Rear Window

[This is a] masterful piece of work from Jeff Desom who has used Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to craft a 3D model of the apartment complexes in Rear Window and has the film play out in real time as if the viewer was peering into the apartments involved in this classic story.

The video itself is actually a 20-minute video installation and presents the entire film within that time without speeding up any footage at all. Desom explains, “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.”

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Now if I wasn’t excited enough about the upcoming Alien prequel ‘Prometheus‘ then this outstanding bit of marketing should. The video is in the form of a TED talk that takes place in 2023 and a tease of what is to come in the film. As a concept for promoting a prequel for an already famously established story it is a stroke of genius and I hope the film carries on in much the same vein.

Prometheus teaser trailer

Alien trailer