The 2.6 TB mass of 65, 000 images that make up “A Taste of New York” took 36 hours to render, which on viewing, is processing power put to best use.
FilmSpektakel‘s third entry into their “A Taste of …” series is perhaps their strongest – no mean feat considering the side-winding, dolly zooming loveliness of their time-lapse trips through Austria and its capital Vienna.
In September 2016 they visited New York to, in their words, “try out some new time lapse stuff”. Over 10 days they hit up tourist favourites, wandered the city’s streets, took a helicopter ride and toured the boroughs to capture “A Taste of New York”. The resulting 3 minutes tell a pretty comprehensive story via sharp angles, bursts of speed, captivating photography and ingenious sound design.
Perhaps the most compelling visual moment sits around the 1:10 mark, referred to by its creators as “the taxishot”. It’s a point at which the laboriousness nature of their undertaking, their ruthlessly smart problem solving ability and the urban wonder of their surroundings converge. FilmSpektakel explain that “Over the 10 days we took photos of yellow cabs whenever we had time to from as many different angles as possible. So we gathered 2000 (!) photos in total we had to sort afterwards and compile to a hyperlapse around a cab in post production. It took us 5 whole days in post production to get this one shot”. Seriously impressive stuff.
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