Addendum: This post was really just created as a test of Flickr's ability to post photos that you upload to their site to a blog of your choice. It was just a picture that I sent to my wife during my long weekend away at Siggraph, to indicate that I missed her. Today of course, it seems equally applicable, since I'm spending my day trying to sort out car troubles.
Cool link today from Boing Boing which extracted elements from the game Halflife 2 and embedded them into real scenes using high dynamic range lighting. This kind of approach is one that I think amateurs could pursue in making their own hybrid CG films. Good stuff.