Shannon

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About Shannon

Edit -- I now have significantly higher income than previously from outside of my youtube channel and am reassessing my use of patreon/patreon funds. Update forthcoming at some point! Removing my video since it's no longer accurate.

(I haven't edited the below text to update my current situation)

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I have always loved talking about movies and introducing people to films that I love and films that have influenced me. Film history and film analysis are fascinating to me and there's no reason for there to be any barrier to entry for anyone to learn about and appreciate them.

Initially the central series to this channel was SO YOU WANNA BE A FILM NERD. It's an introductory-level series that's a blend of film history and film academia with a focus on accessibility and anti-elitism. I was very active in film clubs in college and while I was always honest about my opinions and could go toe-to-toe with anybody on film discussion, I was aware that being closed-minded or being a snob would discourage some great people from getting involved. The series carries over that mindset and synthesizes all of the stuff I learned both in film school and on my own into quick, dense episodes that cover broad topics.

After focusing on that for a while I decided to branch off and cover wider topics, like horror theory and parasocial relationships. I am still focusing overall on having the same tone of anti-elitism and accessibility but with a wider scope.

What's the point of making an accessible series if people have to pay for it? I want my work to reach as many people as possible and have little to no barrier to entry. At the same time, the more work I put into my channel, the less time I have to work and pay rent, pay for food, etc. My focus is on financial support that will allow me more time to research and work on my videos. Editing itself is a time-consuming process. On top of that I would love to have time for reading and watching as much as I can to make sure I don't leave out any pertinent information (I love learning about film/media so it's a win-win for me!).

My ability to expand is limited by my time, which is limited by my money. The more I can make through avenues like Patreon, the more I can expand and reach my potential.

Payment is per video, not per month. If I don't produce any content, you don't have to pay me anything. You can also limit how much you donate per month regardless of how many videos I produce. Any amount is appreciated.

Thank you for reading!
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$628.41 of $2,500 per video
At this level I'd be comfortable switching to monthly charging instead of per-video charging. It would mean more stability for me to work on a bigger variety of projects, whether shorter reviews or more feature-length videos, and patrons would know that they'd only get one charge a month.
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