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.
- Olive oil (sauce)
- Salt & Pepper (sauce)
- Onion & Garlic (sauce)
- Tomato Paste (sauce)
- Crushed Tomatoes (sauce)
- Romano Cheese (topping)
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!
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.
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!