Grace Lee is creating Video Essays
126

patrons

$278
per creation
Hello!
My name is Grace
and I'm the creator of the cumbersomely named video essay series 'What's So Great About That?' (which you can take a look at here if you've stumbled upon this page without seeing it). I started the channel nearly two years ago as a way to combine my interest in writing and video editing, with the hope that it might get me some work in either of those fields. However, it's become its own entity and since each video normally takes between 80 - 100 hours to complete it would be great to get some financial support in order to keep making them!

Why now?
I've hesitated to create a Patreon page as I didn't know where I was going with the channel or how long I'd keep making videos (and also partly, I think, due to my own insecurities). But as my list of potential video ideas keeps growing, it looks like I'll hopefully be here for a while and I'd like to make financial space in my life to continue.

What for?
I'd like to get better audio equipment, have some funds for research material and cover some of the many hours go into each video. I also want to keep covering niche topics which don't fair well under the ad revenue model.

The Tiers!
I only have $1 and $2 tiers for now as this is what I feel most comfortable with. I may add more in the future! The $1 tier will give you access to a written transcript of every video, and the $2 will give you access to Jazzy Extras: ideas that were cut, further reading lists and other occasional fun things for videos in 2018 onward!
All patrons
will also receive updates on future videos and various behind-the-scenes stuff!

I try and make 1 video a month but there'll be a few video-less months in the mix.


All support is really appreciated! Thanks you very much if you donate, watch the videos or just read this far! I do my best to cover topics I don't see being talked about and I hope I can continue to fill these little video essay voids. 

*** 2019 Update ***
New $5 and $10 reward tiers for all your crediting needs!

Tiers
Scripts
$1 or more per creation 19 patrons
Essays in written form? What is this madness?!

You'll get: 

  • Access to the scripts of every video.
  • Exclusive updates about the channel. 
Jazzy Extras
$2 or more per creation 90 patrons
Jazzy extras you say?
You'll get: 
  • Access to a list of further reading to go along with each essay. (Includes instant access PDFs and articles, as well as book recommendations.)
  • Notes on ideas that were cut out of the final essay.
  • All previous rewards!
That Sweet Validation
$5 or more per creation 14 patrons

Want to show off your fancy name? Now's your chance!
You'll get:

  • Your name listed as a thank you in the credits for as long as you pledge.
  • All previous rewards!
Even Sweeter
$10 or more per creation 2 patrons

$5 tier not sweet enough? Never fear!
You'll get:

  • Your name listed as a thank you in the credits - in a bigger, more important font size - for as long as you pledge.
  • Plus rewards listed for $1 and $2 tiers.
Goals
$278 of $500 per creation
With production time on videos on the up and up, this level of support would help prevent too many valuable video essay hours being siphoned off into freelance work.
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Hello!
My name is Grace
and I'm the creator of the cumbersomely named video essay series 'What's So Great About That?' (which you can take a look at here if you've stumbled upon this page without seeing it). I started the channel nearly two years ago as a way to combine my interest in writing and video editing, with the hope that it might get me some work in either of those fields. However, it's become its own entity and since each video normally takes between 80 - 100 hours to complete it would be great to get some financial support in order to keep making them!

Why now?
I've hesitated to create a Patreon page as I didn't know where I was going with the channel or how long I'd keep making videos (and also partly, I think, due to my own insecurities). But as my list of potential video ideas keeps growing, it looks like I'll hopefully be here for a while and I'd like to make financial space in my life to continue.

What for?
I'd like to get better audio equipment, have some funds for research material and cover some of the many hours go into each video. I also want to keep covering niche topics which don't fair well under the ad revenue model.

The Tiers!
I only have $1 and $2 tiers for now as this is what I feel most comfortable with. I may add more in the future! The $1 tier will give you access to a written transcript of every video, and the $2 will give you access to Jazzy Extras: ideas that were cut, further reading lists and other occasional fun things for videos in 2018 onward!
All patrons
will also receive updates on future videos and various behind-the-scenes stuff!

I try and make 1 video a month but there'll be a few video-less months in the mix.


All support is really appreciated! Thanks you very much if you donate, watch the videos or just read this far! I do my best to cover topics I don't see being talked about and I hope I can continue to fill these little video essay voids. 

*** 2019 Update ***
New $5 and $10 reward tiers for all your crediting needs!

Recent posts by Grace Lee

Tiers
Scripts
$1 or more per creation 19 patrons
Essays in written form? What is this madness?!

You'll get: 

  • Access to the scripts of every video.
  • Exclusive updates about the channel. 
Jazzy Extras
$2 or more per creation 90 patrons
Jazzy extras you say?
You'll get: 
  • Access to a list of further reading to go along with each essay. (Includes instant access PDFs and articles, as well as book recommendations.)
  • Notes on ideas that were cut out of the final essay.
  • All previous rewards!
That Sweet Validation
$5 or more per creation 14 patrons

Want to show off your fancy name? Now's your chance!
You'll get:

  • Your name listed as a thank you in the credits for as long as you pledge.
  • All previous rewards!
Even Sweeter
$10 or more per creation 2 patrons

$5 tier not sweet enough? Never fear!
You'll get:

  • Your name listed as a thank you in the credits - in a bigger, more important font size - for as long as you pledge.
  • Plus rewards listed for $1 and $2 tiers.