Here at The A.V. Club, we love things that are stylish. Like Hitchcock! And we are also aware that, yes, there were forms of entertainment before Community, Mad Men, Parks & Rec, and Breaking Bad came along. Like Hitchcock! So enjoy the below video, a unique, stylish timelapse of all the shenanigans Jimmy Stewart peeps out his window in the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. Put together by Jeff Desom, the clip is actually a “making of” featurette Desom made to show the creation of a visual installation that loops all the footage. Said Desom of his handiwork:
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 also outlines the techniques and software he used to stitch it all together at his site for people who are in to that sort of thing.
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