Ness Delacroix is creating SFM crap and more
3
patrons
$6
per month
Who Even Are You?
I'm Ness. You might know me better as uberchain: illustrator, graphic designer, photojournalist, Tumblr blogger, and Source Filmmaker animator & artist. I've been using SFM for 5 years and got into TF2 around that time ago, and since then I've been here and there such as live Team Fortress 2 LAN events or doing work for companies like PC Gamer and Blizzard Entertainment. So far, a lot of you have been fairly positive about my work, so I think I'm doing something right. I thank you for this continued support.

I made this Patreon page originally to kickstart doing SFM full-time, however with tThe revenue I get from Youtube + my freelance job, it isn't enough to fully support me doing SFM work at this point. A lot of my time during the day as well as the night is working on commissions and projects. Because of how much time is spent sitting down collecting radiation from the computer trying to get all this done, I have bad habits & conditions like forced insomnia and chronic RSI.

For my work in competitive Team Fortress 2, my costs were covered for 90% of the time for travelling to LANs such as DreamHack Summer, i58, and ESA Rewind. To top it off, the Canadian-to-USA currency conversion is pretty bad. There's moments where I've had to go pro-bonofor even SFM work - the ESEA S18 Intro's SFM parts, as well as the reskins, were all volunteered time of all-nighters to get it done. 

I'd love to keep doing SFM things because I love making things with it. I also want to be able to have job security for events such as LANs if they require a photojournalist. I want to feel like the pay-off is worth it based on my time and my effort - and I want some extra hands when mine starts complaining. If you support my Patreon campaign, you'll be helping me support:

  • Other animators I can hire or outsource to
  • Voice actors, storyboard artists, and modelers I can hire
  • Upgrades for my workspace & workflow to optimize health
  • My food bills, my taxes, and my LAN projects
  • All these cool projects I wanna do
What Else Should I Know About That's Important?
This campaign is set for monthly. If for any reason something comes up where I cannot make at least a bi-monthly schedule, Patreon rewards are subject to change to accommodate to that such as donor prices being reduced. Videos such as update videos or any videos less than a minute in time do not apply.

If you would only like to give one monthly pledge and no more after that, I understand. I only ask that if you are doing so and you still have not received your reward to please add me on Steam or message me on Patreon, and let me know so I can give you your pledge reward!

Wait, What Cool Projects Do You Wanna Do?
Other than you helping me out with videos that'll be on the level of "Scout-Chan", "War is Over" or "What Do Friends Do, Miss Pauling?", you'll be helping me fund bigger projects. We're talking scripted-out or planned-for-years-before-and-now machinima series or short movies that have had expressed big interest in the past, that I'd like to bring to life for the future.  

Ideally, I would like to pay people for their time & talent - hence funds I would make if I were to bring on work would be used in a budget* to go to the people I'd outsource to for talent I'd need (e.g. additional animators, voice actors, storyboard artists & choreographers). Here's some titles:

  • Ready Up: Competitive Team Fortress 2 (competitive 6v6-based documentation film)
  • Meet the Six (6-7 episode machinima)
  • The Investigation of Miss Mann Co. (short film machinima)
  • Project: Soda Popper (18-minute machinima)
For a full list of projects as well as some pitches and information about them, please visit the ideas page HERE!

*Some of these may not be needed in the development stage based on amount of funding, or may overlap into each other e.g. choreographer or storyboard artists may be an animator. Voice actors, choreographers, storyboarders and animators will be paid flat rates. Projects are subject to change based on scheduling and health.

So What Do You Need From Me?
If you like what I do, and have a bit of change lying around (or would like to get involved in one of the perks listed below/one of the goals I've got), that'd be totally awesome and you'd have my gratitude. If you can only afford as little as $5 to as much as $50, that's really rad either way. If you feel like I don't deserve the money, that's fine too.

If you don't have a dime to double up on - well, that's not true. All I ask from you is your support as always, and thank you so much for everything you've provided me as much as I've provided to you.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
  • Your name credited at the end of my SFM videos as special thanks because you're cool
Pledge $5 or more per month
  • All previous rewards 
  • The Official "Thank You!" Support Posters from 2015 & 2016, personally signed by me with your name
Pledge $10 or more per month
  • All previous rewards
  • Be part of beta-testing any production things (e.g. reskins for LAN) + detailed breakdown WIP videos of my projects 
Pledge $25 or more per month
  • All previous rewards
  • A personal SFM poster* with up to 9 personalized characters in 1080p + 4K 
Pledge $75 or more per month
  • All previous rewards
  • A personal 30-second short SFM video* for you or your channel OR a peer-to-peer 3 day/6 hour course on Source Filmmaker

Also wow, if you donate this much I am indebted to you. (In professional ways, of course.)

