Today is Arx Axiom’s 11th Birthday. According to this and other statistics we’ve beaten the odds. There’s a line from “2046” one of my favorite films from Wong Kar-wai the protagonist summarizes a Chinese proverb: “When you don’t take “no” for an answer, there is still a chance you’ll get what you want” and that’s probably the best advice I’ve gotten through this experience. Tenacity. Determination. Persistence. Stubborn refusal to acknowledge the downside. Just don’t give up, that’s the only way to make it in this crazy business.
The first things we shot as a company:
This was our first video camera:
Some of the friends we made along the way:
This was the makeshift editing suite I assembled to work on our films in 2005:
There have since been some upgrades.
…and moved from here:
to a couple blocks and about 1000 feet up:
We have a ton of people to thank. Family mostly, friends who have stuck with us through thick and thin and all the clients and associates who have worked with us, trusted us and given us a chance. You know who you all are and we thank you.
To the next eleven years…
I ran into an old friend, Matt Fagerholm, on the “L” a few weeks before Christmas. I hadn’t seen Matt for years, and hadn’t really had a chance to catch up since film school at Columbia College Chicago. That chance encounter turned into me getting interviewed for his new radio/podcast show on Indie Outlook. Please check it out and leave your feedback. This was a fun trip back in time and if you’re interested in how independent films get made, here’s a little insight:
Matt’s got a lot of other great interviews on Indie-Outlook and writes for Hollywood Chicago as well. Be sure to check them out.
With the election upon us, I managed to find this interview I shot with Governor Romney in 2009 for Comcast CN100’s Political Update:
The summer of 2011 one of our videos was featured on MSNBC (I just now found the online link):
For the original Video:
An example of a segment Matthew Leslie shot few years back for Comcast’s Emmy-Winning program, Prime Time Chicago:
A year or two back we produced this video for CQE Systems:
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