tl:dr version – there’s a veidt Patreon site available here. Testing whether people hate or tolerate that.
Had been asked by a few people to look into alternatives to the Rockethub crowdfunding campaigns, and having wanted to find a better way to store and distribute larger files, especially one more compatible with phones, i’m currently testing a thing at Patreon.com.
For a buck a month, you’ll have access to new sets, unscaled and in their full, original size, along with some Patreon-only junk. And for $3 more than that, you’ll also (eventually) be able to access full size sets of everything that’s ever gone up on the site and the bonus content, plus outtakes, videos, ebooks, etc.
Also, as opposed to the sporadic crowdfunding campaigns we’ve run in the past, that run for a set # of weeks, and then end, this will be an ongoing thing. Ongoing until it isn’t, anyway.
So, if you’re interested, click the link, or one of the “ads” at top or left, and czech that. Any questions, do let me know. Channeling my inner pre-cog, i’ve assembled a speculative faq:
Why are you shaking down your audience? Because it takes money to do this shid. Got a notebook half full of ideas i’m dying to do, but lack the resources to see realized, and some more ambitious costumes in-progress that are costing far more than originally budgeted. Also, have a movie to finish, and dreaming really big, would love to get some lenses, and a shared or dedicated studio space somewhere around la.
Will the free site continue? That’s certainly the intention.
I already backed a crowdfunding(s)! Thank you! Sincerely: none of this would’ve happened without you. And if you want to see more, i hope you’ll consider trying out our patreon thing. But if for any reason you don’t want to, then don’t.
How often will new stuff go up there? A minimum of 2 new postings a week, between new sets and archival stuff. Keyword there being minimum…very much intend to over-deliver for your $1/$4.
Why shouldn’t i just wait, until there’s more stuff on there? That’s certainly rational…hang back for a bit, and see how many posts build up there. But if you’re up on your game theory, don’t wait too long; assume the possibility that i might be rational, too. If there’s not much interest at the beginning, i probably won’t keep it going.
(In fact, i’m writing this four weeks from now, where it’s already utterly failed. We’ve long-since deleted any reference to it, and agreed to never speak of it again, as we move on to different projects.)
Will the 20 full-size sets from the last crowdfunding be available there? Yes, those will all be up soon, amongst other things.