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How to Build Your PDX Breakfast Cred

Let’s say you were on a mission to uncover the best places in Portland for breakfast. Would you a) Google it; b) head to The Pearl; or c) hire a brunch sherpa? While Google may result in an array of choices and The Pearl may suffice, the correct answer is C. Why? Because hiring a brunch sherpa […]
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Behind the Scenes – Think Outside the Can

In case you’ve been on another planet, I launched my video, Think Outside the Can, to critical acclaim and adulation. Thanks again to everybody who viewed it and drove the views into the hash-o-sphere! What you may not know is that the real star of the video, besides Nitya’s amazing drawings and Karl’s epic video skills, was the Wild Salmon Hash from Mother’s Bistro. Let’s take a look behind the scenes…

Mother’s Bistro Wild Salmon Hash is the star!

I arrived at the studio to find Karl and Nitya setting up the shot and simulating how the hash would magically disappear. My job was to plate the hash and make it irresistible, which was simple – plate the hash and sprinkle chives around – voilà! (For those who’ve had the pleasure to dine at Mother’s Bistro, you know what I mean – enticing, luscious fare!)

Karl and Nitya setting up the scene.

Ever curious, I poked around the studio to find Nitya’s drawings that had already been captured on camera and photos of yours truly. Over a year ago, I submitted this photo to The Oregonian for a twitter recipe contest, which was a salmon hash – good karma for the video!

Storyboard – hash + escapade = hashcapade!

Karl motioned to me to check out the monitor as the action began. Nitya methodically scooped up forkfuls of hash, lifted them up to the camera and then transferred them off-screen to an empty plate. As the action unfolded, my stomach started to growl uncontrollably. I broke out in a sweat. And, well, I must confess…I ate the star!

Disappearing hash…where did it go?

Content, I was then treated to a sneak peek of the scene from Karl’s camera. I watched the fast-motion version of what I had just witnessed. (No, not me pigging out; Nitya’s expert handling of the star!) I knew right then and there that our video was going to be a hit!

Think Outside the Can – directors cut!

And so, without further ado, I would like to present the entire version of Think Outside the Can, uncut and raw. What scenes do you notice that are different from the official version?   Can you spot the tweet from Steve Inskeep after his hashcapade at Mother’s Bistro?

Thanks again to Karl, Nitya, Mary and Mother’s Bistro – you rock!

Happy Hashcapades,

2 Responses to “Behind the Scenes – Think Outside the Can”

  1. NubianOR

    Trev was very impressed with the video. He watched it on my G+ page. Great to read the process of it.

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