This One Goes up to Eleven

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:

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This was our first video camera:

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Some of the friends we made along the way:

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This was the makeshift editing suite I assembled to work on our films in 2005:

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There have since been some upgrades.

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…and moved from here:

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to a couple blocks and about 1000 feet up:

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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…

 

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