These cooking videos shot in the styles of famous directors are just beautiful and hilarious.
Cooking videos tend to follow a fairly strict recipe (pun intended). First, we’re introduced to the ingredients. Then they dice, chop and mix a few things up. Finally, they pull one out of the oven that they “prepared earlier” that’s been cooking away for a couple of hours. For some celebrity chefs, there’s even the occasional bit of profanity thrown in for good measure.
What if we ditched the reality show style of Kitchen Nightmares, or the studioesque kitchens of Jamie Oliver? What if they were directed by Michael Bay or Quentin Tarantino? A neat thought, huh? Well, these cooking videos from food artist and director David Ma illustrate exactly that. They’re brilliantly put together, and absolutely hilarious.
What if Tarantino made spaghetti & meatballs?
What if Michael Bay made waffles?
What if Wes Anderson made s’mores?
What if Alfonso Cuaron made pancakes?
I can actually imagine that that’s exactly what would be like to watch Quentin Tarantino cook spaghetti and meatballs.
They really are brilliantly put together. The music, obviously, fits with each piece, but the camera movement, slow motion, editing, gravity defying effects and blood spatters. It all just comes together wonderfully. So far, only these four videos exist on David’s channel, but I really hope this isn’t the end of the series.
I’d love to see Ridley Scott make a full English breakfast. In the style of either Alien or Blade Runner. Either would be fine with me. Or perhaps James Cameron making a nice steak. Terminator-style, obviously.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.