Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ turned into stunning time-lapse by Jeff Desom

Nadine Bells
Good NewsApril 7, 2012

Videographer Jeff Desom took footage from Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film Rear Window and created a panoramic time-lapse capturing all of the events that happened in each building in chronological order.

"I dissected all of Hitchcock's Rear Window and stitched it back together in [software called Adobe] 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 wrote on his website.

It's like watching the story through Jimmy Stewart's eyes only. Minus the whole Grace-Kelly-coming-to-visit thing.

Watch the impressive editing below.

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

And here is the trailer for the original film.