When we first decided to do food videos for our blog, we really couldn’t find very much information out there on how to create food videos specifically. After doing a lot of research and practice we have learned how to edit our own videos.
Video editing on Adobe Premiere Pro looks really intimidating when you first start (believe us we have been there). We wanted to share a list of resources that helped us learn.
One of them is from Youtuber Peter Mckinnon. Peter Mckinnon is a very talented photographer and videographer. His videos inspired us to start creating our own videos. He does not do food videos, but his work is very inspirational.
His video tutorials have been helpful with getting to know about Adobe Premiere Pro. And he has a ton of videos with helpful tips and editing tricks.
We will link the videos that have helped us.
YouTube is a great resource when you are looking into video editing or videography tutorials.
Another resource that helped us was SkillShare.
One course we highly recommend is Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners by Jordy Vandeput.
His course takes you step by step on how to use Adobe Premiere Pro. How to do basic edits, audio, color grading, adding music etc…
Another course also by Jordy Vandeput is Premiere Pro Lumetri 2020: Color Correct & Color Grade like a Pro.
This course has been a lifesaver when it comes to correcting the color in our videos.
He teaches how to fix bad footage and how to color grade to give your footage a specific look.
Jorday Vandeput also has a YouTube channel called Cinecom.net where he shares even more tutorials.
All of these resources have been so helpful when we first started getting into videography.
What also helps is practice. Keep practicing more and more in Adobe Premiere Pro and you will eventually get the hang of it.
Our first couple of videos were not great at all. There were a lot of mistakes with our editing.
Choosing A Font
When you start to edit your food videos you most likely are going to have a title and ingredients.
When it comes to picking a font choose one that is clean, simple, and easy to read.
There are some videos we did in the past where we choose a font because it looked pretty, but when you see the video you can barely read it.
This is our favorite part when it comes to editing videos, picking out the music. We love how music can create a mood. We are very particular when it comes to selecting a song because we believe that music can make or break a video. It has to have the right flow.
We have put together a list of sites where you can find music for your videos.
- Epidemic Sound. This is our main source of where we get our music. They have a variety of different music tracks for all kinds of moods or projects. They even have other artist’s favorite picks. They are very affordable. Their subscription plan is only $15 a month. You can choose any songs you want and have unlimited use. We highly recommended them.
- Audio Network. Just like Epidemic Sound they also have a favorite of different music for specific projects. We really like it when we have a holiday video to make. They don’t offer a subscription plan you have to pay per song which about $10 per song for a single-use.
- Premium Beat. Now we don’t personally use Premium Beat, but we have gone through their song list and they have a very good selection of songs. The reason we don’t use them is because they are a bit pricey. It is $49 per song with unlimited use.
- Music Bed. This is another one we don’t personally use, but they have a good selection of music as well. They do have a subscription of $9 a month or $49 per song. Again, they have a great music selection. We don’t use them personally but have checked out a few of their songs. They do have a monthly subscription for $16.60 a month for unlimited music.
When it comes to picking music. You do have to look around at different sites to see which site will suit what kind of music you want for your videos.
We learned how to edit with music to match down beats and flow with our video by Lizzie Peirce. She is an awesome photographer and video producer. She has her own YouTube Channel with a lot of tips and tricks for both videography and photography.
We hope this helps you to get started making your own food videos. It has been a fun learning experience learning how to make videos for our blog. We are excited to continue learning more about creating videos.