One Time Stories is creating a storytelling web series
9

patrons

$32
per episode
(Above: Our latest episode!)

What is One Time Stories?

One Time Stories is a collaborative project that showcases oral storytelling in an online video space. Each installment consists of video makers and artists of all types, styles, and backgrounds telling true stories all based on a given prompt. Think of it as your favorite storytelling podcast or your favorite live storytelling event fit for YouTube. Or, think of it as something else. Whatever you want.

The goals of One Time Stories are to explore basic storytelling, to provide an online video environment for storytelling, and to promote various members of the YouTube community. 

You can see an example of the project by watching the video above!

Okay cool, so who runs One Time Stories?
One Time Stories is produced, curated, and edited by Leslie Datsis, a long time video blogger who is also a lover of theatre, video production, and the public storytelling genre. 

So how would my monthly donation help you?
The monthly donations on Patreon currently help me break even. It pays for online services (website, submission forms, closed captioning), software (Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox), and partially helps with travel to storytelling & YouTube events. Further donations mean that I can allocate more time to keep this project growing through further outreach and focus on content-heavy social media. I also have a couple of volunteers that help me on certain episodes and would love to pay them properly for their time.

What are the future goals of One Time Stories?
  • Put on a monthly live stream that features 4-6 storytellers that share stores based on a central theme.
  • Many EXTRAS - interviews with storytellers, writers, artists, and other professionals 
  • Organize public storytelling circles in different cities around the world independently.


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
4 patrons
Thank you so much for your donation! $1 provides access to my Patron-Only Stream, which will include access to:
  • Episodes of One Time Series before anyone else, and I will be available to answer any and all of your questions!
  • Blog posts about the episodes
  • Monthly blog updates about how One Time Stories is going, OTS’s future endeavors, and any open calls for storytellers will be seen here one week before the general public. 
Pledge $3 or more per episode
2 patrons
$3 gives access to:
  • Access to the Patron-Only Stream
  • Update videos 24 hours in advance of the general audience 
  • Your name will be listed at the end of each episode and you will receive a special shoutout from me (Leslie) or a storyteller in the episode during your first month of donations.
Pledge $5 or more per episode
2 patrons
$5 monthly donation gives access to
  • Access to Patron-Only Stream
  • Additional rewards from the $3 package
  • You get to submit an episode theme! The prompt you send our way will be used to tell stories in an episode of One Time Stories! We will be sure to give you credit during the episode.
Goals
$32 of $150 per episode
I'll be able to start designing some small merch items and add them to your Patreon rewards!
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(Above: Our latest episode!)

What is One Time Stories?

One Time Stories is a collaborative project that showcases oral storytelling in an online video space. Each installment consists of video makers and artists of all types, styles, and backgrounds telling true stories all based on a given prompt. Think of it as your favorite storytelling podcast or your favorite live storytelling event fit for YouTube. Or, think of it as something else. Whatever you want.

The goals of One Time Stories are to explore basic storytelling, to provide an online video environment for storytelling, and to promote various members of the YouTube community. 

You can see an example of the project by watching the video above!

Okay cool, so who runs One Time Stories?
One Time Stories is produced, curated, and edited by Leslie Datsis, a long time video blogger who is also a lover of theatre, video production, and the public storytelling genre. 

So how would my monthly donation help you?
The monthly donations on Patreon currently help me break even. It pays for online services (website, submission forms, closed captioning), software (Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox), and partially helps with travel to storytelling & YouTube events. Further donations mean that I can allocate more time to keep this project growing through further outreach and focus on content-heavy social media. I also have a couple of volunteers that help me on certain episodes and would love to pay them properly for their time.

What are the future goals of One Time Stories?
  • Put on a monthly live stream that features 4-6 storytellers that share stores based on a central theme.
  • Many EXTRAS - interviews with storytellers, writers, artists, and other professionals 
  • Organize public storytelling circles in different cities around the world independently.


Recent posts by One Time Stories

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
4 patrons
Thank you so much for your donation! $1 provides access to my Patron-Only Stream, which will include access to:
  • Episodes of One Time Series before anyone else, and I will be available to answer any and all of your questions!
  • Blog posts about the episodes
  • Monthly blog updates about how One Time Stories is going, OTS’s future endeavors, and any open calls for storytellers will be seen here one week before the general public. 
Pledge $3 or more per episode
2 patrons
$3 gives access to:
  • Access to the Patron-Only Stream
  • Update videos 24 hours in advance of the general audience 
  • Your name will be listed at the end of each episode and you will receive a special shoutout from me (Leslie) or a storyteller in the episode during your first month of donations.
Pledge $5 or more per episode
2 patrons
$5 monthly donation gives access to
  • Access to Patron-Only Stream
  • Additional rewards from the $3 package
  • You get to submit an episode theme! The prompt you send our way will be used to tell stories in an episode of One Time Stories! We will be sure to give you credit during the episode.