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Title: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2016, 08:00:22 pm


You may or may not know the name Casey Neistat, but you damn sure will recognized both Bike Lanes and / or Snowboarding with the NYPD. I discovered Casey is a very unique way. I remember seeing both videos when they first dropped at their respective dates, but I A) didn't know who did it and B) didn't know they were by the same person. I never investigated. I watched the video, enjoyed it and moved on. It was maybe 3 weeks ago I was doing a search on YouTube, looking for Wide Angel Lens for my camera that I stumbled on another YouTuber's review of a Lens I was interested in. In that person's Recommended Feed, I saw another of his videos breaking down the 'Gear' that Casey used. I watched his breakdown and it was interesting, but I decided that I needed to go to the actual source and see what all the fuss was about and that's how I landed on Casey's YouTube page and realized who he was. Since then I have been checking out a few of his Vlogs on a daily basis and the guy really is good at what he does. What's really fascinating is seeing how much of a celebrity he is around the States because of what he does. Very inspiring to see him crank out high quality stuff every day.

On a technical standpoint, I am very impressed by his commitment to do a daily Vlog everyday. He releases new content every morning. There is a lot of work going into these Vlogs and he makes them so damn interesting and entertaining. I was never one to check out any YouTubeer that did Vlogs because a lot of them are really bad and worst of all.....boring. But Casey has it down cold. He knows how long each shot should be and when to cut away to the next. He uses music in a great way and there is always something new and different with each Vlog to keep you coming back for more. The best thing about them is that they are very short. Your in and out and able to move onto something else. Watching his Vlogs reminded me of my own that I did for a College Course in Graphic Arts and Designs and one of the test we had to do was having to do a "Day in the Life" short film that had to utilize certain camera moves, shots, narration, etc....As I remember it, this was back in 2007 I think. Anyway, back on point, check out some of his videos over here (
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2016, 10:04:27 pm



Just like I did with Bike Lanes and Snowboarding, I caught this video when it dropped and had no idea this too was at the hands of Casey. This guy creates a lot of Viral Videos. Check out all 3 videos. They are short, entertaining and informative.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 29, 2016, 09:16:00 pm



A little background info is needed before you click on play. Casey uses a wide assortment of tools to make his films. He has the typical DSLR camera, point and shoot pocket camera, cell phone camera and a handful of GoPro cameras. But the cherry on top are drones for getting those insane money shots. He is always trying out new drones, looking for that sweet spot that has high quality video, reliability and doesn't break the bank. On a personal note, I have been looking into getting a drone the last 6 months for myself because I want to shoot some stuff of my town. Well, Casey finally met his match in the first video and it's the one thing that actually gives me pause to rushing out and buying one (until I have a firm grasp of what is needed of me to control one). What happens here is f*cking priceless and damn funny. The followup video is just as entertaining. Leave it to Casey to actually include a GoPro on a rope.....Well, you'll just have to watch them to find out what the f*ck I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 05, 2016, 02:57:55 pm

I've watched a lot of Casey's past videos since discovering his channel because they are insanely addicting to watch and with that, you definitely get a sense of his style and how he edits and whatnot. He is definitely a trend setter and I do see a lot of other YouTuber's aping his style and with that, there is no shortage of people offering "tutorials" on how to mimic his style. This one in particular is really good because it's damn funny. However, I do think that you do have to watch a few of Casey's videos to understand the inside jokes that Sara is making to truly get the most out of the jokes. I'm sure the video can stand on it's own, but you will be losing something going into this cold.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 05, 2016, 02:59:33 pm
Is she making fun of me?

