500th Subscriber YouTube Channel
Today March 24, 2016 I welcomed the 500th subscriber of the Circuits of the past YouTube Channel. Time to make up the balance and to look back at the history of my YouTube Channel.
When I started with this website in September 2003, I never heard about YouTube. Logical, because YouTube did not exist those days. It was founded in February 2005 and taken over by Google in 2006.
After YouTube became enormous popular I saw the value of a YouTube Channel in 2010. On May 16, 2010 I created the Circuits of the past YouTube Channel. My only goal was to get visitors from YouTube to my website.
There was only one small problem, I had neither videos nor a video camera! With the free video editor Windows Movie Maker I created slideshows of my photos. The firt "movie" I uploaded was, how could it be otherwise, about Nivelles-Baulers.
The first YouTube video.
Actually, I find it a bad video today. However, because of its age it is still the most viewed video on my channel. In the following months I published more of these kind of slideshows. The first real movie came in 2011 after I filmed a lap at (again) Nivelles-Baulers with the video function, without sound, of my digital photo camera which I hold in my hand while driving the whole track in 3rd gear.
My first onboard video.
It would take until the end of 2013 before I upload the next video. After I purchased a digital HD camera I started seriously making videos. The first circuit I visit with my new camera was an old street circuit in Donkerbroek, which is not far from my residence Heerenveen in the North of the Netherlands.
Street circuit Donkerbroek.
This street circuit was only used once for a motorcycle race. Because it was too small and too bumpy the organizers looked for an alternative. This was found near Oosterwolde, a few kilometers away from Donkerbroek. So my next onboard video was made at "Circuit de Weper" near Oosterwolde.
Circuit de Weper.
Since then I'm an avid filmmaker and I try to make high-quality videos. since August 2015 I upload every week at least one video. In this period my channel grew from 97 subscribers to 509. The most spectacular videos are in my opinion those where I film an abandoned circuit ruin. My aim is to make more of these kind of videos in the future. So, if you know a circuit ruin please let me know in the comment box below this page.
Abandoned race tracks in Europe.
Today my ambitions with my YouTube Channel are much higher than receive traffic from YouTube to my website. I want to improve the quality of my videos again and again. And I want to grow from a small channel to a channel with thousands of subscribers, to keep the memories alive to the circuits of the past.
Will you be the next subscriber?
√ It's totaly free.
√ You will never miss a video again.
√ You help me to keep the memories alive to the circuits of the past.
Thanks for the subscribe :)