Beachroad Magazine meet up with Filmmaker Michael Vosloo, We are fans of Michaels dynamic video and stills work which always packs a punch. The Cape Town native has been in Dubai for 8 years and counting, we grab a coffee and put pen to paper with the Beachroad Q&A.
BEACHROAD Q&A //
NAME? // Michael Vosloo.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Selling glow sticks and a cleaning product in high school, hustle game was strong : )
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // Freelance Photo & Videographer.
WHAT EXCITES YOU? // Trying something new with a splash of fear.
WHEN DID YOU REALISE THE FILM WORLD WAS FOR YOU? // I wanted to make memories of what I would get up to. I started taking photos and filming my events, slowly learning what gear to get and to this day, I stick with my hobby and have drawn interested in my work.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // I am a huge nature fan!
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Being away from family.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Arriving at kinder garden age 5, in the rain and slipping into a huge puddle completely soaked for the day.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Anyone who starts with nothing, shares their advise to others while building their way up to success, would be a role model to me. I believe in open source, rather than keep ideas to yourself.
YOUR FAVOURITE MOTORSPORTS HERO? // Huge Motogp fan, Mr Rossi is King. - Not just for his winnings but mainly his Personality.
YOUR FAVOURITE MOTORSPORTS BRAND? // Ride Icon Apparel.
BIKES OR CARS? // Bikes.
YOU CAN OWN ANY MOTORBIKE AND CAR WHAT WOULD THEY BE? // This one is tough.. I would own KTM 1290 SuperDuke 2017 bike and change many parts on it! Car, would either be a van or truck, old school or new as long as I have a V8 in and able to put my bike in the back :)
IF YOU WERE NOT A FILMAKER WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? // Not too sure, I love being creative and come up with concepts, I’m sure that could lead me through many doors?
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Hearing and sharing stories with people.
WHERE IS YOUR DREAM ROADTRIP? // New Zealand, hands down.. Get in car and travel all over the green land.
IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANY SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // Tony Hawk - He’s the only idol I grew up watching and still to this day, I would like to meet him.
WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // My little Niece seems to think I’m Father Christmas everyday!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Stay away from mobiles and tv, get out the house, go climb a tree, be adventurous and love Nature, its only getting smaller..
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Over looking and rethinking.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // No Motivation.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // Paul Walker or Samuel Jackson (in his good old days).
FAVOURITE MUSIC // Anything from 2001 and back. Period. Is it music on the Radio these days??
LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // Recent Record - Foo Fighters 95, This is the Call.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Animal Farm.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // 'The Decision Book'.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Almost missing my lovely ladies birthday?.
FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // Croatia, Korcula Island.
LEAST FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // None so far.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Close my eyes, deep breathing, Think of Cape Town and to be the only 1 on Noordhoek beach - do this everytime.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Rural.
CATS OR DOGS? // Dogs.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Tea.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // YouTube, “Fail Army” ; )
WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Watching the movie “Me before you”.
YOUR MESSAGE? // School and university is not for everyone. You don’t have to be that person. You are unique in every way. Failure is just a word, Mistakes are what you should feed off, without making mistakes, you can never correct your achievements. Achievements take time and with time comes great success. - Im still on this journey and I still learn everyday - live your story and not someone else.