Thursday 22 September 2016

Snowboarding in New York City

I occasionally watch the YouTube videos of Casey Neistat (b 1981), a New York film producer and videographer. His vlogs are well done and interesting personal takes on his life.

Wikipedia: On January 23, 2016, during the January 2016 United States blizzard, which caused travel bans in New York City, Neistat, his brother Dean, Oscar Boyson, and Jesse Wellens filmed a video through the empty streets of New York City. The 2-minute, 41-second video, titled "Snowboarding with the NYPD," showed Neistat being towed on a rope on the streets and through Times Square, after which a police officer pardons him. The video went viral, and gained 6.5 million views on YouTube within 24 hours.

Snowboarding with the NYPD - Jan 24/2016 (as of Sep 22/2016: over 14 million views)

Making of / Snowboarding with the NYPD - Jan 25/2016 (as of Sep 22/2016: nearly two million views)

In researching this blog post, I discovered this is not the first time Casey has filmed himself snowboarding in New York.

Snowboarding New York City - Feb 14/2014 (as of Sep 22/2016: over 7 million views)


Wikipedia: Casey Neistat
Casey Owen Neistat (1981) is an American film director, producer, designer, creator of popular YouTube videos since 2010 and entrepreneur. Casey Neistat is the co-founder of a social media company called Beme. Casey Neistat and his brother Van Neistat are the creators of the HBO series The Neistat Brothers.

Daily vlogs
Neistat started to post daily vlogs on YouTube on March 24, 2015. On his May 15, 2015, vlog post "The Vice President, Outer Space and the Baby," Neistat stated that he sees his vlogs more as a forum as opposed to a daily journal. On January 19, 2016 Neistat posted his 300th vlog. As a result of vlogging everyday, Neistat said he has chosen to refrain from making any feature length content. Neistat is frequently seen using and discussing his collection of Boosted boards in his daily vlogs, which are sometimes showcased in his other YouTube videos.

On September 8, 2016, Neistat won GQ's "New Media Star" Man of the Year Award.

my blog: Aladdin: Friend Like Me: Magic Carpet Prank - Nov 14/2015
Casey and cohorts pull a prank in New York.


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