Fantastic series! Part of how their budget is increasing each season I think has do with their distribution model. It's free to watch, but they encourage you to pay it forward by donating a few bucks. When you watch an episode, there's a quick blurb at the start about who made it possible for you to watch for free. It's really clever I think. I wish there was a way to do something like this on a YouTube video that is already uploaded. Add a call to action at the end of something like, "If you enjoyed this movie, please consider supporting the next one by donating here: www.yourwebsite.com
My last flick has 1.5 million views on YouTube and I'm shooting the third part this summer. I can't help but wonder if I had a call to action like that at the end if I could of raised some money that way.