Fang Talks

Urbia

Imagine, for a second, an innocent television show.

Perhaps it’s a children’s cartoon. Maybe it’s a lazily-written sitcom. It’s filled with good, clean fun. And that’s what you had hoped to get out of watching it, but after seeing a few episodes things appear to be a bit… off. It’s incredibly subtle, but the character’s personalities and action seem to be muddled by a shared state of being. You can’t quite make it out. Anxiety?

It’s barely visible, but everyone seems to be shaking. It’s not a video artifact, all inanimate objects are perfectly still. In situations where characters have to perform smooth of precise movements, they seem to exert themselves just a little bit more. And their eyes! Their eyes, for only single individual frames of video, dart around. They’re looking at something. Hastily, nervously peeking. You notice. They’re looking at you.

The show never addresses this. It’s a constant throughout the show. The ending is abrupt. I want to make this.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 12/09/2017 (6:20 AM)

    Have you ever seen Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared? Surreal horror thrown into a children’s show definitely has its place. I’d love to see you make this.

    • 12/09/2017 (10:31 AM)

      Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is way more on-the-nose about things though. It has its place in Spooky Media, but doesn’t fill this particular one.

  • 11/09/2017 (12:53 AM)

    They say movie director Stanley Kubrick used to try this. Basically, the overt words and plot sent a different message than the body language and imagery.

    I find the idea fascinating.

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