The short starts with an over-shoulder shot of Matt, revealing that he is working on footage of himself on the computer, this tells the audience a little bit about their work life and what it entails.
As Joel arrives, it flicks between mid shots of him and over-shoulder shots of Matt as they continue with their conversation – this has the same affect as a shot-reverse-shot.
This sequence is followed by a close-up shot of the computer screen as Joel notices a blur on Matt’s shirt in the footage. This camera technique is again used as Joel realises that the blur is really on Matt’s
There is then a mid-range, mid shot as Gus enters, this is used as they introduce the new character.
This then moves on to a closer-up shot of Gus as he attempts to pull off a product placement.
Another mid shot is used as they introduce another new character in the short, Geoff.
There is then a close-up of the ‘morally questionable guidelines’ sheet. It is noticeable that when a new character or blur is revealed, a close-up or mid shot is most commonly used to highlight their appearance and introduce them properly to the audience.
There is then a high angle shot, looking down at Joe, the cat, revealing that he is also blurred. This shot wouldn’t have been as effective if it had been used at the same level as with Matt and Joel, this way it highlights the difference in size effectively.
The camera then tracks Geoff as he stumbles around the room, blinded by the blur.
It finished with a long shot, looking across the office at another new character, Gav, as he realises that his shirt is also blurred.
In this short, only diegetic sound is used – the dialogue. Non-diegetic sound such as music or a voiceover is not necessary for this storyline because everything is meant to be realistic and untouched, just as if the camera isn’t there and they are just living their everyday life.
Usually in films or TV series, when swearing is bleeped out, the characters cannot hear it. However, in this short, to exaggerate the parody, they can hear their speech being bleeped.