School photographer video goes viral online

It must be hard being a school photographer - trying to make kids smile can be hard at the best of times -- but this grumpy snapper wasn't going for that.

A video showing a faux school photographer trying to elicit frowns for his photos has become a viral hit online, and it's not hard to see why… especially if you've ever spent time photographing children.

The Webby-nominated short film School Portrait from director Nick Scott sees the photographer telling children things like "there isn't a pet heaven" and "repeat after me, university tuition fee."

The film -- which has been watched more than a million times -- was made in one day for £200 at a school in South London and the children are all from a regular drama class.