Persimmon, The Tale Behind the Tale… – The Poem

23 Jan

Load up all the equipment! Jump on a plane!

Fly through the night, watch the moon wax and wane.

 

Land in Japan. Drive for an hour.

Us a two prong grounder to get power.

 

Jump on the train. Go on a tech scout.

Listen to the Asian people bustle about.

 

First day of shooting, here we come!

Our big production has just begun!

 

Lights are set. Camera is ready. (finally…)

Unlike Jitensha we’re not using a steady.

 

Here we go. Alicia cries “Action!”

And, what do you know, we’re shooting in a whole new nation!

 

Off we go. Late nights, early mornings.

Ignore the guards and the station warnings.

 

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! You’re not gonna make it!

But hurry we did, and, oh, we made it. 😉

 

Yugo’s awesome! That’s a wrap!

Now’s I think it’s time for a good long nap.

 

Here, we are, Tokyo!

Where Yu would translate “Hi!” as “Yo!”

 

So let’s go, see some sights.

Lucky there weren’t any fights.

 

Walk around, do some shopping.

Then on the train, extreme purchasing.

 

Have a party in Japan!

Then off to the airport we all ran.

 

There we go, Sayonara!

Say good bye to Dean Yamada!

 

Back to the states we all fly,

some of us depressed, by the by.

 

But now that we’re back in the states,

we’ve got to sit down at a whole new slate.

 

It’s postproduction we’re in now,

and it’ll be tough to chew that whole cow.

 

We’ve got a new task, a new adventure,

And hopefully the footage we won’t butcher.

 

But come this May, you wait and see,

It’ll be finished by you and me.

 

Sitting there, everyone will have on thing on common,

We’ll be all in rows, watching Persimmon.

Okay, so… that was my horrible excuse for poetry… but it kind of chronicled our trip to Japan, and, though it was long and hard, and amazing and rewarding, the job’s only half done. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go in the post production process, and we can’t forget that!

We’ll look forward to keeping you guys all updated as the film unfolds and the story is finally brought to it’s climax as it goes through the edit!

Thanks for your prayers and support (and thanks for reading my awful awful poem which was meant for the soul purpose of your enjoyment, ha ha)

Brian T. Ulrich

Production Sound

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One Response to “Persimmon, The Tale Behind the Tale… – The Poem”

  1. Meryl van der Merwe January 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Your poem gave me a good laugh. Probably no prizes for poetry in your future, but it did what it was intended to do!

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