The Arcanum is creating Kinda Awesome Photography Competition Shows
37

patrons

$65
per episode
You. Will. Learn.  [you'll learn how to make compelling photographs and have a great time while doing it!]  

Regular Show Time: Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET, 2 AM GMT (Tuesday)

This is experimental, BUT you can count on us! :)   (BTW, this is Trey Ratcliff writing this... there's some crazy stuff in here...)

After doing about 100 shows last year, we decided to get "the old gang back together" for something entirely new, different, and Awesome! In this weekly photography show, it'll be a combination of "The Voice" and relative insanity. Every week, we'll have about 5 or so photos come into the Big Competition.  There will be a simple point-scoring system that will be controversial because it is so confusing.  But there will be an ultimate winner every week!

What else is in the show?  Well, all the photos will be critiqued and defended, and we may even pick random photos from the audience to critique every week.  Well, that only happens if one of the guests says a taboo word (like "Bokeh, Flickr, Heroin"), and new ones are decided each week during a somewhat inebriated pre-show.  I'm getting a little too into some of the quirky bits.
Let's back up a minute!  Back it up... beep beep beep...

SO, we started this new thing called The Arcanum, The Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery. You can see more at www.TheArcanum.com if you've never heard of it.  The Arcanum has a bunch of Masters, each of whom has about 20 Apprentices. It's a very fun (and somewhat private, secret) society where Apprentices level up from Level 1 to Level 20 and beyond.  Along the way, they do challenges, quests, and get many critiques.  

Now, if you're already a Grand Library Member or full Apprentice Member of The Arcanum, then you'll get the whole show for free ASAP!

Okay, got that part above?  Now let's talk about how this crazy show is connected with The Arcanum.

Essentially, this show is the public-facing side of The Arcanum where we have a chance to show you some of the best work and ideas that are being generated on a regular basis.

Each week we will choose about 5 random Masters from The Arcanum to be on the show.  They will come in representing one of their Apprentices, whose work they want to bring into the weekly Creation War. That's the bit that's kind of like The Voice.  They'll share their photo, tell us a bit about the Apprentice, and then defend why they think it is such an interesting photo!  The other Masters will each get their say.  They can be complementary or a bit harsh.  Anything goes.  There's a bit of gamesmanship too, you see, because each Master will have 10 stars they can bestow to vote on the other photos (they can't vote on their own).  There are other little rules too that make it sort of confusing and a constant state of controversy.  If we decide to make any rule changes for simplification, it will only be to increase the amount of controversy.


Besides ALL THAT, I'll have Gino Barassa as my sidekick to keep the party going as we wrangle all these Masters around each show. We'll also start each show by talking about some recent photo news, maybe some new gear, you know, awesome photo-geeky stuff. And there will be New Amazing People every week to talk about this stuff with.  I am SO EXCITED.

We've never tried Patreon before, but my good friends Andrew Mayne (see Weird Things) and Brian Brushwood (Night Attack!) are a huge believers.  And, I'm a huge believer in you.  We have many ideas to bring you special stuff if you support the show and the people on it.

THANK YOU!
Rewards
Pledge $0.01 or more per episode
3 patrons
1x CLUB MEMBER!

Thank you for your support! You will have our never-ending love, and we will never say anything bad about you!

Pledge $0.03 or more per episode
2 patrons
XXX CLUB MEMBER!

You are three times as generous as those $0.01 cheap bastards. Your money will be used for awesomeness and to buy little things for guests like inexpensive burgers and non-truffle fries. (but, seriously, thank you for taking the trouble, we take notice of EVERYONE!)

Pledge $1 or more per episode
20 patrons
100x CLUB MEMBER!

You get:
  • Watch LIVE! (We will paste the link in the Activity stream when we go live at our weekly show time)
  • Full access to the show ONE WEEK ahead of the general public. 
  • Access to our private interactive comment stream!
You'll get an automatic email notice as soon as it is available for you!

Pledge $5 or more per episode
10 patrons
500x CLUB MEMBER!

You get ALL of the above plus:
  • Exclusive access to the Pre-Show-Partay video and the Post-Show-Partay video.  We warn you that things go a little off the rails sometimes... and things can get a little, well, cray cray.
  • We'll add your name and social media information to the THANK YOU page in The Arcanum - The Creation Wars website!
  • You'll also receive the private Arcanum Newsletter that has free access to special critique videos.
You'll get an automatic email notice as soon these are available for you!


Pledge $20 or more per episode
0 patrons
2,000x CLUB MEMBER!

You get ALL of the above plus:
  • You have the chance to have your photos critiqued during the either the actual show or during the special Pre-Show Partay or After-Show-Partay.  If it is critiqued in the After-Show-Partay, there may be a lot more drinking involved, so you'll get a more honest critique.
You'll get an automatic email notice as soon these are available for you!

Pledge $100 or more per episode
0 patrons
10,000x CLUB MEMBER!

You get ALL of the above plus... drumroll... EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT (and our supa-love!)

We will credit you as an Executive Producer on "The Arcanum - The Creation Wars" website.  It's a legitimate credit that you can put on your resume and which we will corroborate.  You will not only be helping to fund the show, but you'll be cc:ed in all the emails that bounce around before the show for the planning.

Pledge $10,000 or more per episode
0 of 1 patrons
THE CLEANER

I will finally have the chance to replace Gino as my co-host and replace him with YOU.  I will also give Gino $50 for his troubles.

Oh yes, you also get everything above.

