More random information about the Doing it Ourselves film placed here to be archived:
In true DIY fashion, the first two production runs of this film were done at home and with the help of a local copy shop. However, it took over half an hour per copy to produce and was simply not sustainable for a larger production. The third production run was done by professional disc manufacturer, JenCo. As the technique was refined and errors corrected, you may notice a few interested differences. Those interested in earlier runs as collector’s items may specifically request an earlier production run in the special instructions section of an order.
First Production Run
Cover: Uses a previous name Drew Deveaux used and approximate runtime.
Disc label: Aprx runtime, 1 5/8″ white circle in middle
Video: Contains a minor error, where the transition clip between scene 1 and 2 would cut off after 48 seconds. It was burned at 4x speed on high quality Taiyo Yuden DVDs
Availability: 50 copies were produced. 40 have been distributed.
Second Production Run
Cover: Includes announcement of Tobi having won the Emerging Filmmaker Award from the Feminist Porn Awards on front; spine says “2 discs”; back includes full runtime details, audio and encoding information.
Disc label: Final runtime, 1 3/8″ white circle in middle
Film Contents: Error was corrected, same high quality DVD and burning style.
Availability: 130 copies were produced. 114 copies have been distributed.
Third Production Run
Cover: The same as the second edition, but slighty darker due to using a different printer
Disc label: no white circle in the middle at all.
Video: same content as second edition, but on a stamped DVD9 (dual layer) instead of burned DVD5. The extra space on the disc was used by increasing the video quality. Also, by being stamped instead of burned, the disc itself should be more resistant to damage and last years longer.
Availability: 1040 copies were produced, and all orders are currently being filled from this production run.