Dennis Spielman is creating Uncovering Oklahoma Network
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patrons

$10
per month
Hello, Adventurers!
I am Dennis Spielman, the producer of  Uncovering OklahomaColorful Escapes Quarter Minutes Yes! Science! and, occasionally, a personal travel vlog. For the most part, I make the videos for these shows by myself and I'm looking to expand them, bring more people on board, and do more.

I have never charged anyone for coverage, and I never want to get into any situation where I have to choose between an advertiser or a story. I am asking for your contribution in growing my video productions. This growth will include:

"Uncovering Oklahoma"
My main and most well know production is my the travel and interview series, Uncovering Oklahoma. Uncovering Oklahoma shares stories about adventurous places in the state and interviews with people creating wonderful things.

"Colorful Escapes"
Colorful Escapes is a global travel series where art is the destination. The show highlights art galleries, art museums, public art, and artist studios, as well as restaurants and hotels with an emphasis on art. Basically, if it’s creative and artistic, we’ll visit it.

"Yes! Science!"
Showing that science is for everyone, this science documentary and demonstration series features a rotating roster of women and minority individuals in STEM fields in Oklahoma (and hopefully around the world in later seasons). Think of this show as a cross between a TED Talk and Bill Nye. Yes! Science! videos discuss topics of science, career profiles, and fun experiments.

"Quarter Minutes"
Quarter Minutes pierces through the multiverse to capture short glimpses of strange and seemly normal oddities of multiple realities. Think of it as a show like the Twilight Zone, but stories are 15-seconds to a minute long.

The Shift?
I am asking for your contribution in pursuing and growing these projects. I have shifted Uncovering Oklahoma away from an advertiser to a patron system, with some larger movies funded with the help of a grant or sponsor. Basically, I've shifted to become more like NPR and PBS. Just compare how Uncovering Oklahoma looks with other sites with their walls of ads. As I said before, I've never charged anyone to be my guest.

New episodes and documentaries are in the always in works, however, I need your help to keep everything going.

The Ultimate Goal?
The ultimate goal is to create a New York City studio audience experience in Oklahoma, complete with multiple-cameras and live broadcasting. This space would allow the creation of new series, so even if you don't live in this state, you will benefit with more content. One possible project is a political satire show (led by talented improvisers, Tim Huckeby and Kellen Hodgeson) that will have a blend of talk, improv, and sketch as they talk politics in Oklahoma and around the world.

Other possibilities for this studio space could include talk shows, sit-coms, a local version of SNL, and concerts. The ambition is huge, but it will be beautiful. The studio will be open to high school and college students, giving them tools and education to make their own shows. In the meantime with your contribution, I'll keep making videos and writing stories.

As a patron, you'll be rewarded with your support, so join in, and let's make Oklahoma better!

Rewards
The Helper Club
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You got my thanks for allowing the Uncovering Oklahoma Network to continue producing great content!

Includes
  • A chance to preview projects and provide feedback
  • Early Access to Quarter Minutes videos
  • Early Access to videos from Uncovering Oklahoma & Yes Science
  • Exclusive Coming Soon News
2x Gratitude Club
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Just two times the help, with only one dollar more! 

Includes
  • Read work-in-progess stories and provide feedback
The Video Club
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Includes all of the above rewards! Plus:

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Library of Selected Uncut Interviews
The Secrets Club
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Hush. Secrets are here. I can say it will include all of the above rewards.

Includes
  • Access to the Secret Download page
  • Secrets
The Minutes Club
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above rewards and I'll host a monthly Q&A where I'll answer my patrons' questions on a video!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
The Superstar Supporter Club
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The Top 10 Superstar Supporters* will get their name listed in the credits as “Superstar Supporters” for the weekly episodic Uncovering Oklahoma videos, the Yes! Science! episodic videos, and the Quarter Minutes recap videos. (*at the time of rendering the video and as long as the video isn’t sponsored.)


Plus, everyone in this club will get high-res photos for wallpaper use. 



