Wendover Productions is creating Educational Videos
853

patrons

$2,213
per Video

I love making educational videos for youtube.
 I pride myself on presenting unique topics in an approachable, easy-going manner. If you look back at my videos from only one year ago, you can see a huge difference in quality. I’ve learned so much in my short time on Youtube, and I have loved improving. However, I’ve gotten to this point where there’s not a ton more I can do to improve my craft without more resources. That’s why I’ve started this Patreon. This isn’t some thing where I need this money to continue doing what I’m doing—it’s for improving what I’m doing.

Every dollar contributed to this Patreon will go straight into the channel.

I mean that. At the end of each month, I’m going to release a report showing how I spent your money. With this Patreon, you can be sure that the dollar you put into it will come back to you in the form of a better video. I’m absolutely committed to this. I can make the money I need for living through advertising on videos, so that’s why I’ve made this policy.

My initial ideas for improvement are the following. There are certain videos that could benefit from very specific visuals. I rely heavily on stock footage for my videos, but there’s only so much that you can find online. For certain topics, I just need to go on location to properly show what I’m trying to explain. I’m not trying to change the format of my video and become Tom Scott. I just would like to be able to travel on location for certain videos to capture visuals, learn more, and perhaps do interviews. That will be one of my first priorities. I also want to improve the production quality of my video. I’m fairly inept at video production, so that would entail hiring people to do things like sound and animation. Again, I’m not going to change my style, I just want to make it cleaner and more professional. As of now, it’s my idea to do a search process among my fans for an animator once I have enough contributions to support that. A small amount of the money might go to hardware and software purchases and other trivial things (like taxes… eww.)

Stickers will look like this: (I'll update this with a real photo once they arrive)


T-shirt design isn't finalized yet, but I promise it will look good. It won't just be a simple white shirt with logo.
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per Video
511 patrons
Access to the contributor-only feed including behind-the-scenes updates, ramblings, and access to videos 24 hours in advance (not guaranteed, but every effort will be made.)

Also, the classic Ad-block absolution. At the level, you’ll be contributing more than 1000x more than you would by watching an ad, so you can also invite your closest 999 friends to be absolved as well.
Pledge $5 or more per Video
101 patrons
A handwritten letter and Wendover Production stickers delivered to wherever you are in the world. (Delivered after 3 successive contributions)

Includes $2 tier rewards.
Pledge $15 or more per Video
17 patrons
Your name in the description of the video as a thank you for as long as you’re a contributor.

Access to a high-level contributor group chat (on Skype) where I’ll seek out advice, ask questions, answer questions, and other fun stuff.

Includes $2 and $5 tier rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per Video
7 patrons
A Wendover Productions t-shirt delivered to wherever you may be (on earth only please.) This reward needs a high volume to make sure there’s money left, so it will go out when/if I hit $500 per video (Delivered after 3 successive contributions) (First person I see in public wearing this gets a free hug and steak dinner)

Includes $2, $5, and $15 tier rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per Video
2 patrons
Your name (or twitter handle or youtube username) in the end credits of the video as long as you’re a contributor.

A thank you chit chat with Sam (Wendover Productions founder) over Skype. 

Includes $2, $5, $15, and $20 tier rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per Video
4 patrons
This contribution level is insane. If anyone actually ever does it, I’ll thank you verbally at the end of a video, send you cookies if you want, we can do late night phone calls, you’re basically my boss. I’ll do pretty much whatever you want.

Includes $2, $5, $15, $20, and $50 tier rewards.
Goals
$2,213 of $3,000 per Video
At this level, if I ever get to it, I'll be able to hire full-time staff for Wendover Productions and increase upload frequency to once per week with the best educational videos you've ever seen.
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I love making educational videos for youtube.
 I pride myself on presenting unique topics in an approachable, easy-going manner. If you look back at my videos from only one year ago, you can see a huge difference in quality. I’ve learned so much in my short time on Youtube, and I have loved improving. However, I’ve gotten to this point where there’s not a ton more I can do to improve my craft without more resources. That’s why I’ve started this Patreon. This isn’t some thing where I need this money to continue doing what I’m doing—it’s for improving what I’m doing.

Every dollar contributed to this Patreon will go straight into the channel.

I mean that. At the end of each month, I’m going to release a report showing how I spent your money. With this Patreon, you can be sure that the dollar you put into it will come back to you in the form of a better video. I’m absolutely committed to this. I can make the money I need for living through advertising on videos, so that’s why I’ve made this policy.

My initial ideas for improvement are the following. There are certain videos that could benefit from very specific visuals. I rely heavily on stock footage for my videos, but there’s only so much that you can find online. For certain topics, I just need to go on location to properly show what I’m trying to explain. I’m not trying to change the format of my video and become Tom Scott. I just would like to be able to travel on location for certain videos to capture visuals, learn more, and perhaps do interviews. That will be one of my first priorities. I also want to improve the production quality of my video. I’m fairly inept at video production, so that would entail hiring people to do things like sound and animation. Again, I’m not going to change my style, I just want to make it cleaner and more professional. As of now, it’s my idea to do a search process among my fans for an animator once I have enough contributions to support that. A small amount of the money might go to hardware and software purchases and other trivial things (like taxes… eww.)

Stickers will look like this: (I'll update this with a real photo once they arrive)


T-shirt design isn't finalized yet, but I promise it will look good. It won't just be a simple white shirt with logo.

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per Video
511 patrons
Access to the contributor-only feed including behind-the-scenes updates, ramblings, and access to videos 24 hours in advance (not guaranteed, but every effort will be made.)

Also, the classic Ad-block absolution. At the level, you’ll be contributing more than 1000x more than you would by watching an ad, so you can also invite your closest 999 friends to be absolved as well.
Pledge $5 or more per Video
101 patrons
A handwritten letter and Wendover Production stickers delivered to wherever you are in the world. (Delivered after 3 successive contributions)

Includes $2 tier rewards.
Pledge $15 or more per Video
17 patrons
Your name in the description of the video as a thank you for as long as you’re a contributor.

Access to a high-level contributor group chat (on Skype) where I’ll seek out advice, ask questions, answer questions, and other fun stuff.

Includes $2 and $5 tier rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per Video
7 patrons
A Wendover Productions t-shirt delivered to wherever you may be (on earth only please.) This reward needs a high volume to make sure there’s money left, so it will go out when/if I hit $500 per video (Delivered after 3 successive contributions) (First person I see in public wearing this gets a free hug and steak dinner)

Includes $2, $5, and $15 tier rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per Video
2 patrons
Your name (or twitter handle or youtube username) in the end credits of the video as long as you’re a contributor.

A thank you chit chat with Sam (Wendover Productions founder) over Skype. 

Includes $2, $5, $15, and $20 tier rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per Video
4 patrons
This contribution level is insane. If anyone actually ever does it, I’ll thank you verbally at the end of a video, send you cookies if you want, we can do late night phone calls, you’re basically my boss. I’ll do pretty much whatever you want.

Includes $2, $5, $15, $20, and $50 tier rewards.