AtlasOne is creating Game videos: Informational and analytical content.
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patron

$5
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Hey everybody, my name is Robert, though you may know me from my YouTube channel, AtlasOne. Over the years, through random fiddling and experimenting, I've learned a wide breadth of skills that are useful to content creation: Music production, sound design, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing. Using those skills, I decided to finally take the plunge and enter the world of YouTube content creation, about the topic that I'm most passionate about -- games.

Gaming is something that's been a part of my life since I was a toddler playing the Sega Genesis, and by the time I was six years old and playing on a PS1, I knew that me and games were going to be inseparable for life. As I grow older, many things in my life change, but games are a constant.

My videos take a non-trivial amount of time to put together. The more of an income I can gain from these videos, the more amount of time I can devote to them. Hopefully someday I'll be able to talk and write about games full-time.

I'd like to be transparent about how much time goes into my videos, so you can be informed of where your dollar goes. It varies depending on the type of content I'm working on, but I want to focus on more analytical content as time goes on, so that's what I'll use for this example:

  • I typically take two days to write a script for a 10-15 minute video. I'm long-winded by nature, and critical of my own work. I don't like to write anything that I'll come to regret later, and my scripts often require researching a given topic beyond my own surface level knowledge. I usually have a rough draft up in one day, and then spend the next day reading, editing, and double checking.
      
  • Recording the voice-over for the script takes me approximately 8-10 times longer than the final product, not including pickup lines to fix errors or mistakes. That is to say that if I'm recording a 15-minute video, I will spend 120-150 minutes on average. I have a bit of a stammer, and while my times improve the more practice I get, that's how it stands for now.
      
  • Editing the audio for 15 minute script takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on what I have to do. I'm an audio hobbyist, but I usually work in the realm of music, so I'm not quite as good as I could be when it comes to voice over. 
      
  • Editing the video, and all associated tasks (such as capturing gameplay footage and ripping promotional content like trailers, official walkthroughs, or videos from gaming news outlets to be used in a video) takes 20-50 hours per video. The more complicated edits that are required, the longer it takes. I expect my times to improve here as I grow more acclimated to video editing, but the nature of the work translates to a lot of trial and error for me, because I try many different approaches to any given cut. 
      
  • In total, from script, to audio, to video, I spend 40-80 hours per 10-15 minute video. Longer videos will require proportionally greater time investment. As time goes on, I hope to improve my skill and make my workflow as efficient as possible!
      
  • As of this writing, monetization on my YouTube channel has earned me about $80, most of which came from one, very successful video. Even if every video I put out made that much, I would be making about $1-2 per hour of time investment.

It's not all about the money, and I make content because I want to. And I want to keep making it! My goal is to make the type of content that I myself would want to watch, and I will do that as often as I am able.

I just wanted to give you guys an honest breakdown of what goes into making a video so that you can be as in-the-know as possible of where your donations are going, and so you can make an educated decision on whether or not to become a patron. Thank you for your interest.


I want to create unique and interesting content that discusses everything from a casual look at a game I enjoy, to a 20-minute in-depth analysis on a game's specific design. I want to always be able to take the time to research a given topic thoroughly, and cite my sources to give credit where credit is due. I want to share the things I love about games, and I want to share the things that many people overlook when they play a game. I always want to be critical of the things I don't like or I feel are harmful to the medium and industry, and I never want to be put in a position where I have to choose between expressing myself honestly and accepting pay from a sponsor.

That's where you come in. With Patreon, creators of all different types can retain their full independence without ever compromising on what they want to say or do. I'm turning to Patreon because, to put it plainly: I trust and believe in the power of everyday people to choose who to fund.

Thank you so much for your consideration. I really appreciate all the support that folks have shown me so far. It truly means a lot to me, so even if you don't decide to become a Patron, thank you!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
- Access to update posts here on Patreon, where I talk about what I'm working on or what I'm planning.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- You can submit your name (or a username), and I'll include it at the end of every video!


- Access to polls on Patreon to help decide what I do next. 


- Access to behind the scenes photos/cam footage of the production of my content, including sneak peaks of scripts, audio, and video.


- All previous rewards.

$10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
- You can submit a quote, and every time I make a video I'll choose one submitted quote at random to include on a video's end title card.


- All previous rewards.

The "I want to support you" Tier
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier is for people who want to support an independent creator and have money to spend. You'll get all previous rewards, and the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing that you're going above and beyond the call to help support me. I'll send you a personal, one-of-a-kind thank-you message, and I hope I'll be able to express enough gratitude.


Plus, I'll post cat pics.

