James Zwadlo is creating Motion Graphics Tutorials
1

patron

$4
per Tutorial
Hi I'm James, you may know me as Zola from the internet (or not!)

For those of you who don't let me tell you who I am and what I do so this might make a bit more sense! I am a Freelance Motion Graphics Artist based in London. I have been freelance here for 2 years after working in a studio for a couple years - In this time I have worked for some of the biggest companies and Brands in the world (If you are interested in knowing more please see my site imzola.com) and now I want to share some of the things I've learned with you (techniques & insight).

I'm starting a  Patreon campaign to revive my making tutorials for programs from the Adobe Suite and Cinema 4D. In my heyday many people used to watch my Mograph tutorials, but I had to cut them short due to life and work getting in the way of what was a hobby I quite enjoyed.

I did receive many messages from people when I stopped doing them, and while I do feel bad about it I simply can not justify taking time out of what little spare time I had to do them with the minimal income that Youtube was providing as like everyone I have grown up and have bills to pay!

My content is and always will be free, but by pledging to me I will be able to justify recording these tutorials as right now I just can't justify it financially, and even more so I will take greater care and make more in-depth tutorials and respond directly to my patron's tutorial requests - You want to know how to do something? I'll do a tutorial on that.

I will engage on a personal levels with all my patrons if this really takes off and will be offering lots of cool bonuses (see goals & rewards)

Soooo I guess the question is, who wants to learn about Motion Graphics from someone in the industry?!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Tutorial
0 patrons
This is amazing, even with $1 per month if I had 50 do this I would have more than enough motivation to stick with this. You would get:

  • Patreon only Tutorials!
  • Access to the message boards here on Patreon to chat with fellow Patreons about all things motion graphics and video games.
access to the private patron boards which I would run, where you can chat with fellow donators about all things Motion Graphics, and possible feedback for how I can improve or fine-tune my service.

It might not seem like a lot of money but these add up so if you really care and want to learn just donate the minimum - If you all do this it will add up!


Pledge $4.99 or more per Tutorial
1 patron
Wow, you are the reason I do this - You would get:

  • The Previous Reward
  • A Spot on my Xbox One Friends List for life (If you have one and this interests you of course!)
  • A Personalised Shout-out on my next video and a link to your Youtube Channel should you have one as a partner for a month. (Again, Optional)
  • Pledge $7.49 or more per Tutorial
    0 patrons
    Yeah now we're talking fanboy territory! This gets you:

  • Everything from the $1 & $4.99 Package
  • Get to play with me on Xbox Live on a game that I own for an hour or more (Currently FIFA 14, but this will include Destiny & Titanfall) This can be swapped for a Skype add and a 15 minute Voice Convo so you can ask me anything that's on your mind - This can be career advice, music, visual fx questions, or even things you want to know about me. You could also use this if you want me to crit your graphics or edit work for example. Both this Skype Convo & the Game Session are a one-off! You will however have me forever on both Skype or Xbox providing you remain respectful and don't troll / spam me ;)
  • Pledge $9.99 or more per Tutorial
    0 patrons
    Ha wow, thank you so much, now we're talking big bonuses:

  • Everything from packs $1,5 & 10
  • A signed A4 (or similar size depending on the frame size of the artwork) print of one of my pieces of artwork (see www.behance.net/zola85)
  • You get to choose the topic for a tutorial or something you want info on (career, technique, as long as it lends itself to the tutorial format) that I will do for the channel, if I do not know how something was done or feel I can't accurately do a tutorial on something as it's not in my expertise I will research it first and see if I can find out, but if don't think I can do it justice I reserve the right to as you to choose another topic!
  • Pledge $19.99 or more per Tutorial
    0 of 25 patrons
    Ok so since we're in super-fanboy territory I have to limit these as I will be giving up a lot of time towards you personally! Sorry!

