"Shine on Me" is a song by Chris Dane Owens (son of Laugh In announcer Gary Owens) from his album Blue Stone. An 80s love song made in 2008, under most circumstances it would just be thrown in the Guilty Pleasures pile without another look. But that was before Owens, armed with a budget that he's too embarrassed to admit, footage from other movies, a green screen, Robert Short and a Porn Stache, created an incomprehensible mess of a music video jammed with as many over-the-top fantasy cliches as possible.
And by "fantasy cliches", we mean all the evil sirens, dragons, assorted swashbuckling, stallions, fair maidens, floating fair maidens, glowing books, ghosts, goths, an electric guitar, sculpted body armour, sculpted body armor nipples, explosions, pirate ships, exploding pirate ships, a Legolas lookalike, a Dr. Doom lookalike, witches, hot witches in catsuits, spinning crystals, dragons, Stonehenge, awful bluescreen effects and an alligator. ... well, by now it's safe to say it's made of pure awesome. And cheese.
Was Cracked.com's #1 for the "6 Worst Professional Music Video" (of course Swaim ends up saying "Who am I kidding, this video is fucking amazing" at the end) and won The New Yorker's "Video Of The Year" award.
It can be watched here.
Not to be confused with Mr. Big's "Shine", which was the closing theme for Hellsing TV.
This music video contains examples of:
- All There in the Manual:
- My character is part of the witches kingdom, which is the second kingdom. I'm actually part of their army and an enforcer, a general, if you will. I meet that young lady Arra who is secretly being trained by the angels and they hand her a book. That book is the book of golden symbols which can only be understood by the spirit, by the living soul. She's being trained secretly to be the queen of this realm, to overthrow the forces of darkness. My character actually meets her and falls in love with her and decides to leave the dark side, so he has an epiphany.
- He happily explains the video and the sequel here. The way he talks about it, it almost makes sense.
- Artifactsof Doom
- Back from the Dead: Resurrection apparently involves ripping your shirt off while blinding light bursts out of your chest.
- Badass Cape
- Chroma Key: Abused like a bag of free heroin.
- Cool Horse
- Cool Sword: so cool, it actually looks uncannily like a Franklin Mint reproduction.
- Cue the Sun
- Dull Surprise: Everyone has an unchanging slack-jawed stare.
- Epic Rocking
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Owens fights off a menacing swarm of blue sparkles.
- Femme Fatale: Femme Fatale goths with catsuits and magical powers.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink
- Gainaxing: Owens' lover and her...assets.
- Malevolent Masked Men
- Matte Shot: Also abused.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: arguably, the main character considering he goes from pirate to plate-armored knight in the space of four minutes.
- Nipple and Dimed: About a minute in. Whoops.
- Ominous Fog
- Pirates: Just because.
- Pointy Ears
- Porn Stache
- Rule of Cool
- Scenery Porn: Tons of it.
- Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Complete with a frozen dragon carcass and random ice castle.
- Stock Footage: Half the scenes are ripped from other movies.
- Stuff Blowing Up
Love has enemies