Bryan Rumsey

Bryan Rumsey

is creating Video Tutorials for Steam Input

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patrons
Hey everyone, thanks for visiting my Patreon page. My name is Bryan and I make videos about Steam Input, a controller profiling software that is a part of Steam. The aim of these videos is to be informative both for new and experienced users. Currently I have a single ongoing series, Steam Input Essentials, which introduces a single topic per episode. Each topic is spoken about exhaustively and in a manner that most people will be able to understand. More complex ideas are broken down into more digestible information so that, by the end of the series, viewers will feel confident using the software in its entirety. Two more series will eventually be added, one focusing on advanced techniques by using multiple aspects of the software and another where I examine my personal controller configurations in the software and explain why or how I created them. 

So why Patreon?
Creating these videos requires a lot of time as I research the topics, write and edit scripts, record content, and create/edit the final video. Not to mention the costs in hardware to play the games and capture the footage as well as the costs of games themselves. I also have aspirations to continue increasing the quality of the videos. Better audio equipment, artwork, and editing software add to the expenses of content creation. I could use ad revenue but I'd rather not. First and foremost, I don't like ads. They are intrusive and distracting to the viewer. So on an integrity level, I don't want to use something that I personally dislike. Secondly, I don't produce content quickly enough for ad revenue to actually reach decent numbers. If I made daily videos it could definitely add up but my types of videos aren't really designed for that since they take more time to produce. 

What kind of rewards do I give out?
I don't see a point to limiting the amount of people that are included in a conversation, especially when the limiting factor is monetary. For that reason alone none of my rewards provide exclusive content. Some are simple shout outs, some may help form the channel, and others simply provide early access to the same content that every else will see later. The current rewards list is in no way final and is always subject to change. I am open to suggestions as well if anyone has any great ideas for future rewards. 

Refunds are always available!
I want to make this part very clear as it is very important to me. Any contributor is welcome to ask for a refund for any reason and I will happily oblige. If you aren't happy with the content for a particular month or think the quality has taken a hit or even just have some financial issues and need the money back or whatever, then simply contact me through any means and I will make sure you get your refund, no questions asked. 

Finally
I want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point; whether that aid was criticism, financial support, or even simple enthusiasm. The support I have received from my viewers has helped me to grow from a simple blogger to a making video essays with actual production value. Getting this far has had its share of frustration and stress but the comments and thoughts from everyone makes it worthwhile. Thanks!
Tiers
Credits Appearance
$5 or more per month
All patrons at this tier will have their name displayed in the end credits of every episode.
Early Script
$10 or more per month
Patrons at this tier will get access to the final script before the video goes live. 
Early Video
$15 or more per month
Patrons at this tier will get a private link to the next episode before it launches publicly.
Goals
10% complete
At this amount of funding I will be able to upgrade all of the audio and video equipment I use for the show. This includes pop filters, proper microphones, and actual lighting equipment.
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Hey everyone, thanks for visiting my Patreon page. My name is Bryan and I make videos about Steam Input, a controller profiling software that is a part of Steam. The aim of these videos is to be informative both for new and experienced users. Currently I have a single ongoing series, Steam Input Essentials, which introduces a single topic per episode. Each topic is spoken about exhaustively and in a manner that most people will be able to understand. More complex ideas are broken down into more digestible information so that, by the end of the series, viewers will feel confident using the software in its entirety. Two more series will eventually be added, one focusing on advanced techniques by using multiple aspects of the software and another where I examine my personal controller configurations in the software and explain why or how I created them. 

So why Patreon?
Creating these videos requires a lot of time as I research the topics, write and edit scripts, record content, and create/edit the final video. Not to mention the costs in hardware to play the games and capture the footage as well as the costs of games themselves. I also have aspirations to continue increasing the quality of the videos. Better audio equipment, artwork, and editing software add to the expenses of content creation. I could use ad revenue but I'd rather not. First and foremost, I don't like ads. They are intrusive and distracting to the viewer. So on an integrity level, I don't want to use something that I personally dislike. Secondly, I don't produce content quickly enough for ad revenue to actually reach decent numbers. If I made daily videos it could definitely add up but my types of videos aren't really designed for that since they take more time to produce. 

What kind of rewards do I give out?
I don't see a point to limiting the amount of people that are included in a conversation, especially when the limiting factor is monetary. For that reason alone none of my rewards provide exclusive content. Some are simple shout outs, some may help form the channel, and others simply provide early access to the same content that every else will see later. The current rewards list is in no way final and is always subject to change. I am open to suggestions as well if anyone has any great ideas for future rewards. 

Refunds are always available!
I want to make this part very clear as it is very important to me. Any contributor is welcome to ask for a refund for any reason and I will happily oblige. If you aren't happy with the content for a particular month or think the quality has taken a hit or even just have some financial issues and need the money back or whatever, then simply contact me through any means and I will make sure you get your refund, no questions asked. 

Finally
I want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point; whether that aid was criticism, financial support, or even simple enthusiasm. The support I have received from my viewers has helped me to grow from a simple blogger to a making video essays with actual production value. Getting this far has had its share of frustration and stress but the comments and thoughts from everyone makes it worthwhile. Thanks!

Recent posts by Bryan Rumsey

Tiers
Credits Appearance
$5 or more per month
All patrons at this tier will have their name displayed in the end credits of every episode.
Early Script
$10 or more per month
Patrons at this tier will get access to the final script before the video goes live. 
Early Video
$15 or more per month
Patrons at this tier will get a private link to the next episode before it launches publicly.