sunny hate5six

is creating live music videos

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Casual Viewer

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$2
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You watch hate5six videos every so often and want to pitch in! For less than 7 cents per day you can help grow this project. Casual Viewers also get:

- hate5six LIVE encores
- Discord chat access
- Release voting on hate5six.com/vote
- 5% off at hate5six.com/store
- hate5clips/hate5gifs app access
- Progress updates


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Avid Viewer

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$5
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You watch hate5six videos religiously and constantly find new bands on the site. For about $1 per week, Avid Viewers get:

- Livestream Tech Talks
- Full set Early Access
- Discord chat access
- Release voting on hate5six.com/vote
- 10% off at hate5six.com/store
- hate5clips/hate5gifs app access
- Progress updates
- Access to band interview series such as "Rewind" and "Passing Through"
- Drum Cam access
- Slow Burn access




Includes Discord benefits

Producer

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$10
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You watch hate5six more than you watch Netflix/Hulu. It's your source for finding new music. It's your strongest connection to hardcore/punk. The time you spend is well worth the $2.50 per week. Producers get:

- Livestream Tech Talks
- Livestream Editing/Q+A access
- Full set Early Access
- Discord chat access
- Release voting on hate5six.com/vote
- 20% off at hate5six.com/store
- hate5clips/hate5gifs app access
- Progress updates
- Access to band interview series such as "Rewind" and "Passing Through"
- Drum Cam access
- Slow Burn access
Includes Discord benefits

2,440

patrons

About sunny hate5six

SHOWS ARE BACK. I'M RAMPING UP MY COVERAGE OF THEM.
Once I hit 2500 Patrons I'll be able to lower/eliminate the cost for promoters, thereby allowing me to film more fests.

I'm not gonna sugarcoat it. The hate5six Patreon has been bleeding out since the lockdown, just like every other business. If it completely collapses I will no longer be able to cover as many (or any) shows at all. 1% of hate5six viewers are Patreon subscribers, it used to be 2%. Are you one of them?

TL;DR
Here's what you get for supporting hate5six on Patreon. I went from filming/producing/releasing 250 videos per year to 600 videos per year thanks to viewer support on Patreon.

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BENEFIT BREAKDOWN:
  • Livestream Editing/Q+A: a private livestream where you can watch me editing upcoming videos and you'll be able to see my screen and editing choices. A great way to get a sneak peek at videos, learn my process, and ask questions. Approx once a week.
  • Livestream Tech Talks: curious about the algorithms that power hate5six? Want to see how new tech is researched and developed like automated editing, automated lyric analysis, content scheduling and deployment, band recommendation systems, managing 50TB+ of video, etc? This monthly livestream will delve into those topics. Approx once a month.
  • Release Voting: YOU control when videos get published on YouTube. You daily get voting power on hate5six.com/vote.
  • Early Access: some full sets get posted to Patreon early while they are waiting to go public on YouTube. Approx: 3 sets per week.
  • Private Chat Server: get access to a private chat community of hate5six viewers. Connect with people and discuss new bands, suggest new music, buy/sell merch, discuss tv/movie spoilers, debate politics, share memes.
  • Merch Discounts: get anywhere between 5-25% off all merch on hate5six.com/store
  • Progress Updates: have specific questions about the status of an unreleased video? Ask! 
  • Web Apps: gain access to hate5clips and hate5gifs, the clip and animated gif generator for hate5six videos. More apps may be developed in the future.
  • Band Interviews: access the library of band interviews ("hate5six Rewind", "Passing Through") conducted before the pandemic.
  • Drum Cams: access the library of 100+ dedicated, full set drum cams from various fests/tours. Many of these have isolated soundboard audio. These remain on Patreon for many months before going public on YouTube.
  • Slow Burn: access the library of old "slow burn" episodes, cinematic highlight reels of chaotic shows and mosh pits shot at 120 frames per second.
  • Punch me in the face: great benefit for anyone who hates hate5six
BACKGROUND
For the last 10 years, I've operated hate5six purely as a hobby outside of my 9-5 job working in tech. Rather than continuing to sell myself to companies in order to pursue my passion, I'm cutting to the chase and attempting to take hate5six to the next level by going full time with it.

If you have never heard of hate5six.com, it is a project I started in 2008 (officially) as a way to archive live music and connect people to bands. Since then, I've filmed and archived over 2,900 performances from bands all over the world. My content has been viewed over 28 million times and people worldwide have spent 273 YEARS watching these videos. Budding filmmaker, Keith Glidewell, did a short documentary that goes into more detail about the project. The FADER recently did an extensive interview about the history of hate5six.

In 2017, I developed and released SAGE,  an artificially intelligent band recommendation system to help connect people to music in an organic way:

WHY PATREON?
Patreon is a platform that allows people to financially support creatives who produce content they enjoy. So here we are.

DOES IT WORK?
Yes. Before going full-time with hate5six I filmed/released about 250 videos per year. Thanks to viewer support on Patreon I am now averaging 600 videos per year.


Goals
2,440 of 2,500 patrons
Sad reality: most fests don't have a budget for video production which means I cannot provide coverage of fests. When we hit 2500 Patrons I'll be able to reduce/possibly eliminate this production cost. More support from viewers in certain regions = more likely hate5six will cover shows/fests in that region.
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