|Both Sides Now
|Star Trek TOS
|One of the very first fannish vids as we know them, if not the first, made as a slideshow with stills.
|Diana Barbour and Kendra Hunter
|Starsky & Hutch
|Using the home videotape recorders that became available in the '70s allowed vidders to put actual video over music.
|Moving into the era of insert edits and flying erase heads: these allowed vidders to use shorter clips as well as other source.
|Every Breath You Take
|Tashery and Jill
|Vids were expanding to a wider variety of techniques and styles as more people learned how to vid, and "aesthetics" of vidding teams developed.
|Lives in the Balance
|Media Cannibals, Sandy and rache
|Just as editing capabilities were expanding, so too were vid themes, including using music and source for political commentary.
|Full of Grace
|Justine Bennett and Morgan Dawn
|One more thing was expanding, too—the choice of fandoms exploded in the late '80s and '90s. Vid shows and tape collections were no longer big blocks of only two or three fandoms.
|Simon & Garfunkel
|Character study vids were a popular way to draw people into one of those new fandoms.
|Jo, Media Cannibals, Sandy and rache
|Atmospheric clips and complex narratives had become much more common as costs for equipment fell and more people began vidding.
|Katharine and Pam
|Homicide: Life on the Street
|The use of different POVs, music choices, and editing for movement grew more and more sophisticated all the time.
|She Cries Your Name
|La Femme Nikita
|Technology for VCR vidders was evolving, with equipment such as prosumer mixing decks allowing vidders to do things they never could before.
|Don't Fear the Reaper
|Killa, Luminosity, Melina and WOAD Society
|Blue Oyster Cult
|As computers got more powerful and editing software was available for home users, new vidders were editing exclusively on computers—though source was still off-air or videotape.
|When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)
|Jill, Kay and Lynn C.
|Once a Thief
|Around 2000, VCR vidders were making their final vids on editing decks; within a few years, we had all moved to computer vidding.