O:01: “The Awkward Silence Presents” reads across the screen in bright yellow. Behind the text is a clean fishtank on the top of a stack of books. To the right of the screeen you can see worn files organized horizontally next to the fish tank. Resting on top of the old files are video cassessets. Everything appears to look very worn and outdated comapred to the bright fish tank.
0:02: The camera pans out and we now see a gentlemen sitting crossed legged. He is an adult aged man wearing a clean brown turtle neck and khaki pants, along with pristine white sneakers. You can now see strange decorations around the room, like a glass swan and unicorn resting on the table next to the man, a decorative duck on the opposite table, and a couple of out-dated “scenic” paintings on each corner wall. In the same yellow font, “How to continu” begins to appear on the screen, leaving us to wait to get the whole sentence, perhaps wanting us to really take it in and pay attention.
0:03: The man continues wording the sentence which now appears as “How to continue the talk with your friend about;” about what?
0:04: “How to continue the talk with your friend about their mental health” Ok.
0:05: “How to continue to talk with your friend about their mental health after;” the suspense again, after what?
0:06: “How to continue to talk with your friend about their mental health after you asked them about how they are feeling.” Ok. It seems like we are about to be instructed.
0:07 The rame is centered on a young woman, from the top of her shoulders to her knees. She is wearing jean-overalls with a white tee shirt underneath;her hair is long and blonde. The girl is sitting on a green couch inside what I believe to be her parents home, based on how comfortable she seems; with a paisley pillow resting on her left side. Also, the furniture seems outdated. In addition, there also seems to be a decorative duck on the end table next to her, which millenials most likely wouldn’t choose to decorate with.
00:08:She seems to either be texting, or typing elsewhere on her Iphone, based on how both her hands are gripping the phone with both her thumbs on the screen.
00:10: The frame is now zoomed out so you can see what is now clear to be a living room. The house seems very lived in, you can see books stacked on the coffee table (with another miniature duck sculpture), a coffee cup and an empty plate sitting on the opposite end table of the couch. You can now see a second girl, sitting to the right of the blonde texting on her phone (her elbow is now resting on the left arm of the chair). There is a large space on the couch between the two girls. The other girl does not look comfortable at all, as she is looking down, but not at her phone. Her hair is curly,full, and brunette. She has on a pink sweater and light skinny jeans with speckled white paint for aesthetic. She seems to have an embarrassed/regretful look on her face and she seems to be hugging her body. Her legs are crossed, while the blonde girls legs are relaxed and has an emotionless look on her face, almost in a zombie like state on her phone.
00:11: The blonde looks up from her phone, with her eyes slightly veering towards her right. Her mouth seems clenched. She is suddenly annoyed, like she heard the uncomfortable girl breath too loudly. The brunette hasn’t seemed to move
00:12: The blonde now slightly turns her head to the right, giving the girl next to her a quick glance. The brunette still hasn’t moved.
00:13: The blonde is now looking back on her phone, once again in a zombie like state. The brunette’s eyes are now open, they seem wide, maybe shock. It seems she knew the blonde was looking at her, though she never looked back at her.
00:14: The blonde looks up from her phone and pouts her lips. She seems regretful. The brunette still seems bothered, or perhaps maybe more on the upset side. The brunette’s eyes are open, but not looking in any direction
00:15: The blonde brings her phone into her chest, still pouting, as her eyes begin to gaze towards her right again. The brunette, clearly uncomfortable, in the same position she has been but not hugging her body so tight, is now veering her eyes off to the right as well, away from the blondes glance.
00:16 The blonde seems immediately discouraged, as she is now looking towards the floor and no longer at the girl across the couch. The brunette seems to be looking towards the floor as well, her face clearly showing emotional pain.
00:17: The blonde is now hugging the phone to her chest, her eyes are shut, and her face softens. The brunette still has not moved.
00:18 The frame is now similar to where it first started, however you can now see half of the blondes face, as her left arm is reaching towards the end table with her phone, seeming to be setting it down.
00:19: The phone is down and you can now see the blondes entire face and she is pouting. Seeming remorseful
00:20: The frame is now beginning to pan out, and the blondes eyes begin to look toward her friend again. It is clear it is up to the blond to reconcile their relationship, whether that being because she is the reason for the brunnette being upset or she has to be her savior.
00:21: The blondes face is now turned slightly to the right. She seems upset.
00:22 The frame is now at the same angle, but from the brunettes perspective. Her eyes are low, and still looking at the floor. Her face seems flushed and unnatural, she is extremely uncomfortable. It is obvious she is aware the blonde is now looking directly at her.
00:23: The brunettes mouth now is beginning to open, perhaps a simple movement to break her stillness, though she has no intention to speak first.
00:24: The blonde is now completely faced towards the brunette; her back is leaning towards the left arm of the couch and her legs are curled up with her hands in her lap. She has a slight grin and seems to be preparing to making conversation. The brunette is looking at the blonde, with only her head turned; her body remaining still, proving to still feel discomfort. She seems hesitant and nervous; her eyes are wide.
00:25: The frame is now just on the blondes face; her eyes seem serious as they are glaring at the brunette. Her left shoulder is slightly hunched up as she seems to be mustering the confidence to speak.
00:26: The blonde is slurring the first words between the two so far. Her eyebrows are raised as she begins to speak, showing genuine intent; the way her mouth is only opened slightly shows she is being cautious with her choice of words.
00:27: The frame is now on the brunette’s face who is now grinning with a “kermit smile” in reply to the blonde’s attempt at conversation. She seems pleased; suddenly much more at ease.
00:28: The blonde still has the same look of seriousness, but now with a slight smirk, as if she is surprised at the brunette’s reaction.
00:29: The frame is now back on the man from the beginning, that seems to be in the same basement as the girls, but in a different corner. He is more likely than not is the fictional host in the clip. He is sitting in an armchair with his legs crossed and both his hands giving a “thumbs up,” likely referring to the improvement in socialization the girls have made.
00:30: The man is still holding his “thumbs up” pose, with his eyes wide and mouth in a small grin, showing satisfaction; this is just his latest triumph.
00:31: The frame is now frozen with yellow text reading “Find out how you can help a friend with their mental health at seize the awkward.org.” Behind the text is a blurred image of both of the girls, same as they were positioned last.
00:34: Old text disappears and new text appears: “Seize the awkward” in a quotation bubble. Ah!