Pause and Select is creating videos on anime and manga
93
patrons
$561
per month

Hi everybody! First off, I'd like to thank you very much for taking the time to visit this page, and even if you don't donate, the fact that you took the time means a lot!

Pause and Select is a lot like other anime and manga channels out there; we're trying to make content we find interesting. However, given the production, an issue that often comes up in making these sorts of videos is failure. Books and articles purchased or acquired are both time and money sinks, and oftentimes there are moments where ideas just don't work. For that reason, videos can cost anywhere from 0-150 dollars in material, but we also have to factor in the sunk cost from failed projects. Holistically speaking, every video costs money. In addition to that, as projects change, so do the costs of things such as translations, paying for artists, paying for music, and paying for relevant services.

I maintain a strict general ethos when approaching content creation: cite properly, attribute properly, and give credit where credit is due. For that reason, I try to get permission from the original owners of any footage I use, even if it costs money. If they say 'no', I don't use it. As such, a lot of things like b-roll or audio might end up being more costly than most Anitube videos.

For that reason, my hope is to bulwark some of the costs associated with producing these videos. The system isn't meant so much as a means of fully funding everything, but it's to mitigate costs associated with procuring materials. This Patreon is more akin to a grant rather than a means of full-time sustenance or a tip jar; the purpose isn't to establish a client-company relationship, but rather crowdfunded materials.

As ideas become more complex and ambitious, it is absolutely essential that I have some way to fund it, and given that Google Adsense is wildly unreliable (and oftentimes materials have considerable stipulations on how or whether I can monetize material - even factoring in Fair Dealings and exemptions). Patreon is really the only reliable method.

I don't think people really need to spend that much money to back project creators, especially for projects with very low costs of entry such as anime videos, so for that reason I have a low tier amount.

Why a monthly basis?

I'm doing a monthly basis because every video published eats up some amount of the pledge. It also allows me to focus on multiple video and projects without needing to feel pressured to release something. This is particularly important because these things take quite a bit of time to do.

A monthly basis is also important in the context of acquiring funds for content creation. Suppose that a piece requires, say, 150 dollars of material, and my funding is at 50 dollars. To get the necessary funds I need, I would either have to release three (potentially low-quality) videos to legitimize charging patrons. At that stage, patrons may feel justifiably angry at low quality work. The monthly donation is so patrons have a clear idea exactly how much of their contribution will occur every single month, but it also gives me considerable scheduling and planning space for future projects.

All excess money gets put aside for future projects. None of this will go into my own pocket. 

Discord

I will be communicating mostly through Discord. The Discord channel is available to patrons only, since all financial statements and projects will be published in the Discord channel. The channel will be an accountability and well as communications tool, and if you are interested in getting in touch with me on numerous project and financial topics, I strongly recommend you do so in the official discord chat.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via Twitter!
Tiers
Main Tier
$1 or more per month

This is the general support tier. I've placed it all in the same category so everyone will have the same access to all of my material. If you feel like pledging more, I would hugely appreciate it, but please do not feel pressured to do so.


All backers will receive:


  • A listed credit at the end of (non-interview) short forms
  • Infrequent Patreon live hangouts
  • Occasional notes on previous and future projects, including scripts, additional materials, and more
  • Any cut audio or video from projects  (both active and inactive) should it arise
  • Access to custom tracks used in the videos
  • Access to a production-focused Discord chat
  • Access to all episodes of the Pause and Select Patreon Podcast
  • Personal 1 hour session (per month) for editing advice and discussion.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$561 of $750 per month
At this tier, my aim is to get all of the folks helping me out a bit more for their labour.
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Hi everybody! First off, I'd like to thank you very much for taking the time to visit this page, and even if you don't donate, the fact that you took the time means a lot!

Pause and Select is a lot like other anime and manga channels out there; we're trying to make content we find interesting. However, given the production, an issue that often comes up in making these sorts of videos is failure. Books and articles purchased or acquired are both time and money sinks, and oftentimes there are moments where ideas just don't work. For that reason, videos can cost anywhere from 0-150 dollars in material, but we also have to factor in the sunk cost from failed projects. Holistically speaking, every video costs money. In addition to that, as projects change, so do the costs of things such as translations, paying for artists, paying for music, and paying for relevant services.

I maintain a strict general ethos when approaching content creation: cite properly, attribute properly, and give credit where credit is due. For that reason, I try to get permission from the original owners of any footage I use, even if it costs money. If they say 'no', I don't use it. As such, a lot of things like b-roll or audio might end up being more costly than most Anitube videos.

For that reason, my hope is to bulwark some of the costs associated with producing these videos. The system isn't meant so much as a means of fully funding everything, but it's to mitigate costs associated with procuring materials. This Patreon is more akin to a grant rather than a means of full-time sustenance or a tip jar; the purpose isn't to establish a client-company relationship, but rather crowdfunded materials.

As ideas become more complex and ambitious, it is absolutely essential that I have some way to fund it, and given that Google Adsense is wildly unreliable (and oftentimes materials have considerable stipulations on how or whether I can monetize material - even factoring in Fair Dealings and exemptions). Patreon is really the only reliable method.

I don't think people really need to spend that much money to back project creators, especially for projects with very low costs of entry such as anime videos, so for that reason I have a low tier amount.

Why a monthly basis?

I'm doing a monthly basis because every video published eats up some amount of the pledge. It also allows me to focus on multiple video and projects without needing to feel pressured to release something. This is particularly important because these things take quite a bit of time to do.

A monthly basis is also important in the context of acquiring funds for content creation. Suppose that a piece requires, say, 150 dollars of material, and my funding is at 50 dollars. To get the necessary funds I need, I would either have to release three (potentially low-quality) videos to legitimize charging patrons. At that stage, patrons may feel justifiably angry at low quality work. The monthly donation is so patrons have a clear idea exactly how much of their contribution will occur every single month, but it also gives me considerable scheduling and planning space for future projects.

All excess money gets put aside for future projects. None of this will go into my own pocket. 

Discord

I will be communicating mostly through Discord. The Discord channel is available to patrons only, since all financial statements and projects will be published in the Discord channel. The channel will be an accountability and well as communications tool, and if you are interested in getting in touch with me on numerous project and financial topics, I strongly recommend you do so in the official discord chat.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via Twitter!

Recent posts by Pause and Select

Tiers
Main Tier
$1 or more per month

This is the general support tier. I've placed it all in the same category so everyone will have the same access to all of my material. If you feel like pledging more, I would hugely appreciate it, but please do not feel pressured to do so.


All backers will receive:


  • A listed credit at the end of (non-interview) short forms
  • Infrequent Patreon live hangouts
  • Occasional notes on previous and future projects, including scripts, additional materials, and more
  • Any cut audio or video from projects  (both active and inactive) should it arise
  • Access to custom tracks used in the videos
  • Access to a production-focused Discord chat
  • Access to all episodes of the Pause and Select Patreon Podcast
  • Personal 1 hour session (per month) for editing advice and discussion.
Includes Discord rewards