Sir Wade Neistadt is creating Animation, VFX & Motion Graphics & teaching you how to do it too
13

patrons

$247
per month
In less than 4 years, I went from having no experience in Animation, VFX, or Digital Art- to becoming a Trainer at DreamWorks Animation, in charge of the curriculum for Animation, Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, and over 40 other classes- and after 2 years, leaving the studio to become an independent Content Creator & YouTuber to help others pursue their creative passions!

When I decided to become an animator, I looked to the internet for guidance and found only stories from older artists explaining that when 3D Animation emerged, jobs were handed out to anyone who'd used a computer before. This didn't help me at all, so instead I've decided to share my journey and everything I learn along the way so that future artists can learn from my experience and use the knowledge to help in their own career paths!

So thank you all so much for joining the community I'm building, and for becoming Patrons! With your support I'm able to create more and more educational and interesting content to help you learn and grow as we all hone our skills and explore this incredible age of creative opportunities!!
Tiers
Project File Download
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content in the Patron-only feed
  • Access project files from my YouTube videos (when possible)
  • Be the first to know what videos are on the upcoming slate
Video Voting
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Pick your favorite topics! You get to vote on 2 of the videos I post each month!
  • Also includes the previous rewards
Live Q&As (Recorded for You)
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Come ask questions! Each month I'll hold a private patron-only Q&A for up to 2 hours to answer your questions and help however I can.
  • Each Q&A will be recorded and available for patrons to watch, even if you miss it!
  • Also includes the previous rewards
Live Software Lessons & Demos (Recorded)
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Let's make cool stuff! Each month I'll hold a live demo/lesson on something useful and awesome
  • Maya, After Effects, VR, Photoshop, etc.
  • Sessions will be recorded and available for only you to watch, even if you miss it!
  • You get to download the project files, if applicable!
  • Requests will be welcome, and much of what I show will be based on what you ask for.
  • Also includes the previous rewards, including Q&As
Critiques & Reel Reviews
$99 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
  • Show me your work! I will review and critique your shots, portfolio, or reel.
  • Up to twice per month I will record a video review of your work with drawovers for you to keep and rewatch.
  • We can also use one of those sessions to explore technical issues you may be having in the software, or tools that could help you in your work.
  • Also includes the previous rewards including Live Lessons & Demos
Monthly Video Selector
$499 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Choose your favorite topic! Each month you get to choose one video from my YouTube Future Video List for me to create.
  • The video you select is not affected by the Video Voting Reward.
  • Also includes the previous rewards including Critiques
Golden Ticket!
$999 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Basically I'll personally mentor you and teach you everything I can!
  • Private Tutoring: Let's hang out in a private Google Hangouts session every month to discuss whatever you'd like, or to learn whatever you want, you incredible human!
  • Your name will be featured in any long-format videos created during the duration of your donation.
  • Also includes ALL the previous rewards, including Video Selection!
Goals
$247 of $2,000 per month
Full Shot Walkthrough & Tutorial!

When we hit this goal, I'll animate and walk you through a full shot from start to finish- planning and reference through polish!

The shot will be based on ideas from my Patrons, and you lovely people will have exclusive access to all the BTS Content :)
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In less than 4 years, I went from having no experience in Animation, VFX, or Digital Art- to becoming a Trainer at DreamWorks Animation, in charge of the curriculum for Animation, Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, and over 40 other classes- and after 2 years, leaving the studio to become an independent Content Creator & YouTuber to help others pursue their creative passions!

When I decided to become an animator, I looked to the internet for guidance and found only stories from older artists explaining that when 3D Animation emerged, jobs were handed out to anyone who'd used a computer before. This didn't help me at all, so instead I've decided to share my journey and everything I learn along the way so that future artists can learn from my experience and use the knowledge to help in their own career paths!

So thank you all so much for joining the community I'm building, and for becoming Patrons! With your support I'm able to create more and more educational and interesting content to help you learn and grow as we all hone our skills and explore this incredible age of creative opportunities!!

Recent posts by Sir Wade Neistadt

Tiers
Project File Download
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content in the Patron-only feed
  • Access project files from my YouTube videos (when possible)
  • Be the first to know what videos are on the upcoming slate
Video Voting
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Pick your favorite topics! You get to vote on 2 of the videos I post each month!
  • Also includes the previous rewards
Live Q&As (Recorded for You)
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Come ask questions! Each month I'll hold a private patron-only Q&A for up to 2 hours to answer your questions and help however I can.
  • Each Q&A will be recorded and available for patrons to watch, even if you miss it!
  • Also includes the previous rewards
Live Software Lessons & Demos (Recorded)
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Let's make cool stuff! Each month I'll hold a live demo/lesson on something useful and awesome
  • Maya, After Effects, VR, Photoshop, etc.
  • Sessions will be recorded and available for only you to watch, even if you miss it!
  • You get to download the project files, if applicable!
  • Requests will be welcome, and much of what I show will be based on what you ask for.
  • Also includes the previous rewards, including Q&As
Critiques & Reel Reviews
$99 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
  • Show me your work! I will review and critique your shots, portfolio, or reel.
  • Up to twice per month I will record a video review of your work with drawovers for you to keep and rewatch.
  • We can also use one of those sessions to explore technical issues you may be having in the software, or tools that could help you in your work.
  • Also includes the previous rewards including Live Lessons & Demos
Monthly Video Selector
$499 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Choose your favorite topic! Each month you get to choose one video from my YouTube Future Video List for me to create.
  • The video you select is not affected by the Video Voting Reward.
  • Also includes the previous rewards including Critiques
Golden Ticket!
$999 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Basically I'll personally mentor you and teach you everything I can!
  • Private Tutoring: Let's hang out in a private Google Hangouts session every month to discuss whatever you'd like, or to learn whatever you want, you incredible human!
  • Your name will be featured in any long-format videos created during the duration of your donation.
  • Also includes ALL the previous rewards, including Video Selection!