The Proper People are creating Exploration Videos
308

patrons

$1,230
per video
Welcome to our Patreon page!

We are two friends who love to explore and photograph abandoned buildings. Our goal is to capture these places in a video that makes our viewers feel like they are right there with us on our adventures. For certain locations we also produce cinematic videos with the goal of capturing the natural beauty of decay.

So why do we need your help?

The Cost of Travel

Creating our videos is no easy task. First, massive amounts of time go into researching possible sites for a future video. Once we believe a location would make for a good adventure, we have to travel there, often driving for several hours or more. Many times when we finally reach our destination, we find that the location we planned to make a video on has been demolished, or is not accessible. Therefore, the money for gas alone makes up a considerable portion of the cost of producing our videos. This expense will only continue to grow in the future, as we are forced to travel farther and farther to find new places to produce videos on.

Improving Our Gear

As we grow as a channel, we would like to continue upgrading our filming equipment so that the quality of our videos can match our growth. We've already made some purchases towards this, including a slider for our cinematic videos and a wide-angle lens for our explorations, but these investments are costly. Because of this, it is not financially viable for us to keep buying the gear necessary to improve the quality of our videos without help from our audience.


We've put a lot of thought into creating goals and rewards that we believe you and the rest of our audience would find enjoyable. Your support means so much to us, and you'd be helping us to continue delivering exciting video adventures to your subscription feed!

If you'd like to make a one-time contribution, you can do so via PayPal.

Note:
We will only charge you for our Exploration Videos, which are posted 3-4 times a month. The Vlogs and any other bonus content are free.

Also, we send out rewards during the first week of each month for all patrons who were charged in the previous month. So for example if you pledged in August, you would be charged for the first time in the beginning of September and we would send out your rewards shortly thereafter. However, if you pledged in August, but it was after we already posted the last video for the month of August, you will have to wait until the next month to have your pledge go towards a video and then receive your reward. If you think the amount of time has passed in which you should have received your reward, and you didn't yet, please let us know! We don't put return addresses on, so if something gets lost in the mail or delivery fails, we won't know unless you tell us! Additionally, make sure you fill out the mailing form on the thank you page once you are pledged. If you are a new patron and you have not yet filled out this form, CLICK HERE.
Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per video 146 patrons
  • A simple "thank you" for supporting us
  • Access to the Patron's-only feed where we will post extended cuts of our videos, bonus content, and other updates on our exploration activities. We will post our videos here as soon as they are completed, instead of following our regular YouTube schedule.
  • Access to our Discord server with a special Patreon channel.
Includes Discord rewards
Stickers
$2 or more per video 73 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You will receive a standard "The Proper People" sticker
Includes Discord rewards
Monthly Photo Print Raffle
$5 or more per video 39 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • At the beginning of every month (after patrons are charged for the previous month), we will randomly select one patron at this level or above and send them a print of one of our photographs. You can choose any photograph on our print store, and also if you would like it to be personalized or not. (Note: Personalized prints will take longer to receive than non-personalized ones)
Includes Discord rewards
T-Shirt
$10 or more per video 102 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You receive a standard "The Proper People" t-shirt
  • You will receive a special thank you in the credits of each video for as long as you continue to support us at this level
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1,000 – reached! per video
We catch a plane across the Atlantic in search of abandoned locations all across Europe.
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Welcome to our Patreon page!

We are two friends who love to explore and photograph abandoned buildings. Our goal is to capture these places in a video that makes our viewers feel like they are right there with us on our adventures. For certain locations we also produce cinematic videos with the goal of capturing the natural beauty of decay.

So why do we need your help?

The Cost of Travel

Creating our videos is no easy task. First, massive amounts of time go into researching possible sites for a future video. Once we believe a location would make for a good adventure, we have to travel there, often driving for several hours or more. Many times when we finally reach our destination, we find that the location we planned to make a video on has been demolished, or is not accessible. Therefore, the money for gas alone makes up a considerable portion of the cost of producing our videos. This expense will only continue to grow in the future, as we are forced to travel farther and farther to find new places to produce videos on.

Improving Our Gear

As we grow as a channel, we would like to continue upgrading our filming equipment so that the quality of our videos can match our growth. We've already made some purchases towards this, including a slider for our cinematic videos and a wide-angle lens for our explorations, but these investments are costly. Because of this, it is not financially viable for us to keep buying the gear necessary to improve the quality of our videos without help from our audience.


We've put a lot of thought into creating goals and rewards that we believe you and the rest of our audience would find enjoyable. Your support means so much to us, and you'd be helping us to continue delivering exciting video adventures to your subscription feed!

If you'd like to make a one-time contribution, you can do so via PayPal.

Note:
We will only charge you for our Exploration Videos, which are posted 3-4 times a month. The Vlogs and any other bonus content are free.

Also, we send out rewards during the first week of each month for all patrons who were charged in the previous month. So for example if you pledged in August, you would be charged for the first time in the beginning of September and we would send out your rewards shortly thereafter. However, if you pledged in August, but it was after we already posted the last video for the month of August, you will have to wait until the next month to have your pledge go towards a video and then receive your reward. If you think the amount of time has passed in which you should have received your reward, and you didn't yet, please let us know! We don't put return addresses on, so if something gets lost in the mail or delivery fails, we won't know unless you tell us! Additionally, make sure you fill out the mailing form on the thank you page once you are pledged. If you are a new patron and you have not yet filled out this form, CLICK HERE.

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Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per video 146 patrons
  • A simple "thank you" for supporting us
  • Access to the Patron's-only feed where we will post extended cuts of our videos, bonus content, and other updates on our exploration activities. We will post our videos here as soon as they are completed, instead of following our regular YouTube schedule.
  • Access to our Discord server with a special Patreon channel.
Includes Discord rewards
Stickers
$2 or more per video 73 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You will receive a standard "The Proper People" sticker
Includes Discord rewards
Monthly Photo Print Raffle
$5 or more per video 39 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • At the beginning of every month (after patrons are charged for the previous month), we will randomly select one patron at this level or above and send them a print of one of our photographs. You can choose any photograph on our print store, and also if you would like it to be personalized or not. (Note: Personalized prints will take longer to receive than non-personalized ones)
Includes Discord rewards
T-Shirt
$10 or more per video 102 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You receive a standard "The Proper People" t-shirt
  • You will receive a special thank you in the credits of each video for as long as you continue to support us at this level
Includes Discord rewards