We have a wide range of options for supporting our project directly through sponsorship. Due to our low overhead costs and free-culture distribution model, you may find it suprisingly affordable!
If you just want to help us out, we can take simple donations of any amount via our Gumroad store (once only), Patreon Memberships (multiple tiers per-episode), or by making a one-time donation via PayPal.
Patron sponsors' names are listed at the end of the credits. You may use a pseudonym, collective name, or business name if you like, as long as there's no offensive language or messages included.
This is included with Patreon memberships of $20 per episode or more, or can be acquired for one episode via our Gumroad account.
Silver sponsors get their names in a prominent listing after the Gold sponsors.
Gold sponsors get their names in a prominent listing, after commercial sponsorships, but before all other individual sponsorships. They will also be listed in the credits on the download page, but they will not be linked. You may use a company or collective name or a pseudonym rather than your legal name, if you like. Please no foul language, slogans, or political messages here, though.
If you are mainly interested in our technical, development, and documentation work, and like the predictability of a monthly subscription, please consider supporting our Film Freedom project on Patreon. We're starting a podcast to share our experiences with free culture and free licenses software for production work, as well as sharing video and written tutorials, research, and hints.
Commercial sponsors get a space for a large monochrome logotype graphic in the credits. They will appear in clustered groups alongside the credits, rendered in the same color as the credits, and listed after the "Commercial Logo" sponsorships (but before any of the individual sponsorships).
These logos will also be included in the credits list on the episode download page on our website, and you may provide a URL to link the logo to from the web page.
Logo sponsors will get a square space beside or ahead of the end credits in the episode, and a prominently-placed logo in the download page for the episode on our website. You may provide a URL to link to from the logo for the website.
The logo art will appear at 480x480 px at our nominal 1920x1080 production frame, although scaling to online video sites may make it appear smaller, so you should plan accordingly (use a bold design and large enough font).
Your logo will typically appear alongside other logo sponsors in the credits. We limit the number of possible logo spots to a maximum of 12.
We estimate that it costs a minimum of $25,000 to produce an episode of "Lunatics!", which of course, is very inexpensive by TV animation standards, but is enabled by our low overhead, free-software pipeline, and virtual studio approach.
For this amount, we offer the maximum sponsorship exposure, with an animated logo flown right at the beginning, prior even to our own "Anansi Spaceworks" production logo. There will only be one such sponsor accepted for an episode, so the placement is exclusive.
If you do not have a prepared logo, we can "fly" a simple logo for you, based on a simple graphic trademark or corporate logo from you.
You will also get a prominent placement ahead of credits on our episode download page, which can be linked to your company's website.
If a full episode sponsorship is a little too high, we also have an "Associate" sponsorship for half the price, with only a slightly less prominent placement, after our initial production logo, but still before the episode starts.
Obviously, this one is not exclusive, though we won't take more than three associate sponsorships for an episode, or one with a full-episode sponsorship.
As with the episode sponsorship, you can provide us with a logo animation, or we can do a simple animation for you, based on your logo art.
You will also get a prominent placement ahead of the credits on our episode download page, which can be linked to your company's website.