Curiously

is creating Video Essays

8

patrons
Greetings!

That you care enough to make it this far already means a lot to someone who creates things on the internet. If you can become a patron that’s great and I look forward to getting to interact with you more, but not everyone can afford to support work like this, and if that’s you don’t worry. I created a Patreon because I rather sell myself to my audience than sell my audience to advertisers, but it’s not the only way this channel sustains itself. Money from advertisements is essentially nonexistent for the time being, but if you keep watching and sharing these videos over time we can change that.

Thank you,
Nick



There are things we are aware of not knowing, and then there are things we unaware of not knowing. Curiously makes video essays that concern themselves with the latter concept, the "unknown unknowns." This means the videos cover a wide range of topics, but follow a consistent approach. An approach that always involves an open mind, curiosity, and learning cool things together.



It's just me. I research the stories, write the drafts, doodle the storyboards, sleep the nap, record the voiceover, animate the images, drink the coffee, edit the video, and pat myself the back. It's the cheapest way to do it, but it's time consuming to the point a video a month can be quite difficult. I want to put out twice that, and so I could use your help.



I love this type of content and someone needs to make it. Of course there's also this sensation when some new piece of knowledge finally clicks that I'm addicted to, and this is the best thing I could find to do with it. The truth is I often struggled to focus in classroom settings, and I mostly learned the things I know by finding online resources on it myself. This content means a lot to me, so I guess you could say I'm doing this because it feels great to get to work on something I really believe in.



The idea is to release videos every other week, but I may not always be able to do that at first. This is why I've set things up so you pledge per video rather than per month. This way if for some reason I don't put something out for a whole month, then you don't get charged. I also won't be releasing more than two video essays a month, but you don't have to take my word on it as you can actually set a maximum amount for what you pledge a month.



Software subscriptions, stock footage licenses, fixing equipment, and books I often need to have imported. The first goal here is to just cover these costs so I don't lose money every time I make a video, but if there is enough interest we can do a lot more. We could upgrade the equipment and even fund original investigations, and so an overview of those budget plans and expenses will be made accessible to patrons as we move forward to ensure transparency.



The Super Secret Gift* is an idea I had to make the most out of the opportunity Patreon gives for audience interaction, and it involves me trying to devise a thoughtful gift specifically for you without ever letting it get creepy. However to make sure I don't lose money doing this and so that I can have enough time to come up with a cool gift these take a few months to send out, but that's in the hope that when they do the wait will have been worth it.
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1.11 or more per creation
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Patron-only feed
  • Patron-only polls
Curiosity Club
$3.33 or more per creation
  • Twitter follow 
  • Help choose titles
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • & all previous rewards
Certifiably Curious
$5.55 or more per creation
Please read the section regarding the Super Secret Gift* before choosing this tier.


  • Episode drafts 
  • Episode storyboards
  • Exclusive Q&A inbox 
  • Super Secret Gift* 
  • & all previous rewards 
Inner Circle
$9.99 or more per creation
Help decide what content I produce and gain access to the content I don't release!


  • Vote on video topics
  • Personal twitter follow
  • Unreleased footage
  • Thanked on website
  • & all previous rewards  
In the Description
$22.22 or more per creation
For those of you who for some reason really believe in what I'm trying to do here.


  • Thanked in description
  • My phone number
  • Exclusive group chat
  • & all previous rewards  

 

In the Credits
$44.44 or more per creation
Your name in the video credits, all previous rewards, and my deepest gratitude.
Goals
82% complete
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Right now I depend on the goodwill of friends and on like taping blankets onto my walls to be able to make these videos. That has been the main obstacle in getting videos out in a timely manner, and the reason I don't appear on camera despite the requests. Reaching this goal would be a big step towards more visually and acoustically interesting content.
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Greetings!

That you care enough to make it this far already means a lot to someone who creates things on the internet. If you can become a patron that’s great and I look forward to getting to interact with you more, but not everyone can afford to support work like this, and if that’s you don’t worry. I created a Patreon because I rather sell myself to my audience than sell my audience to advertisers, but it’s not the only way this channel sustains itself. Money from advertisements is essentially nonexistent for the time being, but if you keep watching and sharing these videos over time we can change that.

Thank you,
Nick



There are things we are aware of not knowing, and then there are things we unaware of not knowing. Curiously makes video essays that concern themselves with the latter concept, the "unknown unknowns." This means the videos cover a wide range of topics, but follow a consistent approach. An approach that always involves an open mind, curiosity, and learning cool things together.



It's just me. I research the stories, write the drafts, doodle the storyboards, sleep the nap, record the voiceover, animate the images, drink the coffee, edit the video, and pat myself the back. It's the cheapest way to do it, but it's time consuming to the point a video a month can be quite difficult. I want to put out twice that, and so I could use your help.



I love this type of content and someone needs to make it. Of course there's also this sensation when some new piece of knowledge finally clicks that I'm addicted to, and this is the best thing I could find to do with it. The truth is I often struggled to focus in classroom settings, and I mostly learned the things I know by finding online resources on it myself. This content means a lot to me, so I guess you could say I'm doing this because it feels great to get to work on something I really believe in.



The idea is to release videos every other week, but I may not always be able to do that at first. This is why I've set things up so you pledge per video rather than per month. This way if for some reason I don't put something out for a whole month, then you don't get charged. I also won't be releasing more than two video essays a month, but you don't have to take my word on it as you can actually set a maximum amount for what you pledge a month.



Software subscriptions, stock footage licenses, fixing equipment, and books I often need to have imported. The first goal here is to just cover these costs so I don't lose money every time I make a video, but if there is enough interest we can do a lot more. We could upgrade the equipment and even fund original investigations, and so an overview of those budget plans and expenses will be made accessible to patrons as we move forward to ensure transparency.



The Super Secret Gift* is an idea I had to make the most out of the opportunity Patreon gives for audience interaction, and it involves me trying to devise a thoughtful gift specifically for you without ever letting it get creepy. However to make sure I don't lose money doing this and so that I can have enough time to come up with a cool gift these take a few months to send out, but that's in the hope that when they do the wait will have been worth it.

Recent posts by Curiously

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1.11 or more per creation
  • Adblock Absolution
  • Patron-only feed
  • Patron-only polls
Curiosity Club
$3.33 or more per creation
  • Twitter follow 
  • Help choose titles
  • Behind the scenes updates
  • & all previous rewards
Certifiably Curious
$5.55 or more per creation
Please read the section regarding the Super Secret Gift* before choosing this tier.


  • Episode drafts 
  • Episode storyboards
  • Exclusive Q&A inbox 
  • Super Secret Gift* 
  • & all previous rewards 
Inner Circle
$9.99 or more per creation
Help decide what content I produce and gain access to the content I don't release!


  • Vote on video topics
  • Personal twitter follow
  • Unreleased footage
  • Thanked on website
  • & all previous rewards  
In the Description
$22.22 or more per creation
For those of you who for some reason really believe in what I'm trying to do here.


  • Thanked in description
  • My phone number
  • Exclusive group chat
  • & all previous rewards  

 

In the Credits
$44.44 or more per creation
Your name in the video credits, all previous rewards, and my deepest gratitude.