Sushi Conveyor Belt Movies Unfold On-line in TikTok’s Most Cinematic Pattern But
The excitement for snapshots of people’s lives by placing cameras on sushi conveyor belts is growing online as people refer to it as the “most cinematic” trend of all time.
A New Yorker shared his “healthy” view of the trend when Sabina Hunsicker went to a restaurant in the Big Apple with friends. In between, she decides to put her cell phone on the conveyor belt that meanders through the entire restaurant.
Hunsicker was usually reserved for bringing sushi right to your table, capturing customers and employees in their daily lives from the unique perspective and asking people to compare the footage to a movie scene.
Hunsicker, believed to be 23, shared the heartwarming video with TikTok, which she titled simply, “I put my phone on the conveyor belt at a sushi destination in New York.”
Numerous people smile and wave at the camera when they suddenly realize that they are in the film, waiters are bustling around the tables and the camera catches a glimpse of the chefs who are preparing sushi in the kitchen.
At some point the camera falls over and an honest customer quickly supports it again. Hunsicker seemed to explain how people knew they were being filmed, and responded to a comment whether it was the rear or front camera and replied “Selfie,” which meant the guests were looking at their own reflection in the mirror were welcomed to the conveyor belt.
The clip uploaded on Friday can be seen here and has more than 30 million views. Lots of people raved about the footage, with Bella saying, “This makes me so happy, it’s like a scene from a movie.”
Steven commented, “It’s like a movie where everyone is the main character and everyone has a different story.”
“My belief in humanity was restored because no one stole your cell phone,” thought Chad Epps.
Chandaroyle gushed, “I love this! This idea was meant to be used on a commercial.”
Ella James commented, “Such a vibe, everyone is so happy to be enjoying their sushi.”
GabrielConover stated, “This is the healthiest video I’ve ever seen.”
And one woman claimed she was one of the customers, as MarjoanofArc wrote: “I scream it’s my best friend and me at 39 seconds.”
The clip also caught the attention of a few brands, as the verified McDonald’s Canada account said, “They took us on a trip here and we love it.”
While Fenty Beauty verified account added, “This is my favorite health trending ATM.”
Despite the video’s overwhelming popularity, Hunsicker’s sidekicks don’t seem convinced at first, thinking they would end up in hot water on management.
Nathan Noodle said, “Not pictured – I packed your phone the first few tries because I was afraid we might get into trouble.”
Hunsicker has uploaded a follow-up video showing Nathan’s attempts to thwart their filming while he picks up the phone three times each time it passes him.
“Let it go, let it go, let it go,” Hunsicker pleads when Nathan says, “It’s your last chance.”
Last month, a woman in Los Angeles joined the trend, with Julia Franco sharing her own mini-movie on TikTok, entitled, “Put My Phone On The Sushi Conveyor.”
Similar scenes of guests waving, smiling and eating can be seen, with the footage – viewed more than 14 million times – being referred to as “cinematic” by commentators.
“That felt like a short film, it’s cool how everyone was enjoying their time with family / friends and how everyone was doing it differently,” said Silent_Wraith.
Billie asked, “Imagine if anthropologists find this video one day in the future. It’s so healing.”
And Chelsea commented: “To be honest, what a cinematic experience.”
In May, TikToker colleague Sadia captured an adorable little girl who said “hello” to the camera as her phone passed on the conveyor belt while customers and employees dance in front of the screen.
Sadia subtitled her 3.5 million viewed clip: “We put our phone on the sushi conveyor belt, lol.”
Her clip even records the kitchen area of the Akarii restaurant in Mansfield, Texas while California buns sit on the counters and are served.
Cash Jacobs enthused: “Great idea, I love that.”
“It feels like the opening credits of a TV show!” Maryn thought.
In the same month, Zero Chance filmed the interior of a restaurant in Japan using the same technique. Text on the screen reads: “POV [point of view] a Japanese sushi sponsorship bet. “
Her clip garnered more than 700,000 views as guests looked shocked after spotting the camera and waving as they passed. While some may not even notice it, as they are engaged in in-depth conversations or scrolling through their phones.
Justin Pazmino Lja commented on the video: “This is so cool. Everyone has their own life and you can see it in this one video.”
Julian added, “This is such a cute art concept.”
and Jonnnathanv added, “Everyone lives their own life with their own unique story. There is something about it that is beautiful.”
Newsweek approached Hunsicker, Franco, Sadia, and Zero Chance for a comment.
File photo of a sushi conveyor belt. A new trend has emerged on TikTok with people filming from sushi conveyor belts.
PongMoji / Getty Images