And here is Casey reacting to watching Sara's "tutorial" video. Priceless.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 02, 2016, 05:29:19 am
So, a little over 2 weeks ago, Casey had brought up his itinerary that he would be traveling all over the globe for the next 6 weeks, starting with driving cross country to take Owen, his son, to college. His travel vlogs are always fun to watch and this got his massive following pumped up to see unfold. We got the road trip vlogs and then out of nowhere, Casey, after 2 years of daily uploading said he was taking 2 weeks off to enjoy with his Candice, his wife while in Venice. I knew that this wasn't going to play well with his followers, myself included. When you get used to and expecting new content, it's kind of a shock when there isn't anything waiting in your YouTube feed. Well, Casey finally started doing his daily vlogs 3 days ago and all is right in the world again. But I had to point out, that everyone needs to unwind and unplug. It's healthy, in body, mind and soul. I can't fathom ever doing what he does every single day for 2 straight years. Taking time for yourself is a good thing and I have noticed that the last couple of vlogs have some pep in his step. He's energetic and determined, He's glad to be back as is the rest of his followers are. So, moral of the story is to do whats right for you and not worry about others demanding more of you, because in the end, you're going to be better off for it, no matter what it is you do in life.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 05, 2016, 10:23:34 pm
The Art of CASEY NEISTAT & His Impact on Filmmaking

I mentioned a few post back how there are a lot of "Tutorials" out there on Casey's style and technique. This video  zeroes in on how he goes about telling his story. What's funny is that when I got into Casey's backlog of videos, I did the same thing without really thinking about it. I took mental notes of what Casey was doing, seeing certain patterns he was following, how he edits and how he manipulates music, etc.... Everything that is discussed here, I already knew, but it's kind of fun to watch someone else "teach" something I already figured out. This video and the guy doing it, does a great job of pinpointing Casey's crucial steps and why they work so well.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 09, 2016, 07:26:02 am
Draw My Life - Casey Neistat

Proof positive that you don't need to be a master artist to effectively tell a story. I like the minimalist approach. The video is a year old and just found it now. Still going through a treasure trove of stuff of his. Always finding new gems.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 13, 2016, 08:52:54 pm

This is insane! I know that Private Jets have sh*t like this, I just never knew that commercial Jet Liners pimped out their planes to this extent. FYI, I'm a plane noob. I've only been on two flights in my life, the last being in 1995. So I have very little knowledge of what is actually out there with regards to planes. As for Casey, with the amount of air travel he does, he likes to show off the planes he is on and what they offer. Up till now, the winner was definitely Virgin Atlantic....until this video. Sheesh!
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 21, 2016, 06:00:13 am
GOPRO DRONE!!! Karma flying in NYC

Looks like GoPro is releasing its own Drone and it looks amazing. I've been on the hunt for one of my own and this may be the one to get.  Casey is the guy to check out when it comes to drone footage, and he tells it like it is. If it sucks, he will say it sucks and if he likes it, then you know you're getting a high quality product. While watching the video, I was certain this was going to cost more than the Phantom IV. For what the Karma does, with it's speed, its own dedicated controller with built-in LCD screen and the portability, which is a HUGE selling point for me, I'm shocked that the price point is well below that of the Phantom IV. Cool and fun video to watch.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 28, 2016, 09:29:26 pm

Well, that didn't take long for a new and what looks to be a far more superior product to come out and leave the Go Pro Karma Drone in the dust. Watching Casey drooling over his new toy was and is priceless. This 4k drone can literally fit into a pants pocket. Kinda. But it can definitely fit inside cargo shorts pockets. Head over here ( for the official trailer AD for the
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2016, 07:49:07 am
Five Million

Neumatic is sure to approve this episode.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 08, 2016, 11:27:59 am

Oh Casey! Tsk tsk tsk. He had the drone for a week and now it's gone. Ouch!

This is THE one thing I always have nightmares about with buying a Drone and why I'm still cautious moving forward. It's not just the DJI Mavic Drone, it's any and all high priced drones. If I'm going to invest that kind of money into the Mavic, then you better believe that I want a guarantee that it doesn't lose connectivity mid-flight and vanish forever.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 19, 2016, 01:14:42 pm
I'm ending the vlog

Bummer. He had a nice run there. Am I shocked that he has officially ended his vlog? Nope. I saw it coming a mile away. Over the last few months he has been very inconsistent. What was once a new entry everyday started to become less so. He may say that he is looking to do something else, but honestly, I think he just became bored with this aspect of his film making process.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 28, 2016, 08:34:23 pm
Is Casey Neistat YouTube's Biggest Sellout?!

Now the real reason why Casey quit his insanely popular Vlog series comes out. $25 Million bucks to walk away. Yeah, I'd do that too. Hell, I'd do it for $1 Million. So, CNN will now become the Casey Neistat Network.  ;)
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Mac on November 29, 2016, 03:24:52 am
Interesting... that had to be in the works for awhile.

