[Opening Music] This is Pops from Damage. You’re watching Social Paintball.
Hanging out with Israel and the boys at CFP. Hi all. Thanks for enduring with us over the past seven months while we delivered the paintball news to you every week on Wednesdays. We set out to make a weekly paintball news show and we did consistently. Unfortunately, we’ll have to discontinue producing the weekly video news due to lack of support from the industry. We’ve lost too many sponsors and that just makes it impossible to keep producing the show. As much as we love the support you guys have shown, we ultimately need to be able to pay for production of the show… or at least in some fraction. It’s not free and takes an average of twelve man hours per episode to produce from start to finish. Through combining sponsorships we were able to bring in about $200 per episode on average before taxes. We have lost another major sponsor and won’t be even coming close to that previous figure. I just don’t have the free time to commit to a project that has exhausted its learning curve for myself and cannot sustain some reasonable fraction of the cost that I have for the time and what my time’s worth to me. After all, I’m a father of three and have many other things going on in my life, a full time job among one of those things. And after all, video production isn’t a minimum wage job. If somehow someone steps up to help make this show possible, I’ll continue to make it, but for now this will be the last paintball news show that we make. Social Paintball will continue to crank out all of our other videos, like we always have, so keep on the lookout for those. We just dropped a few this week. With that said, I’m going to refocus my efforts. Spring is coming and my local field will be opening up now that the snow is almost gone up here in Maine. I’ll finally be playing more paintball again, so you aren’t getting rid of me just yet because I’ll be making my woodsball vids again and you can be sure I’ll be taking those up quite a few notches. All of us at Social Paintball sincerely thank all of our amazing sponsors that have helped us in one way during this latest endeavor. We know many people ask a lot from the companies in this small industry and we’re so thankful for you doing what you could to support this effort. It was a great experience and we thank you all. So, thanks again for watching and you can still submit your news to us on the page linked below at any time, you just have to expect that it’s going to be posted on our website and there won’t be a weekly show to feature it. I thank you all for all of your YouTube submissions, the channels, I think that was something really good we did for the show and hopefully we got you all some attention and I look forward to watching all of those channels myself, so take care, thanks again for all your support. Goodbye. [Closing Music]