The Take by ScreenPrism is creating Video Essays for Movie & TV Fans
219

patrons

$553
per month
Thank you so much for watching our videos! We work really hard on each one because we want to share only the smartest, most insightful takes on the films and shows that we all love. The Take has grown rapidly in the past months, and it's all thanks to you!

We have even bigger visions for the future to become the ultimate destination for movie & TV analysis, but we need your help to get there.

Your support on Patreon will help us create even more videos. You can also communicate with us more directly and tell us which videos you want to see most.

Who We Are
The Take is the definitive source for Film & TV explanations and analysis. We create entertaining video essays exploring popular movies & TV shows: hidden symbols, underlying meanings, visual techniques and greater context.

Our Mission
Our mission is to deepen appreciation of the entertainment we're watching. Audiences today are savvier and think more deeply about what they see onscreen. They want to engage, discuss, and connect with others online. That's where we come in.

Our Origin Story
Hi, we're Debra and Susannah, and we founded The Take by ScreenPrism because we love watching and thinking about movies and TV. We would walk out of a movie theater or finish a TV show and immediately want to know more. Sometimes there was a specific question, like what happened at the end of Inception, and other times it was something more interpretive, like what does winter symbolize in Game of Thrones. We both studied film at Yale and wanted to continue the great conversations we had in film classes out in the world. We believe there are a lot of other curious people like us who want to dig deeper, so we set out to build a shared community.

So much of our world today revolves around visual storytelling, but we don't learn how to read visual language in school. Understanding pop culture and the stories we share is key to interpreting our world and our times. We bring our own expertise in film and visual storytelling, along with our network of writers, researchers, professors and collaborators, to offer viewers helpful insights on these subjects.

If you're a movie and TV fan with a curious mind, and if you share our love of good stories, then join our community and help us grow.
Tiers
Some Take It Hot
$1 or more per month 71 patrons

Be our friend. Help The Take make more of the content you love.

A Take is Born
$2 or more per month 124 patrons

Vote early and vote often! You'll get access to our Patron-only polls once a month. Cast a vote for the video that you want us to make -- we'll create a video on the topic that gets the most votes. 

Citizen Take
$5 or more per month 20 patrons

Advance Access! Be the first to watch new content from The Take. One early release every month - watch up to a week before everyone else. Plus, access to Patron-only polls.

Take to the Future
$7 or more per month 19 of 46 patrons

LIMITED OFFER: 3-Month Mubi Pass. The first 50 patrons who sign up for this level on or after 6/1/18 will get 3 free months of MUBI, the exclusive movie-streaming service featuring a hand-picked selection of cult classics and movie gems. (We'll give you a VIP code, so you don't even have to enter any payment info.) 

Plus:

  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Early access to Take videos
It’s a Wonderful Take
$20 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons

Special Thanks! Get a Special Thanks in the credits at the end of one of our videos every month. 

Plus:

  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Early access to Take videos
Takes on a Plane
$60 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons

Film Club Member! Get one of The Take's favorite movies delivered to you with our personalized analytical breakdown that will help you become an expert movie maven. Wow your friends with your movie chops. (International Shipping Outside of USA Will Cost Extra.) 

Plus:

  • Early access to videos
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Special thanks at the end of a video
  • A recorded video of a staff member quoting any line from “Snakes on a Plane”
Taken
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

Chat with The Take. Join a Take online hangout hour with our team members. Chat about your favorite movies, shows and more. 

Plus:

  • Early access to videos
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Special thanks at the end of a video
  • Monthly delivery from the Take FilmClub 
  • We will leave you a voicemail, vowing to take back our kidnapped daughter
Planet of the Takes
$750 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

Executive Producer Credit. Get an Executive Producer credit on a video of your choosing. 

Plus:

  • Early access to videos
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Chat with the Take team
  • Monthly delivery from The Take FilmClub
  • We will protect your house from sentient apes
Take Thousand and One: A Space Odyssey
$2,001 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

Choose a movie or TV show, and we'll make a video about it. You'll get a producer credit and get exclusive access to see inside our creative process.

Plus, all of the above.

