Dan Talks Movies is creating Movie Reviews and Video Essays
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Who Am I?

My name is Dan Barnes, I'm 27-years-old, and I live in the UK. Most importantly, I'm a lover of film.

I've spent my entire life learning about the subject, and I went on to study it at university. I have knowledge and, most importantly, passion. There really is nothing I love more than talking about films. 

As well as my YouTube channel, I am currently working on my first short film since graduating from university back in 2012, and I will hopefully be making more in the future. I also write the occasional article for battleroyalewithcheese.com.

What Is 'Dan Talks Movies'?

This channel was born in 2017 as a way for me to get my voice out there and do what I love the most. I like talking about modern movies as well as classics, niche and foreign films. I also like talking about whatever other film-related topic comes to mind, which as why you’ll find some random discussion videos on my channel from time to time!

I like being able to talk about literally anything I want on my channel, as opposed to simply having to talk about the most recent releases to stay current. This way, I’ll always enjoy what I do. Also, I think that if I’m lucky enough to get an audience on YouTube one day, I should use that to try and promote little films that never got the recognition they deserved. There are a lot of people on YouTube talking about the same movies. I like that I have the freedom to talk about other ones too. I want to be able to encourage people to try and watch different movies, if I can.

The channel is called ‘Dan Talks Movies’ because that is really all it is. It is me talking about various movies and movie-related things. You’ll never know what video I’m going to do next and I love that.

I don't really have a schedule right now, as I still work a full time job, so I just upload videos as often as I possibly can. I'd obviously love to be able to do more one day.  

Why Do I Need The Money? 

The money would go into helping me increase the quality of the content on my channel. It would first go towards things such as a new microphone, new editing software, etc, so that I can make my videos as good as they can possibly be.

I would also love to be able to do this full-time. I know this is a pipe-dream, but you never know until you try! I am currently putting out as many videos as I can, but it's not easy. Each video can take anywhere between 10-20 hours, depending on its topic or its length (some take far longer than others). I currently work a full-time job around my channel, but if I was to be able to spend more time on it, I could make the videos even better and hopefully even be doing more of them someday.

I love making these videos, and I’d love to be able to make more of them and make them even better.

Whether it’s by buying equipment or by freeing up some of my time, every dollar you give goes towards improving my content.

Why Patreon?

There are a number of reasons why I have chosen Patreon. In the simplest of terms, I don’t want to make money from advertising. I find the idea of being funded by my viewers far more exciting. It’s a way of saying that you like my content and you’d like to see more of it. To me, that’s a far more satisfying way to work.

The other reason is that it gives me the freedom to make the kind of videos that I want. Using YouTube means that I can’t make videos the way that I do and make money from them, because of the clips that I use. So, I have a choice. I either sell my soul and change my entire video format to make money from ads, or I keep doing what I want to do and use Patreon instead. To me, that’s a no-brainer. I like being able to put out quality content that people respond to, and I want nothing more than to keep doing that.

I’ve kept the pledges low as I don’t feel comfortable asking for more! Honestly, every single dollar counts, no matter how big or small, so whatever you pledge will really mean the world to me.

Alternatively, my videos are on YouTube for free and always will be, so if you’d prefer to not pledge that is totally fine with me, too. Honestly, it just means the world to me that you’re watching my videos!
Tiers
Thanks For Your Support!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive instant access to my patron-only feed. I'll be posting regular updates, and you'll be able to see what I'm covering in my upcoming videos.
Watch My Videos Early - I'll Follow You On Twitter!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to my patron-only feed, as specified in the previous reward, and I will also follow you personally on Twitter. You'll also be able to watch all of my videos a day before they go public for everyone else!
Watch My Videos Even Earlier!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to my patron-only feed, I'll follow you personally on Twitter, and you'll be able to watch all of my videos 3 days before they go public for everyone else!
Name In The Credits - Personal Thank You Tweet!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive everything in the $5 reward, and I will also tweet a personal thank you to you! Also, your name will appear in the end credits of all of my videos in a 'thank you', just as long as you're a patron at the time I make them!
'Special Thanks' In The Credits - Personal Thank You Note!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive everything in the $10 reward, except your name will appear under 'Special Thanks' in the end credits of all of my videos, just as long as you're a patron when I make them! I will also send you a personal, hand-written thank you note.
Goals
$1 of $100 per month
Just a nice little goal to get me started! I'm new to all of this, and right now it just means a lot to me that you're watching my videos! 
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Who Am I?

