In 2006, I joined YouTube in order to upload videos for Wasabi Anime – more precisely, the Wasabi Animusical (posted February 22, 2006.) As handheld cameras and cell phones became more and more advanced, the motivation to post personal videos finally kicked in and, in 2007, I started my own YouTube channel for the singular purpose of uploading random videos about my life.
This past weekend, I picked up on a project I started some time ago: video capture of old VHS tapes. The motivation is now twofold, though. Since our living space has scaled down, making extra room is a priority. Thus, finally converting old home movies into digital is important in order to trash the bulky video tapes and for obvious preservation purposes.
Yesterday I got through about seven video tapes and OH THE TREASURES I HAVE FOUND. Seriously, folks… we’re talking 1990s awesomeness.
Before I can start uploading, though, I have to clean up what is already there. YouTube has evolved a lot since I uploaded my original videos. So – I’ve been taking the time to clean up the information on my uploads dating back to 2007.
It seems my first videos were of myself, Shannon, and some friends playing around at the Firefighter’s Fair in Vero Beach, Florida. As we’re on the cusp of 2015, it’s hard to believe that this video dates back almost eight years ago. That said – the grainy resolution of the video is a safe reminder of how early digital video technology was.
So enjoy, folks. Here are the first four videos I ever posted on YouTube… about my local fair.