Goals
$553 of $5,000 per month
We'll make an hour long video on a topic of your choice!
1 of 1
Thank you so much for watching our videos! We work really hard on each one because we want to share only the smartest, most insightful takes on the films and shows that we all love. The Take has grown rapidly in the past months, and it's all thanks to you!

We have even bigger visions for the future to become the ultimate destination for movie & TV analysis, but we need your help to get there.

Your support on Patreon will help us create even more videos. You can also communicate with us more directly and tell us which videos you want to see most.

Who We Are
The Take is the definitive source for Film & TV explanations and analysis. We create entertaining video essays exploring popular movies & TV shows: hidden symbols, underlying meanings, visual techniques and greater context.

Our Mission
Our mission is to deepen appreciation of the entertainment we're watching. Audiences today are savvier and think more deeply about what they see onscreen. They want to engage, discuss, and connect with others online. That's where we come in.

Our Origin Story
Hi, we're Debra and Susannah, and we founded The Take by ScreenPrism because we love watching and thinking about movies and TV. We would walk out of a movie theater or finish a TV show and immediately want to know more. Sometimes there was a specific question, like what happened at the end of Inception, and other times it was something more interpretive, like what does winter symbolize in Game of Thrones. We both studied film at Yale and wanted to continue the great conversations we had in film classes out in the world. We believe there are a lot of other curious people like us who want to dig deeper, so we set out to build a shared community.

So much of our world today revolves around visual storytelling, but we don't learn how to read visual language in school. Understanding pop culture and the stories we share is key to interpreting our world and our times. We bring our own expertise in film and visual storytelling, along with our network of writers, researchers, professors and collaborators, to offer viewers helpful insights on these subjects.

If you're a movie and TV fan with a curious mind, and if you share our love of good stories, then join our community and help us grow.

Recent posts by The Take by ScreenPrism

Tiers
Some Take It Hot
$1 or more per month 71 patrons

Be our friend. Help The Take make more of the content you love.

A Take is Born
$2 or more per month 124 patrons

Vote early and vote often! You'll get access to our Patron-only polls once a month. Cast a vote for the video that you want us to make -- we'll create a video on the topic that gets the most votes. 

Citizen Take
$5 or more per month 20 patrons

Advance Access! Be the first to watch new content from The Take. One early release every month - watch up to a week before everyone else. Plus, access to Patron-only polls.

Take to the Future
$7 or more per month 19 of 46 patrons

LIMITED OFFER: 3-Month Mubi Pass. The first 50 patrons who sign up for this level on or after 6/1/18 will get 3 free months of MUBI, the exclusive movie-streaming service featuring a hand-picked selection of cult classics and movie gems. (We'll give you a VIP code, so you don't even have to enter any payment info.) 

Plus:

  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Early access to Take videos
It’s a Wonderful Take
$20 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons

Special Thanks! Get a Special Thanks in the credits at the end of one of our videos every month. 

Plus:

  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Early access to Take videos
Takes on a Plane
$60 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons

Film Club Member! Get one of The Take's favorite movies delivered to you with our personalized analytical breakdown that will help you become an expert movie maven. Wow your friends with your movie chops. (International Shipping Outside of USA Will Cost Extra.) 

Plus:

  • Early access to videos
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Special thanks at the end of a video
  • A recorded video of a staff member quoting any line from “Snakes on a Plane”
Taken
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

Chat with The Take. Join a Take online hangout hour with our team members. Chat about your favorite movies, shows and more. 

Plus:

  • Early access to videos
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Special thanks at the end of a video
  • Monthly delivery from the Take FilmClub 
  • We will leave you a voicemail, vowing to take back our kidnapped daughter
Planet of the Takes
$750 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

Executive Producer Credit. Get an Executive Producer credit on a video of your choosing. 

Plus:

  • Early access to videos
  • Access to Patron-only polls
  • Chat with the Take team
  • Monthly delivery from The Take FilmClub
  • We will protect your house from sentient apes
Take Thousand and One: A Space Odyssey
$2,001 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

Choose a movie or TV show, and we'll make a video about it. You'll get a producer credit and get exclusive access to see inside our creative process.

Plus, all of the above.