The Back Focus is creating Video Essays, Documentaries, Podcasts, and Other Videos
98

patrons

$192
per creation
WHAT IS "THE BACK FOCUS?"
Back Focus: when something in the background of the frame is in focus rather than the intended subject. 

"The Back Focus" is a YouTube channel dedicated to shedding light on often overlooked and unappreciated aspects of film and television, whether it be from the perspective of acting, filmmaking in general, or a combination of both. 

For those of you who supported this Patreon form the start, it used to be solely for production of full-length episodes of a documentary web series called "No Small Parts," created by actor Brandon Hardesty. After IMDb acquired the rights to "No Small Parts," Brandon has since joined forces with filmmaker and videographer Kenny Johnson to create new content regularly under the name "The Back Focus."

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT?
"The Back Focus" consists of writer/actor Brandon Hardesty and filmmaker Kenny Johnson, who between them have over a decade of professional experience in the entertainment industry and simply love talking about movies. Separate from "The Back Focus," Brandon and Kenny do a weekly podcast called "Walken 101" in which they review, in chronological order, Christopher Walken's performance in every project he's ever appeared in.

WHAT ARE THE KINDS OF VIDEOS YOU PRODUCE?
As of September 2018, we regularly produce three videos a month of three different series.

It Wasn't That Bad
An in-depth video essay/documentary series about the redeemable qualities of so-called "bad" movies.

Acting Oddities
A reaction series exploring odd acting roles and performances in film and television.

Walken 101
An extension of our podcast, "Walken 101," in which we put our extensive and almost-useless knowledge about Christopher Walken to good use and create videos about odd, unusual, and overlooked aspects of the Oscar-winning actor's career. 

WHY PATREON?
What we'd love to do with "The Back Focus" is have it become a financially self-sustaining YouTube channel. Combined with occasional sponsorships, our hope is to reach a point where we can spend more and more time creating fun content. The more we grow, the more resources we'll have at our disposal, including time. 

HOW OFTEN DO YOU RELEASE VIDEOS?
Three videos a month, but that could change as we grow. 

HOW CAN WE HELP?
The only way this channel can continue to thrive is through viewer support, and really, we're thrilled that people are simply watching this stuff. If you like the channel and you're willing to support it with a pledge, know that you're helping us create videos at a better pace, and also a better quality.

THANK YOU!
Tiers
Access to Patreon Feed
$1 or more per creation 85 patrons
For $1 a video, you'll get access to our feed on Patreon which includes updates and behind-the-scenes of what we're currently working on. 
Behind-the-Scenes Podcast
$2 or more per creation 6 patrons
You'll have access to a monthly podcast in which we talk more in-depth about what we're working on and ideas that we have. We may even record a few conversations of us behind-the-scenes while we're making certain videos, or just eating Chipotle. 
Advanced Access to Videos
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
For $5 a video, you'll get to see content 24-48 hours ahead of its scheduled upload date, and an occasional exclusive behind-the-scenes video of two dorks talking about movies and actin' a fool.
Producer Credit
$10 or more per creation 3 patrons
Along with all the other rewards, you're now considered a producer on all of our series! Congrats. You finally made it. 
Goals
$192 of $700 per creation
If we reach pledges that amount to $700 a video, we'll be able to rent our own small studio so we could produce quality content more efficiently and effectively. 
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WHAT IS "THE BACK FOCUS?"
Back Focus: when something in the background of the frame is in focus rather than the intended subject. 

"The Back Focus" is a YouTube channel dedicated to shedding light on often overlooked and unappreciated aspects of film and television, whether it be from the perspective of acting, filmmaking in general, or a combination of both. 

For those of you who supported this Patreon form the start, it used to be solely for production of full-length episodes of a documentary web series called "No Small Parts," created by actor Brandon Hardesty. After IMDb acquired the rights to "No Small Parts," Brandon has since joined forces with filmmaker and videographer Kenny Johnson to create new content regularly under the name "The Back Focus."

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT?
"The Back Focus" consists of writer/actor Brandon Hardesty and filmmaker Kenny Johnson, who between them have over a decade of professional experience in the entertainment industry and simply love talking about movies. Separate from "The Back Focus," Brandon and Kenny do a weekly podcast called "Walken 101" in which they review, in chronological order, Christopher Walken's performance in every project he's ever appeared in.

WHAT ARE THE KINDS OF VIDEOS YOU PRODUCE?
As of September 2018, we regularly produce three videos a month of three different series.

It Wasn't That Bad
An in-depth video essay/documentary series about the redeemable qualities of so-called "bad" movies.

Acting Oddities
A reaction series exploring odd acting roles and performances in film and television.

Walken 101
An extension of our podcast, "Walken 101," in which we put our extensive and almost-useless knowledge about Christopher Walken to good use and create videos about odd, unusual, and overlooked aspects of the Oscar-winning actor's career. 

WHY PATREON?
What we'd love to do with "The Back Focus" is have it become a financially self-sustaining YouTube channel. Combined with occasional sponsorships, our hope is to reach a point where we can spend more and more time creating fun content. The more we grow, the more resources we'll have at our disposal, including time. 

HOW OFTEN DO YOU RELEASE VIDEOS?
Three videos a month, but that could change as we grow. 

HOW CAN WE HELP?
The only way this channel can continue to thrive is through viewer support, and really, we're thrilled that people are simply watching this stuff. If you like the channel and you're willing to support it with a pledge, know that you're helping us create videos at a better pace, and also a better quality.

THANK YOU!

Recent posts by The Back Focus

Tiers
Access to Patreon Feed
$1 or more per creation 85 patrons
For $1 a video, you'll get access to our feed on Patreon which includes updates and behind-the-scenes of what we're currently working on. 
Behind-the-Scenes Podcast
$2 or more per creation 6 patrons
You'll have access to a monthly podcast in which we talk more in-depth about what we're working on and ideas that we have. We may even record a few conversations of us behind-the-scenes while we're making certain videos, or just eating Chipotle. 
Advanced Access to Videos
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
For $5 a video, you'll get to see content 24-48 hours ahead of its scheduled upload date, and an occasional exclusive behind-the-scenes video of two dorks talking about movies and actin' a fool.
Producer Credit
$10 or more per creation 3 patrons
Along with all the other rewards, you're now considered a producer on all of our series! Congrats. You finally made it.