Tam Nguyen Photography

New York Beauty and Fashion Photographer

Father’s Day 2012 Dinner

Posted on June 18, 2012 in Cinematography, Food, Personal

Father’s Day 2012 Dinner

I have been very fascinated by making videos. Ever since I started shooting time-lapse, I’ve become more and more appreciative of videos. While shooting photos is still a blast, I think videos are just more live, emotional, and rewarding. Now, I’m not here to say shooting videos is any easy at all, but it just seems that videos are a bit easier to shoot than photos, and they’re definitely a lot more fun to shoot.

For Father’s Day dinner 2012, our family made one of the traditional Vietnamese dishes call Mì, also known as egg noodle with broth, ground pork, BBQ pork, and other condiments. The dish itself is simple, but the preparation work is nowhere near easy work. It really took a few people in the kitchen for a few hours to prep and cook. I did my share of helping, but I also got the chance to shoot some footage of the afternoon. Most segments were shot using whatever props I could find as my stabilizer. At one point, I did bring out my Manfrotto 55XPROB to minimize all the shake from hand holding the camera. I’m not sure if I’ll go crazy and get a Glidecam, but I think I’ll get at least a slider to get some panning shots. Boy videos are so much fun.


  1. Daniel Ho July 13, 2012

    I like your video. How did you set up your lighting?

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