In this article we share top tips to create food videos and cookery channels, and to whet your viewers' appetites we cover a selection of the top After Effects motion graphics templates for food-related videos on Envato Elements and Envato Market. Let your talent shine through with the templates shown here.
How to Create a Professional Look for Food Videos
Use a Graphics Template
Templates are a quick way to make video that looks great and shows off your skills with the skillet. Here are some reasons to think about using a template for your YouTube cookery channel, for example:
- It’s cost-effective. If you don’t have the budget to hire a designer, then using a template can be a great labour-saver: you get great design that's easy to re-use and modify at a fraction of the cost.
- You have control without needing to know design or video software inside out. Many templates allow you to use ‘drag and drop’ facilities and have detailed modular controls, so you can create something quickly and easily.
- Starting from scratch can be hard; a template gives you a good jumping off point and can provide inspiration to work out what you want.
Here are our top tips for making your own food videos:
1. Plan, Plan, Plan
You are no doubt, brilliant at what you do, but unforeseen circumstances happen to us all and you don’t want to have to start from scratch. Plan out your video – make a storyboard if it helps – and script what you’re going to say, even if that’s just loose notes you can follow if you’re a confident presenter. Having these written elements worked out in advance will help you work out what the visual elements of your production need to communicate.
2. Get Some B-Roll
Make life easier on yourself with those tricky edits by getting plenty of b-roll as you go along. You might find you have to do certain steps a couple of times to get everything you need, but it’ll be worth it! Try downloading some high-quality stock footage from Mixkit, which offers free HD videos across a variety of subject areas.
3. Use a Second Camera
It’ll up the interest in your visuals if you add a second camera. If possible, having one shoot from above can be very effective… like a moving flat lay!
4. Use a Tripod
Like poor sound, wobbly footage is bound to have an audience switching off, so be sure to get steady and stable images by using a tripod and keep anything hand-held to a minimum.
3 Top Cooking Video Templates From Envato Elements (Unlimited Downloads)
At Envato Elements there’s so much choice when it comes to food and cooking templates, and you can download as many as you like for a low monthly fee. Here are three great examples made for Adobe After Effects:
Cook With Us is a great bumper designed specially for cooking shows. It’s fully customizable and all of the elements – like vegetables and fruits – are included. There are also two lower third options and a recipe board.
This template is perfect to use as a promo for your cooking show – it has placeholders for text over your footage, so you can include information or recipes to go with what you’re demonstrating.
Make your intro an appetizing one with this After Effects template. Add your own footage for a fast-paced, mouth-watering opener.
5 Fresh Cooking Templates from Envato Market (Pay-as-You-Go)
you only need a single cooking show video template, or if a
subscription isn't really your thing, try Envato
Market for pay-as-you-go options. Here are our top choices for cooking show templates:
complete cooking show template is a broadcast pack, featuring and intro
(with six placeholders for video or images), two lower thirds, two
transitions, a recipe board, a frame for promo, and a looped background
This cooking show template is a simple and easy to use template for those who want to showcase their culinary skills in a sleek and modern style. The Cooking Show Opener template is fully customizable, allowing you to add your cooking videos and photos along with attractive graphics.
This cooking show template is especially designed for a healthy cooking and culinary shows. It includes many separate, high-resolution vegetables and fruit: perfect for TV or YouTube channels. The modern, bright design template allows you to beautifully present the recipe for any dish.
Cooking YouTube Template
is a high-quality, easy-to-use template for a cooking and culinary
show. It includes many separated, high-resolution dishes and objects.
Each composition and layer is separate and customizable.
This great cooking show template is quick to modify, meaning it includes lots of broadcast-ready graphic elements. It's also easy to edit because it has a modular structure. The template comes with culinary-themed logos, and it was especially designed for a cooking show: its unique design will help to draw your audience's attention.
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