52Things is creating Video EDU for You!
43

patrons

$302
per video
52 things in 52 weeks. Make Better Video. Take Better Photos. Communicate Better.

We are scientists and visual storytellers. We stand for truth and telling great stories, but sometimes the best stories don't get made. Scientists aren’t usually marketers with budgets to fund the work we do. So how can we make a real difference for these scientists? We found a way and you can help.

Meet 52Things. We will help you tell your story, with one new thing every week for 52 weeks.


Since our behind-the-scenes tutorials have become so popular, our new goal is to enable a legion of grassroots filmmakers and photographers, like we are at Untamed Science, those who may not have big-budget backers, to tell great stories. We will make short videos detailing how to use visual storytelling skills to showcase your passions.

Who are we? We're Rob and Jonas. We've been running our Filmmaking Tips and Untamed Science YouTube channels since their creation. Often, we team up with other filmmakers, our amazing life partners, and our kids, to help teach through our films.



Why we need your help? We get some random jobs to pay the bills and spend most of our spare time making free YouTube videos to help other filmmakers and scientists. With your support of 52Things on Patreon, we can continue to dedicate our time to making the quality educational videos you enjoy and grow the worldwide network of artists like us to do what they love.

What are you supporting? Each of the videos for 52Things takes us 30-40 hours to create, even the simple ones. Your support will help us make the content regular and allow us to dedicate our full attention to it at the quality you’ve come to expect. Furthermore, it will enable us to share our time and talents with other worthy projects and organizations to get their story made such as the Carolina Raptor Center, the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Center, Longleaf Pine Regeneration, EelGrass Restoration Society, Tapir Conservation Society and Roots and Shoots Indian Elephant Conservation etc. 

What about that science video? While most of 52Things will focus on how-to techniques for the filmmaker or photographer, we will include the occasional science-focused video. It is, at its core, why we started into filmmaking some 16 years ago. These videos help explain the concepts we talk about in the how-to videos, but they also help us give back to our planet and support science outreach.



How it works? We have many different REWARDS (at right) that you can choose. Consider a contribution of even $1/video to help support our cause. Patreon will charge you at the end of each month for the videos we've made (typically 4), and you are free to cap the amount you spend each month as well!

If you've made it here, thank you. We're humbled. You realize our videos take a lot of work, and you want to help.

- Rob and Jonas

Tiers
Our Ecogeeks!
$1 or more per video 22 patrons
Access to the patron-only activity feed, where you can ask us questions. Occasionally we'll upload pictures, outtakes, sneak peaks and updates from in-progress videos.
Livestreamers
$4 or more per video 5 patrons
Once a month for as long as you're at this tier, we'll invite you to a livestream from wherever we are in the world so we can update and answer any questions you may have. It might be while we're in the middle of the edit, while we're shooting a timelapse, or even making the next video.
+ All above rewards
Fishy Friends
$6 or more per video 8 patrons
We'll put a list of everyone who funds us in the description of the main video at least one time!

+ All above rewards

Underwater Heros
$11 or more per video 6 patrons
Every week we put out a paid post, we'll also send a high res photo from our library. If we took some great ones on location then we'll send that. If not, we'll send a great one from our library. You can print it out, use it as a wallpaper for your desktop or phone! 

+Plus all lower tier perks

Whale Shark Patrons
$52 or more per video 3 of 5 patrons
Your name will appear on screen at the end of all the videos posted while you maintain this pledge. That's kind of a big deal because we don't change these. They'll live on in eternity with your name plastered on it. (No fake names that embarrass us though).
+ All above rewards
Sponsor the Video
$2,500 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
Want us to showcase a how-to video about a something that involves photography, filmmaking or communication in some way? We'll work with you to make it happen. We're open to ideas and we love sharing them with our supportive community. 
Goals
$302 of $350 per video
Much of our resources on UntamedScience are designed to work great for teachers. If we can make this goal we'll take all the ads off our UntamedScience.com site so that they're not a distraction for teachers or students. It'll make it cleaner to read and get the content we're delivering each week. While we do use the money from this to support more content - it's a goal that we'd be happy to pass!
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52 things in 52 weeks. Make Better Video. Take Better Photos. Communicate Better.

