Casey Neistat is a YouTube filmmaker who has had several of his creations — including this handy guide to not sucking on Instagram — go viral. He’s also the creator of the series The Neistat Brothers on HBO.
His success has made it possible for him to set up the perfect studio situation in his New York workspace, and in this short video series, we get a tour of the extremely organized space where the YouTube magic happens.
The series was put together by Gizmodo, with part one at the top, part two below and part three at the bottom. The studio consists of several specific areas, each organized neatly so that Neistat can always find what he needs.
There’s a workshop section where he keeps all of his tools for building props, organized in such a way that the most frequently used tools are set within arms reach; there’s an incredibly neat wireless setup on the wall that allows him to follow any cable to its source without an issue; and, in case things get crazy, there’s even a section of “studio weaponry.” Thankfully that last section is more of a comedic touch than a necessary one.
We’ll let you see the rest for yourself, but the whole set up is a testament to organization and efficiency. Sure, at times it borders on obsessive (the L-shaped brackets holding up one of his shelves should be corner brackets, and that drives him nuts) but everything he needs is always at the ready.