Greetings Friends, Familia & Fellow Foodies , i.e., F,F & F F... LOL
Here's the deal. A. I have not been spending enough time with my blog and I miss it! I have been able to do some cooking; I just haven't been blogging. B. Gleycine told me about this Macy's Video Cooking Contest and this past weekend was the first good opportunity I have had to do a little video taping. Soooo, Norma came over on Sunday and I hired her to be my videographer while I prepared a batch of our traditional Fioretti Family Braciole. Her only payment, of course, was the meal (another Katie Late Night Special), some Chianti, and some really fun and interesting company. Ha!
Which brings me to C. I just discovered (it's 12:30am Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) that my video files are in the .MOV format which is not compatible in Windows MovieMaker, where I was planning to condense and edit all of my video clips, pictures and stuff. So, I have a bunch of stuff to use and it all has to be squeezed down into a 2-minute video and submitted to the Macy's peeps no later than April 10th. For me, that's rough (like writing War & Peace on the palm of your hand or something). The contest requires that you submit an original recipe and a 2-minute video of yourself preparing the recipe. I could win this if they would give me, like, an hour. So, the challenge is.... can Katie speed up the process? We shall see.
Here's a clip of my warm-up/intro plus a few more unedited videos of the Braciole making process. . . . . . I'll send more information and a link to the contest (if I ever actually submit a finished product). I would provide more clips for you to view but my camera battery needs charging and so does this author. It's 1:12am and time to hit Katie's Passion Pillow. This brings me to D. If I get the job done, you can go online and vote for my contest video so that I can win a $3000 Macy's shopping spree plus tickets for two to San Francisco (and the opportunity to appear in a video podcast with Tyler Florence)! Go Katie ~ Go Katie ~ It's Your BirFday.
So, here is a sneak-peek at one of my practice intros . . . Actually, it may be the only peek, if I never finish this. LOL. Update: Video #1 is one of the practice intros (I didn't use it in the final contest submission video). Video #2 is a 5 minute segment of me demonstrating how to fill the Braciole. Video #3 - Rolling The Braciole. Video #4 - Searing the Braciole. Keep in mind. These are au naturale'. Unedited. LOL.
Love To All, Katie
The final video was a compilation of a bunch of clips that were joined, cut, edited, cut again and then quickly squeezed under pressure into a two-minute presentation which met all of the Macy's contest requirements. It can be viewed on YouTube and you can see the finished product by clicking here: FIORETTI BRACIOLE on You Tube!