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CLD Testimonials

Testimonies from families struggling with CLD.

CLD - what does it mean?

Every year, 1 in 10 kids fall prey to Chronic Indolenceditis, or CLD for short. CLD is the onset of sudden chronical laziness that hinders the subject immobile and unresponsive in some cases. The severity of this disorder is unknown, as very little research has been done on it. But with the recent onset of mobular technologies, this disorder has become a spreading epidemic throughout the US and the World. The disorders rarity and non-terminal prognosis led to its virtual unawareness in the public sector. This disorder, however, is devastating families all over the world as we speak. One can easily find CLD in school environments, where there is an abundance of stimuli fostering its development. Although CLD is not a disease transmitted from one individual to another, it has been shown to be learned in youth that are easily imprintable by their peers and surroundings. As a pioneering research firm observing this disorder, two families have been observed and interviewed to show you the effects of CLD. Observing the individuals I can in fact tell you this disease is dangerous, leading to a multitude of symptoms.

The first symptom a patient suffering from CLD will show, is the lack of motivation to do work. This primarily manifests itself in the form of procrastination for school work, or homework.

The next symptom you notice in a patient is the onset of attention deficit. After the slow change from physical activities to non-motive ones, people begin to lose responsiveness. This is one of the hardest stages to cope with as a family member.

This is not the end of CLD, after the disorder affects the victim’s responsiveness they are troubled with the loss of motor functions. In our observations this is the final and most traumatizing stages of CLD. As a person loses his/her motor functions they begin to stop their daily routines. This obstructs any chance of the victim to live out their life normally again.

Although CLD may seem like a hopeless cause, there are many ways to help reduce the likeliness of catching the disorder. For one, Parents should promote their children to get outside more. Studies indicate that children who not only stay active but get a regular dosage of sunlight and fresh oxygen can fight CLD’s ability to inhibit activity.

Another method for preventing development of CLD is reducing the intercommunication between teenagers. This process is hard, and cannot be done over time. It requires focus and precision to help people afflicted by CLD.

CLD may be destroying your motivation right now, but there is a chance to get back your life. Do not let the disorder stop you in your tracks. Support this cause and help find a cure now. For more information go to the website on the screen. If you feel like you’re at risk, pick up the phone now.

Video Statement:

Everybody can relate to a time when there they were so lazy that they couldn’t even do a simple task. Due to this we (Mitchell and Tommy) felt that it would make for a great concept for a fake documentary, thus the idea for CLD (chronic laziness disorder) was born. To go about making this video, we knew that we wanted to make it look like a real documentary as much as possible, but with the added absurdity of our fake disorder. To achieve this we used testimony from parents who were affected by their child’s CLD, and then showed scenes of the children acting out their CLD, such as a boy falling over on his bike, as he was too lazy to peddle. In this regard we wanted to implement more jokes about the kids being incredible lazy but were unable too, due to scheduling conflicts. Furthermore we also had a doctor and narrator character whose job it was to explain the disorder to the audience, and also give fake statics to elevate the importance of the fake condition.

When it comes to the process to make this video, we took many hours to try and perfect what we have today. We created a detailed script first of all, trying to plan out the video as much as possible. Then we took a couple of hours to record all of the material over the span of a few days. We ultimately ended up with a very rough cut of our video. This took an hour or so to edit together. We then discovered that this video wasn’t as coherent as we wanted it to be. We then went back to the drawing board and reorganized the video. Eventually we edited it down to what we have today.

When it comes to the challenges of this video, we discovered that this video was a daunting task. It was very challenging to come up with something that was both funny and realistic (or emulating realism). That is why we had to keep coming back to the drawing board. We lacked some of the visual evidence to make it funny. We then ran into another problem, as schedules were tight and we couldn’t really rerecord any of it. This led to us tightening up what footage we have to try and create the coherency we were looking for. Eventually we ended up with what we have now. Although it may be a little rougher than we were hoping for, it is a good step in the right direction.

Overall we believe that our video was an accomplishment, almost fulfilling what we wanted to do. However we know there were a lot of places to improve upon our work. If we were able to record more material for instance, and ramped up the ridiculous of the jokes it may have been even more successful.