I began making Fan Vids as a way to become proficient in using iMovie so I could make home videos for my mom who misses out on the majority of family events since she lives across the country. Since I already had downloaded episodes of The Vampire Diaries, I just used that for practice. Before I knew it I was a Vampire Diaries Fan Vidder.
I have actually tried to vid other shows, but since the majority of my YouTube subscribers are The Vampire Diaries fans, they don’t get as much attention, and making vids is quite time-consuming. Since I got into vidding to practice my editing skills, and not to become a YouTube celebrity, or whatever, I don’t really care about the number of hits I get, just that my subscribers enjoy my work. Despite what I’ve just said, I am proud of my work, and like to recognize my vids once they’ve hit over 10,000 views. Today I just realized that two more of my vids have recently passed the mark.
The first vid is titled, “The Vampire Diaries: If You Could Read My Mind.” This video continues the story I told in “A Dangerous Woman.” The Salvatore brothers who once were torn apart by Katherine Pierce find themselves once again in love with the same woman. Stefan, who once believed Elena only would ever love him is beginning to have doubts.
My third vid to pass the 10,000 mark was a request vid, “Ian Somerhalder: Woo Hoo.” I had made a vid for some friends who love actor Paul Wesley (vid has hit +30,000 hits to date.) as a Christmas Present, and my Ian Somerhalder friends felt left out. SO this is a film I made for them to appease both sides of The Vampire Diaries fandom.
I’d like to thank all my subscribers who have shown their appreciation for my videos. It is for you that I keep making them, and will continue to do so as long as you’re there to watch. Thank you for your support!