The Ceviche Project takes its audience on a gastronomic tour through Mexico City in the virtual food experience, ‘Oyster Slurp’, which highlights tasty seafood and the best places to get it. The video features everything from seafood marketplaces to high-end fine dining, a little something for everyone’s palette.
Alejandro Marin Puente, the filmmakers behind the mouth-watering video and owner of Studio Jungla, spoke with the Travel Video Awards about his career creating travel content.
What can you learn about a different place through their food?
AMP: “Gastronomy is one of the biggest tourism drivers nowadays. People travel to taste new cuisines or even to try a specific restaurant. It makes sense because gastronomy is a huge part of every culture—it develops and evolves with the ingredients that are available locally; it is part of the colors, aromas, and textures of the places. It is also a part of the history. You can learn a lot about a place and its people through their food.”
How do you compensate for technical limitations on the road?
AMP: “I think that nowadays there are no technical limitations for filmmakers. Our tools have gotten so flexible, small, and accessible that you can produce professional looking content with just a backpack of equipment. I mean, 10 years ago you would never imagine that a single person could easily get professional aerial shots from a remote control, and now we take [such shots] for granted saying things like ‘he used his drone too much’.”