Viral video hit maker, Casey Neistat, visited UNT as part of the Fine Art Series this past Wednesday evening. Neistat dropped knowledge on various aspects of life. We wrote at length about his visit on a post earlier this week. In the 24 hours since his speech in Denton, Neistat has already posted a video of his doings on his Youtube channel. Read on to check out that video and more.
Neistat turns around his video content pretty damned fast. Just a few days ago, he talked to UNT students and visitors about success in the digital age, dropping bombs such as, "What I’ve done on YouTube has been some of the most gratifying work I’ve done. No one stands between me and the audience. This is a venue where I can do whatever I determine to be right" and "There is no defined trajectory - there is no formula to succeed in the creative space. The only way to find success is to define your own path." In a world full of people creating vertical videos of their dog sitting still, these words are very important.
In the video that Neistat posted earlier today (embedded below), he flies into town, goes around the University of North Texas (via golfcart at one point), talks to some students, and prepares for his Fine Arts Series talk. There are plenty of Casey-like aerial shots of Denton and lots of fun to be had. Check out the video below and make sure to follow his Youtube channel for more entertainment and information.
The Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1903 when UNT was North Texas Normal College. The series has grown over the past century while never losing sight of its purpose. Next up for the series is a visit from comedy group, The Upright Citizens Brigade, on November 17th.