog challenge. I mean really can’t believe. The competition at this point is ridiculously good, so I’ve a feeling my days are numbered. Which is why I took a big risk with Challenge 7: to “channel your favorite television food star,” “pick a recipe,” and “make it come to life on video.” I’ve been wanting to try and make a stop motion video for ages upon ages, so when I saw this challenge description weeks ago, I hoped I’d have the chance. But I’m afraid it’s completely wrong. Completely not what the judges are looking for. “Pick a recipe,” check, “make it come to life on video,” double check, but the television part? No check. Alas. Big risk.
I chose the easiest “recipe” (if it can be called that) I have on my blog: glittery, sparkly marshmallows. And I chose them because they are easy. While I have some challenging tutorials here, I also emphasize how simple, accessible and affordable edible art can be. For anyone and everyone. And this trick exemplifies that. All you need is a marshmallow, a lollipop stick, a bowl of water and some sprinkles.
MUSIC UPDATE: Originally, I had One Charming Man by the Smiths as the background music (“I would go out tonight, but I haven’t got a stitch to wear…”) and What is Love from Haddoway for the disco scene(as in, the SNL nightclub guys). Because of copyright fears, we were instructed to use royalty free music. So I searched and searched for something to use that was safe and not ridiculously expensive. I ended up with a couple Beethoven songs and a generic techno dance song.
Disclaimers: To explain the crudity of what you’ll see, I should note that I have zero, zippo, zilch experience with video, stop motion, anything that animates, and limited (ie almost nonexistent) computer knowledge generally. I started by googling “how to make a stop motion video.” I have no idea how to edit audio, so forgive the choppy music that stops suddenly. And by the way? This took forever and a day. Two days. What was I thinking? And I just realized it’s not due for another week. I didn’t know that. So you get this early.
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