Film Radar is creating Video Essays
29

patrons

$73
per month
Welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Daniel Netzel, and I make video essays over at Film Radar.

Video essays, in many ways, go against the entire status quo on YouTube. They're long form, educational videos that seek to broaden one's understanding of the arts, and often attempt to capture a level of professionalism that is largely absent on the platform. This means hundreds of hours of work on every video: between research, writing, editing, voiceover, graphic design, animation, sound mixing; and that doesn't even include everything that goes into the job once the video is finished and time for publication, like metadata and SEO and all of that fun stuff.

The unfortunate and inherent downside to running this sort of channel means that under the current YouTube payout system, it's a lot of work for little reward. These videos don't have the same viral potential as a cat sneezing on a baby, or a drunk Russian teenager jumping off of a building. They're not filled with dank memes, clickbait news, or Jake Paul, and as such struggle to get the views necessary to make relying solely on ad revenue a possibility, and instead channels such as my own rely on sponsorship deals, freelance editing work, or donations from kindly strangers such as yourself.

Even as little as $1 per month can make a huge difference, as is the case in any sort of crowd funding environment. If 20% of my current subscribers on YouTube were to pledge $1 per month, I'd have enough money to focus entirely on the craft, and spend less time worrying how I'm going to keep feeding myself for the rest of the month.

So if you enjoy the content that I make, if you find any value in what I'm doing and would like to see me continue, then please consider becoming a Patron of my channel. I've got some rewards if you're interested in that sort of thing, and I'm always open to suggestions for other reward tiers as well. 

Thank you for reading <3


Tiers
Associate Producer
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
• Access to my Patrons only feed.
• I will send you a personal thank you message.

• Your name will appear at the end of each video with an Associate Producer credit.

Executive Producer
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
• All previous rewards and you will be credited as Executive Producer at the end of each video.
Producer
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
•All previous rewards, and you'll be credited as a Producer at the end of each video.
Supervising Producer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
• All previous rewards, and you'll be credited as a Supervising Producer at the end of each video. 
Financier
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
• All previous rewards, and you'll be credited as a Financier at the end of each video. 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$73 of $100 per month
Even with ad revenue and sponsorship deals, I'm still barely making a part-time wage with full-time hours. This first goal helps ease that pressure, and is the first step towards turning this into a viable career for me.
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Welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Daniel Netzel, and I make video essays over at Film Radar.

Video essays, in many ways, go against the entire status quo on YouTube. They're long form, educational videos that seek to broaden one's understanding of the arts, and often attempt to capture a level of professionalism that is largely absent on the platform. This means hundreds of hours of work on every video: between research, writing, editing, voiceover, graphic design, animation, sound mixing; and that doesn't even include everything that goes into the job once the video is finished and time for publication, like metadata and SEO and all of that fun stuff.

The unfortunate and inherent downside to running this sort of channel means that under the current YouTube payout system, it's a lot of work for little reward. These videos don't have the same viral potential as a cat sneezing on a baby, or a drunk Russian teenager jumping off of a building. They're not filled with dank memes, clickbait news, or Jake Paul, and as such struggle to get the views necessary to make relying solely on ad revenue a possibility, and instead channels such as my own rely on sponsorship deals, freelance editing work, or donations from kindly strangers such as yourself.

Even as little as $1 per month can make a huge difference, as is the case in any sort of crowd funding environment. If 20% of my current subscribers on YouTube were to pledge $1 per month, I'd have enough money to focus entirely on the craft, and spend less time worrying how I'm going to keep feeding myself for the rest of the month.

So if you enjoy the content that I make, if you find any value in what I'm doing and would like to see me continue, then please consider becoming a Patron of my channel. I've got some rewards if you're interested in that sort of thing, and I'm always open to suggestions for other reward tiers as well. 

Thank you for reading <3


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Tiers
Associate Producer
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
• Access to my Patrons only feed.
• I will send you a personal thank you message.

• Your name will appear at the end of each video with an Associate Producer credit.

Executive Producer
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
• All previous rewards and you will be credited as Executive Producer at the end of each video.
Producer
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
•All previous rewards, and you'll be credited as a Producer at the end of each video.
Supervising Producer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
• All previous rewards, and you'll be credited as a Supervising Producer at the end of each video. 
Financier
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
• All previous rewards, and you'll be credited as a Financier at the end of each video. 
Includes Discord rewards