Rear Window’s Timelapse Was Entirely Made With Film Footage
This time-lapse has buzzed pretty much everywhere on the Internet since yesterday, and it’s hard not to feel excited by its premise: multihyphenate artist Jeff Desom ‘dissected all of Hitchcock‘s Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects.’
The idea is both simple, all the frames were within Hitchcock’s movie and, as Desom’s says, the technical requirements were basics: After Effects, Photoshop, Coffee, and astonishing, because clearly, who would have thought that Hitchcock‘s film had such a dead on continuity (another proof of the master’s attention to detail, if needed).
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.
And to my surprise, the technical requirements (in addition to the Adobe’s Programs) were far less demanding than expected:
-Duration: 20 min
-Full Resolution: 2400x550px
-Projection surface approx.10×2 meters by aligning 3 projectors
-Computer to play quicktime in loop mode
It seems like the video was first screened at the Bring To Light / Nuit Blanche New York 2011 event, back in October. With 350,000 ++ views in two and half days on the Internet, it is hard not to imagine that this video will bring a massive amount of good things to Desom.
Yet another example that throwing projects made of passion over the Internet is the way to go:
Thanks to /Slash Film
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