Gimmeabreakman is creating Videos about Japan (& Japanese language!)
91

patrons

$705
per month
I am one of the original Jvloggers!  I've been in Japan  for over 23 years, and I make LOTS of videos! In the 30 days before I started this Patreon, I put out 40 videos on 3 Youtube channels. This was a kind of " secret audition" to see how many videos I could put out while working full-time (and some) as an English teacher before I started this Patreon page. The problem is I'm working way too hard for my own good. I need to cut back on some work and free up some time so I can continue to make videos! But I can't do it without help! Here's a sample of what I can already do. And at the bottom of this page you can check out the "rewards" (more like THANK YOUS) below to see what I can do for you in return!

Here's a sampling of the types of videos I put out:

>Japanese language videos - Doing my best to teach you the fun, cool, and interesting Japanese that other people can't or won't teach you. I've already created an extensive playlist for my Japanese for Morons series:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEDDF3FC5BA...

One of my latest!


>Japanese culture videos  Learn Japan first hand through my life!
Celebrating New Year's with my wife & neighbors:

>J-NEWS!  Videos talking about recent Japanese news. I usually teach a word or phrase or two and in some cases breakdown the entire video completely. It's a great way to improve listening and increase your REAL Japanese vocabulary.


>GoPro and Walk & Talk videos!  Join me as I take you around my Japan. Sometimes the "tours" are quite mundane (from a Japanese point of view) but fascinating (from a non-Japanese point of view). Sometimes I'll walk you through a "matsuri" festival.


>Laundry videos! These videos are named for their length and the fact that you don't actually need to watch these videos since I usually just sit there and talk. (Warning: I may arrogantly sip whiskey or drink beer while I indulge myself.) So take out your laundry or whatever household chore you've been putting off and join me as I ramble on in these unedited "visual podcasts". Inexplicably to me, these have become a popular mainstay of my channel. Topics may include "life" or I may tackle one of the dozens of daily emails my viewers send. I've just started experimenting with sound files for these, so you will be able to download them as "podcasts" very soon.




>Tomoko Desu videos!  You know Tomoko Desu! You LOVE Tomoko desu! At least once a month she'll appear on my channel. We love making videos together! Check out our playlist!

>Japanese Viral Videos Explained!
One of my personal favorites! In this irregular series I comment on and give context regarding a video that is going or has gone viral in Japan. Often the videos I choose are recommended by YOU the viewer.


>2.5 Oyajis! - Now in our 4th season, Hikosaemon and I get together once a week (usually with a guest) to discuss current events in Japan!
Playlist:

>Drama videos - Love 'em or hate 'em, I'd be lying if I said these were not one of the most popular types of videos on my channel. This often but not always means a video about another Youtuber's videos.

>AND MUCH MORE!  And I'm not just saying that. I make rant videos, skits, quick Japan videos, and I'm sure I'll be making more types of videos in the future.

Last but definitely not least, Maggie Sensei has agree to pitch in and help work on video production and language making! These include lessons accessible only by Patreon Patrons! All initials donations will go to freeing up some of her time!


So what started as just a way to talk to the world in my native tongue (English) and teach a friend a few Japanese expressions has turned into a full-time labor of love.

I love what I am doing, and I'd like to free up some of the time my "real jobs" take and spend more time interacting with you and making videos for you! I know it's a pipe-dream, but here we are.

Do you like what I do? Do my videos add something to your life? Then I hope you'll consider becoming one of my Patrons! I will be forever grateful, and I'll be sure to let you know it.

Note: Patreon is a work in progress! I would love to hear your ideas & suggestions on rewards and goals! See you on the Interbone!

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
58 patrons
$2?! That's like a nickel a video — enough for a beer or a cup of coffee!  And a thank you! What do you get for $2? Access to my Patreon feed where I'll post mini-lessons, photos, and you can post to me too! I'll prioritize YOUR questions! (Stupid or redundant questions may still get ignored! lol. )
Oh, and ask me and I'll follow you on Twitter! It's the least I can do! (Note: I am not arrogant enough to consider following someone back on Twitter to be of any financial value whatsoever, but if it makes you happy and you can tweet directly to me, I'm all for that!)
Pledge $5 or more per month
21 patrons
You get all the above, plus an audio version of my latest LAUNDRY VIDEOS. I'll provide links in the Patreon Activity page for Patrons only.
Pledge $7 or more per month
2 of 4 patrons
JUST FOR FUN! Lucky "7" means I'll drink a toast to you and whatever you want during a LAUNDRY VIDEO. Your birthday? Your anniversary? You graduated high school? Finally got a date with Yuki? Tell me what to read on camera! If it's 30 seconds or less, I'll do it!
Pledge $10 or more per month
12 patrons
You get the above, PLUS you will be automatically entered in a lottery with the chance to win a CARE PACKAGE from Japan full of Japanese antiques & new stuff! One box will be sent out every month!
The care package will be something LIKE this:

Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all the above (minus limited stuff), plus access to all videos ONE DAY AHEAD of Youtube! This includes GoPro videos. (That does not include "breaking stories" that need to be made the day of the incident.)
Pledge $21 or more per month
1 patrons (sold out!)
JUST FOR FUN!! I will RUDELY read your long ass email and respond to it in a LAUNDRY TYPE video (10 minutes or longer). And you get all the above minus the limited stuff.

Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
Of course you get all the above (except limited stuff), and for those of you studying Japanese I will upload a timely JNEWS! video scripts accessible by you 3 days before the general public gets it! I'll do this AT LEAST once a week. It may be a script and video or just a script but your Japanese will improve! (And if you want more of these, tell me THIS is why you are supporting me and they'll increase!)
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
T-shirts! and TALK!
Group Google+ Chat - All the above minus limited stuff and you get an invite to a group Google+ Chat once a month. Crack open a beer and we'll do laundry together! (Must be within a "reasonable" Japan time!)
and
T-shirts! Every 2 months that you support me at this level, I'll send you an original Gimmeabreakman, Gimmeaflakeman, or Maggie Sensei t-shirt! 
Here's the first one!  We make them for ladies and male morons too!
or
Look closely for the smiles and paws!

Check out our site for more!
http://gimmeabreakman.spreadshirt.com/
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Let's chill! - All the above minus the limited stuff an you get a one-on-one, 1hour via Skype or Google Chat. We can talk about anything you like. (Just don't get tooo weird!) Hell, we can even drink together if it's past noon! :D Otherwise, coffee!
   or  


Pledge $150 or more per month
1 of 4 patrons
Private Japanese Lesson with Yukari - All the above except limited stuff, and you get a once-a-week, private, 30-minute one-on-one Japanese language lesson with Yukari (the human behind Maggie Sensei's).  Note: You must be able to attend class at a reasonable JAPAN TIME.
Pledge $150 or more per month
1 of 2 patrons
Private Japanese Lesson with Victor - All the above except limited stuff, and you get a once-a-week, private, 30-minute one-on-one Japanese (or English) language lesson with me -- the King of Morons -- to be conducted via Skype or Google+.
Note: You must be able to attend class at a reasonable JAPAN TIME.
Goals
$705 of $1,000 per month
You guys pledge $1,000 and I will buy a

GoPro HERO4 BLACK

and GoPro head gear, etc., so I can get the most out of this baby.

I'll upload a weekly video from the mundane to the exotic!
I'll travel for these videos too!
You guys tell me where to go, and I'm there!
2 of 8
I am one of the original Jvloggers!  I've been in Japan  for over 23 years, and I make LOTS of videos! In the 30 days before I started this Patreon, I put out 40 videos on 3 Youtube channels. This was a kind of " secret audition" to see how many videos I could put out while working full-time (and some) as an English teacher before I started this Patreon page. The problem is I'm working way too hard for my own good. I need to cut back on some work and free up some time so I can continue to make videos! But I can't do it without help! Here's a sample of what I can already do. And at the bottom of this page you can check out the "rewards" (more like THANK YOUS) below to see what I can do for you in return!

Here's a sampling of the types of videos I put out:

>Japanese language videos - Doing my best to teach you the fun, cool, and interesting Japanese that other people can't or won't teach you. I've already created an extensive playlist for my Japanese for Morons series:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEDDF3FC5BA...

One of my latest!


>Japanese culture videos  Learn Japan first hand through my life!
Celebrating New Year's with my wife & neighbors:

>J-NEWS!  Videos talking about recent Japanese news. I usually teach a word or phrase or two and in some cases breakdown the entire video completely. It's a great way to improve listening and increase your REAL Japanese vocabulary.


>GoPro and Walk & Talk videos!  Join me as I take you around my Japan. Sometimes the "tours" are quite mundane (from a Japanese point of view) but fascinating (from a non-Japanese point of view). Sometimes I'll walk you through a "matsuri" festival.


>Laundry videos! These videos are named for their length and the fact that you don't actually need to watch these videos since I usually just sit there and talk. (Warning: I may arrogantly sip whiskey or drink beer while I indulge myself.) So take out your laundry or whatever household chore you've been putting off and join me as I ramble on in these unedited "visual podcasts". Inexplicably to me, these have become a popular mainstay of my channel. Topics may include "life" or I may tackle one of the dozens of daily emails my viewers send. I've just started experimenting with sound files for these, so you will be able to download them as "podcasts" very soon.




>Tomoko Desu videos!  You know Tomoko Desu! You LOVE Tomoko desu! At least once a month she'll appear on my channel. We love making videos together! Check out our playlist!

>Japanese Viral Videos Explained!
One of my personal favorites! In this irregular series I comment on and give context regarding a video that is going or has gone viral in Japan. Often the videos I choose are recommended by YOU the viewer.


>2.5 Oyajis! - Now in our 4th season, Hikosaemon and I get together once a week (usually with a guest) to discuss current events in Japan!
Playlist:

>Drama videos - Love 'em or hate 'em, I'd be lying if I said these were not one of the most popular types of videos on my channel. This often but not always means a video about another Youtuber's videos.

>AND MUCH MORE!  And I'm not just saying that. I make rant videos, skits, quick Japan videos, and I'm sure I'll be making more types of videos in the future.

Last but definitely not least, Maggie Sensei has agree to pitch in and help work on video production and language making! These include lessons accessible only by Patreon Patrons! All initials donations will go to freeing up some of her time!


So what started as just a way to talk to the world in my native tongue (English) and teach a friend a few Japanese expressions has turned into a full-time labor of love.

I love what I am doing, and I'd like to free up some of the time my "real jobs" take and spend more time interacting with you and making videos for you! I know it's a pipe-dream, but here we are.

Do you like what I do? Do my videos add something to your life? Then I hope you'll consider becoming one of my Patrons! I will be forever grateful, and I'll be sure to let you know it.

Note: Patreon is a work in progress! I would love to hear your ideas & suggestions on rewards and goals! See you on the Interbone!

Recent posts by Gimmeabreakman

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
58 patrons
$2?! That's like a nickel a video — enough for a beer or a cup of coffee!  And a thank you! What do you get for $2? Access to my Patreon feed where I'll post mini-lessons, photos, and you can post to me too! I'll prioritize YOUR questions! (Stupid or redundant questions may still get ignored! lol. )
Oh, and ask me and I'll follow you on Twitter! It's the least I can do! (Note: I am not arrogant enough to consider following someone back on Twitter to be of any financial value whatsoever, but if it makes you happy and you can tweet directly to me, I'm all for that!)
Pledge $5 or more per month
21 patrons
You get all the above, plus an audio version of my latest LAUNDRY VIDEOS. I'll provide links in the Patreon Activity page for Patrons only.
Pledge $7 or more per month
2 of 4 patrons
JUST FOR FUN! Lucky "7" means I'll drink a toast to you and whatever you want during a LAUNDRY VIDEO. Your birthday? Your anniversary? You graduated high school? Finally got a date with Yuki? Tell me what to read on camera! If it's 30 seconds or less, I'll do it!
Pledge $10 or more per month
12 patrons
You get the above, PLUS you will be automatically entered in a lottery with the chance to win a CARE PACKAGE from Japan full of Japanese antiques & new stuff! One box will be sent out every month!
The care package will be something LIKE this:

Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
You get all the above (minus limited stuff), plus access to all videos ONE DAY AHEAD of Youtube! This includes GoPro videos. (That does not include "breaking stories" that need to be made the day of the incident.)
Pledge $21 or more per month
1 patrons (sold out!)
JUST FOR FUN!! I will RUDELY read your long ass email and respond to it in a LAUNDRY TYPE video (10 minutes or longer). And you get all the above minus the limited stuff.

Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
Of course you get all the above (except limited stuff), and for those of you studying Japanese I will upload a timely JNEWS! video scripts accessible by you 3 days before the general public gets it! I'll do this AT LEAST once a week. It may be a script and video or just a script but your Japanese will improve! (And if you want more of these, tell me THIS is why you are supporting me and they'll increase!)
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 patrons
T-shirts! and TALK!
Group Google+ Chat - All the above minus limited stuff and you get an invite to a group Google+ Chat once a month. Crack open a beer and we'll do laundry together! (Must be within a "reasonable" Japan time!)
and
T-shirts! Every 2 months that you support me at this level, I'll send you an original Gimmeabreakman, Gimmeaflakeman, or Maggie Sensei t-shirt! 
Here's the first one!  We make them for ladies and male morons too!
or
Look closely for the smiles and paws!

Check out our site for more!
http://gimmeabreakman.spreadshirt.com/
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Let's chill! - All the above minus the limited stuff an you get a one-on-one, 1hour via Skype or Google Chat. We can talk about anything you like. (Just don't get tooo weird!) Hell, we can even drink together if it's past noon! :D Otherwise, coffee!
   or  


Pledge $150 or more per month
1 of 4 patrons
Private Japanese Lesson with Yukari - All the above except limited stuff, and you get a once-a-week, private, 30-minute one-on-one Japanese language lesson with Yukari (the human behind Maggie Sensei's).  Note: You must be able to attend class at a reasonable JAPAN TIME.
Pledge $150 or more per month
1 of 2 patrons
Private Japanese Lesson with Victor - All the above except limited stuff, and you get a once-a-week, private, 30-minute one-on-one Japanese (or English) language lesson with me -- the King of Morons -- to be conducted via Skype or Google+.
Note: You must be able to attend class at a reasonable JAPAN TIME.