Timber 2 Table

Behind the Scenes of a Timber 2 Table Video Shoot

Life On the Other Side of the Lens

While you may watch a quick recipe video online, you may not realize all the work and prep that goes into the production of those few seconds. Timber 2 Table blogger Michael Pendley and videographer Tyler Ridenour spent three days recently producing a few recipes for the fans of Michael's blog. Take a peek at just some of the work that's involved.

Adding all the right ingredients.Adding all the right ingredients.Adding all the right ingredients.Adding all the right ingredients.Adding all the right ingredients.

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1 | Adding all the right ingredients.

Timber 2 Table blogger, Michael Pendley, adds the ingredients of a recipe for wild turkey tetrazzini to a crock pot as videographer Tyler Ridenour captures it on video. ©Bill Konway

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2 | Sometimes the studio isn't exactly glamorous.

Because of constantly changing light from passing storms, including a few heavy thunderstorms, the crew was forced to work in a more sheltered location. ©Bill Konway

Pondering the next step.Pondering the next step.Pondering the next step.Pondering the next step.Pondering the next step.

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3 | Pondering the next step.

Timber 2 Table blogger, Michael Pendley, studies the next recipe, because he says, "Once it's on video, there's no going back!"  ©Bill Konway

A glimpse at the ingredients for venison steamed dumplings.A glimpse at the ingredients for venison steamed dumplings.A glimpse at the ingredients for venison steamed dumplings.A glimpse at the ingredients for venison steamed dumplings.A glimpse at the ingredients for venison steamed dumplings.

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4 | A glimpse at the ingredients for venison steamed dumplings.

It's always best to have your lists for everything neatly written somewhere. ©Bill Konway

A venison steamed dumpling takes form in front of the camera.A venison steamed dumpling takes form in front of the camera.A venison steamed dumpling takes form in front of the camera.A venison steamed dumpling takes form in front of the camera.A venison steamed dumpling takes form in front of the camera.

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5 | A venison steamed dumpling takes form in front of the camera.

Timber 2 Table blogger, Michael Pendley, creates a venison steamed dumpling, one of about 50, for the camera. ©Bill Konway

Light is everything!Light is everything!Light is everything!Light is everything!Light is everything!

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6 | Light is everything!

Despite the chaotic look of the scene, every reflector, which adds light, and scrim, which removes light, has an important place in each shot. ©Bill Konway

Finding the video X.Finding the video X.Finding the video X.Finding the video X.Finding the video X.

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7 | Finding the video X.

Trying to keep everything centered, in its place, in focus, and properly exposed, falls on the shoulders of the videographer, which for this shot was Tyler RIdenour. ©Bill Konway

Getting the shot.Getting the shot.Getting the shot.Getting the shot.Getting the shot.

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8 | Getting the shot.

While everything is shot from directly above, at times you can get yourself stretched to the limit to get a secondary angle. ©Bill Konway

Look at the lens and say cheese, or tetrazinni, or taco, or...Look at the lens and say cheese, or tetrazinni, or taco, or...Look at the lens and say cheese, or tetrazinni, or taco, or...Look at the lens and say cheese, or tetrazinni, or taco, or...Look at the lens and say cheese, or tetrazinni, or taco, or...

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9 | Look at the lens and say cheese, or tetrazzini, or taco, or...

Secondary angles are important when trying to create a complete and interesting cooking video. ©Bill Konway

Keeping an eye on the overhead camera.Keeping an eye on the overhead camera.Keeping an eye on the overhead camera.Keeping an eye on the overhead camera.Keeping an eye on the overhead camera.

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10 | Keeping an eye on the overhead camera.

All shots are framed by videographer Tyler Ridenour, making sure that all the key elements, as well as the accent items, occupy the right space in the frame. ©Bill Konway

The reward!The reward!The reward!The reward!The reward!

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11 | The reward!

The reward for the videographer, Tyler Ridenour, is getting to sample all the items that passed in front of his lens each day. ©BIll Konway