Finally, everything came to an end this week. The shoot wrapped and celebrations were had by people across the globe. Well, the three/four of us in the crew at least.
It was eventful. First of all, the hymn was written and recorded. Yes, you can check that out on the website (annyeongreligion.wordpress.com). That was a laugh, but I feel even more guilty every time I listen to it. I shouldn’t really be able to get away with shit like this, but it’s for coursework so who cares.
The website gained its fair share of followers over the course of the week, and interest sky rocketed to about 15 people (new record).
Also, we filmed a title sequence where I got smacked in the face by a Devil’s trident, with it being all religious and stuff.
The main thing, however, was the street demonstration. Yes, we took to the streets with Fez Hats and megaphones, partaking in a bit of vandalism. The picture can be seen at the bottom, it’s part of the demonstration. Shouting through the megaphone I felt like the biggest penis in the world, but it was a right laugh. People did not enjoy my company in the middle of Plymouth, probably because they did not enjoy being shouted at.
Anyway, apart from that, the ending was as expected…I don’t want to spoil it but nobody turned up. However it was a still a success…
Keep your eyes out for the finished product after Easter!
The second week of my Documentary was a laugh. It’s starting to become more and more ridiculous now. My Holy Quest is becoming real, and I’m scared I will fall for it myself. If this happens, the whole world will have to question itself.
It started with me finally hitting the streets. That was…hard. It felt wrong to be preaching about this false religion, and worse trying to be convincing about it. I don’t think all those Gods up there are too happy with what I’m doing, it rained a lot.
That being said, I gave away a grand total of 3 leaflets. Yes. I slept easier this week knowing that I had at least in some way interested 3 people into becoming followers of this religion.
When that bit wrapped, I created the website, unfinished as of yet, but still available. Here’s the link for it: http://annyeongreligion.wordpress.com/ I intend to put a few more pictures up and a link to soundcloud which will have my hymn on it.
Lastly I then got one of my mates involved. Lovely chap, bit tall, but nevertheless handy. We put on make up and silly hats to make it look like we believe in something we don’t. So armed with eyeliner a fez hat and a megaphone, next week will be the big one. People will be annoyed. Here’s a set photo for the time being of me in full garb. Enjoy.
So I’ve started shooting for my Documentary, Tom Clark’s Holy Quest. Been a pretty productive week so far.
Day 1 saw me shooting my introduction scene, outside a big church naturally, and explaining to the audience what my project entails. For those of you who don’t know, I’m seeing if it is possible to create my own religion over the course of a month. Hilarity will definitely ensue.
Glorious sunshine blessed my first shoot, probably a message from Christian God himself,or Allah or one of them anyway, approving of my religious venture.
I also managed to research some consistencies in various other religions in order to have the basic groundwork for my own. With my Bible next to me for inspiration, ideas flowed from my now spiritual brain.
The first step was to create a Holy Text. Or a brief overview of my religion anyway. Included in this text is the story of Annyeong (my God, it means ‘Hello’ in Korean by the way…) and how he should be praised. Naturally, Annyeong’s 6 Holy Rules of Life are also included (sort of like the 10 Commandments, but any morality is non existent in it). I’ll give you an example of one of these rules, ‘Killing is unacceptable unless it’s for the right amount,’ Yeah, I know…
Finally, the week concluded with me printing off these texts and reading a segment of it to the camera. It’s all going according to plan.
With a couple of cutaway shots and a title scene in early preparation it’s starting to come together nicely. Oh, and my megaphone turned up. Yeah, there’s a megaphone in it…
Watch this space new followers of Annyeong!