John Hepworth is creating Ducky Banana - the Space Faring Duck
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patron
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I am producing a  series of videos featuring 'Ducky Banana' - a space faring forensic evolutionary psychologist (he studies why civilizations fail) who happens to be a duck.

...and carries a banana cannon.

What is Patreon and how can I help?

Patreon is a virtual tip jar where people sponsor creators for making all sorts of projects.  

My project is short animated videos using mixed media - watercolour and digital art work, 3D animation, original music and  voice actors.

I'd love to have your support to do it.

If you would consider giving any amount per video, I will upload to You Tube and Vimeo new videos once or twice a month.  You can set a monthly maximum donation - whatever you're comfortable with - and while I would love your support, we all face many demands on limited resources so my videos will be going online for free regardless.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

I am looking to secure a minimum amount per video so I can write, produce and edit these videos with some degree of regularity and consistent quality.   I've self-financed most of my projects so far, which is great, while the money lasts, but also means things sometimes get abandoned half-way.  

I also want to be able to pay my collaborators for their talents.  I've been lucky to have many generous and talented people help me with their creativity and their time and I'd like to be able to offer something back to them.

While I am pursuing traditional funding routes (Bravo Fact, Arts Council, Etc) - the scripts aren't written yet and I want to push forward.  There are no guarantees a project like this will get funded, which is why I'm asking friends and the public at large to help.  

If you want to see more of Ducky Banana, or are generous and gracious enough to support my efforts regardless of your feelings about the duck, thank you.

A few caveats -- Please don't feel pressured to donate - and don't donate if you're short on cash.  Short on cash sucks.  But if you'd like to be a part of making something a little bit silly, but also, hopefully a little bit serious and true, it's a great feeling to help.

While it's obviously partly about money, it's mainly about support.  For the price of a coffee or whatever you'd like, you'll be encouraging me to make these videos immensely.

For me, the decision to ask for money was very difficult - and it boiled down to this:

Am I serious about doing this project to the best of my ability?  Do I believe that with a little moral and financial support I can pull it off?  And the answer is yes.  If that changes, I'll shut the whole thing down.


And now for some marketing modified boiler plate:

**FREE! FREE! FREE!**

Please know that my videos are going to remain free until control of the copyright passes to my estate and then who knows ? - or until I sell out, at which point, should such a blessed day arrive, you may, of course, opt out of your PATRONAGE and speak ill of me.  In fact, you may OPT OUT, at any time...

What? There's more?

YES!  

Here are some of the perks of supporting these videos




Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Videos!
  Access to the VIP Patrons feed, where I'll tell you what's going on, LIKE ANY IMPENDING METEORITES!! and possibly gossip inappropriately.
Pledge $3 or more per Videos!
Access to the VIP feed AND...

A download link to the full High Def file.
Pledge $5 or more per Videos!

All of the above AND...

One calendar hour before the video goes live, we can google hangout - or meet in a BAR!
Pledge $15 or more per Videos!
All of the above AND...

Want to know how the videos get made?  With this pledge you get access to scripts, VFX projects and the digital art work.
Pledge $25 or more per Videos!
All of the above AND...

Hate to wait?  Get a sneak peek at the video you pledged for BEFORE it gets released into the wild.
Pledge $50 or more per Videos!


All the above rewards PLUS an original painting used in one of the videos.  Signed and dated (or NOT - the choice is YOURS!!!)
Pledge $100 or more per Videos!
All of the above AND...

Want to see your name in lights?  Get an Executive Producer credit - and heck, maybe I can even work your name into the soundtrack backwards?  Give notes on rough cuts and help shape Ducky Banana.
Goals
$14 of $100 per Videos!
    If I reach $100 per video I'll throw a party and spend it all.  It would be a very big deal and worth celebrating.  And then get to work on making the next video even better.
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I am producing a  series of videos featuring 'Ducky Banana' - a space faring forensic evolutionary psychologist (he studies why civilizations fail) who happens to be a duck.

...and carries a banana cannon.

What is Patreon and how can I help?

Patreon is a virtual tip jar where people sponsor creators for making all sorts of projects.  

My project is short animated videos using mixed media - watercolour and digital art work, 3D animation, original music and  voice actors.

I'd love to have your support to do it.

If you would consider giving any amount per video, I will upload to You Tube and Vimeo new videos once or twice a month.  You can set a monthly maximum donation - whatever you're comfortable with - and while I would love your support, we all face many demands on limited resources so my videos will be going online for free regardless.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

I am looking to secure a minimum amount per video so I can write, produce and edit these videos with some degree of regularity and consistent quality.   I've self-financed most of my projects so far, which is great, while the money lasts, but also means things sometimes get abandoned half-way.  

I also want to be able to pay my collaborators for their talents.  I've been lucky to have many generous and talented people help me with their creativity and their time and I'd like to be able to offer something back to them.

While I am pursuing traditional funding routes (Bravo Fact, Arts Council, Etc) - the scripts aren't written yet and I want to push forward.  There are no guarantees a project like this will get funded, which is why I'm asking friends and the public at large to help.  

If you want to see more of Ducky Banana, or are generous and gracious enough to support my efforts regardless of your feelings about the duck, thank you.

A few caveats -- Please don't feel pressured to donate - and don't donate if you're short on cash.  Short on cash sucks.  But if you'd like to be a part of making something a little bit silly, but also, hopefully a little bit serious and true, it's a great feeling to help.

While it's obviously partly about money, it's mainly about support.  For the price of a coffee or whatever you'd like, you'll be encouraging me to make these videos immensely.

For me, the decision to ask for money was very difficult - and it boiled down to this:

Am I serious about doing this project to the best of my ability?  Do I believe that with a little moral and financial support I can pull it off?  And the answer is yes.  If that changes, I'll shut the whole thing down.


And now for some marketing modified boiler plate:

**FREE! FREE! FREE!**

Please know that my videos are going to remain free until control of the copyright passes to my estate and then who knows ? - or until I sell out, at which point, should such a blessed day arrive, you may, of course, opt out of your PATRONAGE and speak ill of me.  In fact, you may OPT OUT, at any time...

What? There's more?

YES!  

Here are some of the perks of supporting these videos




Recent posts by John Hepworth

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Videos!
  Access to the VIP Patrons feed, where I'll tell you what's going on, LIKE ANY IMPENDING METEORITES!! and possibly gossip inappropriately.
Pledge $3 or more per Videos!
Access to the VIP feed AND...

A download link to the full High Def file.
Pledge $5 or more per Videos!

All of the above AND...

One calendar hour before the video goes live, we can google hangout - or meet in a BAR!
Pledge $15 or more per Videos!
All of the above AND...

Want to know how the videos get made?  With this pledge you get access to scripts, VFX projects and the digital art work.
Pledge $25 or more per Videos!
All of the above AND...

Hate to wait?  Get a sneak peek at the video you pledged for BEFORE it gets released into the wild.
Pledge $50 or more per Videos!


All the above rewards PLUS an original painting used in one of the videos.  Signed and dated (or NOT - the choice is YOURS!!!)
Pledge $100 or more per Videos!
All of the above AND...

Want to see your name in lights?  Get an Executive Producer credit - and heck, maybe I can even work your name into the soundtrack backwards?  Give notes on rough cuts and help shape Ducky Banana.