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Nathan/elevatorsonly
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« on: June 17, 2012, 07:33:13 »

The elevatorsonly channel was technically started in August 2008, when I made a quick video of the scenic elevator at the Pheasant Lane Mall, in Nashua, New Hampshire. I created the account on September 14, 2008, and uploaded that video as well as a fictional elevator video. The fictional video is still popular to this day, and was the most popular until being recently taken over by my first escalator video (caused by an employee who could have used the freight elevator for his needs), a new-at-the-time Schindler at #2:



and my second escalator video, a vintage Montgomery G&P (filmed during a power outage!) at #1 all-time:



The first video on the account (scenic elevator, August 2008) was deleted due to shakiness, and a new take was uploaded and filmed on October 5, 2008. In November 2008, I had gotten a Flip Ultra with high quality, which I swapped between that and my crappy Nikon camera. I went to New York City later that month, and had a few - mainly horrible elevator videos, including a crappy one at the Marriott Marquis. I plan to go back within a year, and go to 45! In December 2008 came a time of change - already. In September 2008, my channel name as elevatorsonly was designed to be what it says: elevators only. That changed on December 5, 2008, when I got kicked out of the elevator in Crate & Barrel in Burlington, MA, part of the Burlington Mall but in another building. I then filmed my first escalator video. On December 12, 2008, at approximately 1:15 am EST we had a power outage as a result of a major ice storm. I woke up at 1:30 am that morning. I did almost NOTHING that day. The next day, I went out to Burlington, MA and filmed some elevators and escalators in the main mall building, including vintage Montgomery Globe and Parallelogram elevators and escalators at the Lord and Taylor. That was one of two scattered areas with power: the other was at my great-grandmother's house in Methuen (one town over from me), where I uploaded those videos the same day as filming. Power was out through the very late night (11:55 pm-ish) on December 14, 2008, when it came back on. On December 21, 2008, I got busted by security in the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire trying to take a picture of Santa's Village. Apparently, I learned that that section was the main security area. Nothing more interesting occurred until March 2009 when uploading was seriously halted due to MCAS, and it continued until early July when my grandmother got an iPhone 3G S, now mine. I filmed a million videos with it. In May 2009, I filmed at Borders in Nashua, NH. I got busted by an employee in take #2. In August 2009, I started going to my normal schedule, and got a new camera. In March 2010, I lost my camera with a full battery, and out came the old cameras! In June 2009, I found that camera again...UNDER A CHAIR AT HOME after a 3 month search across the neighborhood. It broke on August 13, 2010. I got a Flip Ultra HD on August 28. (That camera broke a few weeks ago.) On March 13, 2011, I was posting a reminder about daylight saving to the SSF, and my Flip was on a tripod facing my NOAA Weather Radio, about to do a video, when it went off for 2 double header flood warnings. I then uploaded EAS videos on the account, until November 2011, when they started being uploaded to NWRGeek. All existing EAS videos through #113 are on both accounts, while #114 and all subsequent are on NWRGeek. In 2012, I changed my point from the number of videos to the quality of them. That is a "brief" backstory on elevatorsonly.
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