|See also:||vidding, AMV, machinima, fan films|
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In their original form, fannish slideshows were actual slideshows using a slide projector and were the origin of modern vidding. Later, the term was applied to digital vids made with stills instead of moving footage.
Slideshows were popular events at cons. Phil Foglio and Bob Asprin put together a slideshow for ReKWest*Con in 1975. This show was also produced as a zine, The Capture Coloring Book. 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 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. Others are made with screencaps from tv shows and movies. One notable example is Then I Met You, a 2011 homage to early Star Trek vids using footage from the Star Trek (2009) film.