A Beautiful Short Film Aimed at Stressing You Out

A 1-minute, Norwegian short that mimics and incites the physical reactions to stress.

Clocking in at exactly one minute-long, Stress is a grainy, black and white short film intent on raising the viewer’s anxiety. Norwegian motion graphic artist Magnus Engsfors of Babusjka Motiongraphics uses instruments of time throughout the video to convey a sense of urgency, often relying on images of surveillance or spontaneous combustion. The result is a fascinating (albeit a little melodramatic) glimpse into a fretful psyche.

For more by Magnus Engsfors, visit his site.

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Alessandra Ram is a former writer and producer for The Atlantic Video Channel. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy.

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