Daniel Netzel

is creating video essays about entertainment

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About Daniel Netzel

Welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Daniel Netzel (previously known as Film Radar).

I've been making videos for about 5 years now, and for a time was fortunate enough to call this my full time job. But through mental health struggles and financial struggles and frankly the whole world turning into a living nightmare, I kind of fell of the map for a while there. The dream is to be back to doing this full time again, and barring future global pandemics I truly think that once I get there the channel will be better than it's ever been before. But it's not easy, currently the algorithm has all but abandoned me, and I struggle to get a fraction of the views I once did, which of course has meant most sponsors have gone their separate ways and ad revenue was never enough to live on even at its peak, so it certainly isn't now. 

Unfortunately that means having taken on freelance work to survive, and I'm grateful for the work I have and not to be homeless, but it's all been stressful ever since the start of last year and I'm just trying to piece everything back again. To get back to being full time with the channel and producing consistently with videos that I'm truly proud of.

By pledging to support me on Patreon you're literally changing my life. All I've ever wanted is to create stuff and put it out there for people to (hopefully) enjoy; videos, music, movies hopefully someday, but it's hard when simply living comes with such a high cost. Even pledging at the $1 level helps me tremendously, frankly if even 10% of my subscribers pledged at that level I'd never have to worry about money for as long as I live. But sadly money is almost all I worry about it, and any help lessening that burden is tremendously appreciated. Of course I understand better than most how difficult financial struggles can be, and anyone who wants to help support me in my efforts can do so in many other ways that don't require spending money(commenting on videos, liking, sharing, etc.) But I feel it would be foolish to turn those away who can and want to help.

Basically, YouTube for a long time now has favored the channels that can come out with the most content. It's why we've seen the rise of vloggers, gaming channels and streamers, anyone who can pump out long videos on a daily basis has an immediate edge over channels like mine, because it leads to more watchtime and more engagement and the algorithm looks for those metrics. There's a reason that people like Every Frame a Painting or KaptainKristian retired, there's a reason animation channels have all but died out, and original high quality content is becoming increasingly harder to find; it's typically not sustainable. But I want to believe that I can still find a way forward, and I need help to do it. Money if possible, that's just the way the world works, but any and all support goes a long way, even if it's kind words of encouragement to keep going. 

P.S. This goes for any channel that takes more time to make a video on average. Other essay channels, educational channels, music channels, sketch comedy channels, etc. Anyone that's putting in a lot of effort and isn't raking in billions of views is likely struggling. So I just encourage paying particular attention to those channels in need, because YouTube certainly isn't.
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$125 of $1,000 per month
So in continuation with what I discussed in the "About" section, supporting yourself full time as a content creator is no small feat. Reaching this amount is where I would feel comfortable going back to full time with my channel, which would mean more videos, and better videos in the future.
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