Time-lapse photography is a great way of getting into making fun movies without actually having to own a video camera. I did this little time-lapse for a client and they loved it. More so than the rest of the filming I did. It is as easy as setting up your camera on a tripod and setting the shutter to go off every 2 or 3 seconds while the event happens and viola on cool movie. Then it is just a question of loading it into a program like Quicktime Pro and it does all the hard work for you.