The Royal Ocean Film Society is creating Film Essays
65

patrons

$154
per video


Hi! My name is Andrew Saladino, and I'm a filmmaker and freelance editor based in Dallas, TX.



The Royal Ocean Film Society is a film essay series I've been working on since the beginning of 2016, with the express goal of nurturing a higher level of discourse about all things cinema. We talk about it all here- directing, writing, cinematography, animation- all things inside of and related to film form, in a way that's (hopefully) simultaneously educational and entertaining.



My basic goal is two videos a month, but that's entirely dependent on the amount of research, writing, and editing a given video takes. For instance, my Saul Bass profile took about 50 hours of work, start to finish, whereas my video on Jacques Tati's visual comedy took about 150 hours.



Right now, I'm only able to concentrate on the series part-time, and while I have been able to generate some income from sponsorships, it's not nearly enough for me to work on the videos full-time. With your support, I'll be able to make my dream of having this series be my main focus a reality. Every dollar donated will go directly into helping me cultivate and curate a community where we can all learn how to be better filmmakers and viewers.



As a Film Society Member, you'll have access to exclusive discussions, debates, reviews, and more. I'll be posting reviews of my own, doing Q&As, sharing behind-the-scenes info on how the essays get made, and who knows... maybe I'll finally talk at length about why I like Tomorrowland so much (which a suprising number of people have asked me to do). I've made the first couple of posts free for all to see, so you can get a taste of the kind of content you'll see.

I'm also offering coffee mugs at a higher level of patronage, but supply is limited! (However, that's only temporary and I fully expect to re-stock as demand sees fit-- and to offer a wider variety of rewards in the future).



I have had the time of my life making these videos, and I'd love nothing more than to continue going for as long as I can. All of you who've watched, enjoyed, shared, liked, and commented all have my humblest thanks- regardless of whether or not you're able to donate. Cheers, folks!
Tiers
Film Society Member
$2 or more per video 48 patrons
Access to a Patreon-exclusive, community-fueled blog full of bonus content. This isn't a normal style blog for me to just further stroke my own ego, but is completely built and based around active discussion and debate amongst Film Society Members. I've made a couple of posts avaliable for all to see, so you can get an idea of the kind of content the blog will consist of.
Film Society Member + Coffee Mug
$10 or more per video 5 of 30 patrons
Film Society Member-status plus a Royal Ocean coffee mug (mug will be delivered after two months of patronage).

*US shipping only
Goals
$154 of $1,000 per video
If only 500 people (which isn't even a full 1% of my subscribers on YouTube) donate at the lowest membership tier, I'll be able to go full-time with the series - which would be just about the coolest thing since sliced bread.
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Hi! My name is Andrew Saladino, and I'm a filmmaker and freelance editor based in Dallas, TX.



The Royal Ocean Film Society is a film essay series I've been working on since the beginning of 2016, with the express goal of nurturing a higher level of discourse about all things cinema. We talk about it all here- directing, writing, cinematography, animation- all things inside of and related to film form, in a way that's (hopefully) simultaneously educational and entertaining.



My basic goal is two videos a month, but that's entirely dependent on the amount of research, writing, and editing a given video takes. For instance, my Saul Bass profile took about 50 hours of work, start to finish, whereas my video on Jacques Tati's visual comedy took about 150 hours.



Right now, I'm only able to concentrate on the series part-time, and while I have been able to generate some income from sponsorships, it's not nearly enough for me to work on the videos full-time. With your support, I'll be able to make my dream of having this series be my main focus a reality. Every dollar donated will go directly into helping me cultivate and curate a community where we can all learn how to be better filmmakers and viewers.



As a Film Society Member, you'll have access to exclusive discussions, debates, reviews, and more. I'll be posting reviews of my own, doing Q&As, sharing behind-the-scenes info on how the essays get made, and who knows... maybe I'll finally talk at length about why I like Tomorrowland so much (which a suprising number of people have asked me to do). I've made the first couple of posts free for all to see, so you can get a taste of the kind of content you'll see.

I'm also offering coffee mugs at a higher level of patronage, but supply is limited! (However, that's only temporary and I fully expect to re-stock as demand sees fit-- and to offer a wider variety of rewards in the future).



I have had the time of my life making these videos, and I'd love nothing more than to continue going for as long as I can. All of you who've watched, enjoyed, shared, liked, and commented all have my humblest thanks- regardless of whether or not you're able to donate. Cheers, folks!

Recent posts by The Royal Ocean Film Society

Tiers
Film Society Member
$2 or more per video 48 patrons
Access to a Patreon-exclusive, community-fueled blog full of bonus content. This isn't a normal style blog for me to just further stroke my own ego, but is completely built and based around active discussion and debate amongst Film Society Members. I've made a couple of posts avaliable for all to see, so you can get an idea of the kind of content the blog will consist of.
Film Society Member + Coffee Mug
$10 or more per video 5 of 30 patrons
Film Society Member-status plus a Royal Ocean coffee mug (mug will be delivered after two months of patronage).

*US shipping only