Vsauce3

is creating Science Movies

134

patrons
Vsauce! I'm Jake and I strive to create content that is a narrative journey exploring the fantastic and the fictional but in a real scientific way; presenting information that feels, not only digestible but exciting...an experience. It’s accidental learning and I need your help to do it!

TL;DR
Making high-production science films is expensive. I am a one-man operation aside from visual effects and I need your support to keep Vsauce3 at the quality you deserve . This includes the following:

  • Hiring a research assistant so I can make (hopefully) two videos a month.
  • A production budget that allows me to pay talented artists to help me make science movies. This includes things like a cinematographer, animator(s), and access to sets.
  • A safety net for my content so I don't have to worry about being demonetized by YouTube.

It took me a lot of time to realize that the only way I can keep making the videos I love to make, at the quality level needed to make them, is with your generous support.


LONG ANSWER:

Why? I want to make great videos more frequently. I currently research, write, produce, direct, host and edit all of my videos which means videos take a while to complete. I don't want to sacrifice the scientific accuracy and integrity of a script in order to make videos faster so my solution is to hire a research assistant who can be working on one script while I work on another. My goal is to make two awesome videos a month.

The second reason is that production value is incredibly important to me. It is how I tell stories in a cinematic way. I don't like asking people to help me for free so talented artists have to be paid for their skill and expertise. I also license footage for my videos and budget needs to be available for locations, costumes, and props. Unfortunately, this level of quality isn't sustainable with YouTube adsense alone.

Why not do brand deals? I have relied on brand deals and sponsors over the years but found that a few important issues arise. One is that with my quality over quantity method, brands honestly don't want to work with me as much because the videos release too infrequently for them. I have been told by brands that I need to make a new video every week if I want their sponsorships. I care more about making content I'm proud of than regularly uploading videos that aren't as good as they should be. The second part is that I want my endorsement of a brand to be authentic. That means, unless I really love a product or the partnership adds an element to the video I could never achieve without their aid (like a movie set, or an amazing collaboration), I'd much prefer garnering support from the people who genuinely enjoy my content. And that’s you!

My goal with this Patreon isn't to fill a Scrooge McDuck pool of money and swim around in it. Although that does give me a video idea… Could You Survive A Scrooge McDuck Money Dive? Okay, I’m getting sidetracked. My goal is to be able to create the kinds of videos you’ve come to love and expect from me and the kinds of videos I’m inspired to make without relying on anyone but us. Making cinematic science films is my life...it's my dream. With your support, I will be able to not only make more videos than ever before but ones that are focused on quality. And, as always, thanks for reading. 
Tiers
The Butterfly Effect
$2 or more per month
  • Even the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. 
  • You'll get access to my Patreon feed where I'll update you on what videos I'm working on and behind the scenes photos/videos. 
  • Thank you for your support! 
Early Access to Videos and Wallpapers!
$5 or more per month
  • Watch the latest Vsauce3 video at least 24hrs before it comes out on YouTube! Make sure I didn't get anything wrong! 
  • If we have a cool visual or two in the episode, you will get high resolution wallpapers of them for your devices. 


PLUS all lower reward levels.

4K Videos to Download and Keep
$10 or more per month
  • For every video that comes out, you will receive a 4K resolution download of that episode. 
  • They will be H264 encoded as to not destroy your internet or your hard drive with a massive file. 


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
Let's Hangout! Name in Description!
$20 or more per month
  • A quarterly hangout where we can talk about whatever you want!
  • Watch me edit the latest video! I'll share my screen so you can see how I edit and ask questions. This will likely happen more often than the hangouts.
  • Your name will appear in the video description at least once! 


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
  • 4K Downloads
Stickers! A Pin! Curiosity Box Discount!
$50 or more per month
  • Get a handful of Vsauce3 stickers and a custom not available to buy Curiosity Box pin. 
  • Get a 10% discount on your first Curiosity Box or when you renew your existing CB quarterly subscription.
  • International shipping fees may apply for sticker/pin pack.


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
  • 4K Downloads
  • Livestream Hangout/Edit Hangout
  • Name in description at least once
You're an Executive Producer!
$100 or more per month
  • I will run video ideas by you to get your input on.
  • Your name will be in every future video's description in the credits section under "Executive Producer" as long as you are a Patron.


