Meet Chris Grubisa. He’s a creative director based in Southern California with a huge passion for content creation and skating. 

We sat down with Chris to chat about content creation, Boosted boards and more. Check out and video and then read our Q+A with this super talented dude. 

 

Where do you live? Where are you from? Tell us what you love most about your community. 

The majority of my time is spent creating visuals in and around our studio in Long Beach, California, but I’m originally from Toronto, Canada.

What I love most about my community is the pace. It’s an excellent balance between movement and relaxation. Any built-up weight is eliminated within seconds with a quick stop at the beach. There’s something about looking at an open ocean that captivates, relaxes, yet propels you.

What’s your favorite thing about your Boosted board? (Which one do you ride?) What did you use or ride before your Boosted board and how has your day changed? 

My favorite thing about my Boosted Mini X is how it fits within my lifestyle. Being that responsible adult with that kid excitement inside, haha. I zip to and from meetings around town, cruise to my coffee runs, even use my board at work while I capture with my cameras. 

The board is always a great conversation starter. Prior to owning a Boosted, I rode my standard skateboard or walked to navigate the streets. Walking isn’t ideal in SoCal and as efficient as riding a standard skateboard is, I always arrived at meetings sweating and not looking very professional with a skateboard in hand. My Boosted has changed the game completely, it’s a whole other ballpark. It speaks efficiency. It fills my urge to go skate, gets me to my destination quickly and it’s a blast to ride.

What was the most annoying thing about getting around town before you had your Boosted board? 

Feeling stuck. Debating between grabbing my car keys, only to look for overpriced parking. Calling a ride share service. Taking my bike and bike lock with me… 

Those obstacles would often lead me to stay behind and inside frequently. I find myself outside much more now meeting face to face, just being outside that refreshes the soul.

What are your favorite places to visit on your board near where you live?

The beach boardwalk being the #1!! (in any part of the SoCal). The second would be downtown Long Beach where our studio is located, a quick boost to our local coffee shop is frequently scheduled in.

Describe your favorite ride and what you see along the way? 

Dawn patrol with the early rising surfers, unlimited asphalt in front of me, overseeing the shore break, cutting through the damp ocean breeze. No music. – clearing any worry.

What type of camera did you use to capture this content?

Various types of cameras, GoPro Fusion, Sony a7Sii, and my RED Camera. – I create branded content for a living, so I have a lot of fun tools in the box!

What’s your photo/video inspiration for this content?

Fun! I’m fascinated that you can build your own world, and live within it. Share your thoughts and bring them into reality. – that fascinates me!

 What are you listening to now? Spotify Top 10?

Across the board of all sorts! I listen to so many different types and genres. 

My Spotify top 10 is:

1) The entire “Star is Born” soundtrack

2) Big Data – Dangerous – Oliver Remix

3) Adele – One and Only

4) Slipknot – All out life

5)  DJs Gotta Dance More – A-Trak

6) Lil Nas x, Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road

7) Time After Time – John Coltrane

8) Yung Gravy – Knockout

9) Big Wide World – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

10) Tons of hidden gems on SoundCloud from underground artists.

What are reading now, website, favorite places to visit on the internet? 

A ton of different books, ones from personal growth to artistic. My favorite website, www.chrilleks.com – I had a hand in crafting it! I don’t cruise the internet too much!

Who are some of your favorite videographers and photographers?

Yes! Growing up in this world of visuals this one ranges pretty wide. Anyone from close friends to artists who have a distinct aesthetic. Here’s a shortlist, there’s so many!

Mark –  https://www.instagram.com/lightandgears/

Maria – https://www.instagram.com/thesupermaniak/

Dani – https://www.instagram.com/danicalifrnia/

Martin – https://www.instagram.com/martinfobes/

Sam  – https://www.instagram.com/sskibino/

Chris – https://www.instagram.com/chrisrayfilms/

Mary – https://www.instagram.com/walshmt/

Bobby – https://www.instagram.com/bobbysorich/

What are your daily routines/habits, how do they keep you motivated or on track? 

Waking up early, taking a moment to reflect and dial in the day over a cup of coffee, while the world is still. Live each day in a growth mindset and communicate with various people throughout the day. My days are either split between capturing on set or in the studio plotting. Regardless of the environment, I stick to these habits. I finish the day with family at dinner and a nightly ritual before bed. – these steps are crucial to me, they keep me motivated to continually create, build and grow with moments of gratitude in between.

Are you a procrastinator or a time cop? 

100% time cop. Time is everything.

Anything else?

I have a puppy named Sunny, she’s from San Diego. – she says what’s up!