In-depth chat with Josh Stewart courtesy of the Skateboard Story site, taking in everything from making the Static series, to running Theories of Atlantis distribution, right through to musings on the current state and the future of global skateboard culture.
Interesting stuff as always.
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If a kid reading this wants to become a skateboard filmmaker, how would you tell them to go about it?
I always think the best way is to build your skills while helping to promote and bring awareness to your local scene or your crew of friends. Filming/editing is a symbiotic relationship between the filmmaker and the skaters in his/her local scene. And I think that’s the best way to start making a name for yourself. Because even if you don’t get a big break, one of your friends may get discovered as a result of your work and that friend’s opportunity will likely become an opportunity for you as well. I’ve seen a lot of filmers only focus on shooting with big name skaters that they think will help propel them into being respected and well known. But if it’s forced people will see through it. I think the best video work occurs between a filmer and skater who have a connection and friendship with each other. It comes through in the footage.