MadV (partially found deleted videos from YouTube channel; 2006-2010)
- 1 MadV
- 2 List of Videos
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
MadV was an early "Variety" YouTuber, his uploads included illusions, music and hosting collaboration videos which he was most famous for. He is often seen donning a Guy Fawkes mask, although his face is actually briefly visible in one of his videos. For some time he was within the top 100 most subscribed YouTube channels.
Despite his prominence and influence on the platform in its early days, much of his content has become rather obscure or inaccessible. But perhaps more notably, the full extent of content he was able to get the YouTube community to generate through his collaboration videos is unknown, due to a combination of getting his account hijacked and YouTube retiring the Video Responses feature which was used to collect these.
One World and The Message
MadV made an upload on November 16th, 2006, titled: One World. The premise was to see how people would try to inspire and encourage each other if they were given the chance. MadV has stated that he got the idea from seeing his sister write something on her own hand to keep herself motivated.
People would then be able to participate by using the now discontinued Video Responses feature. In fact, this video would go viral gaining thousands of responses, and going on to become the video with the most video responses up until that point.
On December 22nd, 2006, he uploaded a compilation of these video responses titled The Message. This would earn him a nomination for most Creative Video of 2006.
In October of 2007 he posted a similar video titled Remember which has since been lost. 
In November, instead of posting another compilation he released his own entry in the form of a video titled Inspire :
First Hacking Incident
Tragedy struck in February of 2008 when MadV's account was hijacked, all of his videos were deleted and a single upload was made with the message "OMFG! MadV Haxxord!" over a black background.
On February 7th he'd updated his channel description to explain the situation to his viewers. He stated that YouTube was able to reactivate his old videos, but at the cost of loss in statistics and more importantly the two huge collections of video responses:
Thank you for your patience following the recent events concerning my account. It seems that an individual managed maliciously to gain control. The kind staff at Youtube have managed to salvage old videos and reinstate them, though not without loss of recorded statistics and, most importantly, your valued response video contributions.
I'd like to thank those of you who showed your support. I am still overwhelmed by the sense of community here, and am very proud to call Youtube my virtual home.
For now, let's forgive and forget.
Although the videos would receive a handful of responses following the account's recovery, their number was only a fraction of the original collection. Some of the reply videos in question are still available on YouTube, but they haven't, as of the writing of this article, been recollected.
The "Humans" Project and Later Projects
About a month after the hacking incident, MadV set up a new project, this time themed around describing what it means to be human through community responses:
In May he released a collection of these responses titled: The Meaning
Next came One World - HD, a remake to take advantage of YouTube's improved upload quality.
After the release of We're all in this Together, MadV's account seems to have been hacked a second time, resulting in him having to re-upload The Meaning in December. This is also around the time the announcement videos The "Humans" Project and One World - HD disappear for good.
In an interview on Collabdocs  where he brings up both hacking incidents, he states that he has plans for another project but does not give any details. This would end up being his final video: You Are Not Alone. This one is unique in that although it is a compilation of YouTube videos, a comment he made on the video suggests that he compiled these from videos he hand-picked personally instead of hosting a video-response collection.
Departure From YouTube
A fan migrated a lot of MadV's illusion videos and the original One World video to another account under the name of MadV's Backup Channel in 2009. This was likely done as a protective measure to ensure their safety in the event that his account was compromised a second time. Most of the content no longer on his channel survives there. MadV has shown his approval, by linking to these videos from own channel.
After the release of You Are Not Alone, he would occasionally show up on his channel, either participating in comment sections or by editing his channel description. Such was the case until April 5th, 2020 when he re-uploaded We're all in This Together under the name Remember - We Are All In This Together 
His legacy is upheld by his fans who have worked hard to document his uploads and account activity, and any response video uploads which have remained relatively untouched ever since YouTube discontinued the feature on September 13th, 2013.
List of Videos
|Video Title||Originally Uploaded||Status||Notes|
|Mad Guitar Solo||11 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|Mad Air Guitar Solo||12 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|To Tha Haters||12 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded by YouTube user Zerhynn|
|Anti-Gravity||13 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel, aka 'Teh Maddest Skillz Ever!!'|
|The Third Best Card Trick Ever||13 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel, aka 'Teh Maddest Skillz Yet!!'|
|Black Floater||14 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|Where's Your Head At?||17 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|The Brain||18 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|Don't Try This At Home||20 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|String Theory||28 April 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|Unplugged||5 May 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|The Fix||8 May 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|Goodbye||9 May 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|Fusion||8 June 2006||Lost||'the FUture of illuSION', this was a short video which is reported to have only been on the channel for a day. |
|One World||16 November 2006||Found||Reuploaded to Fan Backup Channel|
|The Message||22 December 2006||Found||Most Video Responses on a YouTube video at one point|
|Let there be loVe||13 February 2007||Lost||A Valentine's Video of MadV playing piano, likely removed by himself. |
|Remember||4-5? October 2007||Partially Found||Deleted, reuploaded together with Inspire on December 27 2008, before being deleted again. The text found in the video has been preserved on wikibin. |
|Inspire||5 November 2007||Found||Reuploaded to channel following deletion, On December 27 2008.|
|The "Humans" Project||2 March 2008||Lost|
|The Meaning||27 December 2008||Found|
|One World - HD||2 September 2009||Lost|
|We're All in This Together||5 November 2009||Found|
|You Are Not Alone||18 August 2010||Found|
|Remember - We Are All In This Together||April 5 2020||Found|
Response Videos for One World
Response Videos for Remember
Response Videos for The Humans Project
Response Videos for One World - HD
- *Fire Dance Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- *Waybackmachine Snapshot of MadV's Channel from 2008. Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- *Interview on Collabdocs Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- *Waybackmachine Snapshot of responses on One World Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- * YouTube's "The Message" Video Sends Message of Hope to "One World", Associated Content Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- *Voice's Magazine Interview Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- * MadV on Wikibin Retrieved 04 Apr '20
- *Waybackmachine Snapshot of Video Upload for The "Humans" Project. Retrieved 03 Apr '20
- *Waybackmachine Snapshot of One World - HD Retrieved 09 Apr '20
- * Fire Dance Retrieved 08 Apr '20
- *Wikitubia Page for MadV Retrieved 03 Apr '20