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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: The Crippled Cook & his Helper Organize the Kitchen
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2019, 09:27:00 AM »
In this snippet, you will get a sampling of a Day in the Life of a Cripple and his helper organizing up the Diner Kitchen for a good set for future videos.  I seek to improve on this set constantly, as you may have noticed if you watched the series from th beginning.

Cripple Helpers BTW are better than high maintenance wives who want you to make tons of money and have a big McMansion and so forth.  They always have a smile and do what you ask of them agreeably.  Relatively speaking, they come in at a reasonable rate for the work you want to get done.  They are totally renewable, you don't have to divorce them if things aren't going well in the marriage.  I am only sorry now I did not discover Cripple Helpers before this!  :icon_sunny:

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This might take off. Cooking shows are REALLY popular.

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You need to start working on the cookbook and the promotional items. 





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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: The Crippled Cook & his Helper Organize the Kitchen
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2019, 09:35:13 AM »
You need to start working on the cookbook and the promotional items.

I'll get to it.  Right now I am still working on the technical improvements and overall formatting.  I'll write more about that later today.  If you watch the second video in todays article, you will see one of the improvements.  It's a 2.5 minute trailer for the first show of the new season.  Can you identify the improvement?

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Diner 7th Anniversary Sunday Newzwire: Updates & Changes
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2019, 11:38:14 AM »
I am still updating and adding to today's Newzwire article on the Blog,so if you already read it you might want to check back.  Also fixing numerous typos and adding links.  I was in a rush to get this up today and I wrote 3150 words in under 24 hours, along with formatting and selecting pics for it.  A record even for me.  ::)

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🥘 The Cooking Zone: Birth & Development
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2019, 01:09:04 PM »
The Cooking Zone idea actually predates when I decided to cook up for real the Diner 7th Anniversary FEAST, rather than simply copy/pasting it.  It started with discussions of Meat Eating versus Veganism, and I started watching cooking shows on UToob devoted to Meat cooking and eating. I stood up a Reddit channel called r/Meatosaurus to record some of my favorite episodes from various web cooking shows.  Here are samples from 3 of them I subscribe to:

BBQ Pit Boys

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/BCAQmgWVxpo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/BCAQmgWVxpo</a>

Almazan Kitchen

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/i6RJHYuTSYo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/i6RJHYuTSYo</a>

Travel Thirsty

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vxnAV0rCDEA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/vxnAV0rCDEA</a>

They all have a few things in common:

1- Very high production values.  They are either being done by one professional videographer and editor or in the case of BBQ Pit Boys I think its a team of them.

2-  They are all highly formulaic.  Every episode follows the same formula, whatever it is.  Almazan Kitchen and Travel Thirsty do all silent, no talking at all.  BBQ Pit Boys does a voce over narration done after the video has been put together.

3-They all have Millions of subscribers.  These channels MAKE MONEY.

They have differences too.  In the case of BBQ Pit Boys, it's a bunch of old Southern Redneck who get together to do these massive BBQs.  I still can't believe just 9 of them eat all the stuff they will cook up in one of these shows.  They must have their wives and families somewhere off camera.

In the case of Almazan Kitchen, the guy plays the Primitivist and does many of the shows cooking in the great outdoors over an open flame.  He also sells and displays his Signature Knife.  He collects wild herbs in some really gorgeous natural setting with a running stream and so forth.

In the case of Travel Thirsty, you never see him and he doesn't do the cooking, he visits restaurants and records his meals.  Often very expensive meals, lol.

So, after studying these shows, I determined I needed a Formula also, and the first thing I developed was my signature Hand Talking while doing the closeup shots of the cooking. The next one was the cooking on electric Cooking gear for Bugouts.  I did not appear in any of the first videos I did, just my hand waving around. lol.

In contrast to all 3 of the shows above, I talk live during the cooking with no script.  I talk about the cooking of course, but also about the subjects of Collapse.

If you watched the 2nd video in today's article which is a Trailer for the 1st episode of the new season, you will see another innovation besides using better cameras and getting a new set.  Can you identify what it is?  Here is the vid:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/e7oyEr1Fcyc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/e7oyEr1Fcyc</a>

I am running not one but TWO cameras simultaneously, one to get a full body shot of me cooking, the other one focused on closeups of the food.  Trust me, this is not EZ to do when you are a cripple shuffling around to get both cameras ready, get them rolling then get your crippled ass in the right position and be ready to cook and rant at the same time.  This is all done solo, my CHs are not around to help me on this one.  In this production it led to a couple of minor disasters when a camera chose to shut itself off at just the WRONG time, in obedience to Murphy's Law and I had to do a second take.  But overall the various segments came out quite good.  Now I have a lot of work to do stitching them all together, and I am no pro editor like Surly.

NOBODY else does this, running two cameras with different views.  It's one of the innovations that will make the Cooking Zone unique.  I have another one also which I will demonstrate here inside the Diner in the next day or two.  Have a guess as to what that innovation is.  ;D  Hint:  What Scene in Children of Men is most famous and what is it most famous for?  Anyone who guesses this one right wins a Diner Kewpie Doll.  ;D

Still a work in progress and I'm teaching myself new stuff all the time, so I hope to keep improving on the show.  We'll see how it goes.

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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: Birth & Development
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2019, 02:25:24 PM »
  Have a guess as to what that innovation is.  ;D  Hint:  What Scene in Children of Men is most famous and what is it most famous for?  Anyone who guesses this one right wins a Diner Kewpie Doll.  ;D

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The single take car chase attack scene where "blood" hits the lens?
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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: Birth & Development
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2019, 03:02:53 PM »
  Have a guess as to what that innovation is.  ;D  Hint:  What Scene in Children of Men is most famous and what is it most famous for?  Anyone who guesses this one right wins a Diner Kewpie Doll.  ;D

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The single take car chase attack scene where "blood" hits the lens?

Good guess, but no.

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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: Birth & Development
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2019, 06:06:04 PM »
  Have a guess as to what that innovation is.  ;D  Hint:  What Scene in Children of Men is most famous and what is it most famous for?  Anyone who guesses this one right wins a Diner Kewpie Doll.  ;D

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The single take car chase attack scene where "blood" hits the lens?

Good guess, but no.

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Then my guess would be the scene where Clive Owen goes outside with a coffee, and the cafe blows up. BUT I DOUBT YOU'RE GOING TO BLOW UP YOUR KITCHEN!

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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: Birth & Development
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2019, 06:18:32 PM »
  Have a guess as to what that innovation is.  ;D  Hint:  What Scene in Children of Men is most famous and what is it most famous for?  Anyone who guesses this one right wins a Diner Kewpie Doll.  ;D

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The single take car chase attack scene where "blood" hits the lens?

Good guess, but no.

RE

Then my guess would be the scene where Clive Owen goes outside with a coffee, and the cafe blows up. BUT I DOUBT YOU'RE GOING TO BLOW UP YOUR KITCHEN!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VJivXSErhB8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/VJivXSErhB8</a>

Nope not that one either.

I would put up the answer tonight, but I have already dropped on enough Cooking Vids for one day here on the Diner.

Anyone else wanna take a stab at this?  I will put up the scene from Children of Men as well as my own vid tomorrow to answer this bruning question.  You have until then to earn your Kewpie Doll.

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🥘 The Cooking Zone: See the Sizzle! A NEW One Egg Vegan Omelet
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2019, 05:40:48 AM »
I made a new one egg Vegan Omelet this morning (well, more of a Midnight Munchy, but it was morning in the land of Brexit!).  This one isn't just plain cheese, its got Asparagus, Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic and Cheese, of course.

I'm still using the new format of both a full body shot as well as the food cooking view, but I am not trying to do them at the same time.  It's simply too much to do for one person to run 2 cameras, cook and chat all at the same time.  I'll reserve those exercises for when I have one of my CHs here to operate and monitor the cameras.

The view of the food cooking is simply FABULOUS with the better cameras.  Great definition on the Asparagus and Mushrooms sizzling in the pan!  :icon_sunny:

I did run into another glitch right at the end, the memory card ran out just as I was finishing up the Omelet.  I lost about the last minute of video.  But 95% of the cook got in there.

I'm going to need a bigger memory card!  lol

Collapse topics for today include reducing the amount of waste you create by re-using what are considered "disposable" tools and the dependence on electricity for various types of apparatus.

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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: Birth & Development
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2019, 11:09:00 AM »
  Have a guess as to what that innovation is.  ;D  Hint:  What Scene in Children of Men is most famous and what is it most famous for?  Anyone who guesses this one right wins a Diner Kewpie Doll.  ;D

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The single take car chase attack scene where "blood" hits the lens?

Good guess, but no.

RE

Then my guess would be the scene where Clive Owen goes outside with a coffee, and the cafe blows up. BUT I DOUBT YOU'RE GOING TO BLOW UP YOUR KITCHEN!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VJivXSErhB8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/VJivXSErhB8</a>

Nope not that one either.

I would put up the answer tonight, but I have already dropped on enough Cooking Vids for one day here on the Diner.

Anyone else wanna take a stab at this?  I will put up the scene from Children of Men as well as my own vid tomorrow to answer this bruning question.  You have until then to earn your Kewpie Doll.

RE

Last chance to win a Kewpie Doll before I put up the scene from Children of Men and my own Innovation for the Cooking Zone!  Come on Diners, only Surly has ventured a guess here.

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🥘 The Cooking Zone: RE takes Lessons from Alberto Cuaron
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2019, 07:13:14 PM »
OK, no Kewpie Doll got awarded for this Guessing Game on Cooking Show Innovations.  :(

The scene from Children of Men I am talking about is this one, an incredibly long Tracking Shot:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MjFHqohaHYU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/MjFHqohaHYU</a>

I decided I should do Tracking Shots too!  NOBODY else in the Cooking Show world does these!

So here is a Tracking Shot Tour of the Cooking Zone Kitchen!  :icon_sunny:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/LyXjCf5KoMY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/LyXjCf5KoMY</a>

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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: RE takes Lessons from Alberto Cuaron
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2019, 12:15:19 AM »
I decided I should do Tracking Shots too!  NOBODY else in the Cooking Show world does these!

So here is a Tracking Shot Tour of the Cooking Zone Kitchen!  :icon_sunny:

Didn't see that one coming.
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Re: 🥘 The Cooking Zone: RE takes Lessons from Alberto Cuaron
« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2019, 01:34:19 AM »
I decided I should do Tracking Shots too!  NOBODY else in the Cooking Show world does these!

So here is a Tracking Shot Tour of the Cooking Zone Kitchen!  :icon_sunny:

Didn't see that one coming.

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Diner 7th Anniversary Sunday Newzwire now UP on GEI!
« Reply #58 on: February 19, 2019, 02:39:39 AM »
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🥩 DRY AGED 400 DAY OLD BEEF
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2019, 07:39:53 PM »
Over a year?  That's INSANE!  How much better could it taste?  ???  :icon_scratch:

I let my STEAK🥩 for the Diner 7th Anniversary FEAST age for around 2 weeks, and it looks good to me.  No idea how it tastes yet though.

Alaska in the Winter is probably the best place on earth to dry age beef.  The Humidity is always naturally low, you don't need all the blocks of Himalayan Salt.

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