My name is Justin D. Herd. I'm a novelist, video editor, and film enthusiast out of Oklahoma. I've been a professional writer for more than 10 years. You can check out my writing at my website, listen to my podcast, or check out my YouTube analysis channel.
I make roughly 7-15 minute videos that engage in deep dives into my favorite things.
This is entirely a passion driven pursuit, but without any intervention from my Patrons, I have at least 74 movies I'd like to cover, though as in the case of my Causal Loops video, I lumped several of my favorite time travel movies into one cohesive video.
I tend to describe the things I like as “more interesting than good.” Everyone has run into a horrible movie, a la The Room, Sharknado, or near misses such as The Ninth Gate, YellowBrickRoad, or Daybreakers. I’m here to celebrate the ideas that were good on paper but fell through in the creative process.
At this point, depending on how indepth the subject matter is, I release one video a month, if not every other. Right now that puts me in between a 4-6 week turnaround on my videos. I do write, edit, and produce all my videos, with much over-analyzing and nail-biting as a result.
Patreon is the best way for creators to earn ongoing revenue directly from their fans.
At its base level, Patreon is another form of crowdfunding, allowing you to join my community and pay me for making the videos you love. Rather than throw in a lump sum into something you might never see, your support would come with each video I release. For example, if you pay $2 per video and I release 3 videos in June, you’d have supported me with $6 that month! But, and this is the cool part, you can limit the amount you pay out. So if you put you only wanted to pay $4 a month, then when I release that 3rd video, you still only pay $4 at the end of that month!
Regardless of whether you support me or not, my videos will still be free.
Your pledges directly contribute to the growth of my channel, including the ability for me to do more videos on a regular basis. I currently work a full-time job, as well as am a full-time single father. However, with pledges, it gives me leniency with my schedule and allows me to dedicate more time to crafting these videos.
Important Notice to Patrons!
The donation type is per video above all else. Which means that scripts, vlogs, blogs, or otherwise will not be part of the Patreon’s donations. You’ll only be charged for the regular video essays that
you’ve grown to love.
Once again, thank you for checking out my Patreon page. You even being here is mind-blowing, and I'm grateful for your support, whether or not you decide to donate.