How To Make An Italian Pasta Dish

Mangiare La Pasta

Pasta is one of the most well liked foods in the world. I eat pasta occasionally, so I chose to do my “how to” assignment on how to make a nice Italian pasta dish. This dish will include mostcacioli, ravioli, meatballs, and homemade pasta sauce.

The Final Dish

Ingredients

  • Olive oil (sauce)
  • Salt & Pepper (sauce)
  • Onion & Garlic (sauce)
  • Tomato Paste (sauce)
  • Crushed Tomatoes (sauce)
  • Mostcacioli
  • Ravoli
  • Romano Cheese (topping)

Materials needed

Steps

Step 1: Gather Materials.

Step 2: Make the sauce (Add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes).

Step 3: Boil the water (until you see bubbles).

Step 4: Place mostcacioli and ravioli in boiling water.

Step 5: Boil until cooked. Test it. If cooked, drain the water from the pan.

Step 6: Plate it!

Reflection

I have been eating pasta for years and I usually go with a traditional dish of making it with mostcacioli, ravioli, meatballs, and homemade pasta sauce. Making this and getting all the shots was harder than I had thought. It was difficult to get a lot of different natural sounds in the process of cooking the meal. It was also troubling to get in close and get some good close steady shots because the tripod was in the way of the stove and counter, where I was cooking. I decided to make it a little comedic by doing the narration with an Italian accent and acting like an Italian chef.

Mostcacioli

The first step of gathering all the materials was the hardest part and took the longest to film. I was trying to come up with a way to show all of the ingredients or materials you need in the quickest way possible, while still having it sound/look good. I filmed this part of the video three or four different ways and was able to settle on one of the ways that took only about 25 seconds. The shooting of the rest of the steps went fairly smooth. I tried to incorporate a variety of wide, medium, and tight shots in the process of cooking the meal and I feel like I was able to be more fluid with the camera and knowing what shots to get.

Overall, this assignment was pretty fun. I was able to share how I cook an Italian plate of pasta and put some of the skills I’ve learned so far, to work.

If you want to see how I make the Italian pasta dish, click here!

Click here to see my story board!

Enjoy!

-Zack

2 thoughts on “How To Make An Italian Pasta Dish

  1. Demisha Ramirez

    Zach,

    This video was amazing! Possibly the best How-To video I’ve seen. From your personality to the close up shots you got of you cooking, it was really an excellent video. You caught my attention from the first word you said and kept my attention until the very end. You made me want to make this dish while dancing around to Italian music. The only thing that you should have added was when you were adding the meatballs, say that you are actually adding them. But other than that one of my favorites. This was your best video!

  2. Li, Emma

    Zack,

    My partner dropped the class so I got to pick a random person to do the critique and you are the chosen one! First of all, the video is hilarious and interesting. Your narration brings out your wonderful personality and that’s how people would remember you. The instructions are pretty easy to follow and the food looks really good. I love how you have tight, medium and wide shots throughout the video. The music is well-chosen too because it goes well with your Italien pasta theme. Even though I also did a how-do video on food but your ending is better than mine because you actually show people yourself tasting the food which is what people want to see. Overall, fantastic job Zack!

    -Emma

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