Filming elevators since
August 28, 2016
Member of the Elevator Community
2016 to present
TheDragonFire123, also known by the first name Ethan, is an elevator filmer based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is the only local Brisbane elevator filmer known to still be active.
Pre-YouTube (2007 to October 2016)
Before filming, Ethan got interested in elevators by riding two scenic elevators on a family trip to Vietnam (currently thought to be Sigma). He was also interested in the Otis elevator at Wesley Mission, Sinnamon Park, and the EPL Kone elevators 5 and 6 at Verona House, at Canossa Private Hospital.
On August 28, 2016, Ethan recorded Elevator 8 at Verona House, Canossa Private Hospital. This, although not uploaded, is the oldest surviving video in his backlog.
Early days (November 2016 to early-2017)
On November 11, 2016, Ethan recorded elevator 3 at Westfield Garden City. One day later, he uploaded it. Although surpassed by later videos, this video boasts a solid 128 views.
November 13 saw the recording and upload of Ethan's second video, an elevator derby of all of Verona House. While, during these early days, most of his videos aren't filmed as professionally as later ones, they still have quite a good reputation, and some of the more popular videos (including the second most-popular elevator video, a Dover Impulse) are filmed during this period.
Later days (February 2017 to August 2017)
In May 2017, Transitliam Brotv stopped uploading videos (although he has returned), and Lachcon 275 has shown no signs of returning. This left Ethan as the sole Brisbane elevator filmer, and one of the only to upload routinely in 1080p.
On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Ethan got a new camera, a Nikon Coolpix W100. This left a lot of openings for retakes, including the Westfield Garden City Elevator 3.
On July 3, 2017, Ethan went on a trip to Tasmania, from Hobart to Launceston. He returned just in time for school in July 10.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (broken)
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- iPhone 6
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Nikon Coolpix W100
Bold cameras are in active use.
- TheDragonFire123 is the first elevator filmer to film in Queensland:
- Elevators in Westfield Garden City after the 2015 renovation
- Other elevators in Westfield Chermside.
- An elevator that uses touchscreen fixtures instead of normal buttons.
- TheDragonFire123 may be the first elevator filmer to record:
- An elevator in Tasmania