Goals
$5 of $50 per month
At $50 a month, I'll be able to pick up and review at least one new game per month. As it stands, I talk about the games that I own, and while I always try to grab new games while I can, some inevitably slip through the cracks. With a monthly game fund, I'll always be able to stay on top of major releases.
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Hey everybody, my name is Robert, though you may know me from my YouTube channel, AtlasOne. Over the years, through random fiddling and experimenting, I've learned a wide breadth of skills that are useful to content creation: Music production, sound design, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing. Using those skills, I decided to finally take the plunge and enter the world of YouTube content creation, about the topic that I'm most passionate about -- games.

Gaming is something that's been a part of my life since I was a toddler playing the Sega Genesis, and by the time I was six years old and playing on a PS1, I knew that me and games were going to be inseparable for life. As I grow older, many things in my life change, but games are a constant.

My videos take a non-trivial amount of time to put together. The more of an income I can gain from these videos, the more amount of time I can devote to them. Hopefully someday I'll be able to talk and write about games full-time.

I'd like to be transparent about how much time goes into my videos, so you can be informed of where your dollar goes. It varies depending on the type of content I'm working on, but I want to focus on more analytical content as time goes on, so that's what I'll use for this example:

  • I typically take two days to write a script for a 10-15 minute video. I'm long-winded by nature, and critical of my own work. I don't like to write anything that I'll come to regret later, and my scripts often require researching a given topic beyond my own surface level knowledge. I usually have a rough draft up in one day, and then spend the next day reading, editing, and double checking.
      
  • Recording the voice-over for the script takes me approximately 8-10 times longer than the final product, not including pickup lines to fix errors or mistakes. That is to say that if I'm recording a 15-minute video, I will spend 120-150 minutes on average. I have a bit of a stammer, and while my times improve the more practice I get, that's how it stands for now.
      
  • Editing the audio for 15 minute script takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on what I have to do. I'm an audio hobbyist, but I usually work in the realm of music, so I'm not quite as good as I could be when it comes to voice over. 
      
  • Editing the video, and all associated tasks (such as capturing gameplay footage and ripping promotional content like trailers, official walkthroughs, or videos from gaming news outlets to be used in a video) takes 20-50 hours per video. The more complicated edits that are required, the longer it takes. I expect my times to improve here as I grow more acclimated to video editing, but the nature of the work translates to a lot of trial and error for me, because I try many different approaches to any given cut. 
      
  • In total, from script, to audio, to video, I spend 40-80 hours per 10-15 minute video. Longer videos will require proportionally greater time investment. As time goes on, I hope to improve my skill and make my workflow as efficient as possible!
      
  • As of this writing, monetization on my YouTube channel has earned me about $80, most of which came from one, very successful video. Even if every video I put out made that much, I would be making about $1-2 per hour of time investment.

It's not all about the money, and I make content because I want to. And I want to keep making it! My goal is to make the type of content that I myself would want to watch, and I will do that as often as I am able.

I just wanted to give you guys an honest breakdown of what goes into making a video so that you can be as in-the-know as possible of where your donations are going, and so you can make an educated decision on whether or not to become a patron. Thank you for your interest.


I want to create unique and interesting content that discusses everything from a casual look at a game I enjoy, to a 20-minute in-depth analysis on a game's specific design. I want to always be able to take the time to research a given topic thoroughly, and cite my sources to give credit where credit is due. I want to share the things I love about games, and I want to share the things that many people overlook when they play a game. I always want to be critical of the things I don't like or I feel are harmful to the medium and industry, and I never want to be put in a position where I have to choose between expressing myself honestly and accepting pay from a sponsor.

That's where you come in. With Patreon, creators of all different types can retain their full independence without ever compromising on what they want to say or do. I'm turning to Patreon because, to put it plainly: I trust and believe in the power of everyday people to choose who to fund.

Thank you so much for your consideration. I really appreciate all the support that folks have shown me so far. It truly means a lot to me, so even if you don't decide to become a Patron, thank you!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
- Access to update posts here on Patreon, where I talk about what I'm working on or what I'm planning.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- You can submit your name (or a username), and I'll include it at the end of every video!


- Access to polls on Patreon to help decide what I do next. 


- Access to behind the scenes photos/cam footage of the production of my content, including sneak peaks of scripts, audio, and video.


- All previous rewards.

$10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
- You can submit a quote, and every time I make a video I'll choose one submitted quote at random to include on a video's end title card.


- All previous rewards.

The "I want to support you" Tier
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier is for people who want to support an independent creator and have money to spend. You'll get all previous rewards, and the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing that you're going above and beyond the call to help support me. I'll send you a personal, one-of-a-kind thank-you message, and I hope I'll be able to express enough gratitude.


Plus, I'll post cat pics.