FilmDev is creating a website for sharing film developing recipes
6

patrons

$14
per month
Hello, I'm Darren.


I created the FilmDev website in 2007 as a free website for film photographers to share the recipes they use to develop their own film.
I love running FilmDev and seeing the great stuff people add to it on a daily basis.

Hosting

As it becomes more popular, hosting it is becoming a problem. It sits on a shared server with no failover plan (although there are backups). 
If that server goes down then FilmDev goes down.
Ideally I'd like to put it on its own server and thereby keep it online all year round.

To do this costs money so I'm using Patreon as a way to try to cover these costs.
FilmDev generates no revenue and I don't like the idea of putting adverts on to the website (I have eBay affiliate links on the website but I will remove them if Patreon works out) - I'd much rather use Patreon to generate some monthly income to cover the hosting.

How Patreon works

Patreon is like an ongoing kickstarter campaign where you can support FilmDev by making a monthly financial contribution.
Essentially, if you like FilmDev and want to support it you can become a FilmDev Patron.
It's very quick and easy to do - just click the Become a Patron button at the top of the screen and Patreon will guide you through the simple process.
By doing this you are directly helping to keep FilmDev going.
In return for your help you will earn my undying gratitude, and, more crucially, there are some Patreon Rewards on offer too.

You can also see the next Milestone Goal on the page.
This is the next thing I will do if the funding hits target.

Thank you

Thanks for considering supporting FilmDev.
Remember, if you do want to contribute it's very easy to do and every amount helps, no matter how small.

Thanks, Darren.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
PATRON
You'll get a designation next to your name on the FilmDev website showing everybody how awesome you are by supporting us.
You will also get access to the "Patreon feed" where I will post updates about the work I am doing on FilmDev.

Thanks for your support; I really appreciate it.


You'll need to send me your Flickr username for me to add to the website.
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
TWEETIE PIE
As well as everything described above, I'll tweet a link to your website from the FilmDev Twitter account.

Thank you very much indeed for your support; I'm extremely grateful to you.
You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames and a link to your website.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
HALL OF FAMER
As well as everything described above, I'll add your name, photo, a short bio and a link to your website to a "Sponsors' Hall of Fame" page on the FilmDev website so that everyone can bask in your awesomeness.

Thank you very much indeed for your support; I'm extremely grateful to you.

You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames, photo, bio and link for me to add to the website.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
STICKER CLUB
As well as everything described above, let me know your address and I'll post you a set of FilmDev stickers.

Thank you! You're making the world - and the world of FilmDev in particular - a better place.

You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames, photo, bio and link for me to add to the website.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
HAVE A SAY
As well as everything described above, you'll get to have a say in the future of FilmDev.
You can suggest new features and ideas for me to implement.
I'll still have the final say on if a feature is to be implemented or not (but I will always explain my reasons). Think of this as a way of suggesting and guiding rather than ordering me to do something.

You totally rock! I'll sleep better at night knowing there are people like you out there watching over people like me.

You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames, photo, bio and link for me to add to the website.
Goals
$14 of $400 per month
People from all over the planet use FilmDev.
I would love for FilmDev to be accessible in other languages.
Currently the code doesn't easily support this.

If funding hits this monthly amount I will be able to pay someone to change the code (this would be quite a large piece of work) to support translation.
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Hello, I'm Darren.


I created the FilmDev website in 2007 as a free website for film photographers to share the recipes they use to develop their own film.
I love running FilmDev and seeing the great stuff people add to it on a daily basis.

Hosting

As it becomes more popular, hosting it is becoming a problem. It sits on a shared server with no failover plan (although there are backups). 
If that server goes down then FilmDev goes down.
Ideally I'd like to put it on its own server and thereby keep it online all year round.

To do this costs money so I'm using Patreon as a way to try to cover these costs.
FilmDev generates no revenue and I don't like the idea of putting adverts on to the website (I have eBay affiliate links on the website but I will remove them if Patreon works out) - I'd much rather use Patreon to generate some monthly income to cover the hosting.

How Patreon works

Patreon is like an ongoing kickstarter campaign where you can support FilmDev by making a monthly financial contribution.
Essentially, if you like FilmDev and want to support it you can become a FilmDev Patron.
It's very quick and easy to do - just click the Become a Patron button at the top of the screen and Patreon will guide you through the simple process.
By doing this you are directly helping to keep FilmDev going.
In return for your help you will earn my undying gratitude, and, more crucially, there are some Patreon Rewards on offer too.

You can also see the next Milestone Goal on the page.
This is the next thing I will do if the funding hits target.

Thank you

Thanks for considering supporting FilmDev.
Remember, if you do want to contribute it's very easy to do and every amount helps, no matter how small.

Thanks, Darren.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
PATRON
You'll get a designation next to your name on the FilmDev website showing everybody how awesome you are by supporting us.
You will also get access to the "Patreon feed" where I will post updates about the work I am doing on FilmDev.

Thanks for your support; I really appreciate it.


You'll need to send me your Flickr username for me to add to the website.
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
TWEETIE PIE
As well as everything described above, I'll tweet a link to your website from the FilmDev Twitter account.

Thank you very much indeed for your support; I'm extremely grateful to you.
You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames and a link to your website.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
HALL OF FAMER
As well as everything described above, I'll add your name, photo, a short bio and a link to your website to a "Sponsors' Hall of Fame" page on the FilmDev website so that everyone can bask in your awesomeness.

Thank you very much indeed for your support; I'm extremely grateful to you.

You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames, photo, bio and link for me to add to the website.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
STICKER CLUB
As well as everything described above, let me know your address and I'll post you a set of FilmDev stickers.

Thank you! You're making the world - and the world of FilmDev in particular - a better place.

You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames, photo, bio and link for me to add to the website.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
HAVE A SAY
As well as everything described above, you'll get to have a say in the future of FilmDev.
You can suggest new features and ideas for me to implement.
I'll still have the final say on if a feature is to be implemented or not (but I will always explain my reasons). Think of this as a way of suggesting and guiding rather than ordering me to do something.

You totally rock! I'll sleep better at night knowing there are people like you out there watching over people like me.

You'll need to send me your Flickr & Twitter usernames, photo, bio and link for me to add to the website.