The Educated Barfly

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Hello Cocktail Fans! Firstly; Thank you for showing interest in our page and considering becoming an Official Supporter of The Educated Barfly!

WHO WE ARE:
We love cocktails. We love to make them. We love to drink them.
And we love to share all the fun and innovative things we are doing with them. 
We produce High quality tutorials and bartender spotlights for our YouTube Channel.

You can check our channel out here:https://www.youtube.com/theeducatedbarfly Please hit subscribe while you're there!

My name is Leandro DiMonriva and I'm the host of the Educated Barfly. I am also a longtime Los Angeles bartender and I have dedicated the last seven years of my life to perfecting the art of cocktail making. I started The Educated Barfly with two friends of mine to share everything I have learned with you! We are creating a library of Classic, Modern Classic, Craft Cocktails and Original Cocktails from some of the most innovative and exciting bartenders in the country. 
We focus on true craft; From sourcing the best and freshest available ingredients, house making syrups, cordials and liqueurs, proper ice cutting techniques to curating home bars, so no matter where you're at in the world, you'll be able to craft amazing cocktails.

Our videos are designed to be easy to follow and are for everyone from the beginning home bartender to the seasoned professional looking to expand on their knowledge and technique. It is our hope that people will use our channel the same way they use a cocktail recipe book, but the best thing about ours is that it evolves over time!

WHY WE NEED PATRONS:
Making Videos is both expensive and takes a lot man hours. To be able to bring you the best quality videos, we do as much as we can in house but from time to time we need to rent equipment on the filmmaking side and we must keep a regularly stocked inventory of ingredients, equipment and BOOZE on the drink making side. We also at times need to hire colorists and editors. As of now we are going solely out of pocket for all of these expenses. That's where you come in!

We also have an ambitious schedule of programming we intend to build over the next year and we hope to afford more time to put into this. Each video takes about 25 hours to produce from start to finish. Each of us also work full time jobs so we're doing the videos in our spare time. It is our goal  to be able to put more time into our videos so we can consistently bring you better and better content.

WHY ARE TUTORIALS EXPENSIVE?
1. Firstly we only make videos with products we stand behind. We are committed to using products that we believe in so you can rest assured that each brand we use for our videos, we are behind 100%. This means that for every video, we must purchase each bottle, which can get costly very quickly.
2.We buy all local (when we can) and all organic for mixes and modifiers, this as you well know is time consuming to source and pretty pricey.
3. We experiment a lot. Although our host, Leandro, has ten years behind the bar, we are committed to experiment with some of the latest gadgets such as smoking guns and centrifuges. We also have to purchase glassware and high quality ice on a regular basis. Yes you heard that right, proper Ice for cocktail making is not inexpensive.
4. Ad revenue from YouTube is not currently available to us, so we don’t have that avenue as an option for, the time being. 
5. Cameras, lights, editing and audio equipment are both expensive and a must in order to bring you high quality tutorials and videos.

WHY ARE THEY TIME CONSUMING?
1. We focus a lot of our effort on creating good looking, cinematic videos. This takes a lot of planning and each video has to be meticulously lit. It also requires quality and sometimes specialized equipment to be done right. 
2. The post production end of the videos is another place we spend a lot of time, editing, coloring, and adding music and themes. On occasion we have to hire extra hands to help us out.
3. We spend a lot of time creating related content for our various social media outlets so on top of the videos we are conducting photoshoots with the cocktails we make and the bartenders we interview. This includes detailed blog posts about each cocktail we feature, historical information and how to procure equipment needed to make each drink.

WHY SUPPORT US? WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Our host has over ten years experience behind the bar and is one of the most recognizable people in the LA Cocktail Community. He is also one of only a  few bartenders expertly creating cocktails today. He is offering everything he's learned over those years absolutely free of charge via YouTube. There are hundreds of "Bartending Schools" out there charging thousands of dollars for irrelevant and out dated information on cocktails. What we offer via our tutorials is more relevant information and it is offered at no cost. The goal here is to tap into our fan base, and find some funding to be able to spend more time making videos, make better content and make the content most relevant to what guys really want.

if you want to keep updated on what we do please visit our website here: The Educated Barfly

Goals
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Our next big goal is to build out a set in our own studio. At the moment we produce The Educated Barfly in my Kitchen which comes with a lot of limitations and we are constantly having to work around schedules. Our next big goal is to have enough to build out a bar/kitchen set in our own studio. This helps on so many levels, for one it we will be able to control the set and leave out lights up which will save us time. That means more content! We will also be able to create more interactive experiences for our Patrons which has been a long term goal, and of course we would be enabled to output many many many more videos. 
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Livestreams
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11
Writings
309
Videos

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