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The Curve, Video’s Super 8, 2014 – The filmmaker Casey Neistat writes, directs, shoots, edits, and stars in his own works, which run the gamut from indie flicks to branded commercials and even an autobiographical HBO show. But the films that he’s become renowned for in the past couple of years are exclusively on YouTube, where they’ve been watched by more than 50 million people. Unlike the first-comes-YouTube-then-comes-Hollywood creators of the new millennium, Neistat no longer has plans to take his work beyond the digital realm. As he puts it: “I just want to make. And the only place where you can do that, the only place where there is nothing between me, the creator, and the audience—literally nothing—is the Internet.” Neistat’s success marks the rise of a new creator class that is shying away from going pro in the traditional sense in order to “go low pro” and cash in on the democratizing force and creative freedom of the Internet to deliver content straight from its source.

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