It's hard to keep up with Casey Neistat's daily vlogs, but today's stands out in particular for its special ingenuity and because it's Halloween. Thanks to a little creativity with an electric skateboard, some red cloth, and an Aladdin costume, New York City has Neistat and his buddy, Jesse Wellens, to thank for a truly epic Aladdin and Magic Carpet sighting. Go behind the scenes and see how they filmed it.
While the final video (above) is on Wellens' PrankvsPrank YouTube channel, it's Neistat's daily vlog that ended up being the behind-the-scenes video. With his usual, high-energy, no-nonsense charm and humor, Neistat shares some moments of the making of the carpet and how they got those silky smooth shots (looks like one of MōVI's rigs to me).
As always, sound is behind a great video. This video is no exception, with an impact-driving electro-swing remix of "Friend Like Me" from "Aladdin" (done by Sim Gretina). The remix of Robin Williams' voice is yet another warm addition throughout the piece, serving as a reminder of what a dynamic character he was, especially as Genie.
Yet again, Neistat and Wellens have created a video that's both endlessly entertaining and simple. Go create something. And Happy Halloween!
Check out the behind-the-scenes video here: