Next-Level Filmmaking: Inside Casey Neistat’s Mobile Video P…

Casey Neistat—a vlogger and drone aficionado whose movie star was additional enhanced by the HUMAN FLYING DRONE video that swept the web again in December—lately introduced that his subsequent huge video challenge will characteristic, and be created by, well-known YouTube vloggers. And if that’s not sufficient, it’s going to be made completely on Samsung smartphones.

As Neistat makes clear within the video above, he desires to showcase “the rest of us”—these concerned in filmmaking who’re a part of Neistat’s technology and who’ve taken unconventional paths to success. Namely, by vlogging on YouTube.

Over the final week Neistat has been touring all through California, in Coachella throughout the music pageant there and in Los Angeles, the place he’s been capturing with among the most well-known YouTubers on the market: Ethan Klein, Willy Haynes, David Dobrik, Jason Nash, Zane Hijazi, Scotty Sire, and Toddy Smithy.

The finish objective of all this collaborating can be a industrial for Samsung that splices collectively the work of a number of of those vloggers right into a single video.

What about Drones?

Even although the capturing for this challenge is all being achieved on smartphones, Neistat, true to kind, remains to be innovating and attempting out other ways to make use of the restricted know-how he has to work with.

In the video under, Neistat and his crew rig a Samsung Galaxy S8 onto a drone, and fix a gimbal to ensure the pictures they get are regular (skip forward to 13:00 or so to see the pictures of the smartphone hooked up to the drone).

We’re unsure what sort of drone they’re utilizing within the video, nevertheless it might properly be a customized rig from Droneworks Studios, since we seen Droneworks co-owners Justin Oakes and Elaine Lozano serving to out at numerous factors within the video. (Check out the gizmo Justin’s driving at 11:15, which is rigged to carry a smartphone on a contraption made up of a 3 axis gimbal hooked up to a shockmount, with wire isolators and motors used to make the footage shot by the cellphone “butter smooth.”)

We beloved the panel Neistat, Oakes, and Lozano participated in on the NYC Drone Film Festival a number of months again, and we’re excited to see that they’re working collectively once more.

To say there’s buzz round Neistat’s new challenge is an understatement. In one week, the video above already has nearly 1.eight million views…and counting.

This video includes a skit for the challenge shot with vloggers Ethan and Hila of h3h3Productions. We’re certain to see heaps extra movies like this come out because the challenge unfolds.

With this challenge Neistat is consciously specializing in, and elevating, the work of vloggers, which is typically discounted by mainstream filmmaking.

The central concept right here is that it doesn’t take an enormous price range and one of the best cameras available on the market to make wonderful movies.

The know-how as we speak is so good, and so cheap relative to the standard provided, that anybody who works laborious can create a formidable video. The factor that separates nice from good is creativity, and that’s certain to be in proof in what these vloggers produce.

The consequence of Neistat’s final partnership with Samsung was unimaginable. We’re wanting ahead to seeing the top consequence, and all of the work alongside the best way, from this new challenge.

Zacc Dukowitz

Zacc Dukowitz

Zacc Dukowitz is the Director of Marketing for UAV Coach. A author with skilled expertise in training know-how and digital advertising, Zacc is obsessed with reporting on the drone trade at a time when UAVs might help us stay higher lives. Zacc additionally holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial artwork, and is a extensively revealed fiction author. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John’s College. Follow @zaccdukowitz or try zaccdukowitz.com to learn his work.

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