Goals
$65 of $100 per episode
Are you tired of hearing Gino's mike rub on his manly hairchest? Well, now we can finally afford to get him a decent mike.  We'll also include a bottle of JW Black Label for him to keep the party going.  We'll also get him a bottle of Coppola Pinot Noir just to make sure things stay unpredictable.


3 of 8
You. Will. Learn.  [you'll learn how to make compelling photographs and have a great time while doing it!]  

Regular Show Time: Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET, 2 AM GMT (Tuesday)

This is experimental, BUT you can count on us! :)   (BTW, this is Trey Ratcliff writing this... there's some crazy stuff in here...)

After doing about 100 shows last year, we decided to get "the old gang back together" for something entirely new, different, and Awesome! In this weekly photography show, it'll be a combination of "The Voice" and relative insanity. Every week, we'll have about 5 or so photos come into the Big Competition.  There will be a simple point-scoring system that will be controversial because it is so confusing.  But there will be an ultimate winner every week!

What else is in the show?  Well, all the photos will be critiqued and defended, and we may even pick random photos from the audience to critique every week.  Well, that only happens if one of the guests says a taboo word (like "Bokeh, Flickr, Heroin"), and new ones are decided each week during a somewhat inebriated pre-show.  I'm getting a little too into some of the quirky bits.
Let's back up a minute!  Back it up... beep beep beep...

SO, we started this new thing called The Arcanum, The Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery. You can see more at www.TheArcanum.com if you've never heard of it.  The Arcanum has a bunch of Masters, each of whom has about 20 Apprentices. It's a very fun (and somewhat private, secret) society where Apprentices level up from Level 1 to Level 20 and beyond.  Along the way, they do challenges, quests, and get many critiques.  

Now, if you're already a Grand Library Member or full Apprentice Member of The Arcanum, then you'll get the whole show for free ASAP!

Okay, got that part above?  Now let's talk about how this crazy show is connected with The Arcanum.

Essentially, this show is the public-facing side of The Arcanum where we have a chance to show you some of the best work and ideas that are being generated on a regular basis.

Each week we will choose about 5 random Masters from The Arcanum to be on the show.  They will come in representing one of their Apprentices, whose work they want to bring into the weekly Creation War. That's the bit that's kind of like The Voice.  They'll share their photo, tell us a bit about the Apprentice, and then defend why they think it is such an interesting photo!  The other Masters will each get their say.  They can be complementary or a bit harsh.  Anything goes.  There's a bit of gamesmanship too, you see, because each Master will have 10 stars they can bestow to vote on the other photos (they can't vote on their own).  There are other little rules too that make it sort of confusing and a constant state of controversy.  If we decide to make any rule changes for simplification, it will only be to increase the amount of controversy.


Besides ALL THAT, I'll have Gino Barassa as my sidekick to keep the party going as we wrangle all these Masters around each show. We'll also start each show by talking about some recent photo news, maybe some new gear, you know, awesome photo-geeky stuff. And there will be New Amazing People every week to talk about this stuff with.  I am SO EXCITED.

We've never tried Patreon before, but my good friends Andrew Mayne (see Weird Things) and Brian Brushwood (Night Attack!) are a huge believers.  And, I'm a huge believer in you.  We have many ideas to bring you special stuff if you support the show and the people on it.

THANK YOU!

Recent posts by The Arcanum

Rewards
Pledge $0.01 or more per episode
3 patrons
1x CLUB MEMBER!

Thank you for your support! You will have our never-ending love, and we will never say anything bad about you!

Pledge $0.03 or more per episode
2 patrons
XXX CLUB MEMBER!

You are three times as generous as those $0.01 cheap bastards. Your money will be used for awesomeness and to buy little things for guests like inexpensive burgers and non-truffle fries. (but, seriously, thank you for taking the trouble, we take notice of EVERYONE!)

Pledge $1 or more per episode
20 patrons
100x CLUB MEMBER!

You get:
  • Watch LIVE! (We will paste the link in the Activity stream when we go live at our weekly show time)
  • Full access to the show ONE WEEK ahead of the general public. 
  • Access to our private interactive comment stream!
You'll get an automatic email notice as soon as it is available for you!

Pledge $5 or more per episode
10 patrons
500x CLUB MEMBER!

You get ALL of the above plus:
  • Exclusive access to the Pre-Show-Partay video and the Post-Show-Partay video.  We warn you that things go a little off the rails sometimes... and things can get a little, well, cray cray.
  • We'll add your name and social media information to the THANK YOU page in The Arcanum - The Creation Wars website!
  • You'll also receive the private Arcanum Newsletter that has free access to special critique videos.
You'll get an automatic email notice as soon these are available for you!


Pledge $20 or more per episode
0 patrons
2,000x CLUB MEMBER!

You get ALL of the above plus:
  • You have the chance to have your photos critiqued during the either the actual show or during the special Pre-Show Partay or After-Show-Partay.  If it is critiqued in the After-Show-Partay, there may be a lot more drinking involved, so you'll get a more honest critique.
You'll get an automatic email notice as soon these are available for you!

Pledge $100 or more per episode
0 patrons
10,000x CLUB MEMBER!

You get ALL of the above plus... drumroll... EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT (and our supa-love!)

We will credit you as an Executive Producer on "The Arcanum - The Creation Wars" website.  It's a legitimate credit that you can put on your resume and which we will corroborate.  You will not only be helping to fund the show, but you'll be cc:ed in all the emails that bounce around before the show for the planning.

Pledge $10,000 or more per episode
0 of 1 patrons
THE CLEANER

I will finally have the chance to replace Gino as my co-host and replace him with YOU.  I will also give Gino $50 for his troubles.

Oh yes, you also get everything above.