DaveTrippin is creating Moving Pictures
44
patrons
$190
per month
I started my channel on Aug 3, 2013. Really I had no idea what I was doing to begin with. I had never recorded myself. I had never uploaded a video to any kind of social media. In fact, I loathed social media for what I percieved as its primary purpose of promoting false representations of ourselves. But I was willing to forgo all of that negativity if it meant I could express and share something creative which I had made. I found very quickly that socia media platforms are not in all cases abused for the purpose of self aggradizement. There are in fact large positive groups of interlinked creatives out there who's only purpose is to help each other become better at whichever craft they've chosen. A truly remarkable act of community in the modern age. I now believe things like Youtube, or any other media sharing platform for that matter, can be described best as the following: a mirror. They reflect back at us what we project on to them. With that belief I create for my channel. It's all too tempting to create for the clicks, the money, the easy popularity, but in the end it would be hollow. Reflected back at me would be shallowness, endless pointless videos, and nothing I could be ever be proud of beyond its purely statistical success. And numbers don't keep you warm at night, making something memorable does. Another way of saying this is that I believe in quality not quantity. And I mean that in all things. Not just in regard to the content I create but for the community of people who consume it. 100 people who truly care about what you create is worth infinitely more than a massive number who only tune in to watch you churn out garbage for mass consumption. It is for that reason I have created my Patreon. Patreon creates the opportunity for smaller passionate creators to compete with larger channels through the force of their stronger community. Where I do not really know if I could ever become a full time creator on Youtube through subscribership, I am certain I can do it with enough support on Patreon. Because of you, I could eventually become a full time creator and dedicate myself entirely to improving my craft. The result of full-time creation would be a constant stream of new and ever evolving content. I would be proud of creating this content, and my community could enjoy it, knowing in large part they were directly responsible for its existence. And that, is ultimately my goal.

The support I receive on Patreon will be re-invested directly back into the channel. The supporters that wish to participate more, can, through Patreon. As I reach each monetary goal a different part of the channel will improve, and there is a lot to improve. The more that I can improve the more creative I become.

If you want to know more specifics check out the milestones and goals I have and other rewards for donating.








Tiers
THE GATEKEEPERS
$1 or more per month

For this level of support I will be eternally grateful and you'll gain access to...


  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart
  • Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation.
THE ASCENDANT
$2 or more per month

For this level of support I will be eternally grateful X2. No additional rewards from level one but you know I appreciate the X2 support.


  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation.
SERAPHIM
$5 or more per month


For this level of support you move beyond my eternal gratitude to something otherworldly. Not enough could be said about your pure awesomeness. Additionally your mortal rewards include:


  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart 
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation. 
LEGION
$10 or more per month
For this level of support you ascend through the veil of reality and my gratitude can no longer be expressed in words I must instead use the following symbol to express my thanks - (0) - In addition, you will receive:


  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart  
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation. 
THE SLOW CLAP
$25 or more per month

At this level of support you deserve your own universe. Thanks so much. You will receive all the above mentioned benefits plus please suggest a video and I'll do my best to make it.

 

  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart  
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation. 
Goals
$190 of $800 per month
 

I've learned a lot about how to create smooth movement in post-production editing, but let's face it - nothing will replace the on the tracks effect you gain by using a gimbal. If I can reach this level of support I will purchase the Zhiyun Crane Gimbal and take my film making to the next level.   
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I started my channel on Aug 3, 2013. Really I had no idea what I was doing to begin with. I had never recorded myself. I had never uploaded a video to any kind of social media. In fact, I loathed social media for what I percieved as its primary purpose of promoting false representations of ourselves. But I was willing to forgo all of that negativity if it meant I could express and share something creative which I had made. I found very quickly that socia media platforms are not in all cases abused for the purpose of self aggradizement. There are in fact large positive groups of interlinked creatives out there who's only purpose is to help each other become better at whichever craft they've chosen. A truly remarkable act of community in the modern age. I now believe things like Youtube, or any other media sharing platform for that matter, can be described best as the following: a mirror. They reflect back at us what we project on to them. With that belief I create for my channel. It's all too tempting to create for the clicks, the money, the easy popularity, but in the end it would be hollow. Reflected back at me would be shallowness, endless pointless videos, and nothing I could be ever be proud of beyond its purely statistical success. And numbers don't keep you warm at night, making something memorable does. Another way of saying this is that I believe in quality not quantity. And I mean that in all things. Not just in regard to the content I create but for the community of people who consume it. 100 people who truly care about what you create is worth infinitely more than a massive number who only tune in to watch you churn out garbage for mass consumption. It is for that reason I have created my Patreon. Patreon creates the opportunity for smaller passionate creators to compete with larger channels through the force of their stronger community. Where I do not really know if I could ever become a full time creator on Youtube through subscribership, I am certain I can do it with enough support on Patreon. Because of you, I could eventually become a full time creator and dedicate myself entirely to improving my craft. The result of full-time creation would be a constant stream of new and ever evolving content. I would be proud of creating this content, and my community could enjoy it, knowing in large part they were directly responsible for its existence. And that, is ultimately my goal.

The support I receive on Patreon will be re-invested directly back into the channel. The supporters that wish to participate more, can, through Patreon. As I reach each monetary goal a different part of the channel will improve, and there is a lot to improve. The more that I can improve the more creative I become.

If you want to know more specifics check out the milestones and goals I have and other rewards for donating.








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Tiers
THE GATEKEEPERS
$1 or more per month

For this level of support I will be eternally grateful and you'll gain access to...


  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart
  • Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation.
THE ASCENDANT
$2 or more per month

For this level of support I will be eternally grateful X2. No additional rewards from level one but you know I appreciate the X2 support.


  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation.
SERAPHIM
$5 or more per month


For this level of support you move beyond my eternal gratitude to something otherworldly. Not enough could be said about your pure awesomeness. Additionally your mortal rewards include:


  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart 
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation. 
LEGION
$10 or more per month
For this level of support you ascend through the veil of reality and my gratitude can no longer be expressed in words I must instead use the following symbol to express my thanks - (0) - In addition, you will receive:


  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart  
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation. 
THE SLOW CLAP
$25 or more per month

At this level of support you deserve your own universe. Thanks so much. You will receive all the above mentioned benefits plus please suggest a video and I'll do my best to make it.

 

  • Copy of my E-book StoneHeart  
  • Ongoing access to a growing folder of photos I've taken around Japan (perfect for all backgrounds on your digital devices)
  •  Access to my Patreon Exclusive Discord Server: Got questions about Japan? Want to learn to edit video or photography? Come join the conversation.