My name is Dan Barnes, I'm 27-years-old, and I live in the UK. Most importantly, I'm a lover of film.

I've spent my entire life learning about the subject, and I went on to study it at university. I have knowledge and, most importantly, passion. There really is nothing I love more than talking about films. 

As well as my YouTube channel, I am currently working on my first short film since graduating from university back in 2012, and I will hopefully be making more in the future. I also write the occasional article for battleroyalewithcheese.com.

What Is 'Dan Talks Movies'?

This channel was born in 2017 as a way for me to get my voice out there and do what I love the most. I like talking about modern movies as well as classics, niche and foreign films. I also like talking about whatever other film-related topic comes to mind, which as why you’ll find some random discussion videos on my channel from time to time!

I like being able to talk about literally anything I want on my channel, as opposed to simply having to talk about the most recent releases to stay current. This way, I’ll always enjoy what I do. Also, I think that if I’m lucky enough to get an audience on YouTube one day, I should use that to try and promote little films that never got the recognition they deserved. There are a lot of people on YouTube talking about the same movies. I like that I have the freedom to talk about other ones too. I want to be able to encourage people to try and watch different movies, if I can.

The channel is called ‘Dan Talks Movies’ because that is really all it is. It is me talking about various movies and movie-related things. You’ll never know what video I’m going to do next and I love that.

I don't really have a schedule right now, as I still work a full time job, so I just upload videos as often as I possibly can. I'd obviously love to be able to do more one day.  

Why Do I Need The Money? 

The money would go into helping me increase the quality of the content on my channel. It would first go towards things such as a new microphone, new editing software, etc, so that I can make my videos as good as they can possibly be.

I would also love to be able to do this full-time. I know this is a pipe-dream, but you never know until you try! I am currently putting out as many videos as I can, but it's not easy. Each video can take anywhere between 10-20 hours, depending on its topic or its length (some take far longer than others). I currently work a full-time job around my channel, but if I was to be able to spend more time on it, I could make the videos even better and hopefully even be doing more of them someday.

I love making these videos, and I’d love to be able to make more of them and make them even better.

Whether it’s by buying equipment or by freeing up some of my time, every dollar you give goes towards improving my content.

Why Patreon?

There are a number of reasons why I have chosen Patreon. In the simplest of terms, I don’t want to make money from advertising. I find the idea of being funded by my viewers far more exciting. It’s a way of saying that you like my content and you’d like to see more of it. To me, that’s a far more satisfying way to work.

The other reason is that it gives me the freedom to make the kind of videos that I want. Using YouTube means that I can’t make videos the way that I do and make money from them, because of the clips that I use. So, I have a choice. I either sell my soul and change my entire video format to make money from ads, or I keep doing what I want to do and use Patreon instead. To me, that’s a no-brainer. I like being able to put out quality content that people respond to, and I want nothing more than to keep doing that.

I’ve kept the pledges low as I don’t feel comfortable asking for more! Honestly, every single dollar counts, no matter how big or small, so whatever you pledge will really mean the world to me.

Alternatively, my videos are on YouTube for free and always will be, so if you’d prefer to not pledge that is totally fine with me, too. Honestly, it just means the world to me that you’re watching my videos!

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Tiers
Thanks For Your Support!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive instant access to my patron-only feed. I'll be posting regular updates, and you'll be able to see what I'm covering in my upcoming videos.
Watch My Videos Early - I'll Follow You On Twitter!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to my patron-only feed, as specified in the previous reward, and I will also follow you personally on Twitter. You'll also be able to watch all of my videos a day before they go public for everyone else!
Watch My Videos Even Earlier!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to my patron-only feed, I'll follow you personally on Twitter, and you'll be able to watch all of my videos 3 days before they go public for everyone else!
Name In The Credits - Personal Thank You Tweet!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive everything in the $5 reward, and I will also tweet a personal thank you to you! Also, your name will appear in the end credits of all of my videos in a 'thank you', just as long as you're a patron at the time I make them!
'Special Thanks' In The Credits - Personal Thank You Note!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive everything in the $10 reward, except your name will appear under 'Special Thanks' in the end credits of all of my videos, just as long as you're a patron when I make them! I will also send you a personal, hand-written thank you note.