Montage of Students Posing Awkwardly for What Turns Out to be a Video Camera

If you need a laugh this Thursday, look no further: the Student Union of Nottingham Trent University in England has you covered with a viral video they released a couple of days ago. It’s a classic that never seems to get old: a montage of people smiling or posing awkwardly for what they think is a photo, when in fact it’s video the Student Union was shooting.

This certainly isn’t the first time we’re shared something like this before — even big shot musicians have gotten in on the prank — but this wasn’t even a prank at all. Apparently it’s just “students mistaking a video camera for a stills camera.”

Solution: put together a montage of some of the most awkward and contrived poses they get from this fortunate mishap.




Seen as stills these look like your typical “night out” photos that so often clutter our Instagram or Facebook feeds, but when put in the context of video it becomes painfully obvious how forced and unnatural they are. I don’t know about you, but we rarely find ourselves pointing at things with our tongues out… or making hang loose and peace signs.

Regardless, check out the cornucopia of awkward that is the video at the top. Hopefully it’ll put a smile on your face and make the rest of your work day go by that much faster.

(via Gizmodo)

  • WarDamnPhil

    This is so awkward it hurts.

  • Dhaval Panchal

    If you want to see awkward, watch the loughborough LSU exec video…

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  • Rabi Abonour

    Anyone who has ever shot video with a DSLR has probably had this happen. Even if I’m on a monopod and using a shotgun people still think I’m shooting stills.

  • Stephen Harding

    Hilarious to see people trying to look as if the shot was candid….. what happend to a nice real smile :)

  • DG

    Not funny. Boring. And kinda gross. Why Peta Pixel? Why?

  • SaveTheWorldGetTheGirl

    Wait, people pose for still photos? ALERT THE PRESS!

    I don’t really get it. Yeah, they look stupid, but to be fair, they’re wasted uni kids at a party, they’d come off stupid regardless…

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  • shootstothrill

    Ha classic. That’s my Instagram name: Posesawkwardly.


    Soo old it’s sad.
    Seriously guys, you’re competing with Fstoppers for worst posts.