Gaius Augustus is creating Videos and graphics about science by a real scientist
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patrons

$0
per animated video

I'm Gaius, a filmmaker turned scientist and a PhD student of Cancer Biology.  I'm a visual storyteller who happens to be a scientist with a passion to make science accessible to all.  And together, you and I will make beautiful science.
New to Patreon?  Reward tiers are to your right -------------->

We all deserve to learn science in a way we can understand. So I'm creating multimedia projects to do justice to the amazing way our world works. You can be a part of the magic by joining my Patreon community.

I am a visual storyteller and scientist, and this is a project that I'm passionate about. But I'm currently doing this by myself in my spare time, which limits how much I can do. Each video takes a long time to plan and create. You can change that.

Goals that require money:
  • Buy software and plugins
  • Hire artists (animator, designer, illustrator, music maker) to help me
  • Pay scientists to share their expertise and help with researching topics
  • Dirty secret: I'd love to do this full-time someday...so you know, buying food and shelter

Science is hard to keep up with. New scientific articles come out in thousands of journals every day. Many are behind a paywall, meaning you may never see it. And even if you do, they're so hard to read that it may seem impossible to know what scientists are learning.

My content talks about this new research or explains scientific principles and techniques so you can more effectively understand research.

What kind of content can I expect?
  • Articles (at my blog)
  • Infographics
  • GIFs
  • Animated videos
  • Future dreams
    • Comics
    • Games



Why is my donation per creation/video?
The truth is that right now I'm not sure I can guarantee a video every month. These things take a lot of time, especially by myself. By having payments be per project, you only pay when there's a new video. If I start creating more videos, I will change this after polling patrons.  You will be charged per animated video.

A note about transparency
It is incredibly important to me that I'm as open and honest with patrons as possible.  One way I'll be doing that is by sharing how much I receive from my patrons.  This money is meant to build up the channel and improve content in the future.  My hope is that someday it will also allow me to do this full time, which means covering my family's bills and expenses.  I look forward to you joining my community.  Let's achieve these goals together and make beautiful science together!
Tiers
Citizen Scientist
$2 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Amazing.  Your love of science (and public funding) make real science possible!  $2 per video means that you will get access to the Patron Only feed (including early access) with exclusive updates on my latest projects and works in progress.  You'll also see my graphics and videos BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!!
Undergraduate Researcher
$7 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Wow, really?  You want more science in your life and are willing to work to get it!  $7 per video means that you will be featured at the end of the videos that YOU support!  

That along with the Patron only feed and you'll be drinking up that science like nobody's business.
Masters Student
$15 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Getting a post-undergrad degree is a HUGE step, and your donation is a huge help!  

$15 per video means that you will early or exclusive access to infographics and visual guides for free (not a per creation charge).  And of course, don't forget that you'll be featured on the video thank you screen. Have a request for a topic?  I'll take your requests into consideration first.
PhD Student
$25 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Your getting serious about research, and I love it!  $25 per video will give you a physical print of one of my pieces 3x a year.

You also get access to visual guides and infographics that come out more often than videos.  And of course, don't forget that you'll be featured on the video thank you screen  and have access to the Patron only feed.  
Post-doctoral fellow
$50 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Science is your bread and butter, and you'll need to show that off.  At $50, you'll get access to huge discounts at my shop of science swag and special offers available nowhere else.  Want more?  How about 1 free t-shirt for every 6 months you are a patron?!


And that's not all because you'll get a physical print of my artwork 3x a year, as well as access to visual guides and infographics that come out more often than videos.  And of course, don't forget that you'll be featured on the video thank you screen and see the Patron only feed.

Goals
$0 of $75 per animated video
Good for you: When we reach this goal, I will create a patron-only video voted on by the patrons! Want more science? A scientific technique explained? An interview? Let's be creative!
Good for me: At $75 per video, I'll be able to cover the cost of my website hosting, monthly software subscription, and some extra to be able to purchase add-ons for software.

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I'm Gaius, a filmmaker turned scientist and a PhD student of Cancer Biology.  I'm a visual storyteller who happens to be a scientist with a passion to make science accessible to all.  And together, you and I will make beautiful science.
New to Patreon?  Reward tiers are to your right -------------->

We all deserve to learn science in a way we can understand. So I'm creating multimedia projects to do justice to the amazing way our world works. You can be a part of the magic by joining my Patreon community.

I am a visual storyteller and scientist, and this is a project that I'm passionate about. But I'm currently doing this by myself in my spare time, which limits how much I can do. Each video takes a long time to plan and create. You can change that.

Goals that require money:
  • Buy software and plugins
  • Hire artists (animator, designer, illustrator, music maker) to help me
  • Pay scientists to share their expertise and help with researching topics
  • Dirty secret: I'd love to do this full-time someday...so you know, buying food and shelter

Science is hard to keep up with. New scientific articles come out in thousands of journals every day. Many are behind a paywall, meaning you may never see it. And even if you do, they're so hard to read that it may seem impossible to know what scientists are learning.

My content talks about this new research or explains scientific principles and techniques so you can more effectively understand research.

What kind of content can I expect?
  • Articles (at my blog)
  • Infographics
  • GIFs
  • Animated videos
  • Future dreams
    • Comics
    • Games



Why is my donation per creation/video?
The truth is that right now I'm not sure I can guarantee a video every month. These things take a lot of time, especially by myself. By having payments be per project, you only pay when there's a new video. If I start creating more videos, I will change this after polling patrons.  You will be charged per animated video.

A note about transparency
It is incredibly important to me that I'm as open and honest with patrons as possible.  One way I'll be doing that is by sharing how much I receive from my patrons.  This money is meant to build up the channel and improve content in the future.  My hope is that someday it will also allow me to do this full time, which means covering my family's bills and expenses.  I look forward to you joining my community.  Let's achieve these goals together and make beautiful science together!

Recent posts by Gaius Augustus

Tiers
Citizen Scientist
$2 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Amazing.  Your love of science (and public funding) make real science possible!  $2 per video means that you will get access to the Patron Only feed (including early access) with exclusive updates on my latest projects and works in progress.  You'll also see my graphics and videos BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!!
Undergraduate Researcher
$7 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Wow, really?  You want more science in your life and are willing to work to get it!  $7 per video means that you will be featured at the end of the videos that YOU support!  

That along with the Patron only feed and you'll be drinking up that science like nobody's business.
Masters Student
$15 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Getting a post-undergrad degree is a HUGE step, and your donation is a huge help!  

$15 per video means that you will early or exclusive access to infographics and visual guides for free (not a per creation charge).  And of course, don't forget that you'll be featured on the video thank you screen. Have a request for a topic?  I'll take your requests into consideration first.
PhD Student
$25 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Your getting serious about research, and I love it!  $25 per video will give you a physical print of one of my pieces 3x a year.

You also get access to visual guides and infographics that come out more often than videos.  And of course, don't forget that you'll be featured on the video thank you screen  and have access to the Patron only feed.  
Post-doctoral fellow
$50 or more per animated video 0 patrons
Science is your bread and butter, and you'll need to show that off.  At $50, you'll get access to huge discounts at my shop of science swag and special offers available nowhere else.  Want more?  How about 1 free t-shirt for every 6 months you are a patron?!


And that's not all because you'll get a physical print of my artwork 3x a year, as well as access to visual guides and infographics that come out more often than videos.  And of course, don't forget that you'll be featured on the video thank you screen and see the Patron only feed.