After a few busy months, I now have time to continue with my last story on
SCOTTIE’S SECRET LOVE
Well, it has all started with a brief that I got from my client, right before last Christmas Eve, to make a presentation film to relay the key message that “Yahoo is Your Daily Partner and Your Essential Media”.
The challenge I was facing was that I only had about 2-3 weeks to deliver the film from scratch and to compile a whole lot of other supporting messages into the video.
This short working lead time was challenging enough, not to mention that the 3 weeks happened to include the Christmas and New Year holidays!
And after I’ve got 10x different DVDs, a big folder of facts and a few pages of detailed brief from my client, it had taken me a couple of days to just digest those information.
While I was worried that I didn’t know how to wrap everything up nicely to relay all those messages, a classic Mandarin number,如果沒有你Ru Guo Mei You Ni sung by白光Bai Guang
, suddenly came to my mind.
It is a beautifully romantic song that literally translates into the meaning of
“If I don’t have you, how can I go on”…
Immediately I thought this would be very suitable to use to convey my client’s desired messages.
So I quickly wrote the following lyrics down.
**“If I don’t have you How can I go on
My heart will break Nothing can I do no more**
No matter work or for fun (Yahoo!)
Big things or little ones (Yahoo!)
So long as I have you (Yahoo!)
You make my life such a joyous one (Yahoo! Yahoo!) **
I then go to my very talented friend Scottie for help.
Scottie then introduced me to his musical genius friend Justin to design the contemporary re-mix and produce the song for me with ME and Justin singing the vocals.
Wow, that was my once-in-my-life chance to fulfill my dream of being a singer so I was very delighted by the idea!
And besides having the wonderful appearance of Scottie and Justin in my film, I’ve also invited my mum, my dad, my 2 dogs (Wong Wong the Shitzu and BB the Poodle), my nephew Hayden (the little boy) and the beautiful office lady Dilys, who is my good friend and ex-colleague, to appear in the film.
The only actress in the film who is an employee of Yahoo is the teenage girl.
She was in fact only styled to look like that and I think she was great too!
Following is the end video that I did with the help of my wonderful friends and family.
I’ve also put the original version of the song here too just for reference.
What more can I say but
“IF I DON’T HAVE YOU, HOW CAN I GO ON….”
Thank you mum and dad!
Thank you to my families and friends who are always supportive to me.
And a BIG THANK YOU goes to
Scottie Hui & Justin Lim
), the new comedic duo who will carry on the legacy of Sam Hui (locally known as the "King of Cantopop") by remaking his hit songs from the 70's to the 80's with English lyrics and in the style of modern day Western pop music, for their great support!
In fact, coming up in my next blog will be all my thought and work processes on the new music video that I have had the honor to do for these two wonderfully talented young men - the
“10 Pretty Girls” mv
Watch out for it!
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