Sometimes when I watch back our own behind the scenes footage, I get shocked at how much work goes into every detail and scene of every video we film for Bits & Pieces, and sometimes it exhausts me! Haha. Take for instance our ingredients board. It’s what… a 10 second clip that you probably don’t really notice, but it requires lights, stands, hand drawings, stop motion, and a bunch of dirty dishes to wash after we’re done. Why do we do this to ourselves?
But at the end of the day, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Joe and I are both visual artists and story tellers, and we like to pour our hearts and souls into anything we create and “put out there into the Universe.” Or should I say Yooniverse? -ahem-
So really, it’s a sickness we can’t control. We tend to have these discussions all the time about if it’s quantity over quality. Do we keep going down the path we started and stick to making quality work, even if it means sacrificing the frequency of “just getting content out there?” Let me tell you, as fairly new Youtubers, that’s a hard one, and I don’t think there’s a right answer. Maybe we’ll know over time.
Luckily, while shooting this Shrimp and Tofu Coconut Curry episode, things went a tad smoother than when we were shooting our Easy Shrimp Pad Thai episode. If you watched our last behind the scenes, you saw that I was having a hard time talking, and we had a couple technical difficulties here and there. This time, I think filming went a lot smoother, but nothing’s ever easy. You can still see how things went down in this behind the scenes video:
This time, it was more about deciding where to put our white counter height table. If you watched our latest kitchen tour video, you saw me explain that we bought that table to act as an island, since our kitchen is not really set up well for a cooking show. It was our semi-solution to being able to shoot at a “straight-on” angle. For the most part, it works.