Sometimes the “how” is more interesting than the “why”. This new post series explores that dynamic.
What: A visual installation by Jeff Desom
Why: based on footage from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” (1954)
How: Hitchcock’s Rear Window is dissected and stiched it back together in After Effects. Shots were stabilized with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle the artist 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. The projection surface is created by aligning 3 projectors for the 20 minute Quicktime loop.
Software used: After Effects / Photoshop