5 ways Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino made food tutorials more satisfying to watch
Through the looking glass
It's the middle of the night. You scroll through yet another grilled cheese sandwich tutorial on your news feed with hesitation and trepidation. Knowing jolly well you're going to regret it, you sit through the entire thing anyway.
Today's revolutionised version of a food tutorial no longer involves a chatty host or an hour's worth of screen time, but instead in its place is a slew of appetite-inducing imagery, strategically placed hands, and bold text plastered within fast frames, all shown in no less than a few minutes.
So when food stylist and video maker David Ma created a mesmerising series of food tutorials, with the imagination of reputable directors such as Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, the Internet went understandably ballistic. Call it an ingenious screenplay that we would live vicariously through over and over again. Here are five memorable moments we loved from the series.
1. When your fire comes from a chic candle
Induction stoves are so 2016.
2. When centre alignment was key to just about everything
How else does Anderson keep up with the obsessive consistency?
3. When it took four hands to lift a graham cracker
How many days did it take to find identical hand twins for this act?
4. When a tomato was sacrificed for the greater good of grotesque screenplay
Fake blood never tasted so good.
5. When a flatlay was designed to look like an emerging survivor from the wreckage
Brief for storyboard: "It needs to be messy, but messy in an organised fashion."