Esse vídeo é o primeiro da série de 8 que formam o DVD DYI or DIE - "How to survive as an independent artist", dirigido por Michael W. Dean.
Conta com entrevistas e performances de artistas como Lydia Lunch, Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), J.G.Thirlwell (Foetus), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern (Filmmaker), Ron Asheton (Stooges), Madigan Shive (Bonfire Madigan), Dave Brockie (Gwar) e muito mais.
Ao ser indagado do motivo pelo qual Michael disponibiliza seu filme no youtube, ele responde (http://tinyurl.com/39u6ur):
1. It’s my gift to the world.
2. I’ve gotten what I need to from this film, and then some:
–I MADE it. That was a triumph to actually finish a first film against all odds. And it turned out GOOD.
–The film has inspired many people They write me almost every day and tell me it got them off their ass.
–I’ve traveled the US and Europe with it, and had a blast. Free paid vacation for five months.
–I was able to write “$30 Film School as a result of making it. That seems to make a lot of people happy.
–Also, I make my much of living from that book.
3. I made the film to spread a message, not make money.
4. I think that posting the whole film might actually drive DVD sales, not reduce sales. This is a film people seem to want to enjoy in a room with other people. It’s hard to watch a movie with your friends huddled around a tiny little window on a computer monitor. (Though the ZM download looks pretty damn good full screen).
Hell, I put the DVD out without copy protection and encouraged people to make copies for their friends. Press and word of mouth from that drove sales. And that’s the DVD, not a small screen on a computer. The DVD looks and sounds a lot better.
“DIY or DIE” has sold over 4000 copies, and it’s on NetFlix, Blockbuster, GreenCine and on a lot of other video rental services, as well in some video rental stores.
I think that at this point, people who would dig the film have either already purchased or rented the DVD, or else they’ve not yet heard of the film.
I can’t imagine there are many people saying, “I’ve heard of that film, and really want to see it, but the DVD is EIGHT bucks, I’m gonna put it off.”
5. I want people to know they can show the DVD as a benefit for animal shelters, because I love cats.
6. I like attention.
7. If posting it online cuts DVD sales, I don’t really care. (see numbers 1-6).O DVD se encontra a venda no site http://www.diyordie.org por U$7.95.
Para ver os outros episódios, DIY, and go: