Eirik Solheim has been making videos documenting the changing of seasons since 2005. Over the past year, he glued a Canon 400D camera with an EF-S 10-22mm lens to a shelf, and had it shoot one photograph every 30 minutes of the scene outside. By the end of the year, he had over 16,000 photographs to work with. He then selected about 3,500 of the images (he didn’t use the ones shot at night, for example) and combined them into a time-lapse video showing the passing of 1 year and 4 seasons in a mere 2 minutes.
Solheim is also working on creating a similar time-lapse using only the night shots. You can learn more about the details of his process on this behind-the-scenes blog post.
“Devil in the Detail” is a neat stop-motion music video directed by Souljacker for the band The Ambience Affair. Rather than use video cameras, a Canon 400D was used to shoot over 15,000 still photographs, which were later combined using Final Cut Pro.
When asked in the Vimeo comments how some of the shots were done, Souljacker replied,
[…] most shots where the camera pans with the character we shot bursts of about 60-90 quick consecutive frames at about 3fps… we also got him to alter his movement slightly which I think helped create the strange feel, as for the gear I used my own camera 350d for some tests then borrowed a friends 400d for the main shoot.
It’s neat how the stop-motion gives the video a dreamlike quality.