Pedal Powered Anthropology

is creating Documentaries and Educational Articles

6

patrons

$12

per month
My name is Joe LyonWurm, and I'm an anthropologist.

With a background in Four-Fields Anthropology, I travel on bicycle to learn about the cultural significance, history, and events of the various areas I travel to--documenting it all, and sharing what I learn along the way.

The basic idea is to get people excited about the world around them while simultaneously humanizing the people that study it.

What I’m up to:

If you’re a fan of my work and considering contributing, you might want to know what I’m doing with the money.

As of right now I have a lot of content on YouTube, Wordpress, Instagram, and Facebook, as also have two feature-length documentaries published to DVD with both home viewing and institutional licensing.

Here is the content I intend to post regularly, with the addition of patrons-only content and updates that will accompany most projects:

1-3 original images per week on Instagram. These will be related to the field of anthropology and may include production images, on-location images, travel shots, or general updates. 
2 blog entries per month. Blog topics range from the four fields of anthropology, to video production, to the world of adventure cycling and more. Sometimes something will get me worked up and I’ll just have to make a big deal out of it.
1-2 new minor videos quarterly. Like my introduction to anthropology series? In similar format, these videos will be about 10-20 minutes and will cover themes or individual subjects within anthropology, and specific projects I’ve personally done.
1 major project per year. These may include feature length documentaries on DVD, podcast series, or (eventually) books.
On a daily basis I will be carefully vetting content from other publishers that fit within the general theme of anthropology. These will go on the Facebook page or in the group, or may even be the subject of blog posts.
And lastly, several times a year I am invited to guest speak or screen a documentary. I do my best to promote these events and ensure that they happen regularly so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend.

Started in May, 2017, Pedal Powered Anthropology has been getting attention from various museums, national parks, cycling advocacy groups, and colleges. With loads of content and interest only growing, I am looking to make Pedal Powered Anthropology self sustaining in order to devote more time to research and production in order to cover as wide a breadth of topics as possible and bring exciting, engaging, and fun content to an ever-growing audience base.

All contributions go directly towards the support and production of high-quality, interactive, and fun educational content with a strong commitment to ethical values and the added bonus of being able to interact with the person producing it. This is also known as "warm, fuzzy feelings."

The thing With Patreon:


Patreon is a service that allows you to directly support artists and creators you enjoy. It allows people to do the things they love while being funded by the people who love it. You will be charged monthly and are free to cancel at any point.



Tiers
Basic Patron
$1 or more per month

Get exclusive access to patrons-only content, including content development, gear reviews, and production updates. Additionally, all patrons at this level will be thanked collectively in all film credits.

Standard Patron
$5 or more per month

Get access to even FANCIER patrons-only content such as early access to upcoming episodes, be specifically credited by name/nickname/email/alias (try to keep it clean!) and sent a thank you package that includes an anthrospin vinyl logo sticker and a personalized letter. Includes lower-level rewards.

Premium Patron
$10 or more per month

Get access to production notes/outlines/images/behind the scenes clips/etc that are otherwise never seen by mortal eyes. Some of this stuff may make its way onto DVD bonus content, but a good amount of it absolutely won't. Includes all lower-level rewards.

Sustaining Patron
$20 or more per month

Receive (included in your thank you package) a copy of Anthrospin's most recent DVD release, and once yearly will receive a compilation DVD of all online video projects produced for the year (plus lots of bonus content) for the duration of contributions. Includes lower-level rewards.

Partnership Patron
$50 or more per month

Receive a copy of all of Anthrospin's DVD releases (one sent per month until you have the entire collection or until you cancel), as well as all future DVD releases before available for purchase. Film credit at this level is promotional, and business information (location, website, logo, etc) will be included in all film credits--DVD or YouTube--as well as on the Anthrospin website for the duration of patronage. Please contact me directly if you're interested in a promotional spot for a specific film project.


Also, if there's something you'd like to see Pedal Powered Anthropology focus on--written or filmed--put it out there and let's see if we can make it happen! Includes all lower level rewards.

