Blogging can be all consuming, well, it has been for me. Yes *hands up*, I have been rather lax over the last month, but I felt like I needed some time to digest everything that’s happened over the summer. Filming and editing – and being an amateur with a full time job to boot – is time consuming and can be very frustrating, but I have honestly enjoyed shooting and producing each and every film. For me, it’s looking passed all the fiddly editing and quashing the bum clenching annoyance that I didn’t get perfect sound or decent light. It really is about the person and their story and if I have achieved that, I will unclench and be chuffed with the result. Just to be clear, this isn’t my resignation from film blogging! I’m just feeling a little reminiscent.
My first film with Wholefood Heaven wasn’t too shabby for a first, even if I say so myself. I was so nervous when I arrived, but Charlotte and David were so much fun and really humoured my inexperience. The sound was terrible, but that’s an iPhone for ya! And they were wonderful, and that’s street food traders for ya.
Sho Foo Doh, The Caribbean Chef and Green Goat Food were all captured on my iPhone as well, and again not too shabby but the sound issue was getting me down! So I upgraded to the Panasonic SD90 and purchased a reporters mic and hit the streets with a little more clout. Dosa Deli, Toma Mexicano, All Scone, Yum Bun, You Doughnut, Mussel Men, Speck Mobile and Sorbitium Ices were all shot with my Panasonic and reporters mic and it’s worked out better than ok, they have been excellent tools and until I can afford fancier equipment… When I compare myself to the cool, profesh crews that shoot at street food markets and events, I do feel like such a lame-o amateur. But hey, what can you do? Keep on blogging.
To all you traders, thanks for sharing your time, stories and delicious food with me. Bhudda Bowls, okonomiyaki, jerk chicken, mackerel’n’chorizo burgers, dosas, tacos, scones, *deep breath*… yum buns, doughnut bites, mussels, schnitzel, ice cream…Woah, looking over this list of goodies, no wonder I put on half a stone…it was worth it. Definitely worth it, because I consider you people to be the most talented and hardworking bunch – you’re all pretty lovely too.
So, what’s next? Obviously street food will stay close to my heart, but I feel maybe a little change in format and content. Not sure exactly what this change is yet – and I would love your suggestions, what would you like to see going forward? Something I am pretty pumped about is a film with Cynthia of Kitchenette – we are meeting this week to chat about this exciting food business incubator, read more on how to apply here – I am talking to you future street food traders!