HUMANKIND (see the world in 4 minutes)
A collaboration between 100 filmmakers on HUMANKIND

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Subscribe to my channel: Signup to the new Mailer/Newsletter: Get my Merch here: Follow me on Instagram: Twitter: I am really sorry, left out one person in the credits. Thank you Tom Phan from Malaysia. PRODUCTION: GROUNDGLASS JANETTE DE VILLIERS -EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DEBRA STUBBS - HEAD OF PRODUCTION CHRISTO POTGIETER - RESEARCHER PARIS BRUMMER - RESEARCHER TERENCE MASAMUNA - RESEARCHER LUKE VEYSIE - RESEARCHER NEELAN RANCHHOD - STUDIO MANAGER NATE BUTTNER - STUDIO MANAGER POST PRODUCTION: LUKE VEYSIE - OFFLINE EDITOR CHRISTO POTGIETER - EDIT CONTRIBUTOR ALEX PHILOTHEOU - EDIT CONTRIBUTOR STRANGE LOVE STUDIOS: XANDER VANDER - OFFLINE EDITOR NIC APOSTOLI - COLOURIST BEVIL SCHWARTZ - PRODUCER WICKED PIXELS: GAVIN COETZEE - VFX CREATIVE DIRECTOR CARL JEPPE - VFX CREATIVE DIRECTOR GABRIELLA HARRIS - VFX EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MUSIC: DOTAN NEGRIN - PIANIST EBENHAEZER SMAL - SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC For subtitles: Hey.. Who are you? Like in a casual way.. who are you actually? Lets start right at the beginning. You’re definitely human. Unless you’re watching this really far into the future and in that case hello new species. If you have access to this video, you have routine, it may not be structured, but you eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired. You have a dream, the need to feel somewhat significant, which you are.. but you need to know it. Adventure and uncertainty keep you wondering, keep you curious to learn. But most importantly you need connection, connection to people. Now more than ever. The point of the imagery on the screen is to showcase the unseen Hidden in plain sight. A lens with no boundies, no script, just 100 filmmakers with a dream. Across 100 different cultures, from east to west, imagery un touched, unprocessed. Look at all these people. Look at this man smiling at his son. That feeling you felt right there thats called connection. In a wold of organized chaos, chaos organized… to keep you from imagining a world that hasn’t been advertised. Charachterised not by your disguise but loved for whats inside. Ever wondered how Dancing to music is speaking every language at once. Imagine a world with no language, only feeling, who then would be the most gifted? The world needs to remaingine LOVE. Not the shaksperiane understanding, love is blind, But rather imagine the world as one, like lennons mind.. Who are you? This should not be defined by an act. if couldn’t start with your qualification, status or job what would you answer to that? Your are a Devine being. You are Love. You are made up of 1 life time.. well on earth at least. Just as Day moves into night, you’re growing older. Make change, before its to late. the smallest gestures are where change begins. therefore make them great. Now ask yourself.. Who am I .. really? And what are you going to do with that to make change. By doing that.. you’ve just stared.


IVAN3000 : This ad can bring Nokia back to connecting people

Stuart Little : I have watched the film 3 times now and I am listening to the monologue for a fourth time as I type... I think the film needed to be longer and the voices of the 100 filmmakers be heard more... I have no idea what direction Dan gave to them but it does come across as... Here, film this for me so that I didn’t have to tour the globe to get the shots myself... The monologue is inspiring although a little pretentious... Someone on Twitter said “It looked like a well edited series of stock clips”. I dunno about that, but considering the amount of effort that must have gone into this I see where they are coming from... I do prefer Dan’s own films more as they are more about his vision and the stories he tells... This film although very enjoyable falls short of the mark. It really needed to be longer with more emphasis on the 100 filmmakers that were involved.

James B : So I watched this video without prior knowledge of how it came together and I thought it seems like a decent film. Like many here I thought the editing was too hurried and it was trying too hard to be profound, but the imagery was beautiful and the overall message was positive. However, since learning about the context around how this video came together, I can see why so many people are angry, disappointed and disheartened. To encourage people from around the world to share their stories and then end up as part of a montage, I would be disappointed too. People put hard work into their submissions, whether they were picked or not, so to see their work amount to what honestly could have been stock footage must be a real kick in the teeth. I’d like to believe that this wasn’t just an attempt to harvest email addresses to sell merch, as others have suggested. But I can see why some people might feel this way. I saw Dan on Twitter referring to all the criticism of this film as ‘hate’ and those criticising it as ‘haters’. As far as I can see, there is very little criticism on here that can be construed as ‘hate’ - in fact, the vast majority of it is very constructive and supportive. Dan needs to recognise that he isn’t a perfect filmmaker and that constructive criticism needs to be recognised, rather than dismissed as ‘hate’. Does he really want to live in a bubble where only people who praise his work are allowed to voice their opinion? Learn to take on board criticism without taking it personally or dismissing those who you don’t agree with as ‘haters’, otherwise you will never grow as a filmmaker.

Krytan Photography : hey, dan I'm a big fan bru. amateur videographer and youtuber. so it hurts to write this as i never want to be told my work isn't my best when i know i have done the best i could at that point, but i feel compelled to share my thoughts as i respect you as a creator and filmmaker. I believe youtubes 2 way communication allows for constructive growth and being honest about how i felt watching this, will i hope give some insight seeing things from the other side of the screen. please do not take any of this the wrong way, I love your channel and your vision which helps and inspires me. Bru first of all. great pull this off must have taken a dedicated team a collective group to work together, which is hard to manage. but I also hope you made some new friends connecting by a passion to create and like to think you had some fun along the way. otherwise, why would you do it? Hours of editing, selection, cuts, audio, music. and on that, I applaud you for taking this task and so quickly and so skillfully. but here is why i cant "connect" with it. 1. I don't hate the cuts and visuals. i absolutely dream to edit and shoot like this one day! we expected this from you and the other videographers and we got it ! A "NatGeo experience" of our people culture, of the globe But I found myself seeing the visuals more like a travel vlog for a company/commercial. 2. It wasn't as groundbreaking, earthshattering experience as it was hyped up to be, someone could pull stock footage off a site and do the same thing. and I have seen a ton of similar "who are we?" type videos. 3. The story element was lost in translation and this is what all filmmakers struggle with because if you get it right the visuals don't matter. The narration didn't feel as profound as you were trying to make it and you lost me at a lot of points you were trying to make, and I still don't know what the core of the story was? 6. I really felt like you played it safe and didn't take any risks. i did expect you to break barriers, i was more compelled and emotionally struck watching you rekindle your relationship with your old Boss when you went home, it was raw uncut beautiful, and honest that's the dream is to feel 100 emotions all at once! you wanted to represent the 100 filmmakers and you did as they were, but the trick is to evoke 100 emotions now there is a challenge, but how are we meant to do it in 4 minutes? so to me, I knew what to expect after a minute into the film. nothing was unexpected. we had no pandoras box. As the downside of humans we also have the tendency to not appreciate effort and work and we forget you are human too and treat you like a machine and attack you because its easy,. If you read this know that we the viewers we are being HONEST and we know there is an element of you we haven't seen yet and you are a diamond in the rough. keep at it! we all hit and miss sometimes but I prefer when people are honest with me about my work and tell me what they don't like within reason.

Jordan Gray : Absolutely beautiful. Brilliantly done bru. Congrats on bringing this magic together!

Allen Reid : Man, the comments this video has produced is incredible. I saw that Dan went to twitter and wasn't happy with many of them, but I think he misses the pont. There is a lot of constructive criticism here and that's a good thing. That shows his subscribers and audience are engaged and have high respect and expectations for his work. You can't expect comments only from the ass kissers and nobody else in an open comment scenario. I did enjoy the video, but yes...the theme has been done before. I also agree with some who said it felt like a trailer for something bigger. I can see that too. Maybe Dan can turn this to his advantage and follow up with the other creators and have them go on camera and have them contribute their thoughts as well. Or interview people in their homeland. I would imaging he has a tremendous amount of video to work with. Also, I would LOVE to see a BTS video on how he managed to put this all togther (while suffereing a pretty bad injury) in such a short amount of time. How he communicated with the 100 creators, what he asked them to shoot., etc. I think something like that would be very interesting. I have a lot more to say, but I'll leave it at the for now. I look forward to what he has in store for us next.

Hyperbolized : Danny boy you gathered all those filmmakers and spent this effort, you could've used a bit more of the footage these creators gave you. I mean feel like I don't remember 95% things that I saw. When you have all that beauty in front of you, we should be able to sink it in too. I feel like I watched nothing.

