Gregory Austin McConnell is creating videos and telling stories.
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patrons

$649
per month
Hi there. My name is Gregory Austin McConnell - my friends call me Austin, and YouTube calls me austinmcconnell. I run a channel over on that platform, and I use it to tell stories. People like to listen to them.

I've gained a little notoriety for making videos about filmmakingweb showsbooksboard gamestelevisionsportsobscure artistsfast food, and lime-green squirt gun emoji. I also made a goofy video about skydiving that went viral a little while ago for some reason. And I made two obscure comic book characters so popular that Ron Howard and company decided to put them in the next Star Wars film. I don't understand why any of this is happening, but my wife assures me she is very proud of these things.

I was nominated as Breakout YouTuber of the Year at the 10th annual Shorty Awards, and since then, around 700,000 people have subscribed to my channel. Some of them have asked to support me in what I do, so, here we are.

What is this Patreon thing, and why are you pestering me about it?


Well, look - I'll state upfront: if money is tight for you, be smart and use it in some other way than this. Don't put yourself in financial risk for some obscure YouTuber.

BUT - if you like the stuff I make and want to help me make more, this is the way to do it. Patreon lets you send regular financial support to creators (like me) each month. You help me put food on the table for my family, and I do my best to keep churning out content you might enjoy. You can opt out at any time, so if I stop tickling your fancy, you no longer have to pay. Win-win, right? 

Okay, I want to help. How does this work?


Great! So click "Become a Patron" (or whatever the big button is on this page), and you'll be able to choose how much to send per month. There are different Patron levels (with different perks), so just pick whichever you'd prefer.

Levels? Interesting.


Yeah - I think so, too. There are 3 different support levels, depending on your personal preference, and financial willingness. Again, please don't put yourself into poverty. That's dumb. Just pick a level that makes sense for you, and we'll both win.

So, where does this money go?


First, it goes toward continuing and improving the YouTube channel. I love making videos, but they take time. Writing, shooting, editing, uploading, advertising, etc. is a bunch of work, and it's hard to do by myself in a timely manner. In order to get a video out every week (my current rate), I'll often work 100+ hours on it. Since I have a full-time job in addition to YouTube, this time is usually subtracted from my sleep. I would really like to change that. Your support would help me finally hire an assistant editor to get videos out quicker, and I'll be able to actually improve the quality and quantity of my online stuff, overall.

Second, consider it as support for my larger-scale projects. I've got a lot of irons in the fire, including a feature film and an animated web series. I'm really excited about tackling them in 2019, and you'll be helping out a lot with that. I essentially have a list of projects I'm determined to complete, and the order in which they are completed will depend a lot on how much public support/interest there is. You can get an idea of some of these projects under the "goals" section.

Third, you'll be helping me support my family. My wife would not agree to a photo, so this is our dog. He thanks you for your generosity.

Tiers
BRONZE LEVEL - $5
$5 or more per month

Behind-The-Scenes Access 

Your name in the credits ONCE a month.

SILVER LEVEL - $10
$10 or more per month

Behind-The-Scenes Access

Your name in the credits at least TWICE a month. 

Early video releases. 

GOLD LEVEL - $50
$50 or more per month

Behind-The-Scenes Access

TOP CREDITS in every (creditable) video.

FREE ACCESS to Live Events.

Exclusive Merch discounts. 

Goals
$649 of $1,000 per month
This will guarantee another year of regular content on YouTube. Average of 2 videos a month. Unless, y'know, I'm incapacitated, or something. 
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Hi there. My name is Gregory Austin McConnell - my friends call me Austin, and YouTube calls me austinmcconnell. I run a channel over on that platform, and I use it to tell stories. People like to listen to them.

I've gained a little notoriety for making videos about filmmakingweb showsbooksboard gamestelevisionsportsobscure artistsfast food, and lime-green squirt gun emoji. I also made a goofy video about skydiving that went viral a little while ago for some reason. And I made two obscure comic book characters so popular that Ron Howard and company decided to put them in the next Star Wars film. I don't understand why any of this is happening, but my wife assures me she is very proud of these things.

I was nominated as Breakout YouTuber of the Year at the 10th annual Shorty Awards, and since then, around 700,000 people have subscribed to my channel. Some of them have asked to support me in what I do, so, here we are.

What is this Patreon thing, and why are you pestering me about it?


Well, look - I'll state upfront: if money is tight for you, be smart and use it in some other way than this. Don't put yourself in financial risk for some obscure YouTuber.

BUT - if you like the stuff I make and want to help me make more, this is the way to do it. Patreon lets you send regular financial support to creators (like me) each month. You help me put food on the table for my family, and I do my best to keep churning out content you might enjoy. You can opt out at any time, so if I stop tickling your fancy, you no longer have to pay. Win-win, right? 

Okay, I want to help. How does this work?


Great! So click "Become a Patron" (or whatever the big button is on this page), and you'll be able to choose how much to send per month. There are different Patron levels (with different perks), so just pick whichever you'd prefer.

Levels? Interesting.


Yeah - I think so, too. There are 3 different support levels, depending on your personal preference, and financial willingness. Again, please don't put yourself into poverty. That's dumb. Just pick a level that makes sense for you, and we'll both win.

So, where does this money go?


First, it goes toward continuing and improving the YouTube channel. I love making videos, but they take time. Writing, shooting, editing, uploading, advertising, etc. is a bunch of work, and it's hard to do by myself in a timely manner. In order to get a video out every week (my current rate), I'll often work 100+ hours on it. Since I have a full-time job in addition to YouTube, this time is usually subtracted from my sleep. I would really like to change that. Your support would help me finally hire an assistant editor to get videos out quicker, and I'll be able to actually improve the quality and quantity of my online stuff, overall.

Second, consider it as support for my larger-scale projects. I've got a lot of irons in the fire, including a feature film and an animated web series. I'm really excited about tackling them in 2019, and you'll be helping out a lot with that. I essentially have a list of projects I'm determined to complete, and the order in which they are completed will depend a lot on how much public support/interest there is. You can get an idea of some of these projects under the "goals" section.

Third, you'll be helping me support my family. My wife would not agree to a photo, so this is our dog. He thanks you for your generosity.

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Tiers
BRONZE LEVEL - $5
$5 or more per month

Behind-The-Scenes Access 

Your name in the credits ONCE a month.

SILVER LEVEL - $10
$10 or more per month

Behind-The-Scenes Access

Your name in the credits at least TWICE a month. 

Early video releases. 

GOLD LEVEL - $50
$50 or more per month

Behind-The-Scenes Access

TOP CREDITS in every (creditable) video.

FREE ACCESS to Live Events.

Exclusive Merch discounts.