This Exists is creating videos that are super good
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patrons

$410
per super good video
Since I started making This Exists in December, 2013, it's gone through a lot of changes. Different backdrops, different facial hair lengths, different people working to make it all happen. It's been a wild, amazing ride.

Today, the show is produced entirely by me (with graphics from the dude Bobbie Tubbs) and posted with less frequency so I can focus on making more thoughtful, complete episodes with the amount of research and depth each subject deserves. It's not about solving the YouTube algorithm and chasing sweet clicks and sacrificing quality in the name of strategy. It's about making things that are worthwhile and add something to the discourse.

I've stolen from some of my favourite podcasts and eliminated complicated rewards tiers, leaving one - $4 for an extra video that goes behind the scenes and answers questions about the most recent episode for patrons only. For every new video, I'll be shooting an update that gets into the process of putting it all together, looking at the guts of the episode and answering some of the questions that have emerged here and in the comments. Here's an example for the /r/place episode.

It's like buying me a coffee (a good one, I'm fancy) per episode, and me monologuing at you while I drink it.

With this new focus, the model for this Patreon is now per video. Your support will help me with research, with equipment, with the production bells and whistles that elevate each episode. I'll be posting new videos at least once a month. If by some miracle I upload more often than twice in a month, those extra videos won't trigger any Patreon charges. Same with anything shorter, like updates or live streams. 

Even if you don't have the means to donate, thank you for supporting the show over the last three years. I'm incredibly fortunate to have this platform to yell about the goofy things that interest me. You are the best. Be excellent to each other.
Tiers
Extra Videos
$4 or more per super good video 38 patrons
For each new episode, you'll get a seperate Patreon-only video that delves into the behind-the-scenes process that led to its creation. I'll also answer questions that have emerged in the comments here and on YouTube.


Watch an example: https://youtu.be/hSe4tjeEjBU

Since I started making This Exists in December, 2013, it's gone through a lot of changes. Different backdrops, different facial hair lengths, different people working to make it all happen. It's been a wild, amazing ride.

Today, the show is produced entirely by me (with graphics from the dude Bobbie Tubbs) and posted with less frequency so I can focus on making more thoughtful, complete episodes with the amount of research and depth each subject deserves. It's not about solving the YouTube algorithm and chasing sweet clicks and sacrificing quality in the name of strategy. It's about making things that are worthwhile and add something to the discourse.

I've stolen from some of my favourite podcasts and eliminated complicated rewards tiers, leaving one - $4 for an extra video that goes behind the scenes and answers questions about the most recent episode for patrons only. For every new video, I'll be shooting an update that gets into the process of putting it all together, looking at the guts of the episode and answering some of the questions that have emerged here and in the comments. Here's an example for the /r/place episode.

It's like buying me a coffee (a good one, I'm fancy) per episode, and me monologuing at you while I drink it.

With this new focus, the model for this Patreon is now per video. Your support will help me with research, with equipment, with the production bells and whistles that elevate each episode. I'll be posting new videos at least once a month. If by some miracle I upload more often than twice in a month, those extra videos won't trigger any Patreon charges. Same with anything shorter, like updates or live streams. 

Even if you don't have the means to donate, thank you for supporting the show over the last three years. I'm incredibly fortunate to have this platform to yell about the goofy things that interest me. You are the best. Be excellent to each other.

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Tiers
Extra Videos
$4 or more per super good video 38 patrons
For each new episode, you'll get a seperate Patreon-only video that delves into the behind-the-scenes process that led to its creation. I'll also answer questions that have emerged in the comments here and on YouTube.


Watch an example: https://youtu.be/hSe4tjeEjBU