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‘Marcel the Shell’ Director Films Friends Who Think They’re Posing for Photos

Ever tried taking a photo of someone posing for you but then realized the camera was set to ‘video mode’? It’s the basis of a side-project video by Dean Fleischer-Camp, who created the adorable ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On‘ short along with ‘SNL’ alum Jenny Slate. Fleischer-Camp recorded his friends over a period of time and captured the awkward pre-photograph moments where someone just holds still long enough to hear the camera click.

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The video proves how awkward we all must look when our smiles or poses last longer than a single frame. The best bits are when Slate figures out he’s recording video instead of taking a photograph. Again and again and again. We agree with Slate — the guy’s got a bit of a problem. A hilarious one, though.

Also look closely for a cameo from a major movie star. Hint: his name rhymes with Mack Salifanakis.

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