TEDxParkerSchool – Casey Neistat – Embracing Your Limitations and Making Movies

December 12, 2016

Casey Neistat is a filmmaker based in New York City. His 2010 self-titled television show called The Neistat Brothers, debuted on HBO. The series of eight episodes is made up of short stories about the lives of Casey and his brother, Van. The series, like much of his work, was produced, written, filmed and edited by Neistat himself. In 2003 his short film, iPod’s Dirty Secret, became nationally recognized for its criticism on Apple’s battery replacement program for the iPod and forced Apple to effectively change their policy. In 2011, he released a short film critical of NYC cycling laws, which also received national attention and forced a dialogue regarding such laws that was ultimately addressed by Mayor Bloomberg. It currently has over 5 million views on You Tube. * In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)