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June 8, 2012 2:12 PM   Subscribe

A game of hide & seek from a toddler's eye view.

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posted by empath (43 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
A handy guide to casing this guys house for the rest of us.
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:15 PM on June 8, 2012 [12 favorites]


I love how the kid goes to look in the last place papa was first. Also, ADULTS ARE SCARY AND HUGE! and being carried by adults is terrifying, because they are SO TALL!
posted by Made of Star Stuff at 2:19 PM on June 8, 2012 [16 favorites]


Welp, there go my ovaries. *kabloom*
posted by hincandenza at 2:23 PM on June 8, 2012 [19 favorites]


Here's the same thing as a horror video game.
posted by brundlefly at 2:25 PM on June 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


Filmed by Olivia and Daniel Brace, An English filmmaker living in Sweden. Facebook page.
"WOW! the latest video of me and Olivia has gone viral!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCDh56IDDF8 click and look at some of the comments on the video, then click http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/urgv3/hide_and_seek_from_a_toddlers_point_of_view/ to see some awesome people analyze the video, some really interesting comments!"
posted by ericb at 2:26 PM on June 8, 2012


With a lack of further evidence, and based on the sounds of the footsteps, I've come to two conclusions:

1. The camera was mounted on a small elephant
2. I'm glad those people don't live above me!

Interesting that, when she fell down, it seemed to switch from Daddy to Papa...
posted by HuronBob at 2:29 PM on June 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Omg she is such a adorable little cheater!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:33 PM on June 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was the best ad for Subway i've ever seen. Very subtle.
posted by jadayne at 2:38 PM on June 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


Funny. My 3 y.o. likes to play but tells me where she will hide and wants me to do the same. YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT!
posted by mrgrimm at 2:49 PM on June 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


That kid totally cheats! Doesn't she know she's supposed to count to at least 10?!?
posted by crunchland at 3:01 PM on June 8, 2012


The dad had it figured so he had a hallway of a running start on her before she got to where she might see him. Clever.

I thought that was just adorable. And my kiddo is about the same age, so also a great perspective changer for me. Thanks!
posted by onlyconnect at 3:06 PM on June 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


She reminds me of Boo from Monsters, Inc.
posted by jamaro at 3:41 PM on June 8, 2012 [6 favorites]


Oh, when she hit that shower curtain and got all tangled and it went VWWWOOP and dumped her on the floor. Thump! Damn, the world is so strange and confusing.
posted by PercussivePaul at 3:49 PM on June 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


Until the final shot with the mirror I was half-convinced this was advertising for a new horror movie; the "genetics gone wrong" sort, and the final reveal would be some terrible monster-child.
posted by curious nu at 3:54 PM on June 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Even better than watching this by myself was watching it with my three year old daughter, who actively tried to find the "daddy" in the film (and also behind the screen of the ipad, heh).
posted by onlyconnect at 4:03 PM on June 8, 2012 [8 favorites]


I was kind of expecting the kid to tumble face-first into the corner of that tv stand.

Still am, really. Not because I'm evil--although, obviously, I am--but because several members of my extended family bear facial scars from just one corner of just one coffee table at just one grandmother's house. My scar is half an inch from my eye.


Happy parenting!
posted by Sys Rq at 4:11 PM on June 8, 2012


Interesting that, when she fell down, it seemed to switch from Daddy to Papa

Pappa is usually used in Swedish, I think. If her mother is Swedish, she may be (to whatever extent) bilingual, and code switching for some reason, possibly just moving back to earlier vocabulary. Just a guess, of course.
posted by howfar at 4:18 PM on June 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was the best ad for Subway i've ever seen. Very subtle.

Subway? That whole place is so Ikea'd out it had me craving meatballs.
posted by newpotato at 4:36 PM on June 8, 2012 [11 favorites]


I can only hope that this is the first in a series that slowly transitions into the Slender Man mythos.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 5:11 PM on June 8, 2012 [9 favorites]


It does have much better camera work than much of the Marble Hornets stuff!

I was most amused by the minor fall, the reflexive starting-to-scream...and then forgetting about it as she couldn't find an audience fast enough.

Sections of it needed the chasecam demonic dopplered growly sound effects from the Evil Dead films. Although most toddlers can't burst through doors as effectively as required for that.
posted by Drastic at 5:32 PM on June 8, 2012


HuronBob:
1. The camera was mounted on a small elephant
2. I'm glad those people don't live above me!