And speaking of the concept they are going for, the new show The Great Indoors main theme is taking a companies old ways and trying to figure out how to engage millenials. I love the show. It's funny and appears to be relevant... though over the top quite a bit... but that's what make it funny.

I'm guessing CNN, and other networks are facing similar problems.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2016, 05:15:32 am
Oh, it was definitely in the works for awhile. A contract like this takes months to put together. The lawyers have to first negotiate the terms and then it comes down to crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's. So with this in mind, it makes perfect sense why Casey became very inconsistent over the last few months with regards to his daily postings. Anyway, good for him. He earned it. As for what this really turns out to be....who knows.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 30, 2016, 10:53:23 am
I sold my company to CNN

Newly released video today. Hear it from the horses mouth as to the why and how of it all and what he has planned for the future.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Mac on November 30, 2016, 02:38:14 pm
So he mentions the VLOG stopped but he's continuing the YouTube videos. I don't know the difference?
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 30, 2016, 02:53:34 pm
He was never going to quit YouTube and made it clear in his 'Ending the Vlog" video that he would still be active. He is a film maker at heart and will continue to make short films to upload to YouTube. His Vlogs were Daily Vlogs, meaning he would upload new content every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. He did that for a solid year and a half....until the last few months were he became increasingly inconsistent. With the news of the sale, now we know why he was. You may think a year and a half is impressive at first glance, but I've heard of other YouTuber's doing it for 4-8 years straight before finally pulling the plug on their endeavor. But to be fair to Casey, he content was world's better than those that went longer. I look for quality over quantity any day of the week and in that regard, Casey delivered top notch stuff for the bulk of his run. Insanely addictive stuff to watch.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Mac on November 30, 2016, 07:37:53 pm
K... thanks. Keep us up to date on his CNN endeavor.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 20, 2016, 05:52:39 am

This was just released half an hour ago and it looks like Casey will have another hit viral video on his hands....again. It looks cool. It's shot well. The scenes with him going up in the air is scary though. Sh*t can happen. Dig the design of the custom drone here. The lights are a nice touch to tie in with Christmas. With that said, this is nowhere near as cool as his 'Snowboarding in Times Square (' Video.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Mac on December 20, 2016, 05:58:50 pm
That's just odd and cool as hell to watch. I was thinking James Bond
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2017, 06:32:08 am
Going to Washington to see TRUMP

After the demise of Casey's Vlog series, he has been dormant on YouTube for the most part compared to what he did for 2 years straight. But this past week has seen a lot more content and this one just dropped and seems odd that he would be heading to the Trump Inauguration given the fact that he's a Clinton supporter. Yeah, CNN is making him go as required. Not sure what they are expecting him to do. Hell, even he doesn't know what is being asked of him either.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Mac on January 20, 2017, 02:49:56 pm
Well that was a whole lot of nothing. This is his future? Not sure working with CNN is going to help him. Though he's probably good for CNN, because Lordy, they need it.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2017, 03:11:44 pm
Casey will most likely have his next video uploaded some time tomorrow morning covering the events of today. I'm sure he will have something interesting...or maybe not. He alluded to it at the end of today's video as leaning more along the lines of a 'man-on-the-street-interviews' segment.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2017, 08:11:30 am

Yep, he's back! I kinda suspected the Vlog would be coming back because in the past 4-5 days he has posted a video a day, but it wasn't until today that it was made official that he was bringing back the Daily Vlog. I think that now that his deal with CNN is all taken care of, he can get back to really doing what he wants to do which is this. Now watch this news explode all over YouTube today, tomorrow and so on. It is big news for sure.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 31, 2017, 11:47:34 am

Now this is a great story and a great video to see play out. Who doesn't like or appreciate what Spike has done? I've always been a fan of his as well. The letter had me laughing out loud.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 02, 2017, 09:01:09 pm
Casey Neistat Responds to Controversy and Backlash, Reveals Beme's Future, and Much More

Pretty good (and long) interview with Casey and Philip DeFranco.
Title: Re: Casey Neistat
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2017, 03:11:39 pm
Halloween Levitating Star Wars Speeder Costume


Good stuff. First is the Flick, followed by the BTS.