David is creating Music Videos
2

patrons

$14
per Per Creation
Hello beautiful people of the world! 

If you have arrived here for the first time - here's the scoop on what this page and Patreon community is all about!

I am an acoustic musician (guitarist/singer/songwriter/videographer) based in little old New Zealand
(where Lorde comes from, and also The Lord Of The Rings). 

I create music, and music video's, and am passionate about helping support talented artists that are REAL MUSICIANS! 

Hehe...

I say that a little tongue in cheek, however... what you will be supporting by becoming a Patreon here are talented musicians and artists  - you'll also discover some new artists that I think you'll love - all with an acoustic flavour and all incredibly talented. 

You will be supporting the creation of 1-2 videos per month (max 2), including original songs, covers, collaborations, and allowing the creation of videos featuring exceptional artists and performers (without me having to charge them which is super cool!).

Here are some examples of what I'll be creating:
Cover of 'Say Something' with Eliette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtlHnW7CZgU
Video for Zarek: https://youtu.be/2B5KpC86vgA
All of my content is here: http://www.youtube.com/davidshanhun

Is this a finished story?

Far from it...

I am still learning and growing, and that is where YOU come in and we team up on this journey together. Up until now I have had to work feverishly hard playing gigs at bars, functions, have performed at birthday parties from a 1 year old and also a 100 year old (both pretty cool!) - and while I love this, it has me left stressed and burnt out... and that means I only share a small part of myself with you all. With your support I can do one less gig per week, still pay my rent, and have the time and energy available to share heartfelt music with you all via video.

My heart is in contributing and connecting with people - and I feel that I can best do this through sharing my music with you and connecting soul to soul on video, and by giving other musicians a helping start with recording and videoing them - for an example check out this super talented guy Zarek Silberschmidt that we recently created a video for - what a guy!

Where does the money go?

Your money will go into one of 4 things. 

1. Paying the colleagues that up until now have done recording and filming for free. 
Some of these people turn up with $1000's of dollars of equipment (myself included), that we have spent a lifetime to purchase in order to make better music and video and be able to share our love with you. 

2. Paying my bills. Really.
A chunk of each donation will go towards my rent and living costs - this allows me to take one day a week (at this stage) to work on recording, filming, and editing. 

(I am responsible at the moment for not only performing and singing and working on becoming a better guitarist and musician - but also planning video shoots and locations, colour grading and correction, shot to shot matching and editing, recording/mixing and mastering audio, and also releasing and promotion of the music. One day a week of my life paid for to be able to pursue this worry free means the world to me - thank you!)

3. Your support allows me to film and record younger artists that deserve a break, and not charge them for my time, equipment, editing etc. I am super passionate about seeing young artists follow their dreams, and my hope is I can make their journey an easier road than mine.

4. Equipment. Sometimes video's need some fairy lights in the background. We need to hire a hall or stage. Perhaps we feel we need a clown costume. There are always some incidental costs to set the stage and your contribution will help to fund these. 

Thank you for being a part of the team! I can only create and share my heart with the world with you on my team. Whether it's $1 or $1000 per creation we are all on the team together making this happen. Plus I get to share some cool footage of behind the scenes, as well as being grateful for your input into this journey as we grow and evolve together. Thank you so much for helping start this next chapter of music and video creation and support of artists!

xox
David Shanhun

PLEASE NOTE: I will never collect on video's where I have been paid upfront to create them, or on short vlogs or updates. Until now I have been creating all video's using my own time and money and the generous donation of time and equipment from friends and super helpful people. It will be so nice to be able to pay these generous people for their time/equipment and skills.

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Per Creation
2 patrons
Join the family! Get access to a Patreon supporters only group where I can connect with each and every one of you
Pledge $2 or more per Per Creation
0 patrons
Behind The Scenes! Get access to a Patreon supporters only group PLUS behind the scenes footage and extra candid moments/bloopers.
Pledge $3 or more per Per Creation
0 patrons
Mystery Surprises! From time to time I will send out goodies to you - show tickets, signed posters, perhaps even some set props (if the postman or woman allows me to send them!) PLUS you will get access to the Patreon only group and behind the scenes too!
Pledge $6 or more per Per Creation
1 patron
You Are My Label! How cool is this? I need your help and input, into which video's I should do, new locations that I should shoot at, or perhaps shows and venues I should be performing at. You literally have just become part of my management team, the brains of my own personal 'record label'. Maybe my merchandise doesn't come in your size yet? You'll get exclusive input into how I work and function, and what happens next with David Shanhun music and videos. Are we on the right path together? Lets chat - I need and appreciate your input on where we go from here!
Pledge $9 or more per Per Creation
0 patrons
Inspiration! I'm going to share with you me at my best and worst - some tales of my journey in music and some tips that have really helped me along the way. I'll be sharing as I go, so you'll see the emotion I go through - with writing, with creating, with performing - life as a full time musician. If I can help you here to grow as a musician yourself by sharing some of my rollercoaster ride - both good and bad - then this is the place! If you can support me - let me support you as best I can too eh?
Pledge $15 or more per Per Creation
1 patron
Personal Thanks! Awesome - Thank you! I'll be making shout outs and thanks personally to you. This is amazing and I appreciate your support so much! Your name could appear in videos, credits, video blogs, and on my facebook page or website. Seriously - this support is awesome!
Pledge $50 or more per Per Creation
0 of 12 patrons
Superstar! You'll get the above rewards, plus 2 free tickets to any shows i'm doing while you're in town and provided i can wrangle it - backstage passes. I'll need you to keep me posted on which shows you can attend when you see them come up (in case you're holidaying in a different town or city to usual), and this is SUPERSTAR cool that you're supporting me to create music and share the love! and YES - this does mean that if you want to follow me around on tour - you'll get 2x free tickets to EACH show you can attend all year around (provided you remain in this tier at the time of the shows).
Pledge $100 or more per Per Creation
0 of 5 patrons
ANGEL! Wow! My mind is blown and your love and support felt. Thank YOU! I'll be creating unique content for you above and beyond - your support really means SO much to me, and I want to pass on that gratitude. Think personalised short songs that might appear on a usb drive in the mail, or perhaps it would mean the world to have a video made for a friend of me singing a song just for him or her... Let me know how I can share the love you've passed on here!
Goals
$14 of $1,000 per Per Creation
When we reach $1000 per video, I'm going to organise a dinner date with you all together so I can thank you all in person. If you can't make it depending on time/location we'll skype and connect that way.
5 of 5
Hello beautiful people of the world! 

If you have arrived here for the first time - here's the scoop on what this page and Patreon community is all about!

I am an acoustic musician (guitarist/singer/songwriter/videographer) based in little old New Zealand
(where Lorde comes from, and also The Lord Of The Rings). 

I create music, and music video's, and am passionate about helping support talented artists that are REAL MUSICIANS! 

Hehe...

I say that a little tongue in cheek, however... what you will be supporting by becoming a Patreon here are talented musicians and artists  - you'll also discover some new artists that I think you'll love - all with an acoustic flavour and all incredibly talented. 

You will be supporting the creation of 1-2 videos per month (max 2), including original songs, covers, collaborations, and allowing the creation of videos featuring exceptional artists and performers (without me having to charge them which is super cool!).

Here are some examples of what I'll be creating:
Cover of 'Say Something' with Eliette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtlHnW7CZgU
Video for Zarek: https://youtu.be/2B5KpC86vgA
All of my content is here: http://www.youtube.com/davidshanhun

Is this a finished story?

Far from it...

I am still learning and growing, and that is where YOU come in and we team up on this journey together. Up until now I have had to work feverishly hard playing gigs at bars, functions, have performed at birthday parties from a 1 year old and also a 100 year old (both pretty cool!) - and while I love this, it has me left stressed and burnt out... and that means I only share a small part of myself with you all. With your support I can do one less gig per week, still pay my rent, and have the time and energy available to share heartfelt music with you all via video.

My heart is in contributing and connecting with people - and I feel that I can best do this through sharing my music with you and connecting soul to soul on video, and by giving other musicians a helping start with recording and videoing them - for an example check out this super talented guy Zarek Silberschmidt that we recently created a video for - what a guy!

Where does the money go?

Your money will go into one of 4 things. 

1. Paying the colleagues that up until now have done recording and filming for free. 
Some of these people turn up with $1000's of dollars of equipment (myself included), that we have spent a lifetime to purchase in order to make better music and video and be able to share our love with you. 

