A recent stop motion animation test on a clockwork mechanism.
500 high-resolution full frame images taken at 2 millisecond intervals using a high speed flash setup and a Mumford Time Machine.
500 photographs triggered by a photodiode across one of the moving arms. Each frame was incremented by 0.002 second delay. So this represents 1 second of movement but took a couple of hours to shoot.
There is something odd happening to the clockwork which I haven’t figured out yet, the timing appears to be accurate looking at the out of focus gear wheel on the left but the central mechanism is very irregular. Perhaps I need to shoot at even smaller timing increments.
This animation has been reshot at 1 millisecond intervals and can be viewed here
EOS 40D and 100mm macro lens lit using a 580Ex and 550Ex flashgun on 1/128 of full power placed a few inches away from the clockwork. Each frame 2″ @ f22 iso 200 in a darkened room
Th optical trigger can just be seen clipped to the right hand side of the mechanism