Casey Neistat

Director, producer, designer, creator of popular YouTube videos since 2010

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON September 17, 2015


Casey Neistat@caseyneistat
I'm the co-founder of Beme and a YouTuber! I've produced two feature films, wrote and directed an HBO series and created a number of short films for the New York Times. In early 2014 my focus shifted to creating a platform that enabled users to share their experiences and perspective via video without the burden of having to create a video.
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Hey Casey - Thanks for joining us today. 1) What's your core competence when it comes to building an audience/creating content - what are you best at ? 2) What do you think you understand about building an audience and creating content that most people don't and can learn from (don't be modest!) :)
Hey Casey, Why does your brother Van not make movies with you anymore? What does he do now?
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
Hi Casey! If you had to start over today, what would you do? Would you aim for the same achievements? I love your vlogs, they're a great way to start my day with positivity and optimism! :)
Heather Minor@_minorlife · Marketing Manager
@rometty_ AGREE! I start every morning with Casey's vlogs! :) Very motivational!
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
Casey! A joy to have you here. What's the best mistake you've ever made?
Casey Neistat@caseyneistat
@melissajoykong Doing a job because I needed the money. Happened early in my career - it cost me dearly.
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Your video of Kanye West’s 2020 presidential bid garnered nearly 2 million views on YouTube. Do you support #Kanye2020?
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
@jackdweck 6god & Yeezus 2020 :)
Brandon Rubinshtein@brandonshtein · Founder & CEO of @Verrehere
@jackdweck Happy Bday buddy thanks for answering my calls lol
Helena Wayne@helenagrayson · Aspiring Film Director
Has ‘Beme' reached it’s peak? What does ‘Beme’s future look like?
Jayme McColgan@jimmyp · Lighting Designer - Graphic Designer
@helenagrayson good question, I'm​ curious to see what he has planned for the new big version of beme
Casey Neistat@caseyneistat
@helenagrayson peak! ha, we are still in beta! Beme's need for an access code was only removed a few weeks ago. We are looking to early December for a V1 launch that will coincide with the Android launch.
Jordan Denning@jdenningvlogs · Computer Support Technician
@caseyneistat Any plans for expansion of beme to all mobile os's eg. windows phone
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Casey! I've been following your videos (on Snapchat, YouTube, etc.). Great work. Broad question: What are you most proud of? What do you regret?
Seth Louey@sethlouey · 🙌 2017 & 2016 Maker of the Year Nominee
Piggy-backing @rrhoover's question with, "@caseyneistat, what's the most memorable video you created?". Also, welcome... Been a huge fan of your work since the beginning of your YouTube channel. :)
Casey Neistat@caseyneistat
@rrhoover Most proud of... Creating Beme is number 1. Making something that enables others has always been an ambition of mine. Regrets are a funny thing, I take a big step back and look at my life - I am happy, I love my life - it was my mistakes, my failures just as much as my successes that got me here so to parse that out and say I wish I hadn't... that doesn't feel right
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@caseyneistat love your answer. We're inclined to regret our mistakes but ultimately they shape who we are.
Kody Myers@mrkodymyers · recovery specialist
@caseyneistat hi casey, whats your favorite book or books you can recommend?
ゲイブ Ⓥ@gabeolivero · Writer
Hey Casey! Just wanted to know what internships you offer at BEME, and how can I go about getting one
@caseyneistat How long do you film a day for a 10 minutes vlog? And how long does it take to edit it?
@caseyneistat Will we ever be able to buy beme shirts?
SabrinaHana@cakesus · Interior design
@youandeuan or the hat maybe....
@youandeuan he said they were setting up a store
Viral Jogani@virjog · Software Engineer at Capital One
@cakesus @youandeuan You already can over here:
Christian Hardy@byhardy · Sports Editor, University Daily Kansan
@caseyneistat Why doesn't Candice do social media? Is she opposed to it?
Hey Casey! How's the juice cleanse going? Any cheating yet today?
Brandon Rubinshtein@brandonshtein · Founder & CEO of @Verrehere
@caseyneistat Do you believe that 'Beme's growth is solely based off your brand and is it sustainable?
Jay Harris@jhartist · Developer, Smallchat
Any tips on being a new parent while running a company/making awesome stuff? How do you stay balanced?
Casey Neistat@caseyneistat
@jhartist i removed nearly everything else from my life. leaving family & work. socializing, partying, drinking, etc - all gone. it's work and it's family (sometimes fitness) that reprioritization has made my focus more clear
Liam Rooney@liamrooneyy · student
Hey Casey, do you believe that artistic creativity is present in all of us? I've fell out of love with playing music which I wanted to do for all of school, and am wondering if you think it can be learnt? (also do you read much/ could you recommend any books?)
Melissa Joy Kong@melissajoykong · Content, Product Hunt
One of the age-old questions humanity has been asking of itself for years is, "What's the meaning of this life?" Given your collection of experiences in your own life thus far, how would you answer that question?
Dan Thirlby@danthirlby
How do we get beme shirts/stickers? :)
Harsimran Singh@realturbanboy
@danthirlby Wish i knew myself dude.
Ben Curtis@bencurtis_14 · Owner, AMS
@danthirlby same question here ;)
@danthirlby he said they were\are setting up a store
Viral Jogani@virjog · Software Engineer at Capital One
@bencurtis_14 @danthirlby You can order them from here:
jordan lerma@jordkl · jordkl
@caseyneistat how do you plan on monetizing beme?