Sad to see your stress showing through. The concept is interesting, I wonder if it could have been better communicated or understood with a more common setting. I found the opening segments difficult to enjoy, and I think that had to do with the methods and motions of a lab tech being uninteresting to watch. There are probably other scenarios that could have created a better startup, but I do think the final unplugging was well done and fit with the flash as set forth.
I think there are a lot of people who aren't going to understand that, but I see what you wanted to capture and I appreciate it.
Good luck in NATA, I definitely want to see more of your work.