When on occasion I decide (for sanity's sake) to take a break from the constant focus on my film, I tend to do stuff that ends up helping anyway. Like creating animated avatars, doctoring photos or things like going back to my STAR WARS fan roots and making something like these two tiny movie clips. Both utilize the same shot of a model dropped into different backgrounds.
I know, I know- these shots are far from perfection, I put a grand total of about an hours work into 'em (ok, maybe 5 really). What I learned was that you can save movies with transparent backgrounds and use them as layers in Quicktime Pro and slap them into any image you want later. Nifty!
I will confess to having gotten all exited to see the first new shot of a real T.I.E. fighter in forever, Made me just want to make a whole new SW film. My kid and I did make one up, named the characters and everything (puppets). Life just ain't got enough 'spare' time.