The Josh Roberts interview
Our good mate Josh Roberts from Perth, Australia, is the man behind the great Domingo series. His VX, Super 8 and editing skills have been inspiring many for years. As he’s about to come back to France and travel through Europe with us for the summer, it’s a great time to have a little chat with the Australian VX God and release online the SF section from his latest DVD, Domingo 2.
Hey Josh, how are things in Australia? Getting ready to come back to Europe for the summer?
What’s up Leo, Things are good down here at the moment. Work, skate, chill with my lady. Business as usual pretty much. We’re coming into winter now so it’s a good time for me to be heading to Europe hopefully for some nice weather. Pretty hyped to see everyone again.
How is the skate scene in Perth doing? What have you been up to since Domingo 2 came out?
So your next upcoming edit was filmed entirely in France. Can you tell us a bit more about that?
Sick, we can’t wait for that one mate! What are your favorite places you’ve traveled to and where would you like to go in the future?
Haha for sure, the car broke on the way there… We ended up staying in Marseille and had a great time though. Anyways, how do you get inspired to film? It has a lot to do with the vibe and the location I believe?
Nice one, who are the skateboarders that inspire you and who do you particularly enjoy filming with?
So many, It’s different all the time. Anyone that’s doing their own thing. New shit etc. Gonz, Takahiro Morita, All the Magenta crew, Neil Blender. Mostly my friends though. Nothing beats skating with the crew. Morgan Campbell, Alex Campbell, James Whineray, Ricky Watt, Yourself, Carlos Young, Zach Chamberlin, Yoan Taillandier & the Bordeaux fam, The homies in Marseille & the crew out in S.F. to name a few. Too many good heads.
The music in your videos is always on point. How do you select your music for edits?
So you enjoy being an independent filmer and doing your thing the way you want to over having to work for someone, even if that means less money?
How do you feel about skate videos in general nowadays?
I have mixed feelings about skate videos nowadays. I mean new ones come out almost everyday whether it’s a full length video or a web edit. I don’t watch everything that comes out but i do like to know what’s going on in the world of skateboarding, to see what everyone is doing. I do find a lot of stuff hard to watch though. I have much respect for the full length medium, it’s a huge undertaking. Making hard copies is important as well and i love when someone creates an all round good package with a video. I think there will always be people that appreciate it. It’s still going strong & people need to show love and get behind it. Everyone can have an input and put anything out there. I like that.
Yeah the VX is best in my opinion, To me it’s perfect to show skateboarding & its great to handle. There still seems to be a bunch out there but who knows what’s going to happen. It’s similar with the super 8 as well, there are still places to buy film & process it so it’s still working out right now. It’s a great medium to use & breaks up my time with the VX which is nice. I always try & have some with me.