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Collin Maessen is creating Videos and articles about environmental science
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patrons

$30
per month
Hi, it's me, Collin.
I'm editor for Real Skeptic and I create YouTube videos and articles about environmental science and science in general. For my YouTube videos I interview a lot of great scientists who explain what the scientific literature says. My articles tend to be more aimed at debunking misinformation. With the occasional guest articles written by experts, scientists, or someone who has a unique perspective on scientific skepticism.

Thanks!
You might not yet be one of my Patrons, but just that you're here tells me you've thought about the time and effort that go into the content that I create. Thank you! If you're already supporting me: you're awesome!

Why do I need your help?
Producing my videos and writing my articles are often time-consuming and can be very costly. Just interviewing scientists at the AGU Fall Meeting can cost thousands of dollars to hire someone from the San Francisco Film Union (without it I'm not allowed to film). Besides this software licenses, equipment, and hosting is over a thousand dollars per year. I love what I do, but these costs restrict what I can do as I have a very small budget.

Why support me?
If you decide to help me out with these costs it means I don't have to worry about how I'm going to pay those bills or justify the time I spend on my projects. The more people help out the easier it becomes for me to work on my content. Which means more regular content, better quality, more interviews with interesting scientists, and much more. As a Patron you pay a fixed fee per month, but with this set up you get more bang for your buck as more Patrons join over time! Plus as an added bonus you get rewards from me.
Tiers
Thank you & adblock absolution
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
When I thank my Patreon Patrons, that's you. You'll also get access to the patron-only activity feed with regular updates on what I'm working on and little peaks into upcoming projects.

This also includes adblock absolution, there's no longer a need to feel guilty about blocking any ads. Plus you cut out the advertisement middle man who tries to get me to only work on popular videos and not the videos you like.
Twice the help
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
There isn't any other advantage to this perk level, just two times the help, with only one dollar more. This allows me to work on more content and you'll get twice the appreciation from me.
Exclusive Patreon Content
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get to see behind-the-scenes pictures, science factoids, and other goodies not available on the regular feed.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
Wall of Thanks
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Your name, or preferred handle, listed on the Wall of Thanks on realskeptic.com until the end of your contribution, or the heat death of the universe. Whichever comes first. Every Patreon supported video has also a link to this page.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
Sneak Peaks
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to see previews of projects I'm working on. If you derive immense satisfaction from spoilers and pointing out the mistakes I make, this is the reward for you.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
Patreon Only Podcast
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Once per month I answer your questions in a podcast. You can ask me anything about science, how I make my videos and articles, and anything else you're wondering about.

At least 5 people need to have signed up for the Patreon Only Podcast before this reward kicks in.


Plus

  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
Unique Avatar
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Want an avatar in the same style as mine? At this level you can send in your picture and I'll draw a unique avatar for you in this style. Now you can show your support for me through this recognizable styled avatar on YouTube or Patreon (or at the website of your choosing).

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
Your Name in the Video Description
$50 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
Your name will appear in a list underneath the 'More Info' section for the next video release. You won't be mentioned in videos that aren't supported through patreon like teasers or trailers.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
  • Unique Avatar
Community Representative
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Now you have a direct line to me to raise anything that you see as a concern for the community. Feedback you send in can be discussed with the Community Ambassadors in each quarterly meeting to decide on how to respond to it. This means you have a voice that directly influences the direction of videos and projects! At this level you're also invited to the yearly meeting to discuss direction and projects.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
  • Unique Avatar
  • Your Name in the Video Description. 
Community Ambassador
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For as long as you are a Patron at this level you'll represent the community as Community Ambassador. At this level you're invited to the quarterly meeting to discuss direction and projects. There's also the option to pitch ideas and depending on feasibility the project goes ahead and you'll be credited for the idea. You can propose 1 project per quarterly meeting with at most 5 Community Ambassador projects being accepted per year. You'll also get a mention as Community Ambassador in the credits of each video.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
  • Unique Avatar
  • Your Name in the Video Description. 
Goals
$30 of $100 per month
Video production is quite expensive when you use professional software and this will cover my expenses.
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Hi, it's me, Collin.
I'm editor for Real Skeptic and I create YouTube videos and articles about environmental science and science in general. For my YouTube videos I interview a lot of great scientists who explain what the scientific literature says. My articles tend to be more aimed at debunking misinformation. With the occasional guest articles written by experts, scientists, or someone who has a unique perspective on scientific skepticism.

