Time-Lapsing Rear Window

I doubt if Alfred Hitchcock would be thrilled to see his masterpiece Rear Window (1954) reduced to a New York Minute; nevertheless, Jeff Desom has created a very intense if very condensed tribute to the film.

This time-lapse, in one panoramic shot, combines the various glimpses of life that photographer L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies (played by Jimmy Stewart) observes through his window while he convalesces after suffering a leg injury. The original video is a 20-minute loop that compiles various views, while this clip is a sort of “making of” version that speeds up the action to three minutes.

Desom’s description:”I dissected all of Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ and stitched it back together in After Effects … 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.”

3 comments on “Time-Lapsing Rear Window

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  2. GrayFoxDown says:

    One of my all-time favorites; the mood often borders on the surreal. Jimmy Stewart (as always) is superb and Grace Kelly (as always) is absolutely stunning. Hitchcock at his very best. While this “time-lapse” is interesting, the film’s claustrophobic ambiance, its mounting suspense, is inevitably lost in the technology.

  3. Cathy says:

    I loved that film. The way it was put together was intriguing.

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