Hey Bear Productions is creating Videos for Babies and Young Children
13
patrons
$54
per month
Hello, welcome to this extremely long Patreon introduction to Hey Bear Productions. If you make it to the end of this, I think I'll owe you a contribution!...

Who am I?
Hi, my name is Wayne Johnson and I love pretty much everything - apart from sport, and all the bad stuff in the world - not including sport into all the bad stuff, just saying, I can’t really be doing with it, so I ignore it intensely. Luckily though, there’s so much great stuff about, once you get all the bad stuff out of the way!

Things that I would include in the ‘good stuff’ list are (in no particular order) art, drawing, computer graphics, digital painting,3D stuff, video games, animation, music, patterns, graphic design, colours, all the animals and all the plants and trees and the clouds and the stars and all that crazy universe stuff that is just mental!

Yeah, anyway, for some weird and still unknown reason, making these Hey Bear Productions videos has somehow managed to encapsulate and include all of those things on my good things list. Not really sure why, but I just love making them - they’re short, sweet, fun to make...I always learn something new with every single video I make, even if it’s how to do something that I do a lot just that little bit more conveniently.

The biggest problem that I have right now is that I have very little time available to make all the videos on my ‘I want to make a video like this’ list!


What is Hey Bear Productions?

Hey Bear Productions began quite a few years ago now - tell you what, I’ll have to go and look it up, and insert it, around about....here > … Ok, so it looks like I uploaded the first version of Hey Bear’s first game on Oct 2, 2010 at 2:55 AM ! , which tell you a little about the time of ‘day’ that I am normally able to do this stuff - Hey Bear Productions is most definitely a 3am kind of operation!

I mean, really, by YouTube terms, that’s pretty much small fry. There are hundreds of channels out there that get 20 times the amount of views, but for little old (yes, I am actually officially old now, just turned 46!) me, it’s kind of mind boggling. So, naturally I would like to continue this, and make more videos. Much more! And, I guess, that’s where you, dear patient reader can help me!…?

As stated, Hey Bear is currently a very, very late night operation…and Fridays. It’s a Friday today, and on Fridays I am able to do Hey Bear stuff, like this, rambling on to you! Other than today, I only manage 2 more days a week making videos, and those can’t realistically be called ‘days’ because I actually manage to begin working at about 10 pm at the earliest and generally finish somewhere either side of 3 am. It’s probably not that healthy, but I seem to be holding up ok, and have been doing this for nearly a decade now, so I guess I could continue like this; but I’d really rather not… I’d really like to do Hey Bear stuff for a full 5 actual days a week, and maybe get a bit more sleep and possibly even some exercise! Well, you never know.

So, if you’re still here; and if you are, I really must congratulate you, even thank you profusely. Really, thanks for listening! So, if you’re still with me: you’re on Patreon, I’m on Patreon, and I am asking you, as nicely, and as honestly as I can, if you would help me make Hey Bear a properly full time occupation. The best thing about this is that, not only would I get to do something that I am thoroughly enjoying all day, I would also (and this is the real benefit) be able to make more videos, more often, and those videos would be of a higher quality, as I would be spending quality time making them, rather that the current I’d rather be in bed, asleep time. Seriously, it seems that Hey Bear has already got a YouTube reputation of hardly putting any videos out, so I do think that there is an appetite out there for more Hey Bear content!

I’m sure that even the smallest contribution will help out, that’s what people say, isn’t it? I’m sure that’s the case - full disclosure though - I’m only just starting this whole Patreon lark, so I haven’t even finalised what form the contributions and their relative rewards will be! To be honest, I think a lot of people contribute on Patreon for the love more than for the perceived monetary value for any rewards, at least, that’s my assumption. My current plan is to pretty much open up my entire work process for all Patreons to see and peruse, will probably make a load of wallpaper type images, or printables? Process videos, Google Hangouts? One to one Skype calls? Personal home life videos? Pictures of the cats? You know, that type of thing. I’m going to be listening out for what Patreons actually want as well, so if there is something that you really would like to see, or have available to you as a Patreon, please do get in touch - even if you aren’t currently contributing - please get in touch and let me know what you would like, and I’ll do my best - I’m new to this, and am guessing what people would like, so let me know!

