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.

Note: Practice good manners by asking for permission to pilfer ingredients from housemates. Don’t be that person who gorges on what’s not yours!

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176 °C.)
  2. Peel 5 bananas and mash them with a fork in a bowl.
  3. Mix in 250g of sugar, 2 tsp of vanilla extract, 100g of sour cream and 4 eggs.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together 400g of all-purpose flour, 2 tsp of baking soda, and 2 tsp of salt.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
  6. Add chocolate chips and lemon zest.
  7. Cover the inside of a baking pan with coconut oil to keep the bread from sticking.
  8. Pour banana bread mixture into a baking pan.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes at 350°F (176 °C.)
  10. Devour banana bread!

Shiny + Fancy Toys Involved in the Making of Banana Bread

We are having too much fun making cooking videos 🙂

Camera Gear

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

Kitchen Gear

Final Thoughts

Banana Bread
This bread is so moist… even after the weekend.

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.


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