Kyle is a HUGE fan of the Star Wars Lego's ... and once he get
started building 'em, he doesn't want to stop for anything!
So I setup my Canon 50D on a tripod with a 10-22mm lens
and used an intervalometer to take a picture every 10 seconds.
The 15 mega-pixels of the 50D provides
super-duper high-def, so I've resized it down 25% to 1,188x792 -
hit "Click to Play" below to watch the two hours it took Kyle
to build the Star Wars ACR-170 Lego Starfighter in 75 seconds!
Camera setup shot as Kyle starts assembling the ACR-170 Starfighter
Kyle tries to work around the "Annoying Cameraman" ;-)
I did help a few times - mouseover image to see us in action
Kyle was pretty focused - too busy to get a kiss from his Mommy
Dirk stopped by occasionally to check things out
A chocolate covered gluten-free Rice Krispie Treat kept Kyle's energy up!
Another wide-angle shot showing lots of progress 73 minutes after starting
Assembling the engines required intense focus
The view from behind the tripod-mounted camera during final assembly
Attaching the wings is the final step
All done and time for flight-test!
Closeup of the Star Wars ACR-170 Lego Starfighter
One last shot of the lego builder!
Photography Notes: Using a wired intervalometer, pictures
were taken from the tripod mounted Canon 50D at 10 second increments (plus
occasional extra button presses) and a total of 727 images were
used for the two hour time-span.
Exposure was manual and RAW files were processed to insure
consistent white balance. However the light from the outside
was changing due to clouds, so I would periodically adjust exposure slightly.
Faster shutter speeds (typically 1/50s) would have been nice, but I had
to balance that with closing down the aperture (for increased depth-of-field)
and not getting too much noise from higher ISO - remember this was all
In hindsight, it would
have been nice if I had taken shots every 3 seconds for a smoother flow,
but that's over 2,000 pics - yikes!