In an effort to educate the masses via easily drawn stick figures my friend Gavin has put together a quick step-by-step explanation of how indie films are made. New Media students and Drama geeks alike — take note.
South Park ran a hilarious episode in November titled “All About Mormons”.
From the South Park Studios Website:
“A Mormon kid moves to South Park and Stan has to kick his ass. But when Stan and his dad meet their new Mormon neighbors, they become fascinated with how genuinely nice they are. Meanwhile the other boys mock Stan relentlessly for wimping out.”
If you missed it, you can probably get a copy of the whole episode off of the FastTrack network (download Kazaa Lite). Just search for “SouthPark – 712 – All About Mormons.avi”.
Or if you want, you can check out the “audio only” version of the South Park Joseph Smith Story.
I think pretty much the greatest thing about this episode is that is gives people who don’t know anything about the church a background into how the church started. As someone that knows from personal experience, they tell the Joseph Smith story pretty much just like they do if you were to have the Mormon Missionaries come into your house and tell you the story, except for the part where they call Martin Harris dumb. Mormon Missionaries would never call him dumb – unless they were calling him dumb because he gave his wife the unpublished transcript, then they might but other than that – no way. This episode also portrays what nice people Mormons are — based on some of the Mormon families I know it’s so accurate it’s scary.
Update: http://www.suprnova.org has finally released this episode as a torrent. Get
All About Mormons(XviD-lol).torrent now (the actual file is an AVI). It’s May 2nd, 2004 so who knows when this link will stop working.
Update: It appears to have stopped working. Sorry.
I just finished the sensational new movie, “Who Wants a Millionaire?“. I figure we’ll see some increased traffic on this one. Oh yeah, this is the good stuff. Please shout out any comments.
I just finished the animation project that is due tomorrow. Actually I still have to export it to .mov format and add sound but here it is without sound. (You’ll need an up to date flash player.)