Sunday, January 17, 2016

Favorite Videos of 2015: Day 17: New Snapchat Filters

Well, more than half down, 14 to go.
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Today's video is Magic Snapchat Filters from PistolShrimps.

PistolShrimps is a Norwegian comedy duo composed of  Stian Hafstad and Christer Larsen. Their videos typically involve a heavy reliance on special effects and typically involve inserting their characters into movies to forge new storylines. In the case of this video, however, they make it all their own.
In probably one of their best videos since the masterful Titanic SUPER 3D, Magic Snapchat Filters delivers both a genius parody of Snapchat and a harsh slap in the face of those who use it.
The premise is that they unleashed a new second wave of filters to make it seem as if you live a perfect life, allowing you to add a mountainscape  as a backdrop ("Oh wow! He's on a mountain!") to making your business a little more shapely.
It becomes more and more dark and aggressive as it continues, joking at the fact that people use Snapchat to make themselves look perfect instead of the sad life that they lead, ending with a perfect climax to top it off. It's a formula that I feel isn't thrown around enough: comedy that packs a punch.
It's very similar to Instagram Husband through its ridicule of people's overusage of social media and how inherently sad they are about their lives, but uses the concepts much more subtlety, and while both videos work amazingly well, I feel as if Magic Snapchat Filters does a better job.

For a playlist of my favorite videos, click here. (It grows daily.)

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