Well, there are so many ways to be active with a good camera and a remote control.
For example here, you can see what I created out of an evening with friends while having dinner, an EOS 7D and 470 pictures:
After searching for about 60 minutes I found a fitting program for combining the pics to a movie.
It is called „Monkey Jam“.
Interesting is it, to make things move in such a documentary like the little black lighter or the knife on the table in the last third of the movie.