So on Saturday I built this year’s BIG castle. Unfortunately, because of the early hour of rising (first shovelfull fell before 6am), I was the primary digger*. BUT, I had the brilliant idea of creating a stand for my camera and then creating a stop motion animation with pictures taken every twenty minutes.
You can see the castle slowly grow to it’s final height of over 5.5 feet, and then watch it get carved by many furious hands and destroyed by the vicious tide.
The first picture was taken at about 5:50 am. photos were taken every twenty minutes until water hit the castle. Then the photos were taken at 10 then 5 then 2.5 minute intervals. The camera shakes a little bit at the end because the water eroded my camera stand a bit. Despite this, I’m quite proud of the result.
Next year perhaps I’ll upgrade my technology and create an even better picture spread!
*Ryan Schenk, Nicholas, and Maggie helped too!