Great step in the right direction. I know we all have to get the $$ to survive but I wonder who can afford anything beyond the student tier?
Its such a double edged sword. Art cost a lot of time, money, and general investment but yields so little financial gain for most of us.
I consider myself beyond student level as I am luckily working on an unannounced project at the moment. I am not making tons of money, but more than someone working at taco bell as they try to get into this field and I cant afford any of these tiers. A game art class at a community college where available would be less than a 100$ a credit for an entire semester. It wouldn’t be tailored to VFX of course but you could learn all the basics between that and youtube for a fraction of the cost. More importantly I assume most of us just dont have any other option financially.
Again I love what your doing, its just tough out there. Just to live…
p.s. I have only just been able to give back small amounts to patreons including you in the vfx industry. (this upcoming month will be my first time as a paying patreon user)