Ozzy Awesome is creating Videos, music and life experiences
49

patrons

$222
per month
My name is Oz and I have lived in Japan on and off for 10 years. I have lived in a variety of places across Japan from Hokkaido to Nagoya and now in Chiba.
I have also been teaching English and have taught students of all ages from infant to retired seniors in public and private school settings.

For the last 8 years I have been making YouTube videos. It started out as a hobby to help me learn Japanese, share my experiences and encourage others to visit Japan. But after 8 years, 500+ videos, 4 million+ views and 17 thousand+ subscribers I have realized that more than a hobby this is what I like and want to do for life.

My videos range from life stories of Japan, Japanese learning videos, restaurant and event reviews, food and culture as well as popular culture and entertainment news. Every video I make though has a common theme. It involves some kind of joke or gimmick to make people laugh. Whether introducing a part of Japan or talking about important cultural differences I always aim to use humor to help people understand this country and it's customs.

However, to improve my video quality, increase my availability for filming opportunities and to expand my editing and filming skills I need more time and better equipment and software.
What you will be helping me achieve is to grow my channel, refine my video quality and in turn increase my viewership and audience so I can show people around the world things they never knew existed.

I try to keep my videos positive but realistic and am always looking to meet new people and see new places!

With your help and support I hope I can accomplish these goals.
Rewards
Team Awesome
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
Thank you reward I will follow you on Facebook, Twitter and give you a shout out on my video on your birthday! Just let me know when it is the month of so I can remember to shout you out!
You also get access to RAW videos every month! 
Team Awesome Elite
$3 or more per month 24 patrons
Thank you reward will be access to my patron only stream which will have RAW unedited videos, walkthroughs and stuff I can't put on YouTube. Plus my monthly Diary Video talking about life in Japan.  
Team Awesome Ultimate
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
  •  RAW & Unedited Videos
  • Monthly Life in Japan Diary Video
  • Stuff not suitable for YouTube
  • Every couple of months I will send out a Japan gift or trinket that is only available in Japan
  • Song of the Month Japanese song with English and Japanese lyrics covered by me!
Team Awesome Immortality Status
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A one on one Skype or Hangout session once a month to talk about anything you want (eg. Japan, life, entertainment, gossip, politics, food, etc.)
  • Your name in the credits of my videos and if you send me a clip I can promote your video/channel/business/etc
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$222 of $1,000 per month
As those of you who have been to Japan know, travel is not cheap. To see out of the way places that usual tourists never visit requires trains, buses, taxis and sometimes ferries. Equipment, travel, entry fees make a weekend film project a major expense. With this goal I hope to alleviate some of the costs that are limiting me from getting the unique footage my channel needs to be fun and unique!
Also, with the drop in revenue from YouTube and reduced work hours from my job has created a more time to film but less income to survive kind of situation. Which means to keep spending time making, filming and editing videos I have to recover the income I have lost.

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My name is Oz and I have lived in Japan on and off for 10 years. I have lived in a variety of places across Japan from Hokkaido to Nagoya and now in Chiba.
I have also been teaching English and have taught students of all ages from infant to retired seniors in public and private school settings.

For the last 8 years I have been making YouTube videos. It started out as a hobby to help me learn Japanese, share my experiences and encourage others to visit Japan. But after 8 years, 500+ videos, 4 million+ views and 17 thousand+ subscribers I have realized that more than a hobby this is what I like and want to do for life.

My videos range from life stories of Japan, Japanese learning videos, restaurant and event reviews, food and culture as well as popular culture and entertainment news. Every video I make though has a common theme. It involves some kind of joke or gimmick to make people laugh. Whether introducing a part of Japan or talking about important cultural differences I always aim to use humor to help people understand this country and it's customs.

However, to improve my video quality, increase my availability for filming opportunities and to expand my editing and filming skills I need more time and better equipment and software.
What you will be helping me achieve is to grow my channel, refine my video quality and in turn increase my viewership and audience so I can show people around the world things they never knew existed.

I try to keep my videos positive but realistic and am always looking to meet new people and see new places!

With your help and support I hope I can accomplish these goals.

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Rewards
Team Awesome
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
Thank you reward I will follow you on Facebook, Twitter and give you a shout out on my video on your birthday! Just let me know when it is the month of so I can remember to shout you out!
You also get access to RAW videos every month! 
Team Awesome Elite
$3 or more per month 24 patrons
Thank you reward will be access to my patron only stream which will have RAW unedited videos, walkthroughs and stuff I can't put on YouTube. Plus my monthly Diary Video talking about life in Japan.  
Team Awesome Ultimate
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
  •  RAW & Unedited Videos
  • Monthly Life in Japan Diary Video
  • Stuff not suitable for YouTube
  • Every couple of months I will send out a Japan gift or trinket that is only available in Japan
  • Song of the Month Japanese song with English and Japanese lyrics covered by me!
Team Awesome Immortality Status
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A one on one Skype or Hangout session once a month to talk about anything you want (eg. Japan, life, entertainment, gossip, politics, food, etc.)
  • Your name in the credits of my videos and if you send me a clip I can promote your video/channel/business/etc
  • Plus all previous rewards