Ok, I think you’ll agree that that’s quite enough for now; almost certainly much more than enough - so I guess you’ve got an idea of what Hey Bear Productions is all about, and once again, thank you so much for taking the time to read all this! Oh, there’s more? Oh.


Why Patreon?
I have realised that Patreon contributors are enabling artists and creators to produce the content that they really want to make without needing to go out and make what someone else wants them to make.
I’ve got so many ideas that there’s not enough time in the day, or even the night to produce them all - I’m currently working on Hey Bear videos only one day, and two nights, a week, and on those nights I’m up until gone three in the morning.

What are you paying for?
You are paying for time - that’s it - only time!
It takes a long time to make each video and your contribution will allow me to spend more time making videos more often, and allowing me to really take the extra time necessary to really push the quality of each video.
As far as resources go, I have literally everything that I need to keep making videos, so I really don’t need to buy anything like cameras, computers, software or art materials - I have more than enough of everything.
Your Patreon contribution will only go towards me being able to afford to take the time to make more and more videos, and to spend more time making them so that they get better and better!


How will it help?
Hey Bear can make and release videos more often and those videos will be of a higher quality.

What will you get?
Quite honestly, I really don’t know yet. Basically, if you want something, just let me know, and I’ll do my best to put it on the list! Mostly though, you’ll get more Hey Bear videos more often, and of a higher quality.

Rewards?

Thanks
Thank you video
It means so much that you would take the time and effort to contribute to help me make more videos! Thanks very much!

Behind the scenes
Early access videos
Work in progress videos
Private videos
Speed videos of a day’s work
Blender files

Hang out
Google Hangouts, Skype calls? Some other kind of internet based get together?

Downloads
Images, printables
Sketches

Patreon credits in video descriptions
Not fully convinced by this one yet, but it’s an idea I heard/read about, and might be worth a shot.
Tiers
Unicorns!
$1 or more per month
Unicorns are the ultimate tier!

No, seriously, Patreon suggested that I put this as my first tier, but it makes total sense! Unicorns feature in my latest Hey Bear video, so why not have unicorns as the first tier?!

You will receive access to my Ultimate Tier Unicorns folder (I just made that up, but I'm sticking with it).
In this folder you will find Hey Bear unicorn desktop wallpapers and printable colouring in sheets! How about that? 

Secret Folder!
$5 or more per month
Um, I'll put as much stuff as I can into a Secret Folder for you to rummage around in! It will contain all manner of goodies - probably more colouring in pages to print, some choice photos of me and the Johnson family, more desktop wallpapers, secret videos, and some early sketches and scribbles!
Behind The Scenes
$10 or more per month
This is like the Secret Folder (which you'll also get access to anyway if you were to choose this tier) but it's probably quite a bit messier. It should be pretty interesting though, as it will contain lots of work in progress stuff, like early renders (I do a lot of test videos that don't make it all the way to YouTube), psd files of the videos that I am currently making, so you can poke around and get an idea of how it's all done, and also a few behind the scenes videos, maybe time lapses of work in progress, or even some voice overs of stuff that I'm working on that will explain a particular way that I'm going about making the videos. It might not be as finished or as pretty as the Secret Folder, but it could be faaaairly interesting?

I'll time date each folder so that all previous bits and pieces are still available for anyone that arrives late to the party. This will also help seasoned Patreons to find the newest stuff in the pile!

Meet ups!
$20 or more per month
As well as all previous tiers, we'll also get to meet up, at least once a month, more if you like, but mostly on a Friday - I'm mostly free on a Friday right now, but that may change in the future, we'll see. Meet ups will likely be on Google Hangouts or similar, and I'll be able to work, chat, answer some questions and talk about whatever we all want to talk about!
Come and say hello!
Goals
$54 of $500 per month
I love you! If I reach $500 per month I will email all my current patreons with an overlong and rambling thank you message telling them how great they are. This email is very, very likely to have photos of my cats and kittens attatched.
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Hello, welcome to this extremely long Patreon introduction to Hey Bear Productions. If you make it to the end of this, I think I'll owe you a contribution!...

Who am I?
Hi, my name is Wayne Johnson and I love pretty much everything - apart from sport, and all the bad stuff in the world - not including sport into all the bad stuff, just saying, I can’t really be doing with it, so I ignore it intensely. Luckily though, there’s so much great stuff about, once you get all the bad stuff out of the way!

Things that I would include in the ‘good stuff’ list are (in no particular order) art, drawing, computer graphics, digital painting,3D stuff, video games, animation, music, patterns, graphic design, colours, all the animals and all the plants and trees and the clouds and the stars and all that crazy universe stuff that is just mental!

Yeah, anyway, for some weird and still unknown reason, making these Hey Bear Productions videos has somehow managed to encapsulate and include all of those things on my good things list. Not really sure why, but I just love making them - they’re short, sweet, fun to make...I always learn something new with every single video I make, even if it’s how to do something that I do a lot just that little bit more conveniently.

The biggest problem that I have right now is that I have very little time available to make all the videos on my ‘I want to make a video like this’ list!


What is Hey Bear Productions?

Hey Bear Productions began quite a few years ago now - tell you what, I’ll have to go and look it up, and insert it, around about....here > … Ok, so it looks like I uploaded the first version of Hey Bear’s first game on Oct 2, 2010 at 2:55 AM ! , which tell you a little about the time of ‘day’ that I am normally able to do this stuff - Hey Bear Productions is most definitely a 3am kind of operation!

I mean, really, by YouTube terms, that’s pretty much small fry. There are hundreds of channels out there that get 20 times the amount of views, but for little old (yes, I am actually officially old now, just turned 46!) me, it’s kind of mind boggling. So, naturally I would like to continue this, and make more videos. Much more! And, I guess, that’s where you, dear patient reader can help me!…?

As stated, Hey Bear is currently a very, very late night operation…and Fridays. It’s a Friday today, and on Fridays I am able to do Hey Bear stuff, like this, rambling on to you! Other than today, I only manage 2 more days a week making videos, and those can’t realistically be called ‘days’ because I actually manage to begin working at about 10 pm at the earliest and generally finish somewhere either side of 3 am. It’s probably not that healthy, but I seem to be holding up ok, and have been doing this for nearly a decade now, so I guess I could continue like this; but I’d really rather not… I’d really like to do Hey Bear stuff for a full 5 actual days a week, and maybe get a bit more sleep and possibly even some exercise! Well, you never know.

So, if you’re still here; and if you are, I really must congratulate you, even thank you profusely. Really, thanks for listening! So, if you’re still with me: you’re on Patreon, I’m on Patreon, and I am asking you, as nicely, and as honestly as I can, if you would help me make Hey Bear a properly full time occupation. The best thing about this is that, not only would I get to do something that I am thoroughly enjoying all day, I would also (and this is the real benefit) be able to make more videos, more often, and those videos would be of a higher quality, as I would be spending quality time making them, rather that the current I’d rather be in bed, asleep time. Seriously, it seems that Hey Bear has already got a YouTube reputation of hardly putting any videos out, so I do think that there is an appetite out there for more Hey Bear content!

I’m sure that even the smallest contribution will help out, that’s what people say, isn’t it? I’m sure that’s the case - full disclosure though - I’m only just starting this whole Patreon lark, so I haven’t even finalised what form the contributions and their relative rewards will be! To be honest, I think a lot of people contribute on Patreon for the love more than for the perceived monetary value for any rewards, at least, that’s my assumption. My current plan is to pretty much open up my entire work process for all Patreons to see and peruse, will probably make a load of wallpaper type images, or printables? Process videos, Google Hangouts? One to one Skype calls? Personal home life videos? Pictures of the cats? You know, that type of thing. I’m going to be listening out for what Patreons actually want as well, so if there is something that you really would like to see, or have available to you as a Patreon, please do get in touch - even if you aren’t currently contributing - please get in touch and let me know what you would like, and I’ll do my best - I’m new to this, and am guessing what people would like, so let me know!

Ok, I think you’ll agree that that’s quite enough for now; almost certainly much more than enough - so I guess you’ve got an idea of what Hey Bear Productions is all about, and once again, thank you so much for taking the time to read all this! Oh, there’s more? Oh.


Why Patreon?
I have realised that Patreon contributors are enabling artists and creators to produce the content that they really want to make without needing to go out and make what someone else wants them to make.
I’ve got so many ideas that there’s not enough time in the day, or even the night to produce them all - I’m currently working on Hey Bear videos only one day, and two nights, a week, and on those nights I’m up until gone three in the morning.

What are you paying for?
You are paying for time - that’s it - only time!
It takes a long time to make each video and your contribution will allow me to spend more time making videos more often, and allowing me to really take the extra time necessary to really push the quality of each video.
As far as resources go, I have literally everything that I need to keep making videos, so I really don’t need to buy anything like cameras, computers, software or art materials - I have more than enough of everything.
Your Patreon contribution will only go towards me being able to afford to take the time to make more and more videos, and to spend more time making them so that they get better and better!


How will it help?
Hey Bear can make and release videos more often and those videos will be of a higher quality.

What will you get?
Quite honestly, I really don’t know yet. Basically, if you want something, just let me know, and I’ll do my best to put it on the list! Mostly though, you’ll get more Hey Bear videos more often, and of a higher quality.

Rewards?

Thanks
Thank you video
It means so much that you would take the time and effort to contribute to help me make more videos! Thanks very much!

Behind the scenes
Early access videos
Work in progress videos
Private videos
Speed videos of a day’s work
Blender files

Hang out
Google Hangouts, Skype calls? Some other kind of internet based get together?

Downloads
Images, printables
Sketches

Patreon credits in video descriptions
Not fully convinced by this one yet, but it’s an idea I heard/read about, and might be worth a shot.

Recent posts by Hey Bear Productions

Tiers
Unicorns!
$1 or more per month
Unicorns are the ultimate tier!

No, seriously, Patreon suggested that I put this as my first tier, but it makes total sense! Unicorns feature in my latest Hey Bear video, so why not have unicorns as the first tier?!

You will receive access to my Ultimate Tier Unicorns folder (I just made that up, but I'm sticking with it).
In this folder you will find Hey Bear unicorn desktop wallpapers and printable colouring in sheets! How about that? 

Secret Folder!
$5 or more per month
Um, I'll put as much stuff as I can into a Secret Folder for you to rummage around in! It will contain all manner of goodies - probably more colouring in pages to print, some choice photos of me and the Johnson family, more desktop wallpapers, secret videos, and some early sketches and scribbles!
Behind The Scenes
$10 or more per month
This is like the Secret Folder (which you'll also get access to anyway if you were to choose this tier) but it's probably quite a bit messier. It should be pretty interesting though, as it will contain lots of work in progress stuff, like early renders (I do a lot of test videos that don't make it all the way to YouTube), psd files of the videos that I am currently making, so you can poke around and get an idea of how it's all done, and also a few behind the scenes videos, maybe time lapses of work in progress, or even some voice overs of stuff that I'm working on that will explain a particular way that I'm going about making the videos. It might not be as finished or as pretty as the Secret Folder, but it could be faaaairly interesting?

I'll time date each folder so that all previous bits and pieces are still available for anyone that arrives late to the party. This will also help seasoned Patreons to find the newest stuff in the pile!

Meet ups!
$20 or more per month
As well as all previous tiers, we'll also get to meet up, at least once a month, more if you like, but mostly on a Friday - I'm mostly free on a Friday right now, but that may change in the future, we'll see. Meet ups will likely be on Google Hangouts or similar, and I'll be able to work, chat, answer some questions and talk about whatever we all want to talk about!
Come and say hello!