Good morning from Huntington Beach everyone! Last week I was really inspired to encourage everyone to help in the uber-positive West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week. I was starting off about music for Christmas & it took a different turn. It became more about making a positive difference in this world by helping others and being a part of the Butterfly Effect. I really feel like this world needs more butterflies! :-)
Now you’re probably wondering what that has to do with the “Riding Bikes With The Dutch” movie premier at the Art Theatre in Long Beach. Well… it’s because my good friend & uber-videographer/filmmaker; Michael Bauch from Wedding Video Pro – A Pro Vision Company made the movie. Yeah!
I have been bringing Michael with me over the years to shoot weddings all over from Orange County recently for Jen & Nick’s Wedding to Solvang for Anna Marie & Lee’s Los Olivos Wedding at the Firestone Vineyard (which was also featured in the Professional Photographers of America) and up in Monterey in October for my Guest Writer on the Esquire Photography website; Ashley Pierce & her now husband; David.
When I was up in Monterey for Ashley & David’s wedding and as we were catching up, he told me about his film; Riding Bikes With The Dutch that he had been working on and has been showing all over the country. I was so excited about how he’s making a positive difference (Butterflies!) that I just had to attend the premier in Long Beach at the Art Theatre.
If you’re not familiar with the movie; Riding Bikes With The Dutch and it’s message – here’s some information from his website: EveryDayBike.com:
- “do I see neighbors on my street getting in their cars just to drive around the block only to by a loaf of bread?
- are almost 2/3 of our society in the US overweight?
- do people regularly have to commute in traffic for over and hour each way everyday?
- do we continue our addiction to foreign oil?
- do we ignore the signs of climate change?”
“Old habits are hard to break. We have become a society that values bigger, faster, and more and we’ve lost sight of the larger picture. What we are doing is simply not sustainable in the long term. Riding bikes certainly won’t fix all of these problems by itself, but it can be an integral part to a better life for everyone.”
So are you thinking the same thing that I’m thinking?!?! BUTTERFLIES!!!
It was nearly a packed house and nearly everyone that attended the premier, rode their bikes – including the owner of the Art Theatre in Long Beach; Mr. Mark Vidor who recently invested a pretty penny having the theatre restored. Michael and his son rode an Everyday Bike to the premier and his amazing wife; Rachel (who’s pregnant with their next child) came to help assist in the premier too. And! Ms. Nancy Pearlman from Educational Communications, Inc. recorded an interview of Michael and his movement to make this world a better place after the premier and after Michael completed the Q&A with the guests.
If you’re wanting to be a part of the “More Butterflies Movement” that I’m working on and promoting or a bride getting married thinking to yourself… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County, California that wants to help make the world a better place and capture all the infinite memories that happens in life, then feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
Also, if you weren’t able to make it to the Art Theatre in Long Beach for the premier of Michael’s film; “Riding Bikes With The Dutch” – I just happened to have my camera with me and was able to document the event to share with you in the fun slide show below.
Have a great weekend and stay in touch as the next episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” will be airing soon – cheers!
PS, Michael was also recently recorded on CNN Local Edition which will air soon! More Butterflies!