Very simply, let's create more videos like this one ↑↑↑ (I directed it)
Short cinematic artistic content
That's how I'd describe it. These are pieces that give me the opportunity to work with or champion other talents. As a writer/director, I get to collaborate with actors, cinematographers, and composers, but my pieces tend to go further, exploring musicians, artists, dancers, athletes... In the above, we profiled a renowned violinist, getting inside her unique mind... but my hope is to continue with all sorts of videos, so long as they're devoted to storytelling (or at least have a musical shape) and explore concepts and emotions that have impact, that can inspire you, challenge you, affect you...
I'm not a YouTube creator, and that's always been a concern in the back of my mind. It takes a long time to put up new projects, because I build them like individual films, specifically tailoring them to a unique objective, each with their own reason to be made. With a series or creator channel, the goal is to keep making more of the same, but my agenda differs per video, and therefore, it's difficult to get funding from niche sponsors. Each one is like starting from scratch. And each takes well over a month. All I know is some of you out there see these individual pieces and really dig them, and I would love to create more of them for you. I call for strong production levels, so each can cost upwards of $10k. Artists usually don't have the funds to pay me for them, and I don't have the funds to keep paying my collaborators, in addition to equipment, locations, travel, etc etc...
More dope examples
I make a living in the commercial advertising world, but not a lot of that gets to be self-generated. I'm hoping to focus my energy a bit less on that and more on creating things that are distinct and special. Here are some (they get good attention, including Vimeo Staff Picks):
- An ode to swimming in 1 minute - https://vimeo.com/113571214
- the first NYC wifi orchestra - https://vimeo.com/109672232
I have a dream... that these kinds of creative pieces will one day be easily funded, rather than having to run the bureaucratic gauntlet each time in the hopes of company sponsorship. With your help, I can continue working with interesting talents, and we'll be able to get you many new exciting pieces. Thanks for visiting this Patreon page! Your support means a ton!