Who is Casey Neistat?
Casey Owen Neistat is an American YouTuber, vlogger, producer, director and co-founder of the social media company, ‘Beme’ which he recently sold to CNN. Casey lives in New York City and used to make daily vlogs which led to a huge growth of his channel. Today his channel has more than 9.7 million subscribers.
What is unique about Casey Neistat’s vlogging style?
For planned segments, Casey uses a DSLR with a directional microphone mounted on top and a mid-sized tripod with bendable legs. It allows him some mobility because it is all one piece that he can carry around his home or office.
Casey does not just like to record at home or at his office, though. He likes to vlog wherever and whenever ideas strike him or something interesting happens. Casey’s second setup for spontaneous vlogging is a digital camera in a case on his belt and it goes everywhere with him.
Another big element that differentiates Casey’s vlogs from other is the distinct format of starting and ending his vlogs. He starts every vlog with a timelapse sequence and ends the vlogs on an abrupt note.
With the opening time-lapse sequence, Casey is able to give his viewers and overall theme of what the vlog is going to be about and is very attention-grabbing in nature. With abrupt vlog ends, Casey ensures that he leaves the audience wanting for more.
Casey has an eye for detail and every shot is being treated with utmost importance. But that doesn’t mean that he always strives for perfection. In his vlogs, he is often seen to mess things up and he doesn’t try to control that – he keeps it real. His ultimate aim is to share great stories with his unique style of filmmaking.
What camera equipment does Casey Neistat use?
Well, let’s put that to rest for once and for all. Here are some of Casey’s favorite pieces of gear that you can use to create your own style of filmmaking.
Canon EOS Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY Lumix 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera
Sony A7S II
Canon EOS 80D DSLR
Canon EOS 70D DSLR
Canon EF-S 10-22MM
Canon EF-S 10-18MM
Rode VideoMic Pro
Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mounted Condenser Microphone
Sennheiser MKE 440 microphone
Joby GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X Bundle
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
GoPro Hero5 Black
GoPro Hero5 Session
GoPro Hero4 Black
GoPro Hero Session
Samsung Galaxy S8+
iPhone 7 Plus
Digital Camera Setup:
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot S120
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Sony RX100 IV
DJI Mavic Pro Drone
GoPro Karma Drone
DJI Phantom 4 Drone
AirDog The Action Sports Drone
Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Drone
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter
DJI Mavic Air
360 Degree Cameras Setup:
Samsung Gear 360 Camera
Ricoh Theta S
Spivo Rotating Selfie Stick
MarSoar L1 3-Axis Motorized Handheld Gimbal
Beholder DS1 Handheld Stabilizer 3- Axis Brushless Gimbal
I love to explore challenging opportunities in the field of Digital Media. Primarily, my skills revolve around Digital Video in terms of Content Strategy/Marketing, Analysis and Audience Development. My natural affinity towards diverse audio-visual content across platforms helps me develop a multitude of perspectives. In totality - I'm a keen learner, collector of new enriching experiences and have an undying conviction to always stay curious in life!