First off, thank you for checking out my Patreon page.
My name is Mark. I'm 30 and have just moved back home with my parents. Up until now I've worked technical service in specialty equipment, been an ESL teacher abroad and have been a monetization lead for a video game company in San Francisco.
Now onto why am I'm here:
I want to make videos and entertain people for a living. I think I'm a pretty good storyteller, a decent actor, an average comedian, a pretty bad editor and a horrible writer. So the pieces are all there, I guess.
And while for the longest time I thought money grew on credit cards, it actually doesn't. So I'm in the process of finding full-time work, in tech or possibly in something more related to film/video production.
Long story longer, you know that I know that I'm making videos regardless of anything. If Patreon doesn't work out and I work full-time to completely fund myself and produce videos then that's how it goes. But...Getting enough funding to eventually pay rent and put food on the table, well, then my video production will obviously sky rocket. Nothing is more important for me than to be able to do this full-time. After that, will be better tech to produce these things, but that's a topic for a different day.
What's My Vision?
Can I say "I don't know"? The thing about me is, I've been having trouble figuring myself out (within my work and my life!). Just when I think I have a style or some character I really want to develop, I change things up. What I can give you is a general idea, topics if you will, of things my videos int he short-term will touch on.
- Video Game Talk Show Parody
- TV Show Parody
- Short Films - Drama, Horror, Comedy and a combination of all 3.
- Technology Parody
- Product Reviews and How-To's Parody
- Short Musicals
- V-Log Parody
What will I do for Patreons?
For every 3 minutes of final footage that gets published, I've got about 2 hours of footage that needs to be tossed and 3 minutes of decent outtakes. Don't worry, you don't have to see that excess footage (unless you really want to), but the outtakes are sure to bring a few laughs.
Then there are the final videos that don't even see the light of day because I'm not that happy with how the editing went or the quality of the content, my acting abilities, etc... You'll see these videos.
I'm also imagining myself utilizing live-streaming. Since a lot of my videos simply use a fixed camera position and a fixed mise-en-scene, why not just live-stream it to showcase my character work and how my videos are made? Plus, I would absolutely love to get community feedback during the filming process. Most of the time, just about all the time actually, magic happens during the filming that COMPLETELY changes the direction/mood/theme/ark of the final product. Hopefully I can set this up somehow with just my Patreons?