Here’s a fun video that uses a lot of symbolism and visual metaphors to describe the experience of a first date. The idea is simple but complex at the same time: we’re getting a peek inside the mind of a germaphobe and everything we see is an interpretation of what he’s seeing. It’s fun to guess what’s what.
A romantic first date goes awry when a germaphobe lets his anxiety get the best of him.
The film portrays metaphorical representations of different stressors that occur during the date; a visual glimpse into the mind of a germaphobe. Raw meat, shaking hands, sharing food and public spaces are all expressed through the exaggeration of the visuals. Intertwined with these shots, we represent our character attempting to wash away the anxiety. Ultimately, the tension reaches a peak causing a return to a comfortable loneliness.