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August 5, 1997 (age 19), Jakarta, Indonesia

Filming elevators

December 2012 to present

Part of the Elevator Community

December 2012 to present

Based in

Bandung, Indonesia
formerly Jakarta, Indonesia.

TG97Elevators (born August 5, 1997) better known as Theo Gunawan, is an elevator filmer currently based in Bandung, Indonesia. Originally he filmed a lot of elevators in Jakarta.


TG97Elevators started his first YouTube channel with the username of his real name on April 3, 2012, and his first video was first uploaded on April which was a Minecraft tutorial video. His first elevator video was a Hyundai elevator at Mall Kelapa Gading, and his first escalator video was a GoldStar escalator at Mall Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.

On June 2013, he began filming elevators with user Sumosoftinc in Central Park Mall, Central Park Residences, and APL Tower, Jakarta, and on July 2013, in WTC I and II, Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, and other places on August and December 2013. Later on December 15, 2013, he film elevators with IDLift3000 and Sumosoftinc in Pondok Indah Mall complex.

Stopped filming elevators and return

On August 24, 2013, he decided to stop filming elevators due to personal reasons. He also stopped uploading new videos on his channel. Instead, he decided to make animated elevator videos and upload them on his new channel called TG97Animations, which was opened on August 25, 2013. On August 28, 2013, he uploaded his last elevator video as a farewell video, which was a Shanghai Mitsubishi elevator at Mall of Indonesia, Jakarta.

On November 20, 2013, he returned to film elevators and started uploading newer elevator videos on YouTube. One of his first video uploaded after his elevator filming hiatus was a Dong Yang hydraulic scenic elevator at Mall Pondok Indah 1, Jakarta.

Channel optimalization

On November 24, 2013, he opened a new channel for elevators called TG97Elevators. He is currently re-uploading all of his older videos, leaving his main channel as his own personal channel.


From July 27, 2014 until April 2015, he stopped filming elevators and uploading videos on YouTube as he had to focus for his exams in high school. During this period, there was no activity on his YouTube channel, but all of his videos were still available to watch.

Continuation of uploading videos

On April 16, 2015, after a long hiatus, he started filming elevators again (the first elevator video after the hiatus was a Fujita elevator modded from an Abtech elevator at Menteng Huis, Jakarta), and on June 2, 2015, he returned to YouTube and started uploading some of his past videos which were recorded before his hiatus. At the same date, he started using the word "Lift(s)" instead of "Elevator(s)" for all of his new uploads[1]. In addition, he recently started filming elevators along with sumosoftinc again for several times. On August 8, 2015, he moved to Bandung and currently attending college at Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung Institute of Technology), thus he is now the first and currently the only elevator filmer in Bandung.

Semi hiatus

In January 2017, he decided to stop filming elevators and upload new videos until at least May, as he is currently focusing his college. However, he still publish elevator videos on a regular basis, most of them are videos that he took in 2016.

Video devices history

  • BlackBerry 9320 mobile phone (2012 - 2014)
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (2014-2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy W (June 2014, temporary phone)
  • Olympus digital camera (unknown model) (2013)
  • Panasonic Lumix (unknown model) (2015)
  • LG G4 smartphone (July 2016 to present)

Opening signatures (discontinued)

  • Jakarta Fair 2013 Coupons (only at Gedung Pusat Niaga at JI Expo)
  • BCA Flazz card


  • He is the second elevator filmer to film a Mitsubishi DOAS elevator, after Vincent561967 (Vincent Chong).
  • He has filmed elevators in many cities in Indonesia, such as Cirebon, Semarang, Yogyakarta, and Solo.
  • He is the first Indonesian elevator filmer who filmed an Otis Series 1 elevator, which was at Arthaloka Building in Jakarta in mid 2013.
  • He have also filmed elevators with different people (usually Sumosoftinc) such as IDLift3000, Eiffel Vale., AudioAnimatronics1874, JC 95 Elevators, VR303 Elevators, and even Circleline28.
  • On December 15, 2013, he joined with Sumosoftinc and IDLift3000 to film some elevators together at Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta, making it the first ever "elevator trio" in Indonesia.
  • On July 22, 2015, he joined with Sumosoftinc, VR303 Elevators and JC 95 Elevators to film elevators together at JI Expo Jakarta, making it the first ever "elevator quad" in Indonesia.
  • He also (but rarely) makes animated elevator videos and upload them on his other channel called TG97Animations.
  • Like MelvinMan10, he is a very cautious person.
    • However, his cautiousness are very different from MelvinMan10. While MelvinMan10 avoid filming elevators in office buildings, hospitals, newer hotels and residential buildings, he still filming these kind of buildings with high cautiousness, especially when security cameras are present.
  • Like Orisa Pradito, he is also a railfan, especially KRL Commuter Line Jabodetabek.
  • Like NingSama1vs100, he is also a destination dispatch elevators fan.
  • Currently, he has the longest elevator video uploaded in the elevator community, which is an elevator and escalator tour in Surabaya, Indonesia. The video duration is 2 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second[2].
  •  His latest elevator meetup happened on April 2017, with IDLift3000 in Jakarta.



  1. Otis Traction Lifts - Bakmi GM Sunda, Jakarta
  2. [HBD Eiffel Vale!] Lift and Escalator Tour - Surabaya

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