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Time-Lapse of a Baby Playing with Toys

What does four hours of a toddler playing look like when compressed into 2.5 minutes? Photographer Francis Vachon found out by creating this neat time-lapse video of his 9-month-old son Charles-Edward playing in the dining room. It’s a fun idea for a photo project to try if you have a toddler of your own causing chaos in your house.

(via Reddit)


 
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  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • David

    If those pajamas were made of Swiffers, that would be the cleanest floor in the house.

  • Hollie

    Pretty cool – but not sure how I feel about the baby just rolling around the floor for 4 HOURS? No interaction for that long seems a little odd.  The video finally had to stop as the baby got himself stuck under a chair. Not really sure how I feel about this video!

  • Hollie

    Pretty cool – but not sure how I feel about the baby just rolling around the floor for 4 HOURS? No interaction for that long seems a little odd.  The video finally had to stop as the baby got himself stuck under a chair. Not really sure how I feel about this video!

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://twitter.com/makepanic DoPanic

    they mentioned on their page, that interaction with the parents was removed

  • http://www.83photography.co.uk 83Photography

    I’ve shot a clip like this before for my work and it’s done with a camera that takes a still image every 5,10 or 20 seconds then you simply link all the stills together to make the clip, a little like stop motion animation is made.
    That means that when you comrpess the four hours into two minutes the frame rate is incredibly fast. If the parent is only in shot for one or two frames at a time then they could easily be missed as your eye cannot register them appearing and dissapearing in the shot that fast.
    If you watch it very closely again you can see flickers or flashes happen throughout the film that almost look like fast moving shadows. This will be the parents coming in and out of shot; they are simply not in the one spot long enough to make a fully formed image of a person that your eye can pick up on.

  • Katregan

    This video has been online for around 2 years. I only say because the child was the same age as my son at the time, and they looked quite similar. It’s amazing and clever showing just how active a tot is in the course of a day (when it’s not stuck in a buggy!) I felt sorry for the parents as so many people I do wish people jumped to the wrong conclusions. :/ Just sayin’

  • Ranger 9

    I’m impressed that he happily entertains himself for four hours with so little parent interaction required! They must be doing something right…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wouter.nieuwerth Wouter Nieuwerth

    I like these video’s and they’re pretty easy to make using Gawker.

    For example, I did the dishes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKhy4i7hMqk

  • http://www.facebook.com/wouter.nieuwerth Wouter Nieuwerth

    I like these video’s and they’re pretty easy to make using Gawker.

    For example, I did the dishes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKhy4i7hMqk

  • http://www.facebook.com/wouter.nieuwerth Wouter Nieuwerth

    I like these video’s and they’re pretty easy to make using Gawker.

    For example, I did the dishes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKhy4i7hMqk

  • http://twitter.com/kombizz kombizz

    lucky his parents 2be

  • Mr.New

    I assume the video isn’t a single take because I don’t know of any toddlers who could play for 4 hours straight without eating, or napping. Not to mention changing diapers…