The kids went downtown Toronto since we were going to hit the all night art fest. I’m a Casey fan on how he documents things and his storytelling. This past July… he did a keynote and I wanted to post it below if you ever wanted to listen to him a little more.
Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, developer, and creator of popular YouTube videos. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs. With ten years of experience in creating TV commercials, Neistat took his story-telling ability and married it with his commercial experience to re-define branded content on the internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike. Most recently, Neistat’s technology company, Beme, was acquired by CNN.
Two videos. Above is the storytelling on how he jumps around to tell a story that is shot by just him. How he moves the camera around to get a different POV and help with focus on different parts. How he uses music and old footage of him.
Below: Yes a quick trip but just how he films traveling which is tough and he tries to capture it a different way by counting down the hours. His cuts and how he moves the camera around to capture from a different POV.
A couple of weeks ago… Casey wanted to finish putting together a little movie about a trip he took with his son in 2012. Love the journal he kept as they travelled documenting things with photos, video and paper with a mini-scrapbook.
Documenting with life and with kids.
As you might have heard… Casey is stopping his daily vlog a short time ago. He just sold his app Beme to CNN for 25 mil and will be starting up a separate media company for CNN next year announced today. I’ve enjoyed just how creative his is with his eye for the angles and edits. I’m looking forward to the little videos he produces.
It is simply his outlook on life and his storytelling along with his editing. Dude makes a video of everyday an films it in a very interesting style to help tell a story. He gets better and better at his editing and how he films sequences from other points of view is wild. The video above highlights some of this.
Interesting video from Nerdwriter below that highlights certain things. If you watch is vlog… you will notice he is over 500 days in a row. His channel just passed 1 Billon views. His daily view average on his daily vlogs is around 1.5 million. He is at 4.2 Million subscribers.
Someone went through his vlogs… and edited his perspective on things. It’s very interesting and you can watch it to get an idea of what makes him tick. It’s kind of his “meaning of life”. So much good advice.
Here is Part Two below:
If you watch his vlogs more closely and focus on the time and effort he uses to set up shots or add in little details to his surrounding space… is wild. Dude shoots footage during the day… then edits the footage deciding what to keep and what to not use and also adds music to highlight the story.
My fave vlogs are when he is traveling. Here is some in a row right here:
I also like the little story of Casey + Candice and it’s great that he can go back in his archives and grab footage and bring it into his stories.
Trying to do some little storytelling of my own is humbling and makes me appreciate how effortlessly easy it is… and it’s not.
Casey had a booked flight with United Airlines and after that plane was grounded and delayed… UA staff rebooked him on our airline to fly from IAH to FRA and then to VCE… where he then took off from there.
It was sweet to see him flying business class on the Airbus A380 that holds close to 600 peeps in the flying tube. He had the upper-deck that holds 80 business pax.
In the second video you get a better understanding at his frustration in regards to having his luggage delayed as well as Candace has some coffee accidentally poured on her. It was great to see Candace so carefree and happy just to get away from the craziness of NYC and the baby for a little vacation. Even with no luggage she is happy and calm and you can see it in her face in the second video like a little fish being reunited with the sea.
It’s nice to see Casey stop daily vlogging after 500 and somthing straight days. I’m sure he will capture it and he will share some stories when he gets back. Below is the little recap video of the trip he posted after he got back and settled in to daily vlogging again.
Everyday… I watch is yesterday on his YouTube channel here.
Watch the short video above and open your mind about how you and others post…
What I like about Beme is that you just shoot and you can’t edit or preview and check to see if you like that “look” before you post. You also just share without concentrating on your phone.
I like Facebook but I miss just the true stuff you see about people like the personal pictures. It’s all about sharing funny videos and quotes and news articles. With many pages on FB just want “shares” to gain “reach” I’m getting less and less real status updates and real pictures from friends since there a math calculation on what Facebook feels you should see and from who.
Right now… I’m the only one on Beme that I know of… and I’m just starting to use it. It’s just little 4 seconds and you can download the clips later to your camera roll on your phone so it will help me get little footage for my One Second Everyday Project.
I would love key people in my life to use it and I could catch up with what’s up in their world easily. I think Beme will take off but I don’t think the world is ready yet. I wanted to get my username locked in. I like the “honest” sharing it offers with little glimpses that are documented.
My username is “jsdoit” and you should download the app (Android is coming soon) and follow me and start posting some Beme’s. I would like to play around with this app.
The video by Casey above was done when it launched… so since then the app has had some tweaks to make it better.
Why not get in on “the new social” and start trying it.
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