Film maker stays in NYC with his bike and video camera to document Hurricane Sandy (+ video)

Casey Neistat whose bike lane video went viral takes to two wheels to chart storm's impact

by Simon_MacMichael   October 31, 2012  

Casey Neistat Hurricane Sandy YouTube still

Remember Casey Neistat, the New York film maker and cyclist whose slapstick take on riding in the bike lane became a YouTube hit with nearly 6 million views to date? Well, he’s back with another video, but the subject and approach are very different.

Neistat, his brother, some friends and their bikes, plus his video camera, stayed behind in New York City this week as it was struck by Hurricane Sandy. The result is a haunting video of the usually bustling metropolis turned into an aquatic ghost town by the force of nature. He also tweeted about his experience.

Neistat’s films – you can see more of his portfolio here – often give food for thought; this one’s no exception.

 

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So, a "natural" disaster hits and they decide to ban filming ot at least not issue permissions ....... for what reason?

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posted by phax71 [298 posts]
1st November 2012 - 9:56

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That was most likely NYC Film Commission permits he was talking about, not just people out and about with video cameras.

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posted by TrekBikesUK [78 posts]
1st November 2012 - 11:53

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phax71 wrote:
So, a "natural" disaster hits and they decide to ban filming ot at least not issue permissions ....... for what reason?

For the same reason that they issued the order to evacuate everyone from Zone A I presume. SAFETY.

Some great shots around the floods. But it wasn't very "stormy" where he was Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8181 posts]
1st November 2012 - 11:54

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I remember when the Thames barrier was built people asked what is the point? But; the weather in America/Canada tends to influence the weather here two weeks later Thinking Are we up for some interesting weather?

posted by SideBurn [732 posts]
1st November 2012 - 11:55

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Well Sideburn, London is just one big flood plain waiting to happen Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8181 posts]
1st November 2012 - 12:10

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Try commuting in Manchester.......

posted by leedgreen [27 posts]
2nd November 2012 - 0:21

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