Half Hour Hegel Patreon page. I'd committed that, if enough patrons pledged that we reached $25 per video, I'd remove all of the advertising from every one of the videos in the Half Hour Hegel series -- past, present, and future.
We're now up to 8 patrons, and combined they've committed to $31 per video -- a show of support and appreciation for a philosophical project that is really great to witness! That not only more than surpasses any ad revenue the video series earns -- it's also pretty cool to be able to put a face and a name to each supporter of this work, rather than just have everyone lumped into an anonymous aggregation of advertising numbers and terms.
When I sat down and worked out what it takes to produce one half-hour video on my end, it ended up involving somewhere around 4-5 hours worth of work. The actual filming of 30 minutes worth of footage requires a good bit more than half an hour. Preparing for the filming -- rereading, thinking, planning, even writing on the chalkboard, takes up a surprising amount of time. Then, there's creating the slides, the whole editing process, uploading the video, and entering in all of the information.
The next milestone arrives at the $50 per video mark. At that level, what I'm committed to doing is stepping up the pace of video-production from the roughly four videos per month to six videos per month -- that would effectively get the entire project accomplished in 2/3 of the time allotted, reducing the projected 4 to 5 years to about 3 to 3 1/2 years. I suspect that, at the current rate of new patron commitments to the project, I probably should plan to hit that mark this upcoming month!