Casey Neistat Studio Tour!

Famous tech vlogger Marques Brownlee recently toured the studio of famous vlogger personality Casey Neistat. I’m fascinated by this space.

You can see Casey’s video featuring Marques too…

If by some miracle you’ve never watched one of Casey’s vlogs, it just so happens that this recent episode is one of his most entertaining. He’s taken a bit of a break from YouTube in recent months, but seems to be uploading fairly regularly again now.

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(It shouldn’t bother me, but I hate that the misspelled word ‘propellar’ features prominently in the video!)

CASEY NEISTAT: WHAT YOU DON’T SEE

The Nerdwriter on uber-vlogger Casey Neistat.

“Though there are plenty of imitators, I think it’s pretty much impossible to duplicate the style of Casey Neistat.”

If you’ve never watched a Neistat video before, I recommend this recent installment.

It’s a fairly typical episode with an unexpected turn and the subtitles made me laugh out loud.

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Casey Neistat has a somewhat, erm, guerrilla approach to technology. So far he’s adapted two Apple Watches to suit his personal tastes. Look away Apple fans!

Louis Vuitton Apple Watch

Plus how (not) to etch your name into your expensive new Apple gadget.

How to Turn Your Apple Watch Gold

A bit of spray paint turns a $399 apple watch into a $12,000 ‘edition’!

The Making of a Viral Video

Casey explains how and why he made his ‘How to Turn Your Apple Watch Gold’ video.

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Watch Casey Neistat customise / vandalise the Apple Watch

How to turn your Apple Watch gold and how about a fancy Louis Vuitton strap too? Look away Apple fans!

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At just 32 years old, Neistat has already made more than a hundred short films, won an Independent Spirit Award, and starred in an HBO series.

I’m sort of undecided how I feel about Casey. On one hand he makes videos that exude a sort of spoiled-brat attitude that makes me cringe (watch him wreck his jeep, twice, just for shits and giggles). But on the other hand he’s clearly not looking for anyone’s permission for how to have fun with his money, and I do kinda admire that.

He also makes entertaining videos that highlight social issues, like this brilliant critique of the bike lanes in New York or this mini-doc on the dark side of the iPhone 5S lines. And it’s hard to fault a guy who when offered $25,000 to make a promotional video for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty suggested that he instead take the money and use it on relief for victims of a catastrophic typhoon that had just hit the Philippines.

You can see more of his studio in this video tour made for Gizmodo:

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Casey Neistat’s amazing workplace of which I am not at all jealous

‘Casey Neistat makes movies. Much of Neistat’s magic is concocted in a bright SoHo loft that is as every bit as weird and wonderful as his movies.’ — Gizmodo

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How Tommy Wiseau Blocks A Scene

This Guy Edits: “The Room” by Tommy Wiseau is one of the best movie experiences you’ll ever have. I’m nerding out on Wiseau’s blocking, but there’s so much more to his genius. I truly am a big fan.

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Creative Spaces TV: Becky Simpson

A series by Sara Dietschy, a YouTuber who I became aware of after she was featured on Casey Neistat’s vlog and her subscriber count shot up from 4,000 to 40,000 (and at the time of writing she is close to 10k subs!).

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