So I finally caved.
I did a commercial.
Artistic integrity: dwindling? Fear not, the commercial is for Video Difference’s Emerging Filmmakers Program, which allows local filmmakers to put their work on the shelves at Video Difference! What’s even better, is that to encourage patrons to rent out the DVD’s, they’re free! Effing free!
If you’re a filmmaker: go in with your DVD (you can drop off 1 to 8 copies), fill out a short sheet, and voilah, in roughly two weeks your DVD will be rated by the ratings board and available to the public! Get off your ass and do it! If you need a hand with cover art, Christ, I’ll help you!
If you’re a filmwatcher: go into Video Difference, pick up the free rental, pay nothing, and watch it. For free.