Friday, May 9, 2008

Baking Montage? Oh yeah...


So, the end of the semester has been crazy, and I haven't had much time to bake. And unfortunately, I get sad when I don't bake. I can't help it, my kitchen makes me happy, and when I'm not in it, I miss it.


I'm a film student, and I took a class this semester in which I had to make 5 short films, doing all the pre-production, shooting, and post production on my own for each one of them. While making movies is awesome and fun, there's a lot that goes into making a movie, hence the long list of people credited in even the simplest seeming films. Doing everything on your own is a huge bitch. So I was pretty burnt out when it came time to start planning my 5th project. I kept saying to myself, "what do I want to make a movie about?" Eventually I answered, "baking, of course!" and ran back into the kitchen for happy times.


I generally hate pre-production, but when "pre-production" involves baking cake layers, making dulce de leche, and measuring sugar and flour... well, I am so there. I wish I could show you the finished product, but alas, I go to a snobby film school and legally they own the rights to all the work I create there as a student, so I'm not allowed to publicly post it on the internet.

But please enjoy the stills I've posted of the baked goods as they appeared in the movie. And if you're curious, the movie was 8 minutes long, total, and 4 of those minutes were nothing but a baking montage of a man making brownies and cake while dancing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It" Yeah, I went there. And it was awesome.

4 comments:

Astra Libris said...

Sooooo awesome, creative, and FUN!! Kudos to you for a fabulous mixture of art forms - and for providing further proof that cooking is absolutely art!! Your stills are gorgeous - I can imagine that your film is even more so...

Congrats on completing all 5 of those films, too! Wow! Very impressive! Hooray for you!

Jj said...

What a great idea for your film! Love the stills and your creativity and imagine your actual film was quite good.

Jj said...

What a great idea for your film! Love the stills and your creativity and imagine your actual film was quite good.

jesse said...

What a way to utilise your film skills! I am loving your blog more and more.