Nicholas Sheldon is creating Document 49 Podcast
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Greetings Document 49 fans, and welcome to the D49 Patreon page!

My first attempt to fund Document 49 on Kickstarter failed, but there have been ongoing requests by listeners to donate to the continued production of program. I am very grateful for any and all monetary support you can provide.

Recapping the current state of production, the third episode of Document 49 is scheduled for release by the end of the year. Beyond that, I can only produce what I can afford to financially. The support you provide on Patreon will determine if the program can continue... the greater the amount, the more time I can commit to the program.

For more information about Document 49 and myself, please read the old Kickstarter description below, which has been updated to reflect the current state of production. Thank you so much for your potential contributions. I truly appreciate every donation more than you know.

- NS

What is Document 49?

Document 49 is a documentary podcast covering an obscured era in San Francisco 49ers history, told by the men and women that witnessed it, from 2004 to the present day. It’s a podcast in name, yet the story is presented narratively to the listener, sort of like an audio documentary, with narration, interviews, sound bites, and music all converging to create a listening experience that not only informs, but inspires. Beginning in the leaky locker rooms of Candlestick Park, down to the five-yard line of the Superdome in Super Bowl 47, to up in the shiny press boxes of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara today. It’s the whole story- all of the wins and losses, the facts and rumors, and the triumphs and dysfunction.

Sounds great, but who are you?

My name is Nicholas Sheldon (but you can call me Nick). I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, growing up in the small town of Belmont. I have been a 49er fan my entire life and now live and work in Los Angeles.

And for those out there wondering, Nor Cal > So Cal, always and forever.

I'm the creator, producer, and host of Document 49. I also write and edit the show, perform all the networking duties for arranging interviews and related production needs, run all of the D49 social media channels, design and maintain Document49.com, and sleep during the hours in between. This is a long way of saying that I'm a team of one on this project, so I'm spread very thin at the moment trying to make Document 49 happen.

For about 14 years now, I have worked freelance as a sports television producer/editor in Los Angeles, with my time split between the NFL Network and Tennis Channel. If you're at all curious about my previous work, you can head over to NSEDIT.com to watch some clips and learn more about me.

I have always worked very hard at what I do and constantly strive to provide audiences with emotionally rewarding experiences through media. As a creative, I understand the responsibility I have to you as a potential audience member with whatever I produce, and I consistently set the bar very high for myself as a consequence. For better or worse, there is an endless amount of media available to us today with just a few clicks of a mouse or a television remote, so it is therefore a priority for me to not waste people's time with mediocre work.

(please insert your own "mediocre wide receiver" joke here, then realize Richard Sherman is on the 49ers now, and 2018 continues to makes no sense)

So why Document 49?

Document 49 is a project have wanted to produce in some shape or form since January of 2012. It’s impossible to forget that incredible play, when Alex Smith connected with Vernon Davis for "The Catch 3" during the 2011 NFL Playoffs. It was an unbelievable moment of redemption for both Smith and Davis as well as the entire 49ers organization after nearly a decade of dysfunction and generally second-rate football.

It was three years later though, with the 49ers agreeing to mutually part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh, that the story took a confusing and controversial turn for the worse. And after three consecutive losing seasons following Harbaugh's departure, the rise, fall, and rebirth of the post-Mariucci San Francisco 49ers became a story that needed to be told and told the right way, without bias or compromise.

Very cool. So what's the plan?

The good news is that Document 49 has already been in production for over a year now. Much of that time was spent doing research, both for the story itself and also for me to learn the technical aspects behind launching a podcast (similar but different than television production). A number of interviews have also been recorded with members of the Bay Area press, former 49ers players, and the 49ers Faithful.

As of now, the plan is to finish and release the first three episodes of the program as soon as possible. These episodes will act as a prologue/overview for the project and will feature interviews with CSN Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan, Oscar Aparicio of the Better Rivals podcast, David Neumann of Pro Football Focus, and members of the 49ers Faithful. It appears to be about five hours of content once post production has been completed.

Following this three episode release, work will then commence on future episodes of Document 49 as long as it is financially feasible.

And how does Patreon fit in?

Document 49 is an 100% independently produced and funded project. I have no sponsors (yet), there's no greater company attached (yet), and all production costs thus far have come out of my own pocket (sad face).

As of now, I only have the financial means available to release the first three episodes. Beyond that, I will need your help to continue producing the show. It's simply a matter of having money and time to burn, two things I don't have when I work my regular gigs in the TV industry. If I was doing a typical podcast, where I just discussed topics with a co-host, then I could juggle both Document 49 and my usual career simultaneously. But to produce an audio documentary at the highest level of quality possible, Document 49 needs 100% of my attention. It's simply a tremendous amount of work.
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D49 Supporter
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One-time or monthly donations welcome. Thank you for supporting Document 49!
Greetings Document 49 fans, and welcome to the D49 Patreon page!

