A few independent filmmakers at Film Spektakel spent ten days in NYC last year, collecting footage for a high-speed timelapse, which they've just released. The three-minute final cut is part of their "A Taste Of" series, which attempts to capture the essence of cities all over the world. To get the footage they needed, they filmed both on the ground, and from a helicopter.
That taxi shot was one of the bigger projects in putting the film together, they say: "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... It took us 5 whole days in post production to get this one shot."