The Makers Archive is creating honest video portraits of makers, thinkers, and artists.
12

patrons

$38
per video portrait
To make a MONTHLY contribution, please go here.
To make a ONE-TIME contribution, please go here.
To make a PER-VIDEO contribution, please signup via Patreon. 

HOW IT WORKS ON A PER-VIDEO BASIS:

You will be charged for your contribution amount each time The Makers Archive produces a new video portrait, up to your monthly max. When we finish a video a pending bill is placed on your account. Then on the 1st of the following month we process the payment. You can cancel your contribution subscription, and its associated pending payments, at any time.

We typically create 1-2 videos per month - you always have the chance to review each payment before it processes.

Our goal is to create 20 advertisement free video portraits per year. That is $20 a year out of your pocket if you sign up at the $1 tier, and it goes a long way!

web: www.themakersarchive.com
instagram: @themakersarchive
facebook: @themakersarchive

The Makers Archive is an ongoing series of video portraits discovering passion and how it manifests in different creators, thinkers, artists, and makers. Alongside these short vignettes is an online store, where our featured creators (when applicable) offer lines of limited edition work. 

Our portraits are about honest representation, which means that they are heavily collaborative. We begin every production by asking the featured artist, "What do you want to see and hear in this video?" These video portraits are made with and for  the artists that they feature. Our collaborations are about using video production as a medium to refine the ability to understand and articulate an individuals creative practice. Check out some testimonials from previous artists we've worked with:

"I am walking away from working with the Makers Archive with a profoundly fresh outlook on my practice. I was impressed by the truly collaborative process of making this video portrait. Our conversations were some of the most intriguing and in depth explorations of my work and my inspiration that I have had with someone outside my own head. This Archive is a platform for communicating the inner work of artists; the thoughts and places artists cannot usually bring the rest of us along for. The Makers Archive is something special, and more importantly, as this Archive grows so will our collective relationship with the act of making in general."

- Afton Love, Graphite Brush Drawing & Sculpture


"My work with The Makers Archive was indispensable in the clarification of my voice as an artist. Through the astute guidance and direction of the MA video-making process, an environment was created that was deeply reflective, supportive and honest. The Makers Archive is rewarding far beyond the creation of a video portrait, as I now see my trajectory as an artist through a more clear and authentic perspective. Furthermore, the video piece itself feels like the 'real me' I often wished to convey as an artist - I feel proud and grateful for the work we've done together and will utilize the video in my pursuit of grants and, one day, an MFA."

- Rachel Pozivenec, Mask Making & Dream Language


We are looking for financial backing! It is so important to us that we don't include any paid advertising in our videos as a means to an end - it would damage the authenticity of our portraits, and the honest representation of our makers. So, we are turning to our audience for support. 

This project is about honest and equal representation for anyone playing with the gamut of creativity. Passion manifests in vastly different ways, and the complexity and individuality within each story deserves to be honored.

We want to dismantle the sense of hierarchy that often divides peoples creative worth. With this value in mind, we do not offer any Patreon specific rewards. As our support on Patreon grows, rather than unlock new 'exclusive' content, we will continue to expand our offerings so that when we do create new content,  it is made available to all.

The Makers Archive is about creating a network of passionately thinking individuals, please join us in building this community by becoming a patron.

Thank you endlessly for the support <3

Tiers
Human
$1 or more per video portrait 3 patrons
population 7.7 billion 
Frog
$2 or more per video portrait 4 patrons

your patronage means leaps and bounds

Alligator
$3 or more per video portrait 2 patrons

zen lizard giant of the swamps, we thank you

Bumblebee
$4 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

shout out to all of our pollinators

Whale
$5 or more per video portrait 1 patron

your ancient wisdom is an inspiration

Flamingo
$6 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

what fun you can be, party animal and friend... a peculiar flock but nonetheless appreciated <3

Alien
$7 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

be it you or me, the truth is out there. thank you for existing.

Tree
$8 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

what would we do without you beauties, providing utility and play for all of our days

Panther
$9 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Quiet master with a fatal efficiency, stunned by your beauty and kindness, thank you.

Wild Horse
$10 or more per video portrait 2 patrons

gentle giants, such an honor to meet your eye, thanks for the support.

Mollusk
$15 or more per video portrait 0 patrons
you emulate the ocean sound, thank you for your ever-presence
Raven
$20 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

winged messenger, a carrier of the night - you offer no small feat, many thanks

Grasshopper
$25 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

peaceful musicians of the failing light, there is much appreciation for your contribution

Snake
$50 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

you move with bold silence, but your act of kindness will not be unnoticed - endless thanks

Seahorse
$75 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Noble creature, a deep respect for your unrelenting individuality. Thank you

Mushroom
$100 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

ever present knowing from the fungal kingdom, by example and contribution, thank you for encouraging symbiosis

Wolf
$250 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Be you alone or in a pack, you are a powerful presence. Forever reverent and grateful

Jelly Fish
$500 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Very peculiar, my viscous and cloud-like friend. It was seeing your swarms that inspired a great many, thank you for your visions

Bear
$750 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

you may sleep half of the year but you still a provider <3

Zebra Bird
$1,000 or more per video portrait 0 patrons
a mythical figure not unlike pegasus, a hidden origin story, you are the stuff of magic
The whole animal kingdom is here 2 party
$2,000 or more per video portrait 0 patrons
noah's arc don't know what they missin
Goals
$38 of $500 per video portrait
This would be an incredible first step in establishing a stable financial backing for the project! Until this point it has been predominantly funded out of pocket and with volunteer power! We are looking toward growth and this landmark encourages us to continue pushing further development! Thank you!

