What if you could capture your recipes through captivating videos? What if you could make videos that get attention and promote your work?  

Now You Can.


Learn How To:

  • Create a Recipe Storyboard
  • Distinguish and Perfect Your Style
  • Master Your Camera Settings  
  • Capture Your Recipe from the Best Angles
  • Make Food Look Mouth Watering
  • Edit Videos Like a Pro
  • Export for Different Platforms


Ben and Laura of October Creative have been creating food videos professionally for more than 2 years, helping blogs like Gimme Some Oven, Oh She Glows, and Minimalist Baker expand their reach and grow their brands.

They've partnered with Dana of Minimalist Baker to create this entirely video-based course.

This is the team of experts you want training you in food videography.

Here's just a small sampling of the 100s of Videos Ben and Laura have created:


How to Make Basil Pesto - Cookie & Kate


Slow Cooker Potato Soup - Gimme Some Oven


  • Determining Your Style
  • Mastering Your Camera for Video
  • Creating a Streamlined Workflow
  • Composition and Styling Tips
  • Storyboarding your Recipe
  • Working with Natural and Artificial Light
  • Editing in Premiere Pro
  • Finishing Touches & Exporting
  • BONUS! Creating Videos with Your iPhone!

Check Out the Full 100+ Video Lesson List!


Among hours of technical training and skill development, this course walks you through the entire process of making this Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe Video.

Plus, you'll have access to all the raw footage we used to create this video so you can follow along, step-by-step, as we bring this video to life in the editing process. How cool is that?


What's this Course Worth?

Videography Workshop: $3,000 + Travel

Food Videographers typically charge between $400 - $1500 PER VIDEO

Food Video School is an investment in yourself to develop a very desirable and marketable skill. With the patience and practice to master these tools, you can easily recoup the cost of this course. Then you can invest it directly in your own business, or use it to work with other brands!

"Food Video School is an incredible resource for anyone looking to take the leap into food videography, or to take their food videos to the next level. Laura and Ben offer thoughtful, in-depth guidance on how to find your style and maximize your equipment, complete with reference PDFs. They walk you through every step of the shoot, from planning to post-production. Highly recommend!" - Kathryne Taylor @ Cookie &

Cookie and Kate

119 Videos 

65 Quizzes

42 Downloadable Resources

5 Lumetri Video Filter Presets

Downloadable Raw Footage to Follow Along

Expert Training

Video-Based Learning

Instant Access

Lifetime Access

One-time Payment

30-Day Happiness Guarantee

Bonus!: 10 Lumetri Video Filter Presets

Bonus!: 16 Q&A Videos from Dana, Laura, and Ben!




*3 payments of $189, totaling $567. First payment will be drafted immediately, then you’ll be drafted on the date of purchase for the following 2 months.

"Whether you are gearing up (literally) to shoot your very first video, or you're a more experienced shooter looking to sharpen your technical skills or move beyond a creative rut, this course provides a downright wealth of resources for creatives at every step of the journey. I already look forward to the next wave of creative food videos that will surely be inspired by this course!" - Ali Martin @

Gimme Some Oven

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I give a gift subscription?

Easy! You can purchase a gift subscription/voucher by using this special gift link.

Sign up for the account with your email address and name and you'll get a gift-giver account with the ability to download a printable gift certificate. Then we'll email you a voucher code within 48 hours.

The gift receiver will then be able to signup for their account using the voucher code you purchased!

Feel free to contact us if you need any help!

Do you offer discounts (holiday deals, etc.)?

We don't discount our products and have no intention of doing so in the future. We feel this course is a fantastic value priced as-is for the skills it is offering. We're actually more likely to raise the price in the future.

What is your refund policy?

Simple. There's an unconditional 30-day guarantee that you're going to love this course and learn a tremendous amount. Try it out for 30 days and make sure you love it. If it's not the right fit, simply let us know and we'll promptly refund your money.

Do the videos have captions?

Yes! Every video has English captions!

What if I don't own Adobe Premier?

Ideally, if you're ready to get serious about creating food videos, it's time to consider Adobe Premier, which is sold as an individual subscription or part of the Adobe Creative suite.

However, there are many videos that don't involve this editing software (understanding your camera, shooting the recipe, etc.). You're still getting lots of lessons about creating amazing food videos.

