Jaymie Treadwell is an Australian elevator filmer from Sydney, Australia. He first launched his YouTube channel on August 15, 2006, but started filming elevators in 2010. He usually film elevators in Sydney, mainly in the Central Business Districts (CBD), downtown areas, Parramatta and in Liverpool. He is also a bus and railway enthusiast, as he films Sydney Trains (formerly CityRail) and buses from various different operators within Sydney and across Australia when he gets the chance.
On 26th March 2017, Jaymie announced that he will no longer be actively filming elevators. This is due to the DDA requirements for Braille & tactile buttons causing elevator companies in Australia to use similar components (Pushbuttons from Dewhurst, STEP, Schindler D-series or KONE's fixture lines), which is making elevators very boring aesthetically. He said that he is not completely giving up, but that he will only be filming elevators that are interesting, and won't be bothering with the generic designs anymore. However he will continue his public transportation videos
Jaymie Treadwell started his YouTube channel on October 15, 2006, but did not upload any videos until February 15, 2010. His first video and elevator video was a very old Johns & Waygood elevator in Spotlight Liverpool (titled as an Otis elevator and also known as 'The Death Trap' due to the fact that it would sometimes instantly go down without opening at the upper level after it goes up, this is known as 'The Sears Trick (auto version)'), Sydney in 2010.
In 2011, he started doing "Rockin' the Gauntlet" videos after seeing those from georgef551.
He also films many bus videos, which have appeared more often during mid-2012 through to present.
Starting in the early 2013, he started some hotel tour and elevator videos, which he has visited several hotels in Sydney such as Marriott Sydney, Hilton Sydney, Intercontinental Sydney, Mantra Parramatta, Ibis Brisbane, and more.
Video devices used
- Pentax Optio E80 (February 13 to May 10, 2010)
- iPod Touch 4th Gen (May 10, 2010 to March 10, 2011)
- Flip Mino HD II (May 10, 2010 to May 1, 2012)
- Sony Cybershot DSC-TX9 (March 7, 2011 to May 1, 2012)
- Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V (May 1 to November 26, 2012)
- Sony Cybershot DSC-TX20 (November 26, 2012 to October 5, 2014)
- DSLR - Canon EOS 550D (November 3, 2013 to November 23, 2015 - primarily for buses, trains and other random stuff)
- iPhone 5 (August 29, 2013 to June 26, 2015) - used whenever he hasn't brought his DSLR)
- iPhone 6 (June 26, 2015 to present) - used for elevators, vlogs, random stuff, and when the DSLR isn't used)
- DSLR - Nikon D5500 (November 28, 2015 to present - primarily for buses, trains and other random stuff)
- He also film elevators (and buses) with his friend crookj21 (Joshua Crook), another elevator/transport filmer from Sydney.
- His first escalator video was filmed in Myer, Westfields Liverpool, Sydney.
- He also has visited Brisbane on May 2012 to film elevators, buses and a few trains; then in June 2013 with crookj21, this time only filming buses, and then yet again in May 2014 to film more elevators, buses and trains. In 2015 he revisited Brisbane to film elevators, along with buses in Perth and Melbourne.
- He has three elevator souvenirs used as "opening signature" for every elevator video; a Dover leather badge and beltbuckle, and a classic Otis door sills logo. However, he has stopped using his opening signatures after early 2012.