Smarter Every Day is creating Science Videos
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Hey it's me, Destin.  
I make science videos like this one: Slow motion Flipping Cat Physics.  I appreciate that you made it to this page. Just the fact that you're here tells me that you've thought about the time and effort that goes into making Smarter Every Day videos. Thank you. 

Why? Supporting Smarter Every Day on Patreon will allow me to do cool stuff like getting help with animations for new videos or even assistance with editing! This would be a huge help to make more frequent videos and free up some of my time to do important things like trying be a good Dad!

How? Several cool reward levels allow you to tailor your subscription.  I would like to convince you to choose one, even at $1, so you have access to the Smarter Every Day feed here at Patreon.  Sometimes YouTube's subscription methods are unreliable, and if you sign up via Patreon you'll be notified directly when I upload a video, which is pretty awesome!

What? If you'd like to go above and beyond to help me do things like travel for an episode, invest in equipment, create animations, help designers to make daily infographics (for twitter/tumblr/facebook), and pay for my kids' current and future education.... picking any of the larger support levels will certainly help do these things!

I believe it goes without saying that I would greatly appreciate your financial support. I'll say it anyways though. Thank you. I greatly appreciate it. The Patreon model has us place rewards here to entice you to donate, but if we're both honest... you're here because you understand what I'm trying to do with Smarter Every Day, and you think the 100+ hours I put into most videos is worth it! You "get it". You're a fellow thinker and doer.

Warm Regards,

Destin
Smarter Every Day

tl;dr
- Pledges are per video
- You can cap your monthly amount
- I release 2 videos per month on average
- Thank you so much for stopping by, every little bit is appreciated!
Tiers
Getting Smarter....
$1 or more per video
Access to Patreon private activity feed!  
  • I will interact with my Patrons privately, share videos, and anything else I can think that will be fun.
Cat Flipper
$3 or more per video
Access to Smarter Every Day Custom Graphics feed AND Access to the music created for Smarter Every Day.
  • We're trying to create quality graphics every video.  I'll consolidate them so you're notified every time a new one is uploaded!
  • If songs were created for the current video, we will get one to you. We'll send you at least one per quarter. If a song wasn't created specifically for the current Smarter Every Day then we will get you an awesome creation from a past video.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Thinker and Doer
$5 or more per video
Online webcast hangout hosted by me.
  • This will be coffee chat, Q&A style. My goal is to do a chat every quarter.  Sometimes I might do 2, sometimes I might not be able to do one.  I reserve the right to have a chicken with me during the chat.
  • I also intend to occasionally consult you for things like Titles for the next video, suggestions for infographics, etc.
PLUS all lower reward levels
  • Patreon private feed access
  • Infographics access
  • Music access
Gentleman/Lady Scholar
$10 or more per video
High Resolution Digital Photo or Art from Video 
  • Almost every video has a unique picture or still from the creation that compliments the theme of the video itself.
  • I will send you the high resolution file of the iconic image chosen (ie. butterfly scales, snowflakes, night helicopter flight, etc).
  • If this video did not have a special piece of art attracted to it, you will receive an awesome one from a past video.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Prince Rupert's Drop
$20 or more per video
Monthly Unlisted Video OR Watch while I edit my videos during a LIVE stream! 
  • Most months I will invite you to watch me edit the current video.  This not only gives you an early view of the content but also how I set up the video. 
  • Occasionally I will list a video that I may have worked on but didn't release to everyone.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Backwards Bicycle Rider
$50 or more per video
Periodic Posters or other stuff made for Smarter Every Day videos.  
  • A poster mailed to you every once in a while that typically relates to a recent video.  Some months you might not get a poster due to logistics issues or video schedules  Please be patient with me if you select this option.  It requires physical labor, which takes away from video creating time.  Your understanding is appreciated! 
  • International shipping fees may apply.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Researcher Assistant
$100 or more per video
Smarter Every Day Research Team
  • Sometimes I need help figuring things out.  I often ask people at this level for assistance, which they are free to ignore or engage with.
  • Personal collaboration will happen as I prepare future episodes. 
  • May require signing a non-disclosure agreement. 
PLUS all lower reward levels
Goals
100% complete
I would love to be able to pay an individual to build devices of my design.  I have designs for several contraptions but I don't have the time to create them.  I would love to farm this out so I can do videos on these crazy things!
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Hey it's me, Destin.  
I make science videos like this one: Slow motion Flipping Cat Physics.  I appreciate that you made it to this page. Just the fact that you're here tells me that you've thought about the time and effort that goes into making Smarter Every Day videos. Thank you. 