*Pledge rewards may include non-loadout posters and must remain SFW. Personal SFM poster will not stack; if you donate above $30, 1-2 personalized characters becomes 3-6. Personal SFM Animation will stack with personal SFM poster. Rewards past $20.00 will be distributed at the end of the month, this is subject to change based on consultation and how long the poster/video takes. 
Goals
$6 of $400 per month
PC Upgrades

Since 2015, I've managed to acquire the following:

  • new GPU (thanks Bobsplosion!)
  • new 2TB harddrive for SFM, video, and graphic storage
  • two 1TB harddrives 
Here's what I currently need money for:

  • RAM sticks (I'm mixing sticks from 2009 with ones from 2014, it won't last me)
  • PSU (I'm borrowing a GS800 atm from a friend)
  • tablet (my Monoprice is being weird)
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Who Even Are You?
I'm Ness. You might know me better as uberchain: illustrator, graphic designer, photojournalist, Tumblr blogger, and Source Filmmaker animator & artist. I've been using SFM for 5 years and got into TF2 around that time ago, and since then I've been here and there such as live Team Fortress 2 LAN events or doing work for companies like PC Gamer and Blizzard Entertainment. So far, a lot of you have been fairly positive about my work, so I think I'm doing something right. I thank you for this continued support.

I made this Patreon page originally to kickstart doing SFM full-time, however with tThe revenue I get from Youtube + my freelance job, it isn't enough to fully support me doing SFM work at this point. A lot of my time during the day as well as the night is working on commissions and projects. Because of how much time is spent sitting down collecting radiation from the computer trying to get all this done, I have bad habits & conditions like forced insomnia and chronic RSI.

For my work in competitive Team Fortress 2, my costs were covered for 90% of the time for travelling to LANs such as DreamHack Summer, i58, and ESA Rewind. To top it off, the Canadian-to-USA currency conversion is pretty bad. There's moments where I've had to go pro-bonofor even SFM work - the ESEA S18 Intro's SFM parts, as well as the reskins, were all volunteered time of all-nighters to get it done. 

I'd love to keep doing SFM things because I love making things with it. I also want to be able to have job security for events such as LANs if they require a photojournalist. I want to feel like the pay-off is worth it based on my time and my effort - and I want some extra hands when mine starts complaining. If you support my Patreon campaign, you'll be helping me support:

  • Other animators I can hire or outsource to
  • Voice actors, storyboard artists, and modelers I can hire
  • Upgrades for my workspace & workflow to optimize health
  • My food bills, my taxes, and my LAN projects
  • All these cool projects I wanna do
What Else Should I Know About That's Important?
This campaign is set for monthly. If for any reason something comes up where I cannot make at least a bi-monthly schedule, Patreon rewards are subject to change to accommodate to that such as donor prices being reduced. Videos such as update videos or any videos less than a minute in time do not apply.

If you would only like to give one monthly pledge and no more after that, I understand. I only ask that if you are doing so and you still have not received your reward to please add me on Steam or message me on Patreon, and let me know so I can give you your pledge reward!

Wait, What Cool Projects Do You Wanna Do?
Other than you helping me out with videos that'll be on the level of "Scout-Chan", "War is Over" or "What Do Friends Do, Miss Pauling?", you'll be helping me fund bigger projects. We're talking scripted-out or planned-for-years-before-and-now machinima series or short movies that have had expressed big interest in the past, that I'd like to bring to life for the future.  

Ideally, I would like to pay people for their time & talent - hence funds I would make if I were to bring on work would be used in a budget* to go to the people I'd outsource to for talent I'd need (e.g. additional animators, voice actors, storyboard artists & choreographers). Here's some titles:

  • Ready Up: Competitive Team Fortress 2 (competitive 6v6-based documentation film)
  • Meet the Six (6-7 episode machinima)
  • The Investigation of Miss Mann Co. (short film machinima)
  • Project: Soda Popper (18-minute machinima)
For a full list of projects as well as some pitches and information about them, please visit the ideas page HERE!

*Some of these may not be needed in the development stage based on amount of funding, or may overlap into each other e.g. choreographer or storyboard artists may be an animator. Voice actors, choreographers, storyboarders and animators will be paid flat rates. Projects are subject to change based on scheduling and health.

So What Do You Need From Me?
If you like what I do, and have a bit of change lying around (or would like to get involved in one of the perks listed below/one of the goals I've got), that'd be totally awesome and you'd have my gratitude. If you can only afford as little as $5 to as much as $50, that's really rad either way. If you feel like I don't deserve the money, that's fine too.

If you don't have a dime to double up on - well, that's not true. All I ask from you is your support as always, and thank you so much for everything you've provided me as much as I've provided to you.

Recent posts by Ness Delacroix

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
  • Your name credited at the end of my SFM videos as special thanks because you're cool
Pledge $5 or more per month
  • All previous rewards 
  • The Official "Thank You!" Support Posters from 2015 & 2016, personally signed by me with your name
Pledge $10 or more per month
  • All previous rewards
  • Be part of beta-testing any production things (e.g. reskins for LAN) + detailed breakdown WIP videos of my projects 
Pledge $25 or more per month
  • All previous rewards
  • A personal SFM poster* with up to 9 personalized characters in 1080p + 4K 
Pledge $75 or more per month
  • All previous rewards
  • A personal 30-second short SFM video* for you or your channel OR a peer-to-peer 3 day/6 hour course on Source Filmmaker

Also wow, if you donate this much I am indebted to you. (In professional ways, of course.)

*Pledge rewards may include non-loadout posters and must remain SFW. Personal SFM poster will not stack; if you donate above $30, 1-2 personalized characters becomes 3-6. Personal SFM Animation will stack with personal SFM poster. Rewards past $20.00 will be distributed at the end of the month, this is subject to change based on consultation and how long the poster/video takes.