Thanks!
You might not yet be one of my Patrons, but just that you're here tells me you've thought about the time and effort that go into the content that I create. Thank you! If you're already supporting me: you're awesome!

Why do I need your help?
Producing my videos and writing my articles are often time-consuming and can be very costly. Just interviewing scientists at the AGU Fall Meeting can cost thousands of dollars to hire someone from the San Francisco Film Union (without it I'm not allowed to film). Besides this software licenses, equipment, and hosting is over a thousand dollars per year. I love what I do, but these costs restrict what I can do as I have a very small budget.

Why support me?
If you decide to help me out with these costs it means I don't have to worry about how I'm going to pay those bills or justify the time I spend on my projects. The more people help out the easier it becomes for me to work on my content. Which means more regular content, better quality, more interviews with interesting scientists, and much more. As a Patron you pay a fixed fee per month, but with this set up you get more bang for your buck as more Patrons join over time! Plus as an added bonus you get rewards from me.

Recent posts by Collin Maessen

Tiers
Thank you & adblock absolution
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
When I thank my Patreon Patrons, that's you. You'll also get access to the patron-only activity feed with regular updates on what I'm working on and little peaks into upcoming projects.

This also includes adblock absolution, there's no longer a need to feel guilty about blocking any ads. Plus you cut out the advertisement middle man who tries to get me to only work on popular videos and not the videos you like.
Twice the help
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
There isn't any other advantage to this perk level, just two times the help, with only one dollar more. This allows me to work on more content and you'll get twice the appreciation from me.
Exclusive Patreon Content
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get to see behind-the-scenes pictures, science factoids, and other goodies not available on the regular feed.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
Wall of Thanks
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Your name, or preferred handle, listed on the Wall of Thanks on realskeptic.com until the end of your contribution, or the heat death of the universe. Whichever comes first. Every Patreon supported video has also a link to this page.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
Sneak Peaks
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to see previews of projects I'm working on. If you derive immense satisfaction from spoilers and pointing out the mistakes I make, this is the reward for you.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
Patreon Only Podcast
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Once per month I answer your questions in a podcast. You can ask me anything about science, how I make my videos and articles, and anything else you're wondering about.

At least 5 people need to have signed up for the Patreon Only Podcast before this reward kicks in.


Plus

  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
Unique Avatar
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Want an avatar in the same style as mine? At this level you can send in your picture and I'll draw a unique avatar for you in this style. Now you can show your support for me through this recognizable styled avatar on YouTube or Patreon (or at the website of your choosing).

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
Your Name in the Video Description
$50 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
Your name will appear in a list underneath the 'More Info' section for the next video release. You won't be mentioned in videos that aren't supported through patreon like teasers or trailers.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
  • Unique Avatar
Community Representative
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Now you have a direct line to me to raise anything that you see as a concern for the community. Feedback you send in can be discussed with the Community Ambassadors in each quarterly meeting to decide on how to respond to it. This means you have a voice that directly influences the direction of videos and projects! At this level you're also invited to the yearly meeting to discuss direction and projects.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
  • Unique Avatar
  • Your Name in the Video Description. 
Community Ambassador
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For as long as you are a Patron at this level you'll represent the community as Community Ambassador. At this level you're invited to the quarterly meeting to discuss direction and projects. There's also the option to pitch ideas and depending on feasibility the project goes ahead and you'll be credited for the idea. You can propose 1 project per quarterly meeting with at most 5 Community Ambassador projects being accepted per year. You'll also get a mention as Community Ambassador in the credits of each video.

Plus
  • Patron only activity-feed
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Exclusive Patreon Content.
  • Wall of Thanks
  • Sneak Peaks
  • Patreon Only Podcast
  • Unique Avatar
  • Your Name in the Video Description.