Jeff Desom Remixes Rear Window

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Filmmaker Jeff Desom has created an amazingly cool short film project. He’s taken the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Rear Window, and reimagined it by matching the various camera angles into one massive composite shot. He then compressed the film down to a 20 minute time lapse. The results are an amazing remix of one of our all time favorite films.

“I dissected all of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and stiched 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.”

Desom’s version of the film is meant to be displayed as an installation of three projectors, at a full resolution of 2400 by 550 pixels. Details on his site.

Rear Window Setup


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  • Michele Haro April 7, 2012   Reply →


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