His name is Jacub with a "U" and he puts the F in fun with his cinematic Youtube videos featuring Southern California adventures and beyond.
We caught up with Jacub in between wakeboarding the streets, and sneaking on Hollywood rooftops to find out more about him.
How would you best describe yourself using 3 words & 1 emoji?
I would say driven, creative, and a 🐠 the fish because I love going in the water more than any other activity.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR VIDEO GEAR AND SET UP
For my gear, I use a Sony a6300 with a Zeiss 16-70 lens, a Sony rx100 IV for my backup camera and lowlight setup. The GoPro Hero 5 for underwater and first-person shots. I also just recently bought a DJI Mavic Pro to expand my cinematography to the sky.
WHO OR WHAT GOT YOU INTO SHOOTING VIDEOS?
I've always loved making videos. Ever since I was a kid I would take out my GoPro and throw together clips to show my friends and family. More recently, as a senior in high school, I decided to start making videos for my school's student section. These videos ended up becoming really popular on social media and a few even went viral. From there on I knew that creating videos was something that I wanted to do for the rest of my life, whether It was going to be professional, or just for fun.
WHAT’S YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR VIDEOS?
The inspiration behind my videos varies. I've always loved traveling and going to the beach, national parks etc. In my videos, I really like to capture a documentary style feel where the message is always to spread peace, love, and positivity. While also making sure everyone is having a good time, whether you're in person with me or watching on a screen.
WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE YOUTUBER? AND WHY?
My favorite YouTuber is actually one of my great friends, Zay Solis. He always captures the raw feeling and genuine relationships between himself and the people in his videos. Something that has inspired me to start creating my own videos.
WHAT'S YOUR FEEDBACK ON SEEING & USING THE GROMBOARD FOR THE FIRST TIME?
To be straightforward the Grom is so sick. Not only is it portable to the point where I can just stick it in the back of my camera bag, but it's so convenient because I never have to decide whether or not I'm bringing it to the beach. If I end up using it, awesome. But if I don't, it's no big deal because it just stays tucked away in my bag. There's no lugging it back and forth between the beach and car. Something else I like about the Grom Board is the range of use. It doesn't matter if it's me and my friends using the board, or my little sister. We all have fun with it.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO YOU’VE EVER MADE AND WHY?
My favorite video I've ever made is my Hawaii 2017 video. This is the first video people see when they visit my YouTube channel, and I feel like it accurately represents not only the vibe of that trip but the vibe I try and have in my everyday life. More than anything I love making cinematic video and documenting the experiences that I have with my friends and family. This one, in my opinion, does all of that in an awesome way.
IF YOU COULD PICK ONLY 1 LOCATION TO FILM FOR THE NEXT YEAR WHERE WOULD YOU GO & WHAT WOULD YOU FILM?
If I had to choose one location to film in for the next year it would be Mexico. Not only would I choose this nation because of my connection to the culture (as I'm a quarter Mexican). But I would choose this nation because the people are strong and I would love to document not only the struggle of the recent tragedies, but the beauty of the culture and the perseverance of the people within it.
Check out Jacub's Slyde Teaser Below ⬇️
Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, Bluefly.com However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.