I have lived below toddlers, and been amazed that such miniscule creatures could make such jumbo-sized noises while lumbering about.

Cute video. I used to play similar games with my son when he was that age, but (had such cameras been available at the time) the last shot before waving bye-bye would have been me standing just out of sight, right in the hallway, and shouting RAWR when he came around the corner into sight...followed by him laughing like a delighted loon. Kid didn't know the meaning of the word fear at that age, it never ceased to amaze me.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:41 PM on June 8, 2012


OH GOD THE BLAIR WITCH MADE PAPA STAND IN THE CORNER.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 5:51 PM on June 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


What a nice video. I had a big smile, all the way through.

And she's such a little cheater. :)
posted by Malor at 5:59 PM on June 8, 2012


My scar is half an inch from my eye.

wow, I thought it was just my family... mine is by my eye as well, my kid's was also by his eye..

It's amazing ANY of us still have binocular vision!
posted by HuronBob at 6:04 PM on June 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thank you for posting this, totally made my night :)
posted by Nickel Pickle at 6:30 PM on June 8, 2012


I wish I'd done this with my cat when I had one; we played hide n seek all the time.
posted by LordSludge at 6:50 PM on June 8, 2012


I'm surprised that the toddler ignored the camera.

If that was me, at age 2? "Dad, there's something on my head, remove it please. There's something on my head. THERE'S SOMETHING ON MY HEAD. DAD! DAAAAAAAAAAD! THERE IS SOMETHING ON MY HEEEEEEEEEEAD!" And unless it was removed, promptly? By me or him? The mother of all meltdowns.

What surprises my parents now is my immense love of hats.
posted by spinifex23 at 7:21 PM on June 8, 2012 [6 favorites]


Someone teach that kid how to count!!
posted by acidic at 7:22 PM on June 8, 2012


That was fun, and remarkably good at giving perspective.
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:59 PM on June 8, 2012


I loved this.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:50 PM on June 8, 2012


...So who's played Siren?
posted by KChasm at 9:50 PM on June 8, 2012


She's so FAST!

One thing struck me, and reminded me that I've been living in Japan a looong time now: seeing papa wearing his shoes INSIDE the house! Yikes! It's just so WRONG!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:55 PM on June 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Until the final shot with the mirror I was half-convinced this was advertising for a new horror movie; the "genetics gone wrong" sort, and the final reveal would be some terrible monster-child.

Oh, that would have been soooo scary. 95% of the video is this, and one of the shots involves the kid running by/looking into a mirror for a millisecond or two, and that's where you see the baby is not even human.
posted by bitteroldman at 10:09 PM on June 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Until the final shot with the mirror I was half-convinced this was advertising for a new horror movie.

I thought it was like the Blair Witch Project made by puppies.
posted by bibliowench at 10:23 PM on June 8, 2012


One thing I thought at 0:40 is that children of the 2010's must spend a lot of time being photographed by their parents on smartphones. I found myself thinking, "stop taking pictures and just play with your kid!"

But still... great video.
posted by rh at 10:57 PM on June 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was the best ad for Subway i've ever seen. Very subtle.

Subway? That whole place is so Ikea'd out it had me craving meatballs.


I went with IT'S BACON!!
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:02 PM on June 8, 2012


Subway? I don't see it/get it.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:31 PM on June 8, 2012


You get a glimpse of the TV showing a Subway ad at one point in the video.
posted by Petrot at 11:40 PM on June 8, 2012


Subway? I don't see it/get it.

That's how you know it worked.
posted by floam at 12:36 AM on June 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


Google definitely needs to improve the cuteness factor of its search algorithm if it wants to stay ahead of the Swedish competition.
posted by drlith at 4:34 AM on June 9, 2012


What is that wall-art above the sofa? It looks like it includes a huge clock but I couldn't make out the rest of it.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 5:50 AM on June 9, 2012


My favorite part was when she got tangled in the shower curtain and fell, and he didn't come running, but let her manage. There's no crying in hide-n-seek.
posted by pajamazon at 9:23 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought it was like the Blair Witch Project made by puppies.

Now, there's a YouTube sensation if we can get Stubbs as Heather.

And get a time machine to go back about 12 years. And
posted by Mezentian at 10:08 AM on June 9, 2012


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