YouTube sensation Casey Neistat launches filmmaking masterclass

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Casey Neistat, filmmaker sensation, YouTuber and creator of the “daily vlog” pressed the upload button yesterday for the first time in 6 months to tell his audience, and the world, that he has been working on a masterclass with online course platform Monthly to teach those who enrol for $249 the thought process behind his filmmaking and how to make it in the industry as a content creator today.

Who is Casey Neistat?

Casey Owen Neistat is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and was co-founder of the multimedia company Beme, which was later acquired by CNN.

Casey first hit the spotlight on YouTube in 2003 with his film “iPod's Dirty Secret” which gained him international exposure for criticizing tech giant Apple for not having a battery replacement program for its then line of iPods. Due to this film's popularity, Apple announced a battery replacement policy on November 14, 2003 and also announced to extended iPod warranty program on November 21 2003.

The film was posted to the Internet on 20 September, 2003, and quickly attracted media attention. The film was even praised by The Washington Post as "wonderfully renegade" and has been viewed on YouTube over 2 million times.

In more recent years, Neistat started to post daily vlogs on YouTube from March 2015 showcasing his life, the success and the failures. Casey’s most popular videos have included "Make It Count" and snowboarding in the streets of New York City during the January 2016 United States blizzard. Both have gained serious traction over the years and have gained over 31 million and 22 million views on YouTube to date respectively.

Casey now has over 12 million subscribers on YouTube and his latest video about his online course has gained over 500,000 views, 46,000 likes and is currently trending at number 20 on YouTube’s trending list in less than 24 hours.

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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.