Includes
  • High-res photos for wallpaper use
  • Superstar Supporter Thank You Credit on Videos
Goals
$10 of $3,000 per month
At this level, you'll keep all the shows going strong as independent viewer supported series.
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Hello, Adventurers!
I am Dennis Spielman, the producer of  Uncovering OklahomaColorful Escapes Quarter Minutes Yes! Science! and, occasionally, a personal travel vlog. For the most part, I make the videos for these shows by myself and I'm looking to expand them, bring more people on board, and do more.

I have never charged anyone for coverage, and I never want to get into any situation where I have to choose between an advertiser or a story. I am asking for your contribution in growing my video productions. This growth will include:

"Uncovering Oklahoma"
My main and most well know production is my the travel and interview series, Uncovering Oklahoma. Uncovering Oklahoma shares stories about adventurous places in the state and interviews with people creating wonderful things.

"Colorful Escapes"
Colorful Escapes is a global travel series where art is the destination. The show highlights art galleries, art museums, public art, and artist studios, as well as restaurants and hotels with an emphasis on art. Basically, if it’s creative and artistic, we’ll visit it.

"Yes! Science!"
Showing that science is for everyone, this science documentary and demonstration series features a rotating roster of women and minority individuals in STEM fields in Oklahoma (and hopefully around the world in later seasons). Think of this show as a cross between a TED Talk and Bill Nye. Yes! Science! videos discuss topics of science, career profiles, and fun experiments.

"Quarter Minutes"
Quarter Minutes pierces through the multiverse to capture short glimpses of strange and seemly normal oddities of multiple realities. Think of it as a show like the Twilight Zone, but stories are 15-seconds to a minute long.

The Shift?
I am asking for your contribution in pursuing and growing these projects. I have shifted Uncovering Oklahoma away from an advertiser to a patron system, with some larger movies funded with the help of a grant or sponsor. Basically, I've shifted to become more like NPR and PBS. Just compare how Uncovering Oklahoma looks with other sites with their walls of ads. As I said before, I've never charged anyone to be my guest.

New episodes and documentaries are in the always in works, however, I need your help to keep everything going.

The Ultimate Goal?
The ultimate goal is to create a New York City studio audience experience in Oklahoma, complete with multiple-cameras and live broadcasting. This space would allow the creation of new series, so even if you don't live in this state, you will benefit with more content. One possible project is a political satire show (led by talented improvisers, Tim Huckeby and Kellen Hodgeson) that will have a blend of talk, improv, and sketch as they talk politics in Oklahoma and around the world.

Other possibilities for this studio space could include talk shows, sit-coms, a local version of SNL, and concerts. The ambition is huge, but it will be beautiful. The studio will be open to high school and college students, giving them tools and education to make their own shows. In the meantime with your contribution, I'll keep making videos and writing stories.

As a patron, you'll be rewarded with your support, so join in, and let's make Oklahoma better!

Recent posts by Dennis Spielman

Rewards
The Helper Club
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You got my thanks for allowing the Uncovering Oklahoma Network to continue producing great content!

Includes
  • A chance to preview projects and provide feedback
  • Early Access to Quarter Minutes videos
  • Early Access to videos from Uncovering Oklahoma & Yes Science
  • Exclusive Coming Soon News
2x Gratitude Club
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Just two times the help, with only one dollar more! 

Includes
  • Read work-in-progess stories and provide feedback
The Video Club
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Includes all of the above rewards! Plus:

Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Library of Selected Uncut Interviews
The Secrets Club
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Hush. Secrets are here. I can say it will include all of the above rewards.

Includes
  • Access to the Secret Download page
  • Secrets
The Minutes Club
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above rewards and I'll host a monthly Q&A where I'll answer my patrons' questions on a video!

Includes
  • Monthly Q&A
The Superstar Supporter Club
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The Top 10 Superstar Supporters* will get their name listed in the credits as “Superstar Supporters” for the weekly episodic Uncovering Oklahoma videos, the Yes! Science! episodic videos, and the Quarter Minutes recap videos. (*at the time of rendering the video and as long as the video isn’t sponsored.)


Plus, everyone in this club will get high-res photos for wallpaper use. 



Includes
  • High-res photos for wallpaper use
  • Superstar Supporter Thank You Credit on Videos