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November 23, 2022 9:01 PM   Subscribe

Trendwatch is an ongoing series of short unsettling videos examining such current trends as New Time, modes and operation of the A-CS unit, and nausea in the workplace. (No jumpscares. Loud high-pitched beeping at times.)
posted by solarion (6 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is a really cool storytelling style. In my opinion the sort of '90s low-budget marketing / business orientation promo style fits the narrative better in some episodes than others, but overall I like the minimalist storytelling that gives more of a feel for what's happening/happened than a concrete narrative. I like the animation style, and for some of the more on-the-nose '90s promo style ones it's really spot on. Reminds me a bit of the onboarding/orientation video I had to watch at my very first job.
posted by biogeo at 10:49 PM on November 23 [2 favorites]


Infochammel, meet Nightvale. Nightvale meet Infochammel. Oh, what’s that, you’ve already had a love child? I see
posted by ook at 5:30 AM on November 24 [3 favorites]


Very nicely done. Low key. Classic cheesy music. Gently ominous slogans.

And what is it with 3 and 11?

Thank you for sharing this, solarion.
posted by doctornemo at 3:50 PM on November 24


These are well done. I just wish that they didn't spoil their own joke with the lame "[ Creepy Analog Horror / Sci-fi Series ]" tag in the video titles and descriptions.
posted by senor biggles at 4:47 PM on November 24 [2 favorites]


I just wish that they didn't spoil their own joke with the lame "[ Creepy Analog Horror / Sci-fi Series ]" tag in the video titles and descriptions.

These are a very new addition, actually - when I first watched it a couple of weeks ago they did not have the tag. Definitely detrimental, though I begrudgingly accept experimenting with Youtube's algorithm.
posted by solarion at 10:08 PM on November 24


Some real virtuoso use of cutting the video just as crucial information is about to be presented in this.

I guess we'll never know what the Safety B.A.S.I.C.S are (though I'm pretty sure B is for Breathe Normally, which is usually good advice.)
posted by entity447b at 12:47 AM on November 25


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