The Life of Filmmaker Casey Neistat: When Opportunity Meets Preparation

Casey Neistat is one of the most popular filmmakers and YouTube creators of the past decade. By the age of 33, Neistat created some of the most viral videos ever posted on YouTube, sold a show to HBO for about 2 million dollars, and produced numerous commercials for major companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and Google. In his latest video, Neistat shares his very interesting personal story — from growing up as a trouble-making kid to being a dad at age 17 and the things that made him become a filmmaker.

It's always interesting to hear other photo and video professionals talk about their lives, and what led them to work in the specific field they chose. Add live-drawing to the story and you get yourself 13 minutes of great inspiration.

And just remember: Luck favors the prepared, so go out there and prepare to get lucky.

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Daniel Baggenstos's picture

This is great storytelling, Love it!

Bavarian DNA's picture

This is a motivational story for everyone sees it, never give up nor stay down. Seeing and hearing the story is easier than reality, but if you don't try, you will never know. I became an engineer without family support and had to work until I graduated. Thank you Noam for sharing this awesome story

Paul Stonehouse's picture

Story telling at its very best....great work...love it

Fritz Grimm's picture

very empowering story! thanks!