Hey everyone, Norm here. In case you haven't seen it, we resumed our podcast this week (with a new name and format!) and announced on the show that we just launched Channel Memberships on the Tested YouTube channel. It's a new way for viewers to directly support the Tested production team and help us continue the pace of videos we've been producing these past six months. Adapting to the remote working conditions of lockdown, and with Adam spending more time in the cave, we've released almost 40 build videos between March and September! And while it's taken a lot of effort adjusting to this schedule, we've been thrilled at the response and it's made us want to continue with more (and more ambitious) builds, even when things return to some semblance of the before times.
We've also taken this time to reevaluate our Tested Premium Membership program, which is how so many of you directly showed your support for us over these past years and allowed us to experiment with video series like Adam's King Arthur Armor Build and spending a week making a short film at Weta Workshop. We loved making those series, but the realities of filming in a COVID world make that kind of production nearly impossible for our team, and to be honest we never figured out a great solution for allowing you to watch those videos hosted on the website.
And as a result, we're replacing the Tested Premium Membership with YouTube Channel Memberships. It's why we stopped offering new site memberships and renewals earlier this year. If you're currently still a Premium Member, there will be some new premium content on the site for the rest of the year, and Premium Members should also have received this year's Gauntlet poster. Please reach out if you haven't yet.
I also want to personally thank you for being part of this Premium Member community over the years. It has helped us stay in operation, and I have really enjoyed meeting many of you at events and conventions (and hope to say hi when we're able to travel again!) Going forward, we hope that you'll consider signing up for a YouTube Channel Membership to continue to support us.