Jonathan McIntosh is creating video essays
1,713

patrons

$5,310
per video
WELCOME TO THE POP CULTURE DETECTIVE AGENCY!
A series of critical video essays looking at media through a critical lens with an emphasis on the intersections of politics, masculinity and entertainment.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
This video essay series primarily focuses on examining the representations of masculinity that we see embedded in movies, television, comic books and video games. The messages pop culture sends to men and boys about our own manhood are often both limiting and harmful. The critical analysis I use is inspired by both sociology and feminist theory. My hope is that this video series can open up conversations about how we, as a society, can work to achieve more constructive, cooperative and empathetic forms of masculinity.

VIDEO DETAILS
Each episode is a long-form video essays (between 10 and 20 minutes). This longer format allows me to delve into how our culture is impacted by media and, conversely, how our media is impacted by culture. There will never be ads on anything I produce. Plus all my videos will be made available for free to everyone (including educators).

TIMELINE
It typically takes me between 4 and 8 weeks to finish a long-form video essay.  

ABOUT ME
I’m Jonathan McIntosh, I’m a video producer and pop culture critic. I’ve been creating online videos about social and political issues for a over a decade. Over the past three years I had the honor of working as producer and co-writer on the first season of Feminist Frequency’s influential web series Tropes vs Women in Video Games. You may have also seen some of my other work, a while back I made a remix called Buffy vs Edward and then another one called Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck.

FUNDING
By supporting this Patreon you’ll be helping me keep the project going and eventually to make this project sustainable. It takes a tremendous amount of time to produce each of these video essays. At the moment I’m just one person doing all the research, writing, filming, editing, images and after effects. My ultimate goal is to be able to create these videos full time. I estimate it will take about $4000 per month to keep this project running in the long-term. Every pledge of support helps me get closer to that goal of sustainability! 
Tiers
Sleuth
$1 or more per video 615 patrons
A heartfelt thank you!
Gumshoe
$3 or more per video 467 patrons
You can vote on the topics for future episodes. Plus your name listed on the special thank you page on the Pop Culture Detective website.
Investigator
$5 or more per video 461 patrons
Your name in the credits of each video. You can vote on the topics for future episodes. Plus you get access to some of my longer pre-production scripts which include extra analysis that has been cut from the final video essays. 
Private Eye
$10 or more per video 83 patrons
All of the above plus you're extra cool!
Sherlock
$20 or more per video 26 patrons
Wow. You're amazing. I wouldn't be able to continue this video series without you!
Goals
$5,310 of $7,000 per video
Help me keep this project sustainable and expand it by developing a series of talks and workshops for schools that focus on the representation of masculinity in entertainment.
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WELCOME TO THE POP CULTURE DETECTIVE AGENCY!
A series of critical video essays looking at media through a critical lens with an emphasis on the intersections of politics, masculinity and entertainment.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
This video essay series primarily focuses on examining the representations of masculinity that we see embedded in movies, television, comic books and video games. The messages pop culture sends to men and boys about our own manhood are often both limiting and harmful. The critical analysis I use is inspired by both sociology and feminist theory. My hope is that this video series can open up conversations about how we, as a society, can work to achieve more constructive, cooperative and empathetic forms of masculinity.

VIDEO DETAILS
Each episode is a long-form video essays (between 10 and 20 minutes). This longer format allows me to delve into how our culture is impacted by media and, conversely, how our media is impacted by culture. There will never be ads on anything I produce. Plus all my videos will be made available for free to everyone (including educators).

TIMELINE
It typically takes me between 4 and 8 weeks to finish a long-form video essay.  

ABOUT ME
I’m Jonathan McIntosh, I’m a video producer and pop culture critic. I’ve been creating online videos about social and political issues for a over a decade. Over the past three years I had the honor of working as producer and co-writer on the first season of Feminist Frequency’s influential web series Tropes vs Women in Video Games. You may have also seen some of my other work, a while back I made a remix called Buffy vs Edward and then another one called Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck.

FUNDING
By supporting this Patreon you’ll be helping me keep the project going and eventually to make this project sustainable. It takes a tremendous amount of time to produce each of these video essays. At the moment I’m just one person doing all the research, writing, filming, editing, images and after effects. My ultimate goal is to be able to create these videos full time. I estimate it will take about $4000 per month to keep this project running in the long-term. Every pledge of support helps me get closer to that goal of sustainability! 

Recent posts by Jonathan McIntosh

Tiers
Sleuth
$1 or more per video 615 patrons
A heartfelt thank you!
Gumshoe
$3 or more per video 467 patrons
You can vote on the topics for future episodes. Plus your name listed on the special thank you page on the Pop Culture Detective website.
Investigator
$5 or more per video 461 patrons
Your name in the credits of each video. You can vote on the topics for future episodes. Plus you get access to some of my longer pre-production scripts which include extra analysis that has been cut from the final video essays. 
Private Eye
$10 or more per video 83 patrons
All of the above plus you're extra cool!
Sherlock
$20 or more per video 26 patrons
Wow. You're amazing. I wouldn't be able to continue this video series without you!