Casey Neistat's Guide to Filmmaking

  • Published on Oct 13, 2015
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  • Brosdrink reviews
    Brosdrink reviews 2 days ago

    Thanks Casey... been watching your videos for some time and you're the best.

  • anajane Vlog
    anajane Vlog 3 days ago

    Nice vlog

  • Sebastian Wilkey
    Sebastian Wilkey 4 days ago

    I get it....As I call it in the auto detailing business is called...The Point of Diminishing Return but for you its about camera's. Great video also.

  • vic placido
    vic placido 4 days ago

    Great video! Love ya bro!

  • Psaikodelik
    Psaikodelik 7 days ago +1

    PANASONIC GH5 (If you want a real camera that can compare to ARRI's and RED's video quality)

  • Psaikodelik
    Psaikodelik 7 days ago +1

    I have a Canon 5D Mark III that I bought two years ago when I started going to Film and TV Directing school. A photographer with no video/film experience convinced me into buying it, and he said it was the best, while cheapest DSLR for video shooting. Thinking back, he was the store owner's friend, and took a nice cut of the money I paid for bringing me there as a client and actually selling me the camera. The store owner didn't really talk, this photographer guy was the one who did all the talking, showing me the "amazing" features of the 5D.
    It's a heavy ass camera that will make everybody turn around and look at you. It can record a maximum of 1080p with very lousy dynamic range. Even when I get the urge to go out and take some pictures, I change my mind because it's really cumbersome and I don't have anybody to come with me. I am scared of shooting photos or videos out in the streets because I can get mugged. Uneducated people in my country think cameras cost tens of thousands of dollars. I've had numerous people come to me while filming, asking if I work for some TV channel, how much the camera costs, what am I filming and so on and so forth. It's really problematic, and the overall quality of the videos is BAD! Photos are wonderful, but you can find smartphones nowadays that shoot way better videos than my Canon 5D Mark III. Gear matters, in many different ways. If you're creative and want to shoot something at all costs, you can do it with anything, even a smartphone. But if you want to make quality content, you need the right gear. This applies to audio too, so don't be scared to invest in a good handy recorder and a shotgun mic or some cheap lavaliers!!!
    I am going to sell my Canon 5D Mark III as soon as I can, to buy a Panasonic GH5!

  • Vikram Krishnan
    Vikram Krishnan 7 days ago

    This is so helpful!

  • thematineeidol
    thematineeidol 7 days ago

    Awesome! Nice point! Will definitely keep that in mind.

  • スターターズ R&D

    I believe character is the king.

  • Thejus Gangadharan
    Thejus Gangadharan 12 days ago

    Casey can i win a free dslr from you...
    That would mean a lot to me. For continuing ma passion in automotive photography

  • 천도 River Peach_Logue

    Thanks for your video.
    It's still useful!

  • KoFay
    KoFay 24 days ago

    2018. rewatching this over and over and i learn something new everytime!

  • juliuz
    juliuz 25 days ago

    thanks for the tips

  • Jack Hansen
    Jack Hansen 25 days ago

    Ur graph made no sense

  • Haris Audio
    Haris Audio 27 days ago

    Casey my brother, this is all good, but it would have been better if you have explained how you actually make stories rather than any camera will do. With all due respect, we already know that. Hope you get to read this. Keep rocking bro.

  • Dhruv Rawat
    Dhruv Rawat Month ago

    Go pros have slow mo but point and shoot don't.. Right?

  • Keshav Rajput
    Keshav Rajput Month ago

    You should make one of these videos

  • SwaggySoul
    SwaggySoul Month ago

    camcorder or dslr?

  • Funtomaniak
    Funtomaniak Month ago

    So story for this video was a story.

  • Sibren
    Sibren Month ago

    Everytime I want to buy an expensive piece of equipment I watch this video

  • Luke Brown
    Luke Brown Month ago

    love you thx

  • Jack Hoppy
    Jack Hoppy Month ago

    Casey's Guide to Filmmaking:
    -Any camera will do
    -Make a good story
    If anyone didn't know this already from common sense, they probably don't have the capacity to make a movie in the first place.

  • Danyel Henrique
    Danyel Henrique Month ago +1

    Say that to MKBHD and his super expensive RED camera. hahahaah

  • Ali Safeer
    Ali Safeer Month ago

    He really knows what he is talking about specially the line if you spend more and more the outcome will be less and less improved

  • Mitchell White
    Mitchell White Month ago

    PS I have a Lumix g7 and it's 500$ and just ass good as yours

  • Mitchell White
    Mitchell White Month ago

    All I wish is to have a studio like u

  • Mitchell White
    Mitchell White Month ago

    Helped a LOT

  • isaw heaven
    isaw heaven Month ago

    Thanks Casey your insight was of great help to me on right time.

  • LuLeBe
    LuLeBe Month ago

    That camera diminishing returns graph had the axes switched from what they should be.

  • Shah Sahib Vlog's
    Shah Sahib Vlog's Month ago

    Subscribe me Too 📹📹

  • Lillian Pope
    Lillian Pope Month ago


  • Double D
    Double D Month ago

    When you find a video 3 years after it's posted and it's one of the most relevant vids you've seen to date :/

  • fourthy five
    fourthy five Month ago

    i used to record videos and edited using a 90$ camera

  • Dustin Barb64
    Dustin Barb64 2 months ago

    Really great video! This was really helpful. I just started my TVclip channel. So I'm trying to learn from you and other TVcliprs. You do an amazing job!

  • BE Adventure Partners
    BE Adventure Partners 2 months ago

    Absolutely love how you cut this together, Casey. The whole mirror showing which camera you're using was a cool touch to telling their story as you're recording from them! Just getting into filmmaking & you have definitely inspired a different point of view that's more raw & authentic than most others! Thanks dude! - Brian (Erin too!)

  • Damian Demasi
    Damian Demasi 2 months ago

    Nice! Thanks!

  • z13cobra
    z13cobra 2 months ago

    HEY CAN YOU HELP What mic is perfect for my g7 x Mark II I always see like a fuzzy mustache thing over the mics for the g7 x what is that thing

  • JD
    JD 2 months ago

    Surprised he didn’t use the most coined phrase in vlog history...content is king!

  • Stormer Neo
    Stormer Neo 2 months ago

    What editing software do u use Casey?

  • Richie Himes
    Richie Himes 2 months ago

    Thank you for this.
    I’m not a filmmaker, just a guy with a channel and older, inexpensive gear
    Even so, I see myself improving over the last month.
    It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with what you’ve got.
    Thanks again for the encouragement! 😎👍

  • Santiago Donate
    Santiago Donate 2 months ago

    Great message, thanks

  • Mahmud Ahsan
    Mahmud Ahsan 3 months ago

    You are best. Learning lots of things from you.

    SARU TV 3 months ago

    "Story is King" i want to make a shirt out of that quote.

  • ya boi
    ya boi 3 months ago

    I use a canon powershot great camrea

  • Λ N T O N
    Λ N T O N 3 months ago

    that intro... like, "if you dont do a specific thing, you also donÄt care about it". Like, I'm not supposed to watch a launch of elon musks space rocket, since I don't know how to fly that thing by myself. thats really not an intelligent intro, espacially because we all know that you obviously want us to watch that stuff anyways. candice shoudl smile more often tho. how about htat

  • Tyler Baum
    Tyler Baum 3 months ago


  • Charles Vlogs
    Charles Vlogs 3 months ago

    CASEY NEISTAT IS THE MAN!!! He inspires me a lot, specialy this one! thanks Casey for inspiring me in doing great things in TVclip, im starting to create my first mini movie in my youtube channel, please subscribe because your feedbacks/suggestions are gonna be so helpful in making great thing in YT. peace!

  • oneloveonebeing
    oneloveonebeing 3 months ago

    you should do a 2018 version

  • Forever Young
    Forever Young 3 months ago

    So you're saying there's a chance... ;)

  • JACK Liu
    JACK Liu 3 months ago

    thank you Mr .Casey

  • The Fan Club Review
    The Fan Club Review 3 months ago

    Tarnation. I gotta check that out. That's the kind of video that would be used for study at TVclip video school. Looks like the pioneer of Vlogging.

  • MelaWhaaat
    MelaWhaaat 3 months ago

    Thank u!

  • ahmad
    ahmad 3 months ago


  • no idea
    no idea 3 months ago

    Good vid kc.anyone know a decent phone around $130 or so for vlogging? I need a new phone anyway. Not worried to much about performance but need a good camera. Thanks

  • ardnfast
    ardnfast 3 months ago

    Is it only me or is that screen flickering in the background (during the intro) as annoying as f***?

  • Lewis Morrey
    Lewis Morrey 3 months ago

    Anyone know the tune at the beginning

  • colavfreak2
    colavfreak2 3 months ago

    This was great!

  • Daniel D
    Daniel D 3 months ago

    No bull guide to gear, gotta love it.

  • Hans Christian F.O.
    Hans Christian F.O. 3 months ago

    Thanks Casey...

  • Francisco Leocádio
    Francisco Leocádio 3 months ago


    I like your style

  • HitMen Production Group

    Thanks for this!

  • Hozaifa ahmed /حذيفة احمد

    Can you make a give away

  • Benji Journeys
    Benji Journeys 4 months ago

    Great stuff!

  • Recording my Life
    Recording my Life 4 months ago

    Thanks for your tips love from India 🇮🇳

  • Monster 97
    Monster 97 4 months ago

    Does anyone know what frame rate he shoots in?

  • JP Robles
    JP Robles 4 months ago

    Thanks Casey ^ . ^

  • Ashley Jackson
    Ashley Jackson 4 months ago

    Its only when you put the products next to each other , you see the small difference , the biggest difference is the audio . And of course the story. This is the skill.

  • Fiamma Nera Patrick
    Fiamma Nera Patrick 4 months ago

    Easy for you to say, you have all these expensive cameras!

  • Fergz World of golf
    Fergz World of golf 4 months ago

    Love this video 👍🏼🇬🇧👍🏼🇬🇧👍🏼🇬🇧👍🏼

  • Fergz World of golf
    Fergz World of golf 4 months ago

    Just started vlogging and your stuff is helping cheers pal 👍🏼🇬🇧👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🇬🇧🇬🇧👍🏼👍🏼🇬🇧👍🏼👍🏼🇬🇧

  • max hustle
    max hustle 4 months ago

    Boy gotta flex

  • BK42 Channel
    BK42 Channel 4 months ago

    Old video, but very actual reality!

  • Matthew Titley
    Matthew Titley 4 months ago +1

    The subtitles said Casey nice hat!!😂😂

  • Aspie But Crispy
    Aspie But Crispy 4 months ago +1

    Tl;dw: equipment doesn't matter. Just have a good story.
    Saved u 7 1/2 mins

  • Christoph Siegrist
    Christoph Siegrist 4 months ago

    Thanks Casey!

  • Matthew Allison
    Matthew Allison 4 months ago

    Thank you.

  • DagKouta
    DagKouta 4 months ago

    5:52 wow did casey just explain the exponential function using cameras? AMAZING

  • JakeThe VLOGGER
    JakeThe VLOGGER 4 months ago

    I use story arch’s they are just really easy.

  • JakeThe VLOGGER
    JakeThe VLOGGER 4 months ago

    I use story arch’s they are just really easy.

  • Golden Child
    Golden Child 4 months ago

    Great video and thank you for sharing 👍🏽

  • ElArboool
    ElArboool 4 months ago

    I came back to this video because I forgot the term "Diminishing Returns" and could not, for the life of me, find it describing it to google. Thanks Casey.

    IAMVIBE 4 months ago

    Happy 10M subs casey

  • Matthew Langbeinfilms
    Matthew Langbeinfilms 4 months ago

    That was really nice

  • ColonelGearheart
    ColonelGearheart 4 months ago

    This is helpful Casey. When I grow up, I will come to NYC to make videos like you.

  • Daniel Vlogs
    Daniel Vlogs 4 months ago

    Today’s vlogS LOL

  • Saurabh Thackeray
    Saurabh Thackeray 4 months ago

    Hey. Does the GoPro opinion still hold true now that the Hero 6 is here and we have linear mode? Will it be a good choice as a sole camera?

  • Hava Hijakim
    Hava Hijakim 4 months ago

    I recommend to buy a GoPro for 400 bucks and then just remove lens distortion in Editing software. Way way better option in my opinion. But if you don’t like smashing your camera (or extreme what ever) each time you use it buy point and shoot.

  • MagicSoundLab
    MagicSoundLab 4 months ago

    Thank you Casey for this video. It’s so easy to fall for the “I need better gear” trap. From our experience the more expensive the gear becomes, the more it will come in the way of telling the story (if we’re creating content for TVclip)

  • Matthew Knox
    Matthew Knox 4 months ago

    if your really on a budget buy a kodak powershot m340 some 32 gb sd cards and a a batterie charger all under 100 dollars

    • Matthew Knox
      Matthew Knox 4 months ago

      or a cannon rebel eos t1i and lens

  • Guiriraj Vilela
    Guiriraj Vilela 4 months ago

    Portuguese legend please! 🙏❤

  • k z
    k z 5 months ago

    came from mango street

  • mack ਦੇ Vlogsz
    mack ਦੇ Vlogsz 5 months ago

    You are osm Casey

  • ShyG
    ShyG 5 months ago

    How can u not watch casey? Like he’s the best (well in ma opinion) no matter what we posts he’s awesome (by da way I’ve been always really into vlogs and cameras and stuff)

  • gadget magnet
    gadget magnet 5 months ago

    bro??!! u inspire me like a beast!!! u like medicine to me!! love u for this...

  • Episode Nan
    Episode Nan 5 months ago

    This is amazing! I hope to get better and better! It was very helpful!

  • ProZone
    ProZone 5 months ago

    I bought a t6i , and its totally worth it

  • Waris
    Waris 5 months ago +1

    Only Casey can get away with switching the graph from quality to price and no one gives a damn lmao

  • Yvann Saculo
    Yvann Saculo 5 months ago

    How do you make it HD on youtube even in 360p those cheap cameras and phone

  • she sakjdh
    she sakjdh 5 months ago

    so helpful no sarcasm

  • Pordan123 !!!
    Pordan123 !!! 5 months ago

    I cant believe how good this video is, Such a good video. Loved it