We are scientists and visual storytellers. We stand for truth and telling great stories, but sometimes the best stories don't get made. Scientists aren’t usually marketers with budgets to fund the work we do. So how can we make a real difference for these scientists? We found a way and you can help.

Meet 52Things. We will help you tell your story, with one new thing every week for 52 weeks.


Since our behind-the-scenes tutorials have become so popular, our new goal is to enable a legion of grassroots filmmakers and photographers, like we are at Untamed Science, those who may not have big-budget backers, to tell great stories. We will make short videos detailing how to use visual storytelling skills to showcase your passions.

Who are we? We're Rob and Jonas. We've been running our Filmmaking Tips and Untamed Science YouTube channels since their creation. Often, we team up with other filmmakers, our amazing life partners, and our kids, to help teach through our films.



Why we need your help? We get some random jobs to pay the bills and spend most of our spare time making free YouTube videos to help other filmmakers and scientists. With your support of 52Things on Patreon, we can continue to dedicate our time to making the quality educational videos you enjoy and grow the worldwide network of artists like us to do what they love.

What are you supporting? Each of the videos for 52Things takes us 30-40 hours to create, even the simple ones. Your support will help us make the content regular and allow us to dedicate our full attention to it at the quality you’ve come to expect. Furthermore, it will enable us to share our time and talents with other worthy projects and organizations to get their story made such as the Carolina Raptor Center, the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Center, Longleaf Pine Regeneration, EelGrass Restoration Society, Tapir Conservation Society and Roots and Shoots Indian Elephant Conservation etc. 

What about that science video? While most of 52Things will focus on how-to techniques for the filmmaker or photographer, we will include the occasional science-focused video. It is, at its core, why we started into filmmaking some 16 years ago. These videos help explain the concepts we talk about in the how-to videos, but they also help us give back to our planet and support science outreach.



How it works? We have many different REWARDS (at right) that you can choose. Consider a contribution of even $1/video to help support our cause. Patreon will charge you at the end of each month for the videos we've made (typically 4), and you are free to cap the amount you spend each month as well!

If you've made it here, thank you. We're humbled. You realize our videos take a lot of work, and you want to help.

- Rob and Jonas

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Tiers
Our Ecogeeks!
$1 or more per video 22 patrons
Access to the patron-only activity feed, where you can ask us questions. Occasionally we'll upload pictures, outtakes, sneak peaks and updates from in-progress videos.
Livestreamers
$4 or more per video 5 patrons
Once a month for as long as you're at this tier, we'll invite you to a livestream from wherever we are in the world so we can update and answer any questions you may have. It might be while we're in the middle of the edit, while we're shooting a timelapse, or even making the next video.
+ All above rewards
Fishy Friends
$6 or more per video 8 patrons
We'll put a list of everyone who funds us in the description of the main video at least one time!

+ All above rewards

Underwater Heros
$11 or more per video 6 patrons
Every week we put out a paid post, we'll also send a high res photo from our library. If we took some great ones on location then we'll send that. If not, we'll send a great one from our library. You can print it out, use it as a wallpaper for your desktop or phone! 

+Plus all lower tier perks

Whale Shark Patrons
$52 or more per video 3 of 5 patrons
Your name will appear on screen at the end of all the videos posted while you maintain this pledge. That's kind of a big deal because we don't change these. They'll live on in eternity with your name plastered on it. (No fake names that embarrass us though).
+ All above rewards
Sponsor the Video
$2,500 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
Want us to showcase a how-to video about a something that involves photography, filmmaking or communication in some way? We'll work with you to make it happen. We're open to ideas and we love sharing them with our supportive community.