Macworld has published online an article I wrote: Create a Time-Lapse Movie.
Although you can’t fast-forward life (caffeine notwithstanding), you can speed up time in your movies with time-lapse photography. This video technique compresses hours of action into mere seconds—clouds roll overhead, the sun races toward the horizon, and flowers bloom before your eyes. Best of all, creating time-lapse movies is easy. Once you set up your camera, your Mac does most of the work for you.
As you can see from the photo that accompanies the article, you don’t need a fancy setup to do it. That’s a corner of my basement.