PR : viewers under 30 'best video ever made'. Over 30 /eye roll for not knowing what he doesn't know he doesn't know but still claps for effort

Jody & Jess - Livin' the Keys Life : As a creator, I love and appreciate the time you spent on this. I also don't see any real hate on the video. Lots of criticism that you may not want, but its the world we live in. If you put it out, you must be willing to hear back. That being said, as someone who follows and admires your work, I agree this could have been more! So much footage, which as a creator I have no idea how you would have sorted and dealt with, but so many different ways I thought this film was going to go. I was hoping to see less stock footage and more "real" footage. Anyone that follows you should know, you're always pushing the envelope and doing things out of the box, so I should not have tried to expect anything. Don't let mine or anyones comments change you but maybe take some of them and make more with what you have. I bet you have enough footage you can do tons with it. Just my 2 cents worth, you're still amazing, chin up bru

Jack Lawes Films : WHAT AN AMZING FILM DAN! always pushing the boundaries on youtube!

bytobyi : isnt every film in existence “for people... by people...”?

OreoMask : Dear Dan‚ I love you Dan but I honestly don't even know what his channel is about? I learned more about you from watching Casey's vids than I do from yours. Dan I understand you're an excellent film maker but this looks more like a commercial than Dan Mace....all these quotes and meanings but no context. Why are you making this specific video? You're asking so many questions at once no one has time to process it. If this was a book it would be perfect‚ but you're trying to cram all this genius into a 5 minute video. I love you and I want you to succeed but what is this channel even about? Sincerely your Bru‚❤

W C : I think the issue with this video is the sheer amount of perspectives you had at your disposal, you could've really cracked the shell on living in different cultures. Started with what makes them all unique and different, but then in the end we're all in it together. But what we got was cookie cutter b-roll to fit "amateur feel good commercial" narrative you were trying to convey here.

Slayer Bane : Your style of editing is too frantic and hurried most times. Like that clip where you said," look at this man smiling at his son, that feeling you felt right there..." I actually felt nothing because it went by in a blur and like someone else said, you don't give the clips time to "breathe" which I think is why I don't really connect with your videos. The vlogs you make with casey are gold, and I think you're cool otherwise and would do well to heed some of the advice in the comments.

Nick Jameson ASMR : I got goose bumps. This video is absolutely amazing and shows the connection to our humanity. WoW

IVAN3000 : The like ratio is good, but comments bad. That's because this video hits the broad audience(like a big brand ad would), and your truly engaged and interested fans are disappointed, but they wouldn't dislike the video! They still probably like this video better than 90% of the content on Youtube

Dhairyah Shroff : 0:40 I'm pretty sure that's India and not Cairo

Anim Jock : This guy’s too good. But this should’ve been longer

Irmaos Meirelles : Sorry but it fell flat for me. Kudos on making it happen though. Also, a pin in Brasil but no name in credits?

This Messy Happy : Christ on a bike, Dan! This is unbelievable. The collaboration is incredible and sums up why the world needs to connect more simply through the idea of the film. 100% going to do more collaborations. Inspiring! Thanks for sharing 🤟🏼

Scott Trout : Bru, IMO you and Nerd City are two of the most criminally undersubscribed youtubers today. Probably followed by Colossal is Crazy. Keep up the amazing work BRU!!!

MU54BB : Mannn, by far the best thing I've seen on YouTube in quite a while, huge congrats bru!!!👊

Metodi Kovachev : Apparently you are still making commercials! I think you found your medium in your previous videos. I like you work, but not this one man. It feels like a commercial.

Tim Doecke : Hey Dan! The best thing about this film is - you did it! What an amazing thing to bring together 100 creatives from around the globe in on one project! That's 100% vision! The next best thing is that this film isn't your last and I'm sure you learnt more about yourself and your craft by doing it, plus you didn't do it by yourself. Whether you nailed the edit or not doesn't matter for me. Art is way more than a 100MB mp4 uploaded to YouTube. It's heart, community, vision and discipline. This is what you wanted to do, you had a vision, you brought people in on that with a heart to inspire them and everyone else, and you put it together and did it. Better to be the man in the arena with dust on his face than a spectator in the crowd. Keep going bro. I love your heart.

Max Diamond : Dan this sends chills down my spine. You've really done something here, something great.

Wojciech Mirowski : 456k views vs 58k thumbs up... curious expedition;}

Jason Taylor : I liked the film but as others have said, it didn’t really showcase the other filmmakers. It was your film with their footage. The voiceover seemed rushed. It didn’t match up perfectly in a view spots.

Jon Call : Dan. You did it! I am so proud. Amazing. Thank you.

Brozarks : Dan this was a beautiful film man, truly inspiring and amazing to experience all these different cultures. Keep up the great work bro

Armando Ferreira : Best collaboration on YouTube, well done Dan!

