We’re approaching the end of 2011 and boy did the year fly by fast.
This is the year of many firsts: Our first interstate wedding in Melbourne, our first Same Day Edit, our first Same Day Edit audience reactions, our first military wedding, our first BLF baby (more on that later) and most importantly, 2011 is the year Bernard Lau Films was officially conceived.
This is also the year to be thankful. Michelle and I are very thankful to our brides and grooms, our friends for believing in us and trusting us with immortalising the most important day of their lives on film. Our great friends who shared our work with their loved ones. Our family who were always there for us. To my brother, Nathan who made the Bernard Lau Films logo, thank you, you’re incredibly gifted. To Michelle’s two brothers, PC and Fats, even though we’re half a world away from you guys, you were always there when we needed a second opinion or someone to talk to during our 20 hour video editing marathons, thank you.
In his famous Stanford University speech, Steve Jobs said, ” You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
Michelle, you’re the foundation of my life, thank you for supporting my dreams and for encouraging me to pursue my love of film making and to not settle. I know it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows but when I saw you tearing up when our Same Day Edit video received momentous applause and praise at Lan and Michael’s wedding reception, I knew it was all worth it. Thank you, my love, for everything.
Alas we will begin with our wedding film countdown. What better way to start off our year in review than our Bride and Groom of many firsts, Anne and Viet. They’re our first wedding in Melbourne and our first wedding of 2011. And also our very first BLF baby! Anne is now with a child, congratulations to Anne and Viet once again!
We love making films and we understand that what we do is so important, but it is amazing to think that 10 years from now, Anne’s child will be watching mom and dad’s wedding video and reliving the wedding day once again though our work.
Till next time, Bernard
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