I then realized that I've actually been a Youtube user since 2006. That's 10 years. That's a really long time!
I remember a couple of these video-sharing sites coming out around the same time during my final year in Perth, and I was trying a few time. All of them didn't last, except for Youtube.
Many of my really old videos are still there, stuff I shot when I just got to Perth. Learning how to operate a camcorder, teaching myself how to edit with an editing software (I was using Sony Vegas).
I have often wondered whether I should just delete these damn videos since I've already moved on. What I made then were embarrassingly personal (they are video diaries anyway), and not exactly the type of thing I would want people to associate myself. I want people to stumble upon trailers of River of Exploding Durians, Kingyo, Inhalation, Last Fragments of Winter etc. (ahem, basically the stuff from this playlist) And not my Murdoch University student projects in 2006! Not the little "short films" I did with friends in 2005 and 2004 when I didn't even know what filmmaking was!!!
But then, they are part of the journey, and they lead to what I am now, so I'll just keep them... for the time being.
Most of them are snippets that seem more fitting for Facebook video. But Facebook hasn't existed when I shot them. So there.
These stuff were actually shot and edited in 2004, when I just got to Perth. They were literally the first ever videos I've ever done.