Why? Supporting Smarter Every Day on Patreon will allow me to do cool stuff like getting help with animations for new videos or even assistance with editing! This would be a huge help to make more frequent videos and free up some of my time to do important things like trying be a good Dad!

How? Several cool reward levels allow you to tailor your subscription.  I would like to convince you to choose one, even at $1, so you have access to the Smarter Every Day feed here at Patreon.  Sometimes YouTube's subscription methods are unreliable, and if you sign up via Patreon you'll be notified directly when I upload a video, which is pretty awesome!

What? If you'd like to go above and beyond to help me do things like travel for an episode, invest in equipment, create animations, help designers to make daily infographics (for twitter/tumblr/facebook), and pay for my kids' current and future education.... picking any of the larger support levels will certainly help do these things!

I believe it goes without saying that I would greatly appreciate your financial support. I'll say it anyways though. Thank you. I greatly appreciate it. The Patreon model has us place rewards here to entice you to donate, but if we're both honest... you're here because you understand what I'm trying to do with Smarter Every Day, and you think the 100+ hours I put into most videos is worth it! You "get it". You're a fellow thinker and doer.

Warm Regards,

Destin
Smarter Every Day

tl;dr
- Pledges are per video
- You can cap your monthly amount
- I release 2 videos per month on average
- Thank you so much for stopping by, every little bit is appreciated!

Recent posts by Smarter Every Day

Tiers
Getting Smarter....
$1 or more per video
Access to Patreon private activity feed!  
  • I will interact with my Patrons privately, share videos, and anything else I can think that will be fun.
Cat Flipper
$3 or more per video
Access to Smarter Every Day Custom Graphics feed AND Access to the music created for Smarter Every Day.
  • We're trying to create quality graphics every video.  I'll consolidate them so you're notified every time a new one is uploaded!
  • If songs were created for the current video, we will get one to you. We'll send you at least one per quarter. If a song wasn't created specifically for the current Smarter Every Day then we will get you an awesome creation from a past video.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Thinker and Doer
$5 or more per video
Online webcast hangout hosted by me.
  • This will be coffee chat, Q&A style. My goal is to do a chat every quarter.  Sometimes I might do 2, sometimes I might not be able to do one.  I reserve the right to have a chicken with me during the chat.
  • I also intend to occasionally consult you for things like Titles for the next video, suggestions for infographics, etc.
PLUS all lower reward levels
  • Patreon private feed access
  • Infographics access
  • Music access
Gentleman/Lady Scholar
$10 or more per video
High Resolution Digital Photo or Art from Video 
  • Almost every video has a unique picture or still from the creation that compliments the theme of the video itself.
  • I will send you the high resolution file of the iconic image chosen (ie. butterfly scales, snowflakes, night helicopter flight, etc).
  • If this video did not have a special piece of art attracted to it, you will receive an awesome one from a past video.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Prince Rupert's Drop
$20 or more per video
Monthly Unlisted Video OR Watch while I edit my videos during a LIVE stream! 
  • Most months I will invite you to watch me edit the current video.  This not only gives you an early view of the content but also how I set up the video. 
  • Occasionally I will list a video that I may have worked on but didn't release to everyone.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Backwards Bicycle Rider
$50 or more per video
Periodic Posters or other stuff made for Smarter Every Day videos.  
  • A poster mailed to you every once in a while that typically relates to a recent video.  Some months you might not get a poster due to logistics issues or video schedules  Please be patient with me if you select this option.  It requires physical labor, which takes away from video creating time.  Your understanding is appreciated! 
  • International shipping fees may apply.
PLUS all lower reward levels
Researcher Assistant
$100 or more per video
Smarter Every Day Research Team
  • Sometimes I need help figuring things out.  I often ask people at this level for assistance, which they are free to ignore or engage with.
  • Personal collaboration will happen as I prepare future episodes. 
  • May require signing a non-disclosure agreement. 
PLUS all lower reward levels