Shane Whittington is creating Educational videos (3D modeling, games design and media)
98

patrons

$286
per month
I love to teach
I've been working as a teacher now for about 8 years and I really love it. To support my teaching a few years ago I created a YouTube channel so that students that missed my classes or were struggling with the material could learn in their own time, at their own pace. To my surprise the view count on the videos started to grow, as did the number of subscribers to the channel! 

People from all over the world have started using my videos to learn 3D modeling skills using Maya. This ranges from people that can't afford to educate themselves or buy books and expensive online courses to people that are learning in college or university and need a little more help to get to grips with the material. I love that I can help out such a range of people and hope to continue to do so for years to come.

Why do I need your support?
I love creating these videos but I want to take what started as a quick way to improve my teaching, then became a hobby I am passionate about to the next level. I simply can't research, plan, shoot, edit and promote the videos as quickly as I'd like to be able to. I have recently created a 40 step course on Maya 2016 for beginners. This should have taken me around 2 weeks at most - but 2 months in and I'm still editing. With your support I'll be able to devote more of my time to creating my educational videos. This will mean that I can deliver content more often and to a higher standard. I'll also be able to cover all of the other topics that I'm desperate to dig into. I have mostly covered 3D modeling skills and theory on my channel but I have so much more to give. I'd also like to produce content on traditional animation, media production and media studies as well as study skills in general.

I currently work full time as a Media Production Lecturer and I love my job. But with your support my hope is to work 4 or 3 days as a lecturer and then devote some quality time to educating via my videos.

Who am I?
I'm Shane Whittington. I live in Worksop, UK and I'm a full-time lecturer and a full-time Dad. I have a degree in Media Production and specialised in what used to be called New Media (now called digital media - or just media!). I've been teaching since I was 22 and I love it. I was initially asked to deliver four three hour sessions on Adobe Flash eight years ago. I delivered these sessions and was then offered the opportunity to become a lecturer in the north of England. Seeing people grow in confidence as they learn something new is really rewarding and I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve the way I teach.
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
68 patrons
If you pledge this amount you'll really be helping me on the way to my goals. To show my appreciation I'll send you a thank you email and you'll be one of the people that I'll ask to review my videos before they go live.
Pledge $5 or more per month
19 patrons
As above PLUS for this amount I will add your name to the credits of any videos I make whilst you are my patron. You'll really be supporting my work if you pledge this amount and I'll make sure everyone knows it. At the end of each video I'll make sure to thank you by adding credits along the lines of "I woule like to say a massive thanks to the following people for their support in making this video" you'll then see your name proudly displayed as one of my valued partons.
Pledge $10 or more per month
16 patrons
As above PLUS VIP access to me. If you pledge this amount you'll have priority access to me. If you need any help with any of the software or topics that I cover then just drop me a question in the patron feed and I'll get you an answer or solution as quickly as I can. This might range from a quick written personal response, to making a video on your problem, to even holding a video chat with you if that's what it takes. You'll be really be supporting me and in return I'll support you too when and where I can.
Goals
$286 of $500 per month
One of the awesome things about the internet is the way that it can democratise learning. I really believer that everyone should have access to education and barriers such as poverty, literacy, geography, beliefs etc. should not stand in the way of this. 
One thing I can go to make sure that my educational videos are as accessible as possible is to make sure that each of them is captioned. I can already to this with any of the videos that I scripts before shooting but for the ones that I improvise, I just do not have the time to go back and do this. Meeting this goal will ensure that all of my videos can be captioned.
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I love to teach
I've been working as a teacher now for about 8 years and I really love it. To support my teaching a few years ago I created a YouTube channel so that students that missed my classes or were struggling with the material could learn in their own time, at their own pace. To my surprise the view count on the videos started to grow, as did the number of subscribers to the channel! 

People from all over the world have started using my videos to learn 3D modeling skills using Maya. This ranges from people that can't afford to educate themselves or buy books and expensive online courses to people that are learning in college or university and need a little more help to get to grips with the material. I love that I can help out such a range of people and hope to continue to do so for years to come.

Why do I need your support?
I love creating these videos but I want to take what started as a quick way to improve my teaching, then became a hobby I am passionate about to the next level. I simply can't research, plan, shoot, edit and promote the videos as quickly as I'd like to be able to. I have recently created a 40 step course on Maya 2016 for beginners. This should have taken me around 2 weeks at most - but 2 months in and I'm still editing. With your support I'll be able to devote more of my time to creating my educational videos. This will mean that I can deliver content more often and to a higher standard. I'll also be able to cover all of the other topics that I'm desperate to dig into. I have mostly covered 3D modeling skills and theory on my channel but I have so much more to give. I'd also like to produce content on traditional animation, media production and media studies as well as study skills in general.

I currently work full time as a Media Production Lecturer and I love my job. But with your support my hope is to work 4 or 3 days as a lecturer and then devote some quality time to educating via my videos.

Who am I?
I'm Shane Whittington. I live in Worksop, UK and I'm a full-time lecturer and a full-time Dad. I have a degree in Media Production and specialised in what used to be called New Media (now called digital media - or just media!). I've been teaching since I was 22 and I love it. I was initially asked to deliver four three hour sessions on Adobe Flash eight years ago. I delivered these sessions and was then offered the opportunity to become a lecturer in the north of England. Seeing people grow in confidence as they learn something new is really rewarding and I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve the way I teach.

Recent posts by Shane Whittington

Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
68 patrons
If you pledge this amount you'll really be helping me on the way to my goals. To show my appreciation I'll send you a thank you email and you'll be one of the people that I'll ask to review my videos before they go live.
Pledge $5 or more per month
19 patrons
As above PLUS for this amount I will add your name to the credits of any videos I make whilst you are my patron. You'll really be supporting my work if you pledge this amount and I'll make sure everyone knows it. At the end of each video I'll make sure to thank you by adding credits along the lines of "I woule like to say a massive thanks to the following people for their support in making this video" you'll then see your name proudly displayed as one of my valued partons.
Pledge $10 or more per month
16 patrons
As above PLUS VIP access to me. If you pledge this amount you'll have priority access to me. If you need any help with any of the software or topics that I cover then just drop me a question in the patron feed and I'll get you an answer or solution as quickly as I can. This might range from a quick written personal response, to making a video on your problem, to even holding a video chat with you if that's what it takes. You'll be really be supporting me and in return I'll support you too when and where I can.