2. Paying my bills. Really.
A chunk of each donation will go towards my rent and living costs - this allows me to take one day a week (at this stage) to work on recording, filming, and editing. 

(I am responsible at the moment for not only performing and singing and working on becoming a better guitarist and musician - but also planning video shoots and locations, colour grading and correction, shot to shot matching and editing, recording/mixing and mastering audio, and also releasing and promotion of the music. One day a week of my life paid for to be able to pursue this worry free means the world to me - thank you!)

3. Your support allows me to film and record younger artists that deserve a break, and not charge them for my time, equipment, editing etc. I am super passionate about seeing young artists follow their dreams, and my hope is I can make their journey an easier road than mine.

4. Equipment. Sometimes video's need some fairy lights in the background. We need to hire a hall or stage. Perhaps we feel we need a clown costume. There are always some incidental costs to set the stage and your contribution will help to fund these. 

Thank you for being a part of the team! I can only create and share my heart with the world with you on my team. Whether it's $1 or $1000 per creation we are all on the team together making this happen. Plus I get to share some cool footage of behind the scenes, as well as being grateful for your input into this journey as we grow and evolve together. Thank you so much for helping start this next chapter of music and video creation and support of artists!

xox
David Shanhun

PLEASE NOTE: I will never collect on video's where I have been paid upfront to create them, or on short vlogs or updates. Until now I have been creating all video's using my own time and money and the generous donation of time and equipment from friends and super helpful people. It will be so nice to be able to pay these generous people for their time/equipment and skills.

Recent posts by David

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Per Creation
2 patrons
Join the family! Get access to a Patreon supporters only group where I can connect with each and every one of you
Pledge $2 or more per Per Creation
0 patrons
Behind The Scenes! Get access to a Patreon supporters only group PLUS behind the scenes footage and extra candid moments/bloopers.
Pledge $3 or more per Per Creation
0 patrons
Mystery Surprises! From time to time I will send out goodies to you - show tickets, signed posters, perhaps even some set props (if the postman or woman allows me to send them!) PLUS you will get access to the Patreon only group and behind the scenes too!
Pledge $6 or more per Per Creation
1 patron
You Are My Label! How cool is this? I need your help and input, into which video's I should do, new locations that I should shoot at, or perhaps shows and venues I should be performing at. You literally have just become part of my management team, the brains of my own personal 'record label'. Maybe my merchandise doesn't come in your size yet? You'll get exclusive input into how I work and function, and what happens next with David Shanhun music and videos. Are we on the right path together? Lets chat - I need and appreciate your input on where we go from here!
Pledge $9 or more per Per Creation
0 patrons
Inspiration! I'm going to share with you me at my best and worst - some tales of my journey in music and some tips that have really helped me along the way. I'll be sharing as I go, so you'll see the emotion I go through - with writing, with creating, with performing - life as a full time musician. If I can help you here to grow as a musician yourself by sharing some of my rollercoaster ride - both good and bad - then this is the place! If you can support me - let me support you as best I can too eh?
Pledge $15 or more per Per Creation
1 patron
Personal Thanks! Awesome - Thank you! I'll be making shout outs and thanks personally to you. This is amazing and I appreciate your support so much! Your name could appear in videos, credits, video blogs, and on my facebook page or website. Seriously - this support is awesome!
Pledge $50 or more per Per Creation
0 of 12 patrons
Superstar! You'll get the above rewards, plus 2 free tickets to any shows i'm doing while you're in town and provided i can wrangle it - backstage passes. I'll need you to keep me posted on which shows you can attend when you see them come up (in case you're holidaying in a different town or city to usual), and this is SUPERSTAR cool that you're supporting me to create music and share the love! and YES - this does mean that if you want to follow me around on tour - you'll get 2x free tickets to EACH show you can attend all year around (provided you remain in this tier at the time of the shows).
Pledge $100 or more per Per Creation
0 of 5 patrons
ANGEL! Wow! My mind is blown and your love and support felt. Thank YOU! I'll be creating unique content for you above and beyond - your support really means SO much to me, and I want to pass on that gratitude. Think personalised short songs that might appear on a usb drive in the mail, or perhaps it would mean the world to have a video made for a friend of me singing a song just for him or her... Let me know how I can share the love you've passed on here!