So a couple months ago I had this idea of putting together a video using the Haysi Fantayzee song “Shiny Shiny” with video from Joss Whedon‘s “Firefly“. It was one of those ideas that seem to grab me like a chew toy and shake-shake-shake. Often I get away with just pushing them to the background long enough that they go away, but I actually started in on this one as I had the tools (for once) to do it a little more than half-assed. Actually, the titles are somewhat half-assed, but as anyone who has had the misfortune to be around me lately knows that about 40 hours into this project I was wondering what I was doing and longing to ditch it for the next shiny thing.

ah, I’ve been saying “shiny” a lot these days, sorry…

My apologies go out to Debbie, who’s seen and heard this almost as many times as me, and a thanks to everyone (including Debbie) who’s been patient with my constant need for feedback as to if I was being too literal, or character-centric or whatever. It actually was quite fun to do, and I wonder what would have happened if I’d have stuck with a film major. On the maddening side, it was one of those things I could have refined over and over again until the end of time, but I finally told myself that I hadda finish it and just let it be what it is.

I did end up thinking back a lot while I was doing this to my video editing class I took at the “U” from Kent Maxwell. Maybe I did actually learn something in all the years I’ve been on campus after all. But I’m not sure how useful it was, outside of entertaining/punishing me for the last few weeks.

Shinyfly video on YouTube