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
  • 4K Downloads
  • Livestream/Edit Hangout
  • Sticker/Pin Pack
  • Curiosity Box 10% Discount
Goals
134 of 500 patrons
I can hire a full-time research assistant to work on researching a video while I work on another! Two Vsauce3 videos a month!
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Vsauce! I'm Jake and I strive to create content that is a narrative journey exploring the fantastic and the fictional but in a real scientific way; presenting information that feels, not only digestible but exciting...an experience. It’s accidental learning and I need your help to do it!

TL;DR
Making high-production science films is expensive. I am a one-man operation aside from visual effects and I need your support to keep Vsauce3 at the quality you deserve . This includes the following:

  • Hiring a research assistant so I can make (hopefully) two videos a month.
  • A production budget that allows me to pay talented artists to help me make science movies. This includes things like a cinematographer, animator(s), and access to sets.
  • A safety net for my content so I don't have to worry about being demonetized by YouTube.

It took me a lot of time to realize that the only way I can keep making the videos I love to make, at the quality level needed to make them, is with your generous support.


LONG ANSWER:

Why? I want to make great videos more frequently. I currently research, write, produce, direct, host and edit all of my videos which means videos take a while to complete. I don't want to sacrifice the scientific accuracy and integrity of a script in order to make videos faster so my solution is to hire a research assistant who can be working on one script while I work on another. My goal is to make two awesome videos a month.

The second reason is that production value is incredibly important to me. It is how I tell stories in a cinematic way. I don't like asking people to help me for free so talented artists have to be paid for their skill and expertise. I also license footage for my videos and budget needs to be available for locations, costumes, and props. Unfortunately, this level of quality isn't sustainable with YouTube adsense alone.

Why not do brand deals? I have relied on brand deals and sponsors over the years but found that a few important issues arise. One is that with my quality over quantity method, brands honestly don't want to work with me as much because the videos release too infrequently for them. I have been told by brands that I need to make a new video every week if I want their sponsorships. I care more about making content I'm proud of than regularly uploading videos that aren't as good as they should be. The second part is that I want my endorsement of a brand to be authentic. That means, unless I really love a product or the partnership adds an element to the video I could never achieve without their aid (like a movie set, or an amazing collaboration), I'd much prefer garnering support from the people who genuinely enjoy my content. And that’s you!

My goal with this Patreon isn't to fill a Scrooge McDuck pool of money and swim around in it. Although that does give me a video idea… Could You Survive A Scrooge McDuck Money Dive? Okay, I’m getting sidetracked. My goal is to be able to create the kinds of videos you’ve come to love and expect from me and the kinds of videos I’m inspired to make without relying on anyone but us. Making cinematic science films is my life...it's my dream. With your support, I will be able to not only make more videos than ever before but ones that are focused on quality. And, as always, thanks for reading. 

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Tiers
The Butterfly Effect
$2 or more per month
  • Even the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. 
  • You'll get access to my Patreon feed where I'll update you on what videos I'm working on and behind the scenes photos/videos. 
  • Thank you for your support! 
Early Access to Videos and Wallpapers!
$5 or more per month
  • Watch the latest Vsauce3 video at least 24hrs before it comes out on YouTube! Make sure I didn't get anything wrong! 
  • If we have a cool visual or two in the episode, you will get high resolution wallpapers of them for your devices. 


PLUS all lower reward levels.

4K Videos to Download and Keep
$10 or more per month
  • For every video that comes out, you will receive a 4K resolution download of that episode. 
  • They will be H264 encoded as to not destroy your internet or your hard drive with a massive file. 


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
Let's Hangout! Name in Description!
$20 or more per month
  • A quarterly hangout where we can talk about whatever you want!
  • Watch me edit the latest video! I'll share my screen so you can see how I edit and ask questions. This will likely happen more often than the hangouts.
  • Your name will appear in the video description at least once! 


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
  • 4K Downloads
Stickers! A Pin! Curiosity Box Discount!
$50 or more per month
  • Get a handful of Vsauce3 stickers and a custom not available to buy Curiosity Box pin. 
  • Get a 10% discount on your first Curiosity Box or when you renew your existing CB quarterly subscription.
  • International shipping fees may apply for sticker/pin pack.


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
  • 4K Downloads
  • Livestream Hangout/Edit Hangout
  • Name in description at least once
You're an Executive Producer!
$100 or more per month
  • I will run video ideas by you to get your input on.
  • Your name will be in every future video's description in the credits section under "Executive Producer" as long as you are a Patron.


PLUS all lower reward levels:

  • Early Access
  • Wall Papers
  • 4K Downloads
  • Livestream/Edit Hangout
  • Sticker/Pin Pack
  • Curiosity Box 10% Discount