My first attempt to fund Document 49 on Kickstarter failed, but there have been ongoing requests by listeners to donate to the continued production of program. I am very grateful for any and all monetary support you can provide.

Recapping the current state of production, the third episode of Document 49 is scheduled for release by the end of the year. Beyond that, I can only produce what I can afford to financially. The support you provide on Patreon will determine if the program can continue... the greater the amount, the more time I can commit to the program.

For more information about Document 49 and myself, please read the old Kickstarter description below, which has been updated to reflect the current state of production. Thank you so much for your potential contributions. I truly appreciate every donation more than you know.

- NS

What is Document 49?

Document 49 is a documentary podcast covering an obscured era in San Francisco 49ers history, told by the men and women that witnessed it, from 2004 to the present day. It’s a podcast in name, yet the story is presented narratively to the listener, sort of like an audio documentary, with narration, interviews, sound bites, and music all converging to create a listening experience that not only informs, but inspires. Beginning in the leaky locker rooms of Candlestick Park, down to the five-yard line of the Superdome in Super Bowl 47, to up in the shiny press boxes of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara today. It’s the whole story- all of the wins and losses, the facts and rumors, and the triumphs and dysfunction.

Sounds great, but who are you?

My name is Nicholas Sheldon (but you can call me Nick). I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, growing up in the small town of Belmont. I have been a 49er fan my entire life and now live and work in Los Angeles.

And for those out there wondering, Nor Cal > So Cal, always and forever.

I'm the creator, producer, and host of Document 49. I also write and edit the show, perform all the networking duties for arranging interviews and related production needs, run all of the D49 social media channels, design and maintain Document49.com, and sleep during the hours in between. This is a long way of saying that I'm a team of one on this project, so I'm spread very thin at the moment trying to make Document 49 happen.

For about 14 years now, I have worked freelance as a sports television producer/editor in Los Angeles, with my time split between the NFL Network and Tennis Channel. If you're at all curious about my previous work, you can head over to NSEDIT.com to watch some clips and learn more about me.

I have always worked very hard at what I do and constantly strive to provide audiences with emotionally rewarding experiences through media. As a creative, I understand the responsibility I have to you as a potential audience member with whatever I produce, and I consistently set the bar very high for myself as a consequence. For better or worse, there is an endless amount of media available to us today with just a few clicks of a mouse or a television remote, so it is therefore a priority for me to not waste people's time with mediocre work.

(please insert your own "mediocre wide receiver" joke here, then realize Richard Sherman is on the 49ers now, and 2018 continues to makes no sense)

So why Document 49?

Document 49 is a project have wanted to produce in some shape or form since January of 2012. It’s impossible to forget that incredible play, when Alex Smith connected with Vernon Davis for "The Catch 3" during the 2011 NFL Playoffs. It was an unbelievable moment of redemption for both Smith and Davis as well as the entire 49ers organization after nearly a decade of dysfunction and generally second-rate football.

It was three years later though, with the 49ers agreeing to mutually part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh, that the story took a confusing and controversial turn for the worse. And after three consecutive losing seasons following Harbaugh's departure, the rise, fall, and rebirth of the post-Mariucci San Francisco 49ers became a story that needed to be told and told the right way, without bias or compromise.

Very cool. So what's the plan?

The good news is that Document 49 has already been in production for over a year now. Much of that time was spent doing research, both for the story itself and also for me to learn the technical aspects behind launching a podcast (similar but different than television production). A number of interviews have also been recorded with members of the Bay Area press, former 49ers players, and the 49ers Faithful.

As of now, the plan is to finish and release the first three episodes of the program as soon as possible. These episodes will act as a prologue/overview for the project and will feature interviews with CSN Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan, Oscar Aparicio of the Better Rivals podcast, David Neumann of Pro Football Focus, and members of the 49ers Faithful. It appears to be about five hours of content once post production has been completed.

Following this three episode release, work will then commence on future episodes of Document 49 as long as it is financially feasible.

And how does Patreon fit in?

Document 49 is an 100% independently produced and funded project. I have no sponsors (yet), there's no greater company attached (yet), and all production costs thus far have come out of my own pocket (sad face).

As of now, I only have the financial means available to release the first three episodes. Beyond that, I will need your help to continue producing the show. It's simply a matter of having money and time to burn, two things I don't have when I work my regular gigs in the TV industry. If I was doing a typical podcast, where I just discussed topics with a co-host, then I could juggle both Document 49 and my usual career simultaneously. But to produce an audio documentary at the highest level of quality possible, Document 49 needs 100% of my attention. It's simply a tremendous amount of work.

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One-time or monthly donations welcome. Thank you for supporting Document 49!