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WestCoast Elevators
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Kyle, "WestCoast Elevators"

Filming Elevators

February 7 2015 to Present

Part of the Community

Early 2014 to Present

Based In

San Jose, CA, United States

Kyle, better known by his YouTube name WestCoast Elevators, is an elevator photographer from the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA.

History

Pre-YouTube

Kyle was an elevator enthusiast for many years before he became active in the community. He has some very early memories of riding the scenic elevators at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV and the elevators at Westfield Valley Fair mall in San Jose, CA.

Joining The Community

WestCoast Elevators was inspired to start filming elevators by watching videos from other community members such as DieselDucy, NationalElevator, upanddownadventures, georgef551, and CVE9120. He officially entered the elevator community on 7 February 2015 when he filmed and uploaded his first elevator video from 3200 Hillview Avenue in Palo Alto, CA. Kyle also had an earlier page from which he watched and commented on elevator videos called Random Minecraft Person. This account still exists, although in a defunct state. No videos were ever uploaded to it.

Current

Although elevators are his main passion when it comes to filming for his YouTube channel, Kyle has also uploaded videos of escalators, hotel tours/room reviews, airplane landings/takeoffs, airport trams, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, a dead mall tour, unboxings, trains, and buses.

Camera History

Primary Cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (February 2015 - April 2015)
  • Nikon COOLPIX S9700 (April 2015 - July 2016)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i (July 2016 - Present)

Secondary Cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (April 2015 - June 2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (February 2015 - May 2017)
  • Panasonic Lumix TS 20 (February 2015 - Present)
  • Nikon COOLPIX S9700 (July 2016 - Present)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (May 2017 - Present)

Fun Facts

  • WestCoast Elevators is a California Community College student studying computer science and photography.
  • Kyle is one of a few known blind or legally blind members of the Elevator Community (including Elevating Northern Colorodo and The Highrise Elevator Lover!!!!).
  • He has loved elevators since a very young age, and has some early memories of riding elevators for fun.
  • In October 2015, he lost an SD card aboard a plane containing footage of original Otis Vanity and SchindlerHaughton L-Series elevators at the Trillium Towers and associated parking garage as well as a hotel tour and elevator ride at the Hilton Woodland Hills, both in Woodland Hills CA,.
  • WestCoast Elevators is the only elevator photographer to have uploaded a video of himself Stand Up Paddle Boarding and/or fishing from a boat on the ocean.
  • Although most of his videos are from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Kyle has filmed videos from 5 US states (California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Florida).
  • In late 2016 Kyle found some new interest in trains and buses, and started uploading videos of both, although less frequently than elevators.
  • Although elevators are his channel's main focus, his most popular video is a dead mall tour of Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino, CA.

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