A culinary practitioner not qualified to perform surgery of any kind.
I'm simply The Food Surgeon. My videos aren't about me; they're about the food, the cinematography, the sounds, and the tools. The less the focus is about the gloved operator, the better.
The idea came to me while I was on a late night binge of one of my favorite YouTube channels, Food Wishes. I was watching Chef John prep the ingredients, and I thought to myself, "this is, by far, my favorite part." With that in mind, I decided to take food preparation to the clinical extreme.
If you listen closely, you'll hear a faint electrocardiogram machine in the background. Ambient noise plays a big role in my videos; I purposefully don't avoid the whirring of the auto-focus, and keep the heart beat sounds in every video, because I like to think of those noises as my own personal sound signature. Maybe it doesn't make sense to have a heart beat in the background of an autopsy video, but it also doesn't make sense for a banana to be murdered.
I don't create videos intentionally to evoke ASMR. However, the ASMR community has embraced my videos, and I'm thankful for that. I now operate with ASMR in mind, but it is not my ultimate focus.
If you're unfamiliar with ASMR, read the wikipedia entry!
A desire for longer videos is feedback I get a lot. Folks from the ASMR community, in particular, have requested videos in the 15-30 minute range. Though I perform each operation with the ASMR folks in mind, paying special attention to sound, I usually only have about 30-45 minutes of raw footage to work with, all of which have varying degrees of quality. I try to only choose the best of the best to maximize the visual appeal of my videos. An unedited video wouldn't nearly have the same level of quality as a 4-5 minute video. And, as my filming skills increase, so does my bar for what I consider acceptable in terms of cinematography.
A long video would require 2-3x more minutes of raw footage. Which would, of course, take 2-3x longer to film and edit ( each video already takes upwards of 10 hours from inception to publishing ). Though I enjoy this process, I can't justify spending any more time or resources on these videos than I already do.