Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Time-Lapse Single-Shot Reworking of 'Rear Window'

The Playlist reports Watch: Phenomenal Time-Lapse Single-Shot Reworking Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' "it's a phenomenal reworking of one of the director's very best films, 'Rear Window.' Installation artist Jeff Desom has used Adobe After Effects to extract all the footage from the Jimmy Stewart/Grace Kelly thriller, rearranged it into a single tableau, and then plays it out in timelapse. It's extremely clever, and a fascinating new angle on a true cinema classic. Watch below, and find out more at Desow's site."

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.


Irina said...

Amazing! But this the backyard only, there is no apartment scenes. Made me want to watch the movie again. Brahms is also very fitting.

Howard said...

Any excuse to rewatch Rear Window is a good one.

I think the point was to only do the courtyard scenes. It's a rare film in that so much of it was shot from a single perspective (from his window). That made it possible to stitch these shots together. The set was actually built full scale and it was one of the largest indoor sets ever built (I think largest at the time).