Storypaths is creating animated explorations of spirituality, nature, and magic
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patrons

Hi, I’m B.T. Lowry, aka Venu Gopal das, and I’m the founder of Storypaths, a loose confederation of artists and musicians.
You can see some of our videos here.
(A very little) about me. I grew up in Canada where the plains meet the Rockies, with an engineer father and English teacher spiritualist mother, studied multimedia art in college, lived in India as monk for about a decade, and now I’m inspired to channel all these influences into videos. I like ecological and spiritual themes—think Bhagavad Gita, Rumi, and thoughtful poetry given clarity through motion graphics—but also goofy humor (from my Dad). I’ve been making videos and animations since kidhood, but am now upping my game and collaborating more with other artists. If you like them and would like to be a patron of the arts, you can do so for as little as a dollar per new video.
What does your contribution go toward? Production costs, gear cost, cost of living while making them, and if there’s enough, toward hiring people for specialist audio and graphics tasks.
How does Patreon work? You’ve heard of patrons of the arts; men and women supporting artists whose work they appreciate. Well, this concept has fallen inlove with online crowdfunding, and their child is Patreon. Instead of a few people giving a great deal to support the arts, now many people can give a little.
Myself, I’m doing this on a per-creation basis, which means that I’ll receive money only once a video is finished. You can decide for yourself how many videos per month you’d like to support, so you don’t need to worry that I’ll suddenly create a thousand. Actually I reckon I’ll make one or two a month for now, but may increase. And hey, if you don’t like the content, you can withdraw at any time.
You’ll get behind the scenes portals into the thought process that goes into each project, as well as special videos for Patreon supporters only. If I saw this kind of work I’d certainly want to support it, but then that would explain why I’m so interested in making it, now wouldn’t it?
My huge thanks for taking the time to look at this work, and more so if you decide to contribute. Regardless, you have my full well wishes in all that you do.
Sincerely
B.T. Lowry / Venu Gopal das (my bhakti yoga name)
Rewards
Hill
$1 or more per creation
You get a huge thanks, and you'll be able to view the videos a week before public release
Mountain
$2 or more per creation
 You'll get an enormous thanks, you'll get the videos a week before public release, AND you'll get exclusive videos about the concepts behind these presentations.
Firmament
$10 or more per creation
A tremendous thanks, all of the above, plus your name in lights! (in the video credits, and your picture too if you'd like).
Humble Temple
$20 or more per creation
You'll get a gargantuan thanks, all of the above, plus a monthly discussion with B.T. Lowry, founder of Storypaths (if you want it, of course. No hard feelings if you don't).
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Hi, I’m B.T. Lowry, aka Venu Gopal das, and I’m the founder of Storypaths, a loose confederation of artists and musicians.
You can see some of our videos here.
(A very little) about me. I grew up in Canada where the plains meet the Rockies, with an engineer father and English teacher spiritualist mother, studied multimedia art in college, lived in India as monk for about a decade, and now I’m inspired to channel all these influences into videos. I like ecological and spiritual themes—think Bhagavad Gita, Rumi, and thoughtful poetry given clarity through motion graphics—but also goofy humor (from my Dad). I’ve been making videos and animations since kidhood, but am now upping my game and collaborating more with other artists. If you like them and would like to be a patron of the arts, you can do so for as little as a dollar per new video.
What does your contribution go toward? Production costs, gear cost, cost of living while making them, and if there’s enough, toward hiring people for specialist audio and graphics tasks.
How does Patreon work? You’ve heard of patrons of the arts; men and women supporting artists whose work they appreciate. Well, this concept has fallen inlove with online crowdfunding, and their child is Patreon. Instead of a few people giving a great deal to support the arts, now many people can give a little.
Myself, I’m doing this on a per-creation basis, which means that I’ll receive money only once a video is finished. You can decide for yourself how many videos per month you’d like to support, so you don’t need to worry that I’ll suddenly create a thousand. Actually I reckon I’ll make one or two a month for now, but may increase. And hey, if you don’t like the content, you can withdraw at any time.
You’ll get behind the scenes portals into the thought process that goes into each project, as well as special videos for Patreon supporters only. If I saw this kind of work I’d certainly want to support it, but then that would explain why I’m so interested in making it, now wouldn’t it?
My huge thanks for taking the time to look at this work, and more so if you decide to contribute. Regardless, you have my full well wishes in all that you do.
Sincerely
B.T. Lowry / Venu Gopal das (my bhakti yoga name)

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Rewards
Hill
$1 or more per creation
You get a huge thanks, and you'll be able to view the videos a week before public release
Mountain
$2 or more per creation
 You'll get an enormous thanks, you'll get the videos a week before public release, AND you'll get exclusive videos about the concepts behind these presentations.
Firmament
$10 or more per creation
A tremendous thanks, all of the above, plus your name in lights! (in the video credits, and your picture too if you'd like).
Humble Temple
$20 or more per creation
You'll get a gargantuan thanks, all of the above, plus a monthly discussion with B.T. Lowry, founder of Storypaths (if you want it, of course. No hard feelings if you don't).