Dan behind the camera; me behind the counter.
Our middle son, Dan, is in film school and is deeply involved in a lighting course right now. One of his assignments was to light a story that he concocted using multiple shots. He asked if MD and I would star in the story. I said we would, but only if he got the use of one of the high-priced cameras at the school and filmed me making a Cafe Americano that I could post on YouTube and attach to this blog. It seems as if I’m constantly referring to Cafe Americano, which is my favorite way to drink coffee, so I thought it would be nice to be able to show how to make it.
Dan agreed to incorporate Cafe Americano into the story that he had written, came to the house tonight, set up all the lights, and we did the entire shoot in about an hour and a half. God only knows how it’s going to come out when edited.
Here are a few stills that MD took as the Cafe Americano part of the entire fiasco was being filmed.
Trying to get the porta filter into the espresso maker.
The process from the back side.
As soon as Dan gets the whole shebang edited, I’ll upload it to YouTube (assuming I can figure out how to do so) and post it here.
Cafe Americano video