How to Vlog like Casey Neistat

When you start out on YouTube and you want to be a vlogger.  You have to learn How to Vlog.  Personally, I have been working on my vlogging style for almost 2 years.  My style is coming along, and I’m still evolving as a vlogger.    I am still working on it, and I’m still learning.

How to Vlog like Casey Neistat

One of the first vloggers that I started watching on YouTube is Casey Neistat.  He had taken vlogging and turned it into a daily movie.  instead of just carrying a camera around in selfie mode all day, he would do other types of shots.  He recently did a video titled HOW TO VLOG LIKE CASEY NEISTAT by CASEY NEISTAT He goes over some things that he brought to the vlogging world on YouTube.

The way my brain works I have to watch the video multiple times, take notes and remind myself to make sure I don’t forget anything.  I’m sure there are others out there with the same problem.  For this reason, I wanted to write up some of the basics that he discussed.  So sit back, relax, and let’s go over How to Vlog like Casey Neistat.

Story Telling

Throughout his day he does a 3 act play where he does the setup, The conflict, and the final act is The resolution.  This is something that I have been working on, for as long as I can remember.  If you are a better storyteller you will have a better video. I have gone through countless websites on how to become a better storyteller and Casey breaks it down for you.


You need to have equal amounts of handheld shots, locked off shots(shots on a tripod) and establishing shots(wide angle to establish location).  The reason for the tripod shots is because the handheld shots get shaky.  The tripod shot is stable and will give the viewers brain a chance to calm down.  And the establishing shots Let the viewer know where you are.  Are you indoors, or out? Are you at the beach or in a canyon?  These shots allow you to show the location.

Time-Lapse and Drones

Casey discusses this footage. He will use this footage as a transition from inside to outside. Casey also said that nobody cares about it. However, I don’t agree with him.  I personally love seeing the drone and the time-lapse footage. Maybe it’s the photographic gene in my body, but I love to see the drone footage of his locations.

This is all information that I got from Casey’s video.  In other words, this is not from my brain.  However, I wanted to share this with you so you can become a better YouTuber.  Casey also mentioned that you need to create your own style.  Take the information that he gave and add your own flair to it.  As a matter of fact, I’ve said this multiple times.  You need to be your own person. You can build off someone else as you are learning. However, you need to come up with your own style.

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4 Comments on “How to Vlog like Casey Neistat”

    1. Yeah, Casey was part of the reason I got into YouTube. My life isn’t as cool as his, but I’m hoping to find the joy in learning to edit and share some of my stories. Thank you for reading.

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