Wise Words From Tyrone : Wow. Absolutely incredible Dan. What a gift you have for storytelling.

Robert Bajor : What a beautiful, collaborative piece! I'm stunned by the consistently great framing, quality, and the overall edit. Fantastic work BRU, looking forward to seeing more from this project : ) I hope South Africa is treating you well. ☮️

Shay Pah : My question is : you have a ton of production working on this, and you didn’t actually credit yourself. What exactly did you do ? Write the script no doubt. Did you do some editing? None? The crux of the film is relying on other people’s footage fair enough, but not on a post production level. It’s understandable you would need assistance with research, editing and producers to pay for that but when it’s all said and done, how much of this is actually you ? It’s like the one when « you » made an NYC soundtrack by recording sounds, but really you just sent a bunch of wav files the amazing producer Narch who made the whole beat. That key element was mentioned in a very fleeting way and the overall feeling to me was the viewers mostly thought it was your creation. As a musician and someone who is pretty obsessed with doing most aspects of my creative output, I’ve felt a lack of transparency. I’m still a huge fan that said, just wish you would clarify things more!

denver sky : Nice job. @denversky is an open source intelligence project inspired of DARPA and DOD exploring, synthesizing and communicating about supernatural communion and the divine discoveries of exopolitical science. node bends stalk

secutina : Dan, the concept of this film was incredible. The story you were trying to tell is admirable. The filmmakers, gosh, their work was great. But here comes the constructive criticism: It did feel rushed. Firstly, I want to note that I have been following you and subbed before all of the Casey Neistat stuff and the work you pumped out back then pulled my heart strings. You told a story with beautiful visuals, and took your time in doing so. The voiceover in this video in particular was distracting. The clips were rushed, and it almost felt...artificial. I'm no expert, so yes, I may lack the experience in filmmaking. But just as a viewer watching this, this was how I felt. (So please no hate guys, honestly the video was great but this is just some CC) - ironically, I felt disconnected watching this:/

Gary Fujioka Sr. : Amazing achievement. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved.

Maxime Roedel : This film is totally incredible, one the greatest thing i ever seen on YouTube ! But, where are filmmakers from France ? Where are the World Champions ?

the billy : One thing about theses videos talking about change, is what I don't get. They say. Change! You need to change! You see. I'm constantly changing, but not because I want to be another person, than me, but because I need to adapt, to, let's say expand on happiness. Meaning that change is not what makes me happy. Things that I adapt to, make me happy, which in turn means change is only an intermediary. However, the videos state it like change, is the magical thing. As long, as you suddenly brush teeth with your week hand you're happy, which is such BS. Either many people get these kinds of vids and I'm the exception or these inspirational vids are missing the main point of the debate, which in turn, makes them meaningless and rather a nice piece of film.

siddhant Bangale : Dan it was amazing my eyes and ears was full into the film and following the sequence. Brilliant concept man. Hats off to you. Keep it up keep inspiring. Peace have a good day

eh Joe : Dan Mace is tuning into the people's rhythm. We all beat to the same drum. Its what's inside bru

Abhishek Kamble : This Is Most Beautiful 4 Minutes Video Of The World... You All Are Really So Awesome... Dan, You're My No.1 Favourite YouTuber !!! Thank You So Much To All Of You For This Great Video !!!

Bhaskar Bawaly : Hey Dan! you just nailed it bru!

christy brunson : I believe this is a beautiful film! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Beautifully shot and executed! Great job Dan. I just wished it was longer 😂❤️❤️❤️

Rachel Sarah : This is (what I'm hoping) the start of a beautiful project, not the project in itself. I'm imagining a multi-language, multi-voiced collaborative video series. Showcasing culture, humanity, landscape, the environment. There's a lot you can do with this concept Dan, from looking at different environmental issues across the globe to what you're doing here: analysing the human psyche. I hope you and the rest of the 100 filmmakers make the most of this, because it could be pretty cool.

David Eastham : I would love this even more if it were 100 minutes. Love your work Dan, one of the best YouTuber's ever !

Halo Fire : It’s a great video. One of the best 5 mins I’ve seen on YouTube. But honestly, when the credits started rolling, it made the video look silly. Like who gets over a hundred people and also gets producers and etc and the end product is a 5 min video??? Unless this is a trailer hahaha.

Lou Thielland : I cannot imagine how much work went into this ! Beautiful short film. And I agree with others, I would love to see an extended version :)

Aeson Rose : I've literally never felt so much about a video as I did today. Amazing. Literally amazing.

Lucas T : I’ve been waiting for this for so long.