As a guiding principle, life shrinks and life expands in direct proportion to your willingness to assume risk.— Casey Neistat
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Free time is the enemy of progress
The right time is always right now.
If Facebook is Lucky Charms, Instagram is just the marshmallows.
I always see the filming as basically going to the grocery store and buying a bunch of ingredients and that's about as far from having a dinner as you can possibly be. Then editing is the cooking, the preparation of the meal and if you don't edit it you've just got a pile of raw meat.
The technical process which is interesting in it's own right but I think the creative process is what's more intriguing to me.
One day it was that I wanted to go make a movie with my kid and then another day it was that I wanted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and another day it was that I wanted to sit in the studio and figure something out. All those things manifested themselves into what the TV show was.
I saw 'Avatar' in the theater eight times and I got booed for it.
I'm totally serious. First of all, I love that movie. I totally love that movie, but nothing intrigues me more than the fact that it made like $2.7 billion and so how many people had to see it for it to make that much money.
That for me is what intrigues me the most about feature films.
It's not like the little kind of esoteric projects that you and your friends get but how do you make something that has a universal appeal. Those are the movies that intrigue me the most.
I'm definitely curious about what the new iPhone and it's video editing capabilities will lend to that.
My son is about ninety nine percent of my life.
Then HBO was the pie in the sky. HBO is the absolute ultimate.
I'm naturally inclined to want to be funny and make people laugh, and that's what I want to do with my life. I also want to do it on an intelligent level. I want to kill the clown but I also want to preserve the comedian.
As a viewer, I care about people, I care about characters, I care about perspective.
The biggest risk is to take no risk at all
If the reason why you're doing anything creative is to make a living, then you're doing it wrong
It's the execution that matters, never the idea.
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.
Our job as creators is to further define any medium.
If you're doing what everyone else is doing, you're doing it wrong.
Without a goal, you can’t score.
The approach to that movie wasn't, 'Lets make this movie about Amsterdam and maple syrup.' The concept was, 'Lets go to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is fun.' So we flew to Amsterdam with our cameras and we saw what happened and then we got back and we sat down and we said, 'What's the movie here.' That's when we realized that the movie was 'The Maple Syrup Saga'.
Just trying to live our lives and figuring out how to turn that into art.
It's tough to say that the art was premeditated. Instead you just focused on living. 'How do I want to live? What do I want to do?' Then you figured out how to make that into art.
I don't use iMovie and don't use shitty little cameras to try to prove something or say something because that's a part of the process. We do it just because that's what we like to use.
We could fly anywhere in the world given that we had to fly coach but we could fly anywhere in the world or do whatever we wanted to do.
I don't really care for or that much about Chat Roulette.
I think the phenomenon of it and like the first wow factor which was so absolutely insane about Chat Roulette. Certainly that's what inspired me to make that movie but I think that's true for everyone that used Chat Roulette which is why it was such an explosion. Now it's just kind of disappeared. You don't hear much about it anymore.
Every time I took these bigger risks, the opportunity for a bigger payout was always there.
A shared life is a great life.
To make a movie, and we can call it a movie or we can call it a piece of art, to make a movie that has that much mass appeal what it is? What is it that makes kids in China want to see that movie [ 'Avatar'] and makes my dad want to see that movie.