|See also:||vidding, AMV, machinima, fan films|
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In their original form, fannish slideshows used a slide projector, a series of single slides, and were the the origin of modern vidding. Later, the term was applied to digital vids made with stills instead of moving footage.
In 1977 at SeKWesterCon, Gordon Carleton showed City on the Edge of Whatever Slide Show and in 1982 at MediaWest*Con, it was Supraman, a slide show with "live voices." At BlooMN'Con #2, there were two slideshows, one was an informational piece by the Star Trek Welcommittee, the other by Ruth Berman called "Inside Star Trek."
These slideshows were done with cassette tape players and slide projectors. The vidder would have to manually change the slides as the song played.
Digital slideshows are vids made with stills instead of moving footage. Some are vids of comics or other media that didn't move in the first place.