$500 per video ensures the continuation of this project!

When we reach this goal we'll release a beautiful new t-shirt design made by Wyatt Hersey, a collaborator and friend! You can find the image in our first post!

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To make a MONTHLY contribution, please go here.
To make a ONE-TIME contribution, please go here.
To make a PER-VIDEO contribution, please signup via Patreon. 

HOW IT WORKS ON A PER-VIDEO BASIS:

You will be charged for your contribution amount each time The Makers Archive produces a new video portrait, up to your monthly max. When we finish a video a pending bill is placed on your account. Then on the 1st of the following month we process the payment. You can cancel your contribution subscription, and its associated pending payments, at any time.

We typically create 1-2 videos per month - you always have the chance to review each payment before it processes.

Our goal is to create 20 advertisement free video portraits per year. That is $20 a year out of your pocket if you sign up at the $1 tier, and it goes a long way!

web: www.themakersarchive.com
instagram: @themakersarchive
facebook: @themakersarchive

The Makers Archive is an ongoing series of video portraits discovering passion and how it manifests in different creators, thinkers, artists, and makers. Alongside these short vignettes is an online store, where our featured creators (when applicable) offer lines of limited edition work. 

Our portraits are about honest representation, which means that they are heavily collaborative. We begin every production by asking the featured artist, "What do you want to see and hear in this video?" These video portraits are made with and for  the artists that they feature. Our collaborations are about using video production as a medium to refine the ability to understand and articulate an individuals creative practice. Check out some testimonials from previous artists we've worked with:

"I am walking away from working with the Makers Archive with a profoundly fresh outlook on my practice. I was impressed by the truly collaborative process of making this video portrait. Our conversations were some of the most intriguing and in depth explorations of my work and my inspiration that I have had with someone outside my own head. This Archive is a platform for communicating the inner work of artists; the thoughts and places artists cannot usually bring the rest of us along for. The Makers Archive is something special, and more importantly, as this Archive grows so will our collective relationship with the act of making in general."

- Afton Love, Graphite Brush Drawing & Sculpture


"My work with The Makers Archive was indispensable in the clarification of my voice as an artist. Through the astute guidance and direction of the MA video-making process, an environment was created that was deeply reflective, supportive and honest. The Makers Archive is rewarding far beyond the creation of a video portrait, as I now see my trajectory as an artist through a more clear and authentic perspective. Furthermore, the video piece itself feels like the 'real me' I often wished to convey as an artist - I feel proud and grateful for the work we've done together and will utilize the video in my pursuit of grants and, one day, an MFA."

- Rachel Pozivenec, Mask Making & Dream Language


We are looking for financial backing! It is so important to us that we don't include any paid advertising in our videos as a means to an end - it would damage the authenticity of our portraits, and the honest representation of our makers. So, we are turning to our audience for support. 

This project is about honest and equal representation for anyone playing with the gamut of creativity. Passion manifests in vastly different ways, and the complexity and individuality within each story deserves to be honored.

We want to dismantle the sense of hierarchy that often divides peoples creative worth. With this value in mind, we do not offer any Patreon specific rewards. As our support on Patreon grows, rather than unlock new 'exclusive' content, we will continue to expand our offerings so that when we do create new content,  it is made available to all.

The Makers Archive is about creating a network of passionately thinking individuals, please join us in building this community by becoming a patron.

Thank you endlessly for the support <3

Recent posts by The Makers Archive

Tiers
Human
$1 or more per video portrait 3 patrons
population 7.7 billion 
Frog
$2 or more per video portrait 4 patrons

your patronage means leaps and bounds

Alligator
$3 or more per video portrait 2 patrons

zen lizard giant of the swamps, we thank you

Bumblebee
$4 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

shout out to all of our pollinators

Whale
$5 or more per video portrait 1 patron

your ancient wisdom is an inspiration

Flamingo
$6 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

what fun you can be, party animal and friend... a peculiar flock but nonetheless appreciated <3

Alien
$7 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

be it you or me, the truth is out there. thank you for existing.

Tree
$8 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

what would we do without you beauties, providing utility and play for all of our days

Panther
$9 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Quiet master with a fatal efficiency, stunned by your beauty and kindness, thank you.

Wild Horse
$10 or more per video portrait 2 patrons

gentle giants, such an honor to meet your eye, thanks for the support.

Mollusk
$15 or more per video portrait 0 patrons
you emulate the ocean sound, thank you for your ever-presence
Raven
$20 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

winged messenger, a carrier of the night - you offer no small feat, many thanks

Grasshopper
$25 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

peaceful musicians of the failing light, there is much appreciation for your contribution

Snake
$50 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

you move with bold silence, but your act of kindness will not be unnoticed - endless thanks

Seahorse
$75 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Noble creature, a deep respect for your unrelenting individuality. Thank you

Mushroom
$100 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

ever present knowing from the fungal kingdom, by example and contribution, thank you for encouraging symbiosis

Wolf
$250 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Be you alone or in a pack, you are a powerful presence. Forever reverent and grateful

Jelly Fish
$500 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

Very peculiar, my viscous and cloud-like friend. It was seeing your swarms that inspired a great many, thank you for your visions

Bear
$750 or more per video portrait 0 patrons

you may sleep half of the year but you still a provider <3

Zebra Bird
$1,000 or more per video portrait 0 patrons
a mythical figure not unlike pegasus, a hidden origin story, you are the stuff of magic
The whole animal kingdom is here 2 party
$2,000 or more per video portrait 0 patrons
noah's arc don't know what they missin