Dave Donaldson is creating Filmmaker Tutorials
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$81
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Thank you so much for checking me out. It means that you are considering and that means a lot to me. My channel is meant to educate as I educate myself in learning all things that go into lighting a set. From breaking down tools in very quick episodes to lengthy setups or tips and tricks. I am probably no different than you in the sense that Ive seen tons of information out there on how to filmmaking such as FilmRiot, Cinematography Database, VideoCopilot, DSLRvideoshooter, IndyMogul etc etc etc. 

But I started this channel to really highlight what goes into lighting as I feel that most tutorials out there are usually just scratching the surface with c-stands only. But there are literally thousands of tools that seem to have little to no explanation as to how to use or what its called and I hope my channel helps clear it up for the new guy....or girl.

In my channel, I dont talk about cameras, lenses, after fx, special fx or any of that. This is strictly a channel that I hope helps people better understand lighting tools and lights. 

At the time of this post I have 38 episodes and people really dig it and im sure that i have about 1000 more to go, but Im coming up to the end of my inventory and will either have to purchase or rent equipment to continue making tutorials. Not to mention even the rentals can become very pricey and even though the rental house is willing to help here and there, there are just some tools they cant let me just borrow. 

For example, one of the most expensive lights out there is called an 18k and it costs about $40,000 and it's as big as an orchestra bass drum. Obviously I cant buy something like that for 2 reasons.

1) I'd prank my roomate by setting it up outside his window, to make him think its noon when really its 2a.m. consistently 
2) its expensive

But to rent that light for the day is $1200. I can't afford that either and that's not to mention what else I need to rent just to power it and show an example on the show. Here's a link that shows the light
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A...

I'd like to continue making weekly videos but I need your help in order to really start digging into the more complicated and fun stuff. There's also some interviews Id like to shoot but requires me to travel to either LA, NY, or Chicago. Additionally I have another channel that I am thinking about creating, but I haven't thought of a name yet and has nothing to do with film but I think it'll be a good one. So with your support I can continue to make not just this channel, but launch the other as well. 

Thank you so much again for taking a moment to read this. I really appreciate the support. 

Rewards
Thank you, thank you very much
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
Just wanted to help out Dave on his journey. 
I GOT FIIIIIIIIVE ONNNNN IT!
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
I travel for work sometimes and if I'm in your city and we can make it work. We can get together and high five. 
8 dolla hollaaaaaaaa
$8 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards and I will list you in a special thank you section underneath an episode. 
Video chat!
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Once every other month, I will host a live video group chat with Patrons only for 1 half hour.
  • Plus previous awards
Fear the Reaper live
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Im currently growing a Carolina Reaper plant. If this reaches 150 Patrons, I will eat one of the peppers fully raw while going live on Youtube. Let my suffering be your enjoyment. I'm only gonna do this once. If you don't know, the plant is the second hottest pepper in the world weighing in at 2.2 million Scoville units. A Jalapeno is only 2,500-5,000... I've got a bad feeling this is gonna be the most chosen award but I'm a man of my word. 
  • Plus all previous rewards

Lets Talk!
$35 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
I will have a half hour skype call with you personally and you will also get a hand written letter, thanking you for your support. 
  • Plus all previous rewards but minus Fear the Reaper
Goals
$81 of $5,000 per month
If I make this goal, I can really focus on this show and make it bigger and better. Taking trips to different cities to explore different sets. Visit stores that build our equipment to see how its done. Also I will start a second channel that will be a mixture of woodworking, cooking, household organization, and automotive. I havent decided a name for it yet. Send me a couple ideas maybe? But currently I try to make money anyway I can to keep the bills happy which sometimes means not focusing on what I love to do. Making films and youtube videos. 
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Thank you so much for checking me out. It means that you are considering and that means a lot to me. My channel is meant to educate as I educate myself in learning all things that go into lighting a set. From breaking down tools in very quick episodes to lengthy setups or tips and tricks. I am probably no different than you in the sense that Ive seen tons of information out there on how to filmmaking such as FilmRiot, Cinematography Database, VideoCopilot, DSLRvideoshooter, IndyMogul etc etc etc. 

But I started this channel to really highlight what goes into lighting as I feel that most tutorials out there are usually just scratching the surface with c-stands only. But there are literally thousands of tools that seem to have little to no explanation as to how to use or what its called and I hope my channel helps clear it up for the new guy....or girl.

In my channel, I dont talk about cameras, lenses, after fx, special fx or any of that. This is strictly a channel that I hope helps people better understand lighting tools and lights. 

At the time of this post I have 38 episodes and people really dig it and im sure that i have about 1000 more to go, but Im coming up to the end of my inventory and will either have to purchase or rent equipment to continue making tutorials. Not to mention even the rentals can become very pricey and even though the rental house is willing to help here and there, there are just some tools they cant let me just borrow. 

For example, one of the most expensive lights out there is called an 18k and it costs about $40,000 and it's as big as an orchestra bass drum. Obviously I cant buy something like that for 2 reasons.

1) I'd prank my roomate by setting it up outside his window, to make him think its noon when really its 2a.m. consistently 
2) its expensive

But to rent that light for the day is $1200. I can't afford that either and that's not to mention what else I need to rent just to power it and show an example on the show. Here's a link that shows the light
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A...

I'd like to continue making weekly videos but I need your help in order to really start digging into the more complicated and fun stuff. There's also some interviews Id like to shoot but requires me to travel to either LA, NY, or Chicago. Additionally I have another channel that I am thinking about creating, but I haven't thought of a name yet and has nothing to do with film but I think it'll be a good one. So with your support I can continue to make not just this channel, but launch the other as well. 

Thank you so much again for taking a moment to read this. I really appreciate the support. 

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Rewards
Thank you, thank you very much
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
Just wanted to help out Dave on his journey. 
I GOT FIIIIIIIIVE ONNNNN IT!
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
I travel for work sometimes and if I'm in your city and we can make it work. We can get together and high five. 
8 dolla hollaaaaaaaa
$8 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards and I will list you in a special thank you section underneath an episode. 
Video chat!
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Once every other month, I will host a live video group chat with Patrons only for 1 half hour.
  • Plus previous awards
Fear the Reaper live
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Im currently growing a Carolina Reaper plant. If this reaches 150 Patrons, I will eat one of the peppers fully raw while going live on Youtube. Let my suffering be your enjoyment. I'm only gonna do this once. If you don't know, the plant is the second hottest pepper in the world weighing in at 2.2 million Scoville units. A Jalapeno is only 2,500-5,000... I've got a bad feeling this is gonna be the most chosen award but I'm a man of my word. 
  • Plus all previous rewards

Lets Talk!
$35 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
I will have a half hour skype call with you personally and you will also get a hand written letter, thanking you for your support. 
  • Plus all previous rewards but minus Fear the Reaper