Basically, it was an idea that Yuriko and I bantered about over IM for about 15 minutes. Then we borrowed a camera and some equipment from Dan. We shot principal footage in Chinatown over the course of an hour and a half, with one reshoot for audio. Editing and titling took longer since we all have day jobs, but it probably could have been done in a day.
Julie did the translations for the signs, because, well, she’s Chinese.
I think we have a better handle on it now, so the next one won’t take as long to get out.