Now this is a truly fast Moving Postcard. For my last week in Berlin I created a montage of time-lapse shots that I’ve collected over three years for you.
This seemed especially appropriate because during that last week I had a party and a screening of all 1-minute videos at 8mm Bar in Berlin, for which I tried to assemble all 170 videos. It was an exercise in battling frame rates and codec formats (you don’t want to know) – but also an opportunity to re-watch a lot of the videos and let me rediscover some moments. Rather emotional, I’ll tell you. There may just be another compilation of shots with all my friends who’ve had cameos in these videos.
In the end I streamed all the videos from Vimeo via a projector. Since it’s a web series, that was really the way to go.
And as a result of the re-watching, I now have put together this compilation for you. By the way, not all shots have been in other videos already – but they’re all from In A Berlin Minute shoots. I wonder if anyone can name them all… Maybe you can?
The song is called “The Strange Case of Doctor Chiaia” by Tans. It’s the second time I’ve used it. I need some new music!
I just have one little bit of bad news. The sunset you see towards the end is something I ended up shooting (a closer shot) this last week for an entire 11 minutes until the sun was gone. I was going to post that sped-up on my LuciWest YouTube channel. However, that footage must have not ended up on any of my 5 hard drives that I just moved to the states with me but on one of the two back-up drives I left behind. Maybe one day I can share it with you.
This will be my last Berlin video for awhