Seb van den Brink is creating YouTube channels
7

patrons

$13
per explanimation
Hello! Thank you for visiting, however, this Patreon page is as good as frozen while I develop my other interests (and a different Patreon). Thank you.

I create animated explainers (explanimations) about how ordinary things work on my YouTube channel Into The Ordinary. My aim is to do this every week. 

Who I am

Hey I'm Seb van den Brink and I grew up in the Netherlands. I've been telling stories since my art academy days back in 2008, when I graduated with a documentary about beards. (Although it's more about my dad than beards.) When I won an award for that, I was asked if I also did animation, and if I could make a short animated "documentary" for someone. The rest is history. I've been doing this for almost a decade, at the time of writing. Being self-employed gives me freedom - you'd say - but also obligations to paying customers. Right now I'm pursuing making animations for everyone, yourself included, full time, for free. To do that, though, I'll need another way to pay the bills. This is where Patreon comes in. I've trialled being a YouTuber for a while now, although it requires a lot of work, it's the most fulfilling.

What the videos are about

I focus on the everyday, the overlooked, the taken-for-granted. How does your coffee machine work? Or your electric kettle? Or what about streetlights and fire hydrants? I find these questions fascinating, with often surprising answers. To figure out how, that thing you use every day, actually works is exploring the known. Often leading to that feeling of: "Oh! So that's how that works!" Sometimes it's the simplest of principles at the base of an entire category of appliances, such as heating elements or electric motors. The videos are designed to not only explain the main subject, but also sprinkle in some extra information. For instance, did you know refrigerator doors use magnets to prevent kids from getting stuck inside? I love design in almost all of its incarnations; from industrial to graphic, from architecture to fashion.

How I make money

It's very much a one man show, and making videos - animations in particular - takes time and time is, well... money. Right now I work full time making animations for paying customers, local businesses mostly, to make ends meet. So the animations you see here and on the YouTube channel are done in my spare time. Suffice to say, time is precious to me, right now. My goal is to gradually earn more through Patreon, as it seems to be a relatively stable source of income for YouTubers. As a patron; you will only pay per released explanimation. You pay per creation, so if I don't release a video in a month, you won't be charged. Otherwise, all my videos are (eventually) published on YouTube and will stay free. Yes, ads are enabled, but the revenue on my videos is low, varies and is not reliable. Another source of income would be sponsorships, but so far I have yet to strike a deal. I'll let you'll know when a video is sponsored, though.

Thank you

My goals are to make good, educational videos - without mistakes. I can't guarantee that I'll never make any, but I'll be the first to own up to them and release errata or [FIXED] videos (YouTube doesn't allow replacing videos as Vimeo does, sadly). It means so much to me to hear from you. Whether it's a like, a subscribe, a comment or even - if you can afford it - a pledge here on Patreon: All of these go a long way to supercharging my motivation to make even more videos.

So again, thank you.

- Seb
Tiers
Patron: Get Exclusives
$1 or more per explanimation 4 patrons

  • Access to patron-only content
  • See the videos before release
  • Vote on the next explanimation topic
  • Sneak peeks of upcoming releases
Your Name In The Credits
$3 or more per explanimation 3 of 100 patrons

  • Your name in the credits at the end of the video
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$13 of $500 per explanimation
If this goal is reached it is starting to look like this is a viable thing.
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Hello! Thank you for visiting, however, this Patreon page is as good as frozen while I develop my other interests (and a different Patreon). Thank you.

I create animated explainers (explanimations) about how ordinary things work on my YouTube channel Into The Ordinary. My aim is to do this every week. 

Who I am

Hey I'm Seb van den Brink and I grew up in the Netherlands. I've been telling stories since my art academy days back in 2008, when I graduated with a documentary about beards. (Although it's more about my dad than beards.) When I won an award for that, I was asked if I also did animation, and if I could make a short animated "documentary" for someone. The rest is history. I've been doing this for almost a decade, at the time of writing. Being self-employed gives me freedom - you'd say - but also obligations to paying customers. Right now I'm pursuing making animations for everyone, yourself included, full time, for free. To do that, though, I'll need another way to pay the bills. This is where Patreon comes in. I've trialled being a YouTuber for a while now, although it requires a lot of work, it's the most fulfilling.

What the videos are about

I focus on the everyday, the overlooked, the taken-for-granted. How does your coffee machine work? Or your electric kettle? Or what about streetlights and fire hydrants? I find these questions fascinating, with often surprising answers. To figure out how, that thing you use every day, actually works is exploring the known. Often leading to that feeling of: "Oh! So that's how that works!" Sometimes it's the simplest of principles at the base of an entire category of appliances, such as heating elements or electric motors. The videos are designed to not only explain the main subject, but also sprinkle in some extra information. For instance, did you know refrigerator doors use magnets to prevent kids from getting stuck inside? I love design in almost all of its incarnations; from industrial to graphic, from architecture to fashion.

How I make money

It's very much a one man show, and making videos - animations in particular - takes time and time is, well... money. Right now I work full time making animations for paying customers, local businesses mostly, to make ends meet. So the animations you see here and on the YouTube channel are done in my spare time. Suffice to say, time is precious to me, right now. My goal is to gradually earn more through Patreon, as it seems to be a relatively stable source of income for YouTubers. As a patron; you will only pay per released explanimation. You pay per creation, so if I don't release a video in a month, you won't be charged. Otherwise, all my videos are (eventually) published on YouTube and will stay free. Yes, ads are enabled, but the revenue on my videos is low, varies and is not reliable. Another source of income would be sponsorships, but so far I have yet to strike a deal. I'll let you'll know when a video is sponsored, though.

Thank you

My goals are to make good, educational videos - without mistakes. I can't guarantee that I'll never make any, but I'll be the first to own up to them and release errata or [FIXED] videos (YouTube doesn't allow replacing videos as Vimeo does, sadly). It means so much to me to hear from you. Whether it's a like, a subscribe, a comment or even - if you can afford it - a pledge here on Patreon: All of these go a long way to supercharging my motivation to make even more videos.

So again, thank you.

- Seb

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Tiers
Patron: Get Exclusives
$1 or more per explanimation 4 patrons

  • Access to patron-only content
  • See the videos before release
  • Vote on the next explanimation topic
  • Sneak peeks of upcoming releases
Your Name In The Credits
$3 or more per explanimation 3 of 100 patrons

  • Your name in the credits at the end of the video
  • Plus all previous rewards