Director and Food Artist David Ma has imagined if famous directors shot cooking videos. #FoodFilms are a series of shorts in which he re-imagines recipe tutorials as if they were directed by four of our favorite directors: Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuarón. They are imaginative, entertaining and wonderfully executed.
If Famous Directors Shot Cooking Videos
From the soundtrack to the title designs, these wonderfully creative reinterpretations of cooking tutorials have nailed the directing styles of these four feature film directors.
What if Wes Anderson made S’mores?
With the color palette, symmetrical framing and undeniable charm of Wes Andersen’s quirky movies, David Ma shows us how he’d make that ol’ camping favorite… S’mores:
What if Tarantino made Spaghetti & Meatballs?
With the appropriate music, knives flying àla Kill Bill and angry tomatoes out for revenge, watch how Quentin Tarantino would cook up this Italian staple:
What if Michael Bay made Waffles?
From the faux title treatment to the slo-mo explosions, Michael Bay’s recipe for Waffles is a blast:
What if Alfonso Cuarón made Pancakes?
Like his best known film, the ingredients in Cuarón’s pancakes defy Gravity:
I hope David plans on making more of these, I’d like to see how Martin Scorsese would make a brisket.
Director & Creator: David Ma
DP: Allison Davis & John Shafto
Art Director & Prop Stylist: Melissa Stammer
Prop Master: Brian Haimes
Editor: Matt Badger
Phantom Technician: Sasha Burdett
Food Stylist: Hannah Kirshner
VFX Supervisor: John Shafto
Executive Producer: Howie Howell
Sound Design: Mat Guido, Decibel
BTS: Ben Hon, Jesse Hsu & Matthew Ligotti
Composite & VFX: Method Studios
Executive Producer: Heather Saunders
Sr. Colorist: Tim Masick, Company 3
Flame Artist: Jared Pollack, Steve Morris
Grip: Jose “FX” Rodriguez
Storyboard Artist: Shannon Rollins
Production Assistant: Jonathan Hsu, Brittanie Sherrie
A huge shoutout to Joe Gaulzetti who brought these terrific videos to my attention.
If you enjoyed this, you’ll love Anderson, Kubrick and Tarantino’s Directing Styles As Seen by Kogonada.