Food Blog Masters New Orleans: Video

My iPhone Short on YouTubeBrooke Burton Louisiana Seafood Board FB Masters
Shooting New Orleans on my iPhone (Photo Credit: Matt Armendariz)

I’m a film school grad, but you wouldn’t know it from reading this site. You’ve never read any drafts of my screenplays, I don’t rant about movies, and you’ve certainly never seen any short films. But the times they are a changing, my friends.

Don’t worry. I’m not looking to change the way I do things around here, but when I realized I could shoot and edit great photos and even make a short film with my iPhone, I started to re-think my Luddite ways. Why not take advantage of all this new-fangled technology that’s at my finger tips (literally).  I can not and will not slip into default mode of being a slow adopter of new technology. No sir!

So taking a cue from all my tech-savvy food blogging buddies, I join the world of amateur video. And it’s about time.

Now before you spend the two plus minutes watching my humble video post, I should mention that the subject of this short is about a five day trip to New Orleans I just got back from. Thanks to the generosity of Louisiana Seafood Board, I was flown to Louisiana (along with a handful of this country’s top food bloggers) for a tour of New Orleans’ culinary scene and Louisiana’s fisheries and seafood processing plants. The excursion was designed to show us (and give us tastes of) all the great seafood that Louisiana has to offer.

It was an incredible trip that has my mind spinning, stomach extended, and photo library brimming with so many incredible photos I’ve been struggling to figure out where to begin. So rather than start off with an extra long essay on the subject of Louisiana seafood, I thought I’d start you off with a brief visual teaser of what’s to come.

So without any further ado,  I present to you my first iPhone short film.

Food Blog Masters trip to New Orleans

*Full Disclosure: My trip was furnished by the Louisiana Seafood Board. I was not paid to supply any opinions or material on the behalf of the organization or the state of Louisiana.


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Brooke Burton is an Los Angeles-based restaurant professional and hospitality expert. She is a freelance food writer, speaker, and co-author of The Food Blog Code of Ethics.


  1. loved this! i went to NOLA last xmas but wound up sick for 2 days with a stomach flu! so i’m going back again this year…want to try brunch at commander’s palace for sure. would love to hear your thoughts about the safety of the seafood, since you probably heard a lot about it.

  2. June 19

    Great clip! Hope I see lots more. Thanks, Brooke, for making me think about how I can use my iPhone in more creative and delicious ways!

  3. June 19

    I like it! Especially the photo of you—nice!

  4. Very fun and excited to see/read more about the trip. You certainly captured the cultural flavors and rhythms of life there. Loved it 😀

  5. June 21

    Looks like so much fun!!!…….LOVED the video. do you have an iphone app for editing video clips on your iphone or did you do that editing on the computer?

    • Food Woolf
      June 21

      Thanks for asking! I taught myself how to use iMovie on my mac really quickly and put this together. I do have an editing app on my iPhone but honestly, it wasn’t as intuitive as iMovie.
      Hope I get to see a movie from you soon! xoxo

  6. Brooke, your video is fabulous!! How fun and creative – a great way to capture the experiences we had in NOLA. Love how your wit, charm and fun personality shines with your new skills as a videographer 🙂

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  9. June 23

    Great video Brooke! Have not been to NOLA in years, this little piece has me itching to go back, not only for the food but the culture and the music! LOVE IT!

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