  • Everything from previous packs With some exceptions due to certain perks being upgraded, see below to see what those are!
  • I will add your channel to my youtube channel as a partner, should you have one. I currently have 5400 subs so good exposure.
  • An A3 (or comparable size see previous reward) Print of one of my artworks, personally signed posted and paid for - This replaces the A4 print from the previous Reward, you will not get an A4 Print, A3 is bigger!
  • Two 1-Hour personalised 1-on-1 tutorials with me over skype on anything Motion-Graphics related. I will first talk with you for 15 minutes to decide what you want to learn exactly, we will then do a tutorial where I will show you what it is, how to do it and answer any questions etc. I will then set you a task to do before the next session (Like homework but fun!) In the next session we can review your work, how you did, answer any questions and tell you how you can improve your technique. This replaces the 15 minute Skype Chat / Game Session Perk
  • Pledge $49.99 or more per Tutorial
    0 of 10 patrons
    ULTIMATE PACKAGE ALERT!! LIMITED TO 10 AS THERE ARE SO MANY PERKS I CAN'T DO THIS FOR EVERYONE

  • Everything from the previous packages (but again with some notable upgrades so read the BOLD carefully before committing! 
  • A signed A3 Print (Not A4) as per $19.99 Perk
  • Meet me for the day! Let's hang out for the day and do stuff, I can show you around London and we can talk about whatever you want for a whole day! This is subject to you being able to make your own travel arrangements and come to London! If you cannot, I simply cannot legislate for this, unless I'm one day visiting around your area of the world at which point you can show me around :) - This offer is on the table until it happens so you can plan the trip at your leisure, if I move in the future you will be informed of this.
  • This is what you are signing up for really. I will tutor you for 12 months as per the Tutoring Perk in the $19.99 pack. What this means is for a year I will personally tutor you in the program of your choice for 4 hours a month (Upgrade from 2 Hours as per $19.99 Perk!). By having essentially 48 hours of private tailored coaching this means we really work on the core skills you want to develop and we can lead you from being a complete novice to having a more rounded understanding of your tools giving you the platform to go and experiment and really become the Mograph Artist / Editor you want to be. This could lead to a job who knows? This Perk obviously replaces the 2-Hour Session from the $19.99 Pack. You only get 48 hours, not 50. Please note this does not guarantee you will become an amazing editor or Mograph Artist! The job still requires talent and an eye for detail as well as a great work ethic; what it does mean is that you will know the program(s) inside out and you have the platform to get an internship or job! This offer lasts for the 12 months after you purchase it only - If you do not contact me for several of those months, they are gone forever, they do not carry over, this should not be a problem as long as you keep in touch with me of course.
  • If you get this package I want to personally say I love you and we will make sure you are equipped with the tools to get the role in the industry you want to be in.
    Goals
    $4 of $50 per Tutorial
    Amazing! For $50 a tutorial it's now viable again for me to start making tutorials, so thank you. Let's do this!
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    Hi I'm James, you may know me as Zola from the internet (or not!)

    For those of you who don't let me tell you who I am and what I do so this might make a bit more sense! I am a Freelance Motion Graphics Artist based in London. I have been freelance here for 2 years after working in a studio for a couple years - In this time I have worked for some of the biggest companies and Brands in the world (If you are interested in knowing more please see my site imzola.com) and now I want to share some of the things I've learned with you (techniques & insight).

    I'm starting a  Patreon campaign to revive my making tutorials for programs from the Adobe Suite and Cinema 4D. In my heyday many people used to watch my Mograph tutorials, but I had to cut them short due to life and work getting in the way of what was a hobby I quite enjoyed.

    I did receive many messages from people when I stopped doing them, and while I do feel bad about it I simply can not justify taking time out of what little spare time I had to do them with the minimal income that Youtube was providing as like everyone I have grown up and have bills to pay!

    My content is and always will be free, but by pledging to me I will be able to justify recording these tutorials as right now I just can't justify it financially, and even more so I will take greater care and make more in-depth tutorials and respond directly to my patron's tutorial requests - You want to know how to do something? I'll do a tutorial on that.

    I will engage on a personal levels with all my patrons if this really takes off and will be offering lots of cool bonuses (see goals & rewards)

    Soooo I guess the question is, who wants to learn about Motion Graphics from someone in the industry?!

    Recent posts by James Zwadlo

    Tiers
    Pledge $1 or more per Tutorial
    0 patrons
    This is amazing, even with $1 per month if I had 50 do this I would have more than enough motivation to stick with this. You would get:

    • Patreon only Tutorials!
    • Access to the message boards here on Patreon to chat with fellow Patreons about all things motion graphics and video games.
    access to the private patron boards which I would run, where you can chat with fellow donators about all things Motion Graphics, and possible feedback for how I can improve or fine-tune my service.

    It might not seem like a lot of money but these add up so if you really care and want to learn just donate the minimum - If you all do this it will add up!


