Mandy Wong

Culture Editor at Unrated, Born and raised in L.A

Exploring the Depths of New York City Through 65000 Photos

Have you ever gone on vacation to explore a city, bringing with you a camera with the intention of capturing every new scene at every turn in a bid to document the length of your trip? Well Peter Jablonowski, Thomas Pöcksteiner, Lorenz Pritz of FilmSpektakel–an Austrian-based video making imprint–have, and the result is nothing shy of amazing. Spanning 10 days of documenting the big apple that took up 65000 photos–that’s 2.6 terabytes of hard drive space which took “36 hours to render on the best equipped iMac available”–the video presents itself as an awesome time-lapse which takes you high, low, deep and around the stunning metropolis.

“It took us 10 days, a lot of burgers and one helicopter ride to produce this video. 10 days is very little time to discover this city of endless opportunities, so we hardly slept anything and shot day and night for this time lapse film. The city that never sleeps indeed!” the members of FilmSpektakel states about the process and experience they had shooting the short film, which they’ve dubbed A Taste of New York–an ongoing series that features other cities from around the world. As for the captivating taxi cab bit, the fellas go on to 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.” A process that apparently took up half their total shoot time. Check out the video in the jump above to enjoy a unique way of exploring NYC, then head here for more from the guys.

Mandy Wong

Culture Editor at Unrated, Born and raised in L.A

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