The Historian's Craft

is creating Videos and Infographics about History and Archaeology

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About

Who Am I?

For those of you who don't know, I'm Michael, the host of The Historian's Craft. I received my B.A. in History with a minor in Anthropology from the State University of New York, College at Cortland. Currently, I am pursuing graduate school in history at the University of Iowa, where I am specializing in Japanese History, with my main focus being on the war crimes committed by the Japanese military during the Second World War, and the intellectual and diplomatic relationship between Imperial Japan and the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945.

Why Did I Start the Channel?

There's a huge segment of the population that has an interest in History, but for one reason or another, many of the professionals and academics don't have great public outreach. As someone who would like to be a future academic, I think that this is a situation that needs to change, and I want my channel to be one of the ways that that change happens. History is for everyone, not just those who can afford college.

How I charge my Patrons

So, the page states that I charge per YouTube video...not really though. I charge my patrons for my animated videos and my long non-animated videos because those require the most work. My book reviews and shorter series (like The Archives) I do not charge for unless I have created a new map/background, as that takes a good deal of time. 

As far as the money is concerned, the funds go to books, animation software, microphones, museum trips, etc., and hopefully one day it'll go towards weaponry and armor, so I can bring that element into the channel.
Goals
$20 of $500 per video
Provided that I can start making roughly $500.00 per animated video, I will have enough funding to drastically expand the scope of the channel: going to museums and archaeological sites is expensive, and I would absolutely love to be able to bring the real stuff to my viewers instead of just my (poor) animations (I'll also be able to afford better software). It will also allow significantly more access to expensive scholarly materials, to ensure that the information is as top-notch as I can make it.
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