So far, it's been a great year for elevator filming, but not so great for elevators! Pretty much all of what I speculated on in my 2014 review has happened. The Nebraska History Museum's elevators were modded, Biochemistry Hall was torn down, and Love Library North's elevators got modernized. What I didn't expect to happen was Manter Hall's elevators getting modernized. I've reached both 100,000 and 200,000 views this year, and according to socialblade.com, I should reach 300,000 by July of next year. It also seems like my channel is hitting peaks and valleys of popularity too, but still keeps growing exponentially, and i like that. I got to film elevators on UNO's, Creighton's, Concordia's, and Midland University's campuses! I even ventured out west of Lincoln to film some elevators (just to York, NE, not to North Platte, Kearney, Norfolk, or Grand Island yet!). Hopefully, I find more in western Nebraska.
I did get one quite unexpected meet up in Omaha this year. I was surprised to find out that ElevatorNut13 had ties to Nebraska, and that probed a meet up! Since he was in Gretna, I figured that Oak view mall retakes were a good place to start. I even got to show the elevator at Sears, Crossroads mall to someone. Between Vator Hunters and ElevatorNut13, only one bank of elevators was filmed at both meet ups, the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Omaha.
Also, I kind of quit with vending machines because their popularity is quite annoying and stealing views away from elevators.
You might also notice two "busts" in the stats. Neither of those have been uploaded yet.
Most popular elevator video uploaded this year:
Most popular vending machine video uploaded this year:
Videos uploaded (Published date from 1/1/2015 to 12/1/2015): 138
Elevator videos: 132
Vending machine videos: 1
Miscellaneous videos: 4
Star City Elevator videos (counted in elevator videos): 1
New trailers: 1
Requests taken: 3
Requests rejected: 2
New cameras: 0
Meet ups: 1
Looking ahead: The good
(1) I have almost 100 videos in my backlog, which could last up to a year if I stretched them out. But it's still more than I ever have.
Looking ahead: The bad
(1) Filming elevators is getting increasingly dangerous. I have heard of businesses hunting out elevator filmers over incidents of drama, illegal activity, and short-changing sellers on E-bay (I don't have an E-Bay account!). Also, UNL is not the campus it was five years ago. Filming elevators on campus is becoming increasingly dangerous. With a lot happening on the national stage, security is being stepped up and UNL Police is cracking down on photographers, which I will rant about later. Thankfully, I won't have to put up with it for much longer, but others will have to.
Looking Ahead, The ugly
(1) My time at UNL is almost over, and I will be heading out into the real world in 2016. I will be student teaching starting in January, and my filming ability may be limited. Office buildings will be out of the question. College campuses are almost out of the question, but I will have the summer. Long story short, drastic changes will be happening, and my elevator filming future is uncertain. I don't want to quit, but I won't go down without a fight!