Become a Patron of Out With Dad!
Help us make a new episodes every month!
Thanks to the Patrons of Out With Dad, we’re able to give you two new episodes every month – usually on the second and fourth Thursdays. Out With Dad is 100% funded by the Patrons of Out With Dad, using Patreon.
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a recurring crowdfunding platform that enables fans to become patrons of the arts. It allows you to pledge any amount you’d like to give your favourite artists on a monthly basis. It’s different from other crowdfunding platforms, which are better suited for one-time-only projects; like we did with Season 3… which took forever.
We know what fans of Out With Dad want most of all: new episodes, and no waiting. Patreon is designed for creators making reoccurring projects, like new monthly episodes. While it is more efficient to write, shoot and edit a full season all at once, that means a really long wait for you. When we first started Season 4, we were making one episode at a time. For 2016, we’re doing it a little differently, now that we have faith in the Patreon model, and that the Patrons of Out With Dad are sticking with us. So now, we’re shooting small batches of episodes in one go, knowing that we can count on future months of payments from Patreon to pay ourselves later.
As a Patron of Out With Dad, you can pledge any amount you’d like to give on a monthly basis. We aren’t asking you to pledge very much, the hope is that if a lot of you give just a little – it’ll add up. Patrons of Out With Dad get special access to our Patreon feed where you can receive insider information, watch episodes early, watch rough cuts of episodes even earlier, download scripts, participate in our live commentary recordings, see your name in the end credits and more. For specific details about perks for our patrons, visit our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/outwithdad.
Budget Goals … what are “Milestones”?
Patreon allows creators to create funding milestones to indicate to fans how much they require to afford their craft. We’ve changed, added and removed milestones over time for various reasons. You can read more about why we changed our milestones in January 2016 by clicking here.
Out With Dad Calendar
This calendar will be updated regularly.
Live Commentary Recordings
On the last Thursday of every month, patrons of $10 or more are invited to join creator/writer/director Jason Leaver and a member of the cast (pending availability) as they record a commentary of an old episode LIVE via Google Hangouts On Air. Each time, we’ll watch an old episode of Out With Dad together with the audience as we share insights, stories and reminisce about the making of that episode. During the live recording, our $10+ patrons are encouraged to participate by asking us questions about the episode while we watch. We’ll stay online for about half an hour each time, during that time we’ll chat with audience members and perhaps offer additional insight. In an effort to accommodate fans who live in different time zones, we’ll schedule each recording at different times of the day. Refer to the calendar above to see when the next one is scheduled. These recordings will then be edited and released to the public one week later. Watch the first recording right here!
Donate any amount you can
Just want to donate what’s in your pocket? You still can, and we really appreciate it. Any amount will help keep Out With Dad alive.
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