Dan Root

is creating studies on videogame animation

46

patrons

$104

per Video



I'm an animator, and I love video games.
I enjoy making videos looking at animation in video games, where I might discuss animation techniques used in a specific game, like Skullgirls, or techniques used in an era, like 8-bit games. Sometimes we might look at general video game art, such as gaming environments.



Though I try my best to make these high quality videos as often as I can in my spare time around my freelance animation career and my family, they amount to maybe one video every month or so.  I want to spend the time needed to make these videos as good-looking as possible, as often as possible, for you.  Pledges from supporters like yourself would mean I'm a little closer to bringing a high quality video to you sooner, with the ultimate goal being to bring you at least two shiny, new video a month, uploaded to YouTube.




Any amount of pledge is an amazing help!

$1 pledges are incredibly helpful and welcomed, and you'll get access to:

My Patreon Blog - 
U
pdates on things I'm up to, such as games I'm playing, work I'm doing, reviews etc.

- Video Thumbnail Poll -
To help decide which thumbnail to use in the latest video via a poll I'll create.

- Triple 'A' Games List - 
A
 monthly list of recent, new and upcoming games with Awesome Animation and Art.

- Dad Blog -
A small entry maybe once a month where I'll describe what being a freelancing animating Dad is like, juggling things like a YouTube channel, personal projects, social life, raising kids, pursuing work, making time for me and my partner, making a game, and hopefully acting as a barometer that all these things can be done in your life without living in poverty.

$3 pledges gets you the above but also allows access to:

- Special Posts -
For your eyes only, like behind the scenes images and videos on upcoming projects.

- Early Access -
To the latest video.

$5 pledges gets you the above and also I'll upload my - video scripts-  when they're ready to record.

$10 pledges gets you all the above and you'll get a - special drawing - by me, of you, in my style. (after pledging that amount for one month) How's that for a slice of fried gold?

As well as this, all Patrons get their name in the credits and can post ideas of the sorts of things you'd like to see in upcoming videos in the Community Tab.




Your pledges would, ideally, help cover living costs, allowing me to spend more time on making episodes, bringing more of them to you sooner. They might also go towards new, better equipment that would in turn bring you better episodes, and perhaps towards material that would also aid in producing entertaining episodes, such as games or consoles.  If I hit my ideal target, then I'd be able to drop in many more animations to my videos like I used to, such as having each episode presented to you by my animated self.

You'd be absolutely amazing for helping this channel grow and explore new avenues, and helping me get to the root of video game animation!



Tiers
Inbetweener
$1 or more per Video

You're the fluid frames that keep the motion looking nice!

You'll also see my Patron-only blog update.
Includes

  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Thumbnail Poll
Key Frame
$3 or more per Video
You're the structure to the action!

You get to see how I make my videos with exclusive behind the scenes stuffs.


Includes

  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Behind the Scenes!
  • Thumbnail Poll
  • Early Access
Pose to Pose
$5 or more per Video
You're the beefy skillsman of animation, and you'll get:


  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Behind the Scenes!
  • Thumbnail Poll
  • Early Access
  • Video Scripts upon completion
Princple
$10 or more per Video
You're a main principle of animation, and you'll get all of this:


  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Behind the Scenes!
  • Thumbnail Poll
  • Early Access
  • Video Scripts upon completion
  • A Special Drawing of you by me (after a month of this pledge)


How's that for a slice of fried gold?



Goals
$104 of $2,000 per Video
If I ever get to this amount per video, which would in itself be insanely incredible but also extremely unlikely, I'll be able to work on these videos full time, using your support to fund everything around me to allow me to work.
I may even resume an animated avatar to present my videos.
And probably an insane Patrons-only video.
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I'm an animator, and I love video games.
I enjoy making videos looking at animation in video games, where I might discuss animation techniques used in a specific game, like Skullgirls, or techniques used in an era, like 8-bit games. Sometimes we might look at general video game art, such as gaming environments.



Though I try my best to make these high quality videos as often as I can in my spare time around my freelance animation career and my family, they amount to maybe one video every month or so.  I want to spend the time needed to make these videos as good-looking as possible, as often as possible, for you.  Pledges from supporters like yourself would mean I'm a little closer to bringing a high quality video to you sooner, with the ultimate goal being to bring you at least two shiny, new video a month, uploaded to YouTube.




Any amount of pledge is an amazing help!

$1 pledges are incredibly helpful and welcomed, and you'll get access to:

My Patreon Blog - 
U
pdates on things I'm up to, such as games I'm playing, work I'm doing, reviews etc.

- Video Thumbnail Poll -
To help decide which thumbnail to use in the latest video via a poll I'll create.

- Triple 'A' Games List - 
A
 monthly list of recent, new and upcoming games with Awesome Animation and Art.

- Dad Blog -
A small entry maybe once a month where I'll describe what being a freelancing animating Dad is like, juggling things like a YouTube channel, personal projects, social life, raising kids, pursuing work, making time for me and my partner, making a game, and hopefully acting as a barometer that all these things can be done in your life without living in poverty.

$3 pledges gets you the above but also allows access to:

- Special Posts -
For your eyes only, like behind the scenes images and videos on upcoming projects.

- Early Access -
To the latest video.

$5 pledges gets you the above and also I'll upload my - video scripts-  when they're ready to record.

$10 pledges gets you all the above and you'll get a - special drawing - by me, of you, in my style. (after pledging that amount for one month) How's that for a slice of fried gold?

As well as this, all Patrons get their name in the credits and can post ideas of the sorts of things you'd like to see in upcoming videos in the Community Tab.




Your pledges would, ideally, help cover living costs, allowing me to spend more time on making episodes, bringing more of them to you sooner. They might also go towards new, better equipment that would in turn bring you better episodes, and perhaps towards material that would also aid in producing entertaining episodes, such as games or consoles.  If I hit my ideal target, then I'd be able to drop in many more animations to my videos like I used to, such as having each episode presented to you by my animated self.

You'd be absolutely amazing for helping this channel grow and explore new avenues, and helping me get to the root of video game animation!



Recent posts by Dan Root

Tiers
Inbetweener
$1 or more per Video

You're the fluid frames that keep the motion looking nice!

You'll also see my Patron-only blog update.
Includes

  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Thumbnail Poll
Key Frame
$3 or more per Video
You're the structure to the action!

You get to see how I make my videos with exclusive behind the scenes stuffs.


Includes

  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Behind the Scenes!
  • Thumbnail Poll
  • Early Access
Pose to Pose
$5 or more per Video
You're the beefy skillsman of animation, and you'll get:


  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Behind the Scenes!
  • Thumbnail Poll
  • Early Access
  • Video Scripts upon completion
Princple
$10 or more per Video
You're a main principle of animation, and you'll get all of this:


  • Patron-only Blog
  • Triple 'A' Games List
  • Dad Blog
  • Behind the Scenes!
  • Thumbnail Poll
  • Early Access
  • Video Scripts upon completion
  • A Special Drawing of you by me (after a month of this pledge)


How's that for a slice of fried gold?