Casey Neistat is most known for being a filmmaker and YouTuber, famous for popularizing the concept of daily vlogs. One of his most viewed videos on YouTube is “Make It Count” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxfZkMm3wcg&t=4s), which was published in 2012 and has amassed over 30 million views since then. The video was originally created to help Nike advertise its fitness tracker, but has gained recognition mostly because of the storytelling: using the sponsorship money, Casey set out to travel the world with his friend Max until the money ran out, documenting their journey hopping from Paris to Cairo to Johannesburg to Bangkok (and numerous other cities) in just ten days.
The video inspires a sense of awe and wanderlust in viewers, who see the two men running everywhere from the desserts of Egypt to the rainforests of Zambia. Quotes are strategically placed across various clips—“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”—as constant reminders to live life to the fullest and “just do it.” I find the action-packed footage incredibly inspiring every time I watch it because of the strong narrative and idea behind it.