Lastly, many of the editing techniques will be available on most types of professional-level software. If you're using another program to edit your videos, the skills taught in this course will still be applicable. You'll just need to learn how to access the same tools in your software.

What is a Lumetri Preset?

LUTs and Lumetri Presets are both ways to affect the color and qualities of your footage, similar to filters that you'd use on Instagram. We created these specially for you to jumpstart your editing and spark ideas. Don't worry, we will walk you through the install process so you can start using them right away!

Do I need a DSLR or video camera to take this course?

No! This course was designed to allow you to use what you have and start learning about food videos. Although we think you'll get more out of the course if you do have a DSLR or video camera, it's by no means necessary.

Not only that, once you're a member, you're always a member. Take the course today and learn some of the tips with your current camera and then go back through it and review the material if you upgrade.

In fact, there are a couple lessons discussing the differences of camera types. It could be really helpful to have some background knowledge before you make such a big investment and we're ready to help!

Do I need a Canon camera to take this course or will another camera work?

Any camera will work! In fact we have a a few resources for Nikon, Sony, and Panasonic users to bring you up to seed and help you find the appropriate settings within the tutorials. Of course, many of the videos have little to do with the camera settings (styling, lighting, props, editing, etc.) and will be valuable regardless of the camera you're using.

I want to learn how to use artificial light - how much of that is covered in food video school?

There is a substantial amount of information about artificial light covered in Food Video School. However, the focus here is on video and not photography (the two can be quite different in terms of approach and equipment). If you're a total newbie to artificial light and hope to use it in photography and videography, we'd still recommend taking the Artificial Lighting Course first to gain the foundational principals you'll need to understand how light works. And then follow up with Food Video School.

I'm very new to professional photography and videography, can I only take the photo or video course?

We would recommend starting with the photography essentials if you're a newbie to photography - this is where you'll learn your foundation. And if you're wanting to venture into videography, pick up this video course after that!

What's the difference between Food Video School and Food Photography School?

The short answer is LOTS!

Food Video School is definitely entirely different from Food Photography School. The Food Video School course focuses entirely on making recipe videos, which ends up being further from photography than you'd imagine (using constant light, editing in video editing software with motion, storyboarding a scene, etc.). The videos within each course are different and uniquely focusing on the art of either photography or videography.

Can I use my phone for this course?

Yes! You'll naturally be limited by some of the technical aspects, but your videography will still benefit from learning how to frame a shot, style, use props, and how to edit the perfect recipe video. In fact, we demonstrate how to use an iPhone to film and edit your recipes, including the use of apps that allow you to adjust frame rate, aperture, ISO, and make professional edits, etc. Finally, we show you how to get this footage in Adobe Premier and start editing your food videos!

Plus, your course access doesn't expire. So if you do end up getting another camera or device in the future, you can always come back and access the course you purchase today!

How long are the videos?

We tried to edit each course to make sure each video was valuable and teaching you something. We didn't want to create fluff just to say we had more hours of videos.

That said, there's still just about 10 hours of video!

Can I use my iPad/tablet to take this course?

Yes! The entire course is designed to look and work seamlessly regardless of the device you are using. We worked hard to make sure you can utilize this course in the way most convenient for you.

Can I download the videos?

Sorry, our system doesn't have a way to handle downloading the videos to your computer. However, you can always login and access your account as frequently as you'd like.

Can you accept paypal?

Yes! Although all our payment options are very secure, paypal will allow you to pay with a check or through your paypal funds if you so desire.

I live in another country, can I take these courses?

Yes! These courses are accessible for anyone in any country. The course prices are in USD and our payment processors can take payments from most any country.

How fast do I get access?

It's pretty much ninja-like instant access. You'll be in as soon as your payment is processed (takes about 1 second).

What do you mean by lifetime access?

Simple - your purchase today includes access to all the videos we have available at the time of your purchase. You'll be able to reference the course as much as you need!

If we do release new courses in the future, we typically offer discounts to existing subscribers.

Is this a one-time fee or recurring charge?

One-time fee! There is no recurring charge for this course.

Do these courses come with a certificate of completion?

Yes, they do! You'll have both a screen showing the percentage of the course that has been completed as well as a printable certificate.

Full Lesson List

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to Figuring Out Your Style
  • Branding Questionnaire
  • Using the Style Worksheet
  • Focus, Shooting Style and Length
  • Setting
  • Prop Styling
  • Lighting
  • Action and Movement
  • Editing - Effects
  • Editing - Speed
  • Editing - Text
  • Editing - Music
  • Summary - Figuring Out Your Style
  • Introduction to Understanding Your Camera
  • Camera Basics
  • Frame Rate
  • Best Frame Rate Settings For Video
  • Shutter Speed
  • Best Shutter Speed Settings For Video
  • Aperture
  • Best Aperture Settings For Video
  • ISO
  • Best ISO Settings For Video
  • Elements of Exposure: ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture
  • White Balance
  • White Balance Settings
  • Recording Resolution
  • Alternate Brand Camera Settings
  • Canon Comparison: 70D vs 5D Mark III vs 5D Mark IV vs 1DX Mark II
  • Summary - Understanding Your Camera 
  • Introduction to Understanding Your Setup
  • Camera Lenses
  • Camera Extras
  • Lighting Setup Basics 
  • Three Point Lighting 
  • Natural Lighting Setup 
  • Dealing with Direct Light 
  • Artificial Lighting Setup 
  • Storage and Editing 
  • Summary - Understanding Your Setup 
  • Introduction to Planning the Recipe 
  • Composition Summary 
  • Rule of Thirds 
  • Color Theory 
  • Size and Form 
  • Lines and Shapes
  • Space 
  • Texture 
  • Movement 
  • Balance 
  • Implementing Composition
  • Choosing a Recipe
  • Ingredients
  • Choosing Props 
  • Order and Steps 
  • Planning For Your Camera 
  • The "Hero" Shot Finding the Right Music 
  • Summary - Planning the Recipe 
  • Introduction to Shooting the Recipe 
  • Preparation 
  • Shooting Tips and Tricks 
  • Movements 
  • Food Styling For Video 
  • Summary - Shooting the Recipe 
  • Introduction to Editing in Premiere Pro
  • Staying Organized 
  • Starting a New Project 
  • Workspaces and Panels 
  • Working with Tracks 
  • Establishing a Workflow 
  • Importing Project Materials 
  • Setting a Look 
  • Individual Clip Adjustments 
  • Using Masks to Cover Bright Spots 
  • Choosing And Trimming Scenes 
  • Making Motions Seamless 
  • Shortcuts
  • Speed
  • Effects 
  • Key Frames 
  • Creating a Solid 
  • Colored Background 
  • Creating a Square Guide 
  • Making Positioning Adjustments 
  • Legacy Titles 
  • Creating a New Legacy Title 
  • Essential Graphics Titles 
  • Editing Music 
  • Quick Ideas to Save a Boring Video 
  • Introduction to Finishing Touches 
  • Choosing a Cover Shot 
  • Creating a Square Sequence 
  • Exporting for YouTube 
  • Exporting for Instagram 
  • Exporting for Facebook 
  • Summary - Finishing Touches 
  • Introduction to Creating Videos With Your iPhone 
  • Additonal Equipment 
  • The Native iPhone Camera App 
  • The MAVIS Camera App 
  • Shooting with an iPhone 
  • Using iPhone footage 
  • Summary - Creating Videos With Your iPhone
  • 1-Bowl Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Life Changing Banana Pancakes
  • Patatas Bravas
  • Bonus!: Shooting a Recipe Video: 1-Bowl Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Bonus!: Dana's Shooting Process: Life Changing Banana Pancakes
  • Bonus!: Shooting with an iPhone: Patatas Bravas
  • Bonus!: Laura's Editing Process: 1-Bowl Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Bonus!: Dana's Editing Process: Life Changing Banana Pancakes

119 Videos 

65 Quizzes

42 Downloadable Resources

5 Lumetri Video Filter Presets

Downloadable Raw Footage to Follow Along

Expert Training

Video-Based Learning

Instant Access

Lifetime Access

One-time Payment

30-Day Happiness Guarantee

Launch Bonus!: 10 Lumetri Video Filter Presets

Bonus!: 16 Q&A Videos from Dana, Laura, and Ben!



*3 payments of $189, totaling $567. First payment will be drafted immediately, then you’ll be drafted on the date of purchase for the following 2 months.