Goals
$12 of $100 per month
Right now, the bread and butter of Pedal Powered Anthropology is DVD sales and speaking fees. $100 a month will allow me to have a solid income supplement to be able to work steadily toward production goals even when screenings and sales have slowed.
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My name is Joe LyonWurm, and I'm an anthropologist.

With a background in Four-Fields Anthropology, I travel on bicycle to learn about the cultural significance, history, and events of the various areas I travel to--documenting it all, and sharing what I learn along the way.

The basic idea is to get people excited about the world around them while simultaneously humanizing the people that study it.

What I’m up to:

If you’re a fan of my work and considering contributing, you might want to know what I’m doing with the money.

As of right now I have a lot of content on YouTube, Wordpress, Instagram, and Facebook, as also have two feature-length documentaries published to DVD with both home viewing and institutional licensing.

Here is the content I intend to post regularly, with the addition of patrons-only content and updates that will accompany most projects:

1-3 original images per week on Instagram. These will be related to the field of anthropology and may include production images, on-location images, travel shots, or general updates. 
2 blog entries per month. Blog topics range from the four fields of anthropology, to video production, to the world of adventure cycling and more. Sometimes something will get me worked up and I’ll just have to make a big deal out of it.
1-2 new minor videos quarterly. Like my introduction to anthropology series? In similar format, these videos will be about 10-20 minutes and will cover themes or individual subjects within anthropology, and specific projects I’ve personally done.
1 major project per year. These may include feature length documentaries on DVD, podcast series, or (eventually) books.
On a daily basis I will be carefully vetting content from other publishers that fit within the general theme of anthropology. These will go on the Facebook page or in the group, or may even be the subject of blog posts.
And lastly, several times a year I am invited to guest speak or screen a documentary. I do my best to promote these events and ensure that they happen regularly so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend.

Started in May, 2017, Pedal Powered Anthropology has been getting attention from various museums, national parks, cycling advocacy groups, and colleges. With loads of content and interest only growing, I am looking to make Pedal Powered Anthropology self sustaining in order to devote more time to research and production in order to cover as wide a breadth of topics as possible and bring exciting, engaging, and fun content to an ever-growing audience base.

All contributions go directly towards the support and production of high-quality, interactive, and fun educational content with a strong commitment to ethical values and the added bonus of being able to interact with the person producing it. This is also known as "warm, fuzzy feelings."

The thing With Patreon:


Patreon is a service that allows you to directly support artists and creators you enjoy. It allows people to do the things they love while being funded by the people who love it. You will be charged monthly and are free to cancel at any point.



Recent posts by Pedal Powered Anthropology

Tiers
Basic Patron
$1 or more per month

Get exclusive access to patrons-only content, including content development, gear reviews, and production updates. Additionally, all patrons at this level will be thanked collectively in all film credits.

Standard Patron
$5 or more per month

Get access to even FANCIER patrons-only content such as early access to upcoming episodes, be specifically credited by name/nickname/email/alias (try to keep it clean!) and sent a thank you package that includes an anthrospin vinyl logo sticker and a personalized letter. Includes lower-level rewards.

Premium Patron
$10 or more per month

Get access to production notes/outlines/images/behind the scenes clips/etc that are otherwise never seen by mortal eyes. Some of this stuff may make its way onto DVD bonus content, but a good amount of it absolutely won't. Includes all lower-level rewards.

Sustaining Patron
$20 or more per month

Receive (included in your thank you package) a copy of Anthrospin's most recent DVD release, and once yearly will receive a compilation DVD of all online video projects produced for the year (plus lots of bonus content) for the duration of contributions. Includes lower-level rewards.

Partnership Patron
$50 or more per month

Receive a copy of all of Anthrospin's DVD releases (one sent per month until you have the entire collection or until you cancel), as well as all future DVD releases before available for purchase. Film credit at this level is promotional, and business information (location, website, logo, etc) will be included in all film credits--DVD or YouTube--as well as on the Anthrospin website for the duration of patronage. Please contact me directly if you're interested in a promotional spot for a specific film project.


Also, if there's something you'd like to see Pedal Powered Anthropology focus on--written or filmed--put it out there and let's see if we can make it happen! Includes all lower level rewards.