While multimedia projects on cooking are not my usual taste, I found the New York Times "Cooking With the Tuccis" an excellent piece of videography.
relevance of this piece was formed around the actor Stanely Tucci and
his family's recently released cookbook, but used visuals and strong
interviews to humanize a celebrity and his family. Personal interviews
involved Stanely and both his mother and father in well framed shots.
There were also various types of shots used, from the tight wide shots
to detailed shots.
Detailed shots were especially prevalent when
showing the cooking and consumption process. From the detailed cutting
of steak to the mixing of pasta, the video showed many high quality
shots with low depth of field in varying focuses. These shots, changed
about every five seconds kept the piece visually interesting even for
viewers who usually are not drawn by "entertainment" topics, such as