    Pledge $4.99 or more per Tutorial
    1 patron
    Wow, you are the reason I do this - You would get:

  • The Previous Reward
  • A Spot on my Xbox One Friends List for life (If you have one and this interests you of course!)
  • A Personalised Shout-out on my next video and a link to your Youtube Channel should you have one as a partner for a month. (Again, Optional)
  • Pledge $7.49 or more per Tutorial
    0 patrons
    Yeah now we're talking fanboy territory! This gets you:

  • Everything from the $1 & $4.99 Package
  • Get to play with me on Xbox Live on a game that I own for an hour or more (Currently FIFA 14, but this will include Destiny & Titanfall) This can be swapped for a Skype add and a 15 minute Voice Convo so you can ask me anything that's on your mind - This can be career advice, music, visual fx questions, or even things you want to know about me. You could also use this if you want me to crit your graphics or edit work for example. Both this Skype Convo & the Game Session are a one-off! You will however have me forever on both Skype or Xbox providing you remain respectful and don't troll / spam me ;)
  • Pledge $9.99 or more per Tutorial
    0 patrons
    Ha wow, thank you so much, now we're talking big bonuses:

  • Everything from packs $1,5 & 10
  • A signed A4 (or similar size depending on the frame size of the artwork) print of one of my pieces of artwork (see www.behance.net/zola85)
  • You get to choose the topic for a tutorial or something you want info on (career, technique, as long as it lends itself to the tutorial format) that I will do for the channel, if I do not know how something was done or feel I can't accurately do a tutorial on something as it's not in my expertise I will research it first and see if I can find out, but if don't think I can do it justice I reserve the right to as you to choose another topic!
  • Pledge $19.99 or more per Tutorial
    0 of 25 patrons
    Ok so since we're in super-fanboy territory I have to limit these as I will be giving up a lot of time towards you personally! Sorry!

  • Everything from previous packs With some exceptions due to certain perks being upgraded, see below to see what those are!
  • I will add your channel to my youtube channel as a partner, should you have one. I currently have 5400 subs so good exposure.
  • An A3 (or comparable size see previous reward) Print of one of my artworks, personally signed posted and paid for - This replaces the A4 print from the previous Reward, you will not get an A4 Print, A3 is bigger!
  • Two 1-Hour personalised 1-on-1 tutorials with me over skype on anything Motion-Graphics related. I will first talk with you for 15 minutes to decide what you want to learn exactly, we will then do a tutorial where I will show you what it is, how to do it and answer any questions etc. I will then set you a task to do before the next session (Like homework but fun!) In the next session we can review your work, how you did, answer any questions and tell you how you can improve your technique. This replaces the 15 minute Skype Chat / Game Session Perk
  • Pledge $49.99 or more per Tutorial
    0 of 10 patrons
    ULTIMATE PACKAGE ALERT!! LIMITED TO 10 AS THERE ARE SO MANY PERKS I CAN'T DO THIS FOR EVERYONE

  • Everything from the previous packages (but again with some notable upgrades so read the BOLD carefully before committing! 
  • A signed A3 Print (Not A4) as per $19.99 Perk
  • Meet me for the day! Let's hang out for the day and do stuff, I can show you around London and we can talk about whatever you want for a whole day! This is subject to you being able to make your own travel arrangements and come to London! If you cannot, I simply cannot legislate for this, unless I'm one day visiting around your area of the world at which point you can show me around :) - This offer is on the table until it happens so you can plan the trip at your leisure, if I move in the future you will be informed of this.
  • This is what you are signing up for really. I will tutor you for 12 months as per the Tutoring Perk in the $19.99 pack. What this means is for a year I will personally tutor you in the program of your choice for 4 hours a month (Upgrade from 2 Hours as per $19.99 Perk!). By having essentially 48 hours of private tailored coaching this means we really work on the core skills you want to develop and we can lead you from being a complete novice to having a more rounded understanding of your tools giving you the platform to go and experiment and really become the Mograph Artist / Editor you want to be. This could lead to a job who knows? This Perk obviously replaces the 2-Hour Session from the $19.99 Pack. You only get 48 hours, not 50. Please note this does not guarantee you will become an amazing editor or Mograph Artist! The job still requires talent and an eye for detail as well as a great work ethic; what it does mean is that you will know the program(s) inside out and you have the platform to get an internship or job! This offer lasts for the 12 months after you purchase it only - If you do not contact me for several of those months, they are gone forever, they do not carry over, this should not be a problem as long as you keep in touch with me of course.
  • If you get this package I want to personally say I love you and we will make sure you are equipped with the tools to get the role in the industry you want to be in.