I’m still clocking in my practice hours for filming food content and over the week I noticed a bunch of lonely, browning bananas sitting in our kitchen nook… Ergo make banana bread?! Karen Wang, from the workout squad, kindly shared her classic banana bread recipes with Albert C and me. After getting permission from my roommate to transform her bananas into banana bread, Albert and I grabbed our gear to make banana bread! We modified Karen’s recipe to fit his baking pan’s proportions.
Banana Bread Ingredients
- 5 Ripe bananas
- 250g of sugar
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 100g of sour cream
- 2 lemon zest
- 4 eggs
- 400g of all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tsp of salt
- Coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176 °C.)
- Peel 5 bananas and mash them with a fork in a bowl.
- Mix in 250g of sugar, 2 tsp of vanilla extract, 100g of sour cream and 4 eggs.
- In a separate bowl mix together 400g of all-purpose flour, 2 tsp of baking soda, and 2 tsp of salt.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
- Add chocolate chips and lemon zest.
- Cover the inside of a baking pan with coconut oil to keep the bread from sticking.
- Pour banana bread mixture into a baking pan.
- Bake for 50 minutes at 350°F (176 °C.)
- Devour banana bread!
Shiny + Fancy Toys Involved in the Making of Banana Bread
Ok, Albert and I are little, obsessed with ASMR. It tingles such an oh, so good way. Now follow up the tingling with food… Euphoria! We both have G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome, it’s a thing.) If we’re putting all our shiny toys to use, then it’s forgivable? Right? Albert recently picked up a Profoto B10 head, but didn’t have any lighting modifiers yet. We decided to diffuse the continuous light by shooting it through an old takeout box.
There are a few things that I noticed during this second round of filming with the DJI Pocket 2.
- The camera randomly switched from D-Cinelike to Normal. I didn’t notice this until looking at footage in Adobe Premiere. I’m currently filming while using DJI Mimo and am wondering if the random color switch happened when I changed the fps settings.
- At 0:35 I noticed that slow motion clip of sugar has flickering lights. I’m wondering if the flickering is from the overhead house lights or the Profoto B10 head.
- It’s very crucial to have the right cables to connect things. We had planned to connect a Blue Yeti microphone to the wireless transmitter to record audio, but the microphone wouldn’t connect.
- We’ll try this again in the future
These days fun looks like trying out new recipes and creating content outside of my norm. I’m not a foodie nor a filmmaker, but the process of exploring uncharted territory for me while in quarantine is putting my mind in an exciting flow state. Plus, I get to eat what I create.