Did you notice? That’s right: this is Berlin in 2011 shot with my iPhone and the nexvio 8mm Vintage camera app – and not an actual silent film from the 1920s.
The phone app offers several different lens effects and film styles – not just black and white. Probably the one I like the best is XPro look the best, which has great retro color saturation – but I had wanted to make a “silent movie” with modern footage of Berlin. This week my TZ-10 had to be sent in to Panasonic to have the lens internally cleaned – so the timing was perfect.
Some of the sights you see in the video:
Siegessäule (Goldene Else)
Brandenburger Tor (at Pariser Platz)
Retro Tram on Oranienstrasse
The music called “Hurry” is from the Sam Fox Silent Movie Book and was played on a Hamilton Vertical by Richard Frohlich. The song falls under Creative Commons License and is available for free download at freesound.