#FoodFilms by David Ma

#FoodFilms by David Ma

It's been a long time ever since I last featured an artist or a talent on my blog and I wish to change that. By doing more often, I hope more people could feel inspired and have their creativity fueled. Today's featured artist is David Ma, a food stylist slash film maker who made you wonder what it's like to watch a Wes Anderson movie about making s'mores.

New Yorker foodie and food stylist David Ma began as a food stylist and a full time creative for an advertising job when he realized that "he was spending way too much on Seamless" and decided to learn how to cook. Soon after, his personal Instagram turned into a plethora of recipes, plating techniques and tips. He then quit his advertising job to be a director, crafting magic between films and food spaces. If you are in love with his Food Films series as much as I do, let us both thank the talent for quitting his advertising job for the sake of these artistry instead.

If you know me, chances are you might have guessed which one is my absolute favorite. While I love every single one of them (I mean, who wouldn't!?) the one I'm extremely biased for would be "Wes Anderson's s'mores" whose color scheme, vibe and directing are almost identical to The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of my favorite Wes Anderson films. I love Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti and meatballs too as it reminds me so much of Kill Bill, which is the first Tarantino film I watched in my life.

Since I haven't really watched a lot of Alfonso Cuaron's films aside from Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban (because obviously, I'm a Potterhead), I can't really judge on its vibe. For some reason, I feel like it somewhat reminds me of Gravity...even though I have not watched it. Consider that an intuition of an intermediate film junkee.

To end this post, let's just say we all know Michael Bay's signature style when it comes to directing a movie — lots of explosion, lots of sound effect, bombs and fire everywhere. I used to be a huge fan of Michael Bay's ridiculously explosive style because dang son, those explosions are real af. However, fast forward to today, I prefer something more... witty and strange like Wes Anderson or Tim Burton, serene and atmospheric like Martin Scorsese's Hugo and of course, a cinematic tone with lots of zoomed in faces, contrast lightning and perspectives from Christopher Nolan.

Regardless, I can't wait for Ma to create more Food Films videos in the future.

Which one of these food films is your favorite?