The three-minute web video below, which recuts scenes from Rear Window, has been making the rounds online today. In it, the glimpses we get through Jeff’s eponymous apartment window in the 1954 Hitchcock classic are recut into a single panoramic shot; we then see a fast-forwarded time-lapse vision of that backyard view as the plot of the movie unfolds. The video’s creator, Jeff Desom, explains:
I dissected all of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and stitched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie's plot.
It’s important to note that the three-minute version below is actually a “making of” video; the full installation, called “Rear Window loop,” is 20 minutes long. That version, sadly, does not appear to be online—but the abridged version is still pretty great. Enjoy.
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