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About On Ice Perspectives

Welcome to the On Ice Perspectives Patreon!


Who are we, what do we do, and how can you be a part of it?!

My name is Jordan Cowan, and I am a former Team USA figure skater, current videographer and creator of "On Ice Perspectives", living in New York City with my wife, and two cats. 

(TL;DR - I make skating videos from on the ice!) 
In 2017 I had this crazy idea of combining several of my lifelong passions (obsessions?) of film, technology, and skating. What if I could use these passions to share the sport I spent so much of my life training for, in new and exciting ways? What if someone took a camera out from behind the boards and onto the ice?! I didn’t yet know it, but in that moment, On Ice Perspectives was born. Armed with a GoPro and my phone, I began filming my friends and cast mates while rehearsing for a show, and I started to think maybe I could make this into a thing!
Fast forward to today, and On Ice Perspectives is now my platform for producing high quality videos of figure skating, shot from the ice, giving the viewer the unique feeling of skating *with* the athlete, and hopefully bringing skating to a wider audience on social media.

When I started OIP, several things happened.

Firstly, I knew I found my calling, and it was all I wanted to do!
Also, I recognized that in order to succeed, I needed to devote all of my time, resources and energy to it, I knew I’d need to travel a lot, and spend hours editing, and promoting what I do, all of which adds up to much more than a full time job. All this meant quitting my day job of coaching figure skating.
How then, to fund OIP? I knew I didn’t want to charge the skaters for having me film them. As someone who understands well the financial burden of training in this sport, I want to do what I can to share their athleticism and artistry without relying on them to be my source of income.
I knew I didn’t just want to make skating content - I wanted to make beautiful skating content. However, to my never-ending sadness, the equipment that allows me to make the videos you are used to seeing on OIP, free from the dizzying effects your iPhone produces, doesn't come cheap. 

This is where this community becomes so important!

This Patreon community allows OIP to cover its expenses, and focus on producing quality content without limitations. For this I can’t be more grateful.
However it isn’t just about what you can give, but also what you can get! You will have access to the inner workings of my process (scary, I know!). Sometimes you’ll see behind the scenes footage. Sometimes interviews with your favorite performers and athletes. This is on top of early or unique access to many of my videos and livestreams, and the ability to share and have a personal impact on the content I produce. I will post polls asking who YOU want to see. On Ice Perspectives isn’t just about me, and what I want to share, but about bringing this artistic sport to the world in ways not previously imagined.

So welcome to the team - together we can bring skating to a wider audience, and I can’t thank you enough for supporting this mission as it grows. 
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Reaching this amount will allow On Ice Perspectives to run with just your support, and I won’t have to fund it with other work I do as a videographer. It covers one or two filming trips per month.
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