Casey Neistat. If this name doesn’t ring a bell chances are you don’t get on Youtube much. Like it or hate it, Youtube has changed the way that we consume content. Casey is a New York City filmmaker who is one of the most interesting vloggers, if not people in the world. Casey Owns a production studio and puts out a new video every day, or at least for the last 78 days. Making a video each day is hard enough, but when you consider the fact that Casey is also producing interesting content and telling a very engaging story, you’ll be able to understand why he has amassed so many followers.
In today’s episode, Neistat dives into the topic of “when a person should quit something.” His answer is basically “never,” but he does explain why he hasn’t completed some projects. While Casey is filming, we get to see a familiar moment for anyone who has shot with Canon in the past knows: the “Movie recording has been stopped automatically” warning appears on his screen, which is one of the most frustrating issues to deal with. There is no reason for this to happen, and it’s totally intermittent. What makes it even more frustrating is you don’t know what the problem is and it’s totally unpredictable. He even made sure to use a super fast SD card, which didn’t ameliorate the problem. I am sure at some point everyone has talked about taking some brute force object onto their camera out of frustration, but Casey actually did it. His weapon of choice: the ax. Not only did he destroy his Canon DSLR, he bought a newer, more expensive one and then openly stated how much he hated it. Just watch the video above… it’s the biggest statement against any camera we’ve seen in some time.
So why is this different than your neighbor taking an axe to a Canon? Well…
Casey has traveled all over the world working with brands like Nike, Mercedes-Benz, and he even did the promo video for Ben Stiller’s the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He has a massive following and it’s the biggest, most openly blatant assault on a major camera manufacturer in recent memory.