December 18, 2017

2 Camera Hacks from Casey Neistat That You've Gotta Try

Get a load of these two somewhat random hacks from filmmaker and YouTube star Casey Neistat.

Casey Neistat is more than your everyday YouTube personality—in fact, he has become one of the leading voices among the next generation of creatives and storytellers. So, when the fella says he's got camera hacks, everyone that has a camera to hack seems to stop and pay attention. In this video, fellow filmmaker Peter McKinnon stops by Neistat's famous studio in New York City and, while he's there, manages to get a few pretty weird, super useful camera hacks. The bit comes in at about the 5:07 mark, so check it out below:

Who knew that packing tape and what is basically a shoelace could be so useful for filmmakers. If you weren't able to watch the video, here are Neistat's hacks.

  • Swivel Screen Packing Tape Tab: Okay, this hack only works on cameras that have a swivel screen. Take some heavy duty packing tape and cut a 1/2"x3" strip. Attach the sticky side to the back of your camera's swivel screen and then fold the remainder of the strip in half to make a tab. Boom! Now you don't have to fumble around and look like an idiot when you're trying to flip your screen out.
  • Important Cable Shoelace Anchor: Cables are good at two things and two things only: 1.) making electronic connections, and 2.) disappearing the shit out of themselves. So, if you want to keep important cables close to the thing they connect to, you can tie a shoelace or something similar around your cable, and then thread the shoelace through one of those plastic cord clips that you have attached near your XHD, computer, or whatever.

Like I said, pretty weird but super useful. What are some other random camera hacks that you use? Let us know down below.      

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what a waste of time. stop posting stuff like this. good think i skipped it down to two minutes (press L to fastforward - youtube).

December 19, 2017 at 4:34PM

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rodrigo calderon
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Someone should edit this video from this and do a 1mn long max, this is ridiculous to write an article about it (as well as my comment)

December 20, 2017 at 2:53AM

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visionrouge.com
DoP freelance cameraman 4K HK & Shanghai.
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wow good camera result i like this http://asuskr.com

December 20, 2017 at 12:38PM

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Stop posting useless Mckinnon videos like this. It is turning into just pure fangirl stuff. There are so many other YouTubers out there that make great videos...please branch out more. This video was useless and was simply clickbait.

December 20, 2017 at 2:00PM

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Dave Altizer
Director/ Editor
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Wanking, WASTE OF TIME. Please stop posting BS like this.

December 21, 2017 at 2:37PM

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Drew Staniland
Actor/Videographer/Writer/Director
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i just joined to say: FUCK THIS GUY

December 21, 2017 at 3:27PM

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I JUST JOINED TO SAY FUCK YOU. You got any tips for us asshole? Jesus, Trump has a lot to answer for with peoples asshole attitudes.

December 24, 2017 at 6:45PM

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James Manson
Photographer
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pretty novice vid.

December 22, 2017 at 9:18AM

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Adam R. Taylor
Director/DP
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This guy is an insecure hack; a male Kardashian. Please never post his junk again, it's an insult to artists everywhere.

December 24, 2017 at 4:31PM

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BD
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Oh, the humanity!!!!! An insecure hack that just sold ONE of his companies for 24 million! THAT's why ya hate him, aint it!

December 24, 2017 at 6:46PM, Edited December 24, 6:47PM

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James Manson
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