A Panoramic Time-Lapse View of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’

Filmmaker Jeff Desom took Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1954 film “Rear Window” and turned it into a single panoramic time-lapse video showing the courtyard through photographer Jeff Jeffries’ rear window:

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.

Basically it’s what Jeffries would have created if he had spent the entire movie shooting a time-lapse.

(via Jeff Desom via Coudal)

  • Spider- Man

    This guy wins the internet today!

  • Dave


  • Auntipode

    Think I saw Hitchcock in the window on the right.

  • kombizz

    interesting work

  • Anatole Klapouch


  • Bounder of Adventure

    Difficult to express just how cool this is!

  • alma hitchcock

    cool but this would be extra cool if the editor would juxtapose the action in jeffries apt in a postage size stamp insert as well. 

  • Kalavinka

    what a labor of love!