Dubious Consumption is creating video essays
3

patrons

$10
per video
Welcome to Dubious Consumption, a video essay channel that explores movies, books, games, as well as anything that grabs my attention.



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.
Tiers
Welcome to the Machine
$1 or more per video 1 patron
For your awesome donation, you get the following:
  • Exclusive Discord discussions
  • Access to all videos, in case any are taken offline
  • Polls to decide future videos
  • Name in every video as a special thanks!
Includes Discord rewards
Scarred but Not Broken
$3 or more per video 0 patrons
Get my latest episodes before anyone else!
  • Early Access to Episodes
  • Sneak Peeks at Future Episodes
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Focused Manifesto
$5 or more per video 2 patrons
Get access to behind the scenes creations:
  • Access to early scripts for each episode
  • Your name mentioned and thanks at the end of every video! 
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Self-Assured Destruction
$10 or more per video 0 patrons
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Wordslinger Extraordinaire
$25 or more per video 0 of 25 patrons
At this tier, you'll be officially recognized at the beginning of an upcoming episode:
  • You're name at the beginning of an upcoming episode
  • Monthly themed postcard, signed by me 
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Transcendent Wordsmith
$50 or more per video 0 of 10 patrons
Get to assign me a topic of your choosing for me to make a video about:
  • Get to choose topic
  • Get thanks at the beginning of said episode!
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$10 of $50 per video
When I hit $50 per video, I'll release an AMA video that answers all your pressing questions.
1 of 6
Welcome to Dubious Consumption, a video essay channel that explores movies, books, games, as well as anything that grabs my attention.



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.

Recent posts by Dubious Consumption

Tiers
Welcome to the Machine
$1 or more per video 1 patron
For your awesome donation, you get the following:
  • Exclusive Discord discussions
  • Access to all videos, in case any are taken offline
  • Polls to decide future videos
  • Name in every video as a special thanks!
Includes Discord rewards
Scarred but Not Broken
$3 or more per video 0 patrons
Get my latest episodes before anyone else!
  • Early Access to Episodes
  • Sneak Peeks at Future Episodes
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Focused Manifesto
$5 or more per video 2 patrons
Get access to behind the scenes creations:
  • Access to early scripts for each episode
  • Your name mentioned and thanks at the end of every video! 
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Self-Assured Destruction
$10 or more per video 0 patrons
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Wordslinger Extraordinaire
$25 or more per video 0 of 25 patrons
At this tier, you'll be officially recognized at the beginning of an upcoming episode:
  • You're name at the beginning of an upcoming episode
  • Monthly themed postcard, signed by me 
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Transcendent Wordsmith
$50 or more per video 0 of 10 patrons
Get to assign me a topic of your choosing for me to make a video about:
  • Get to choose topic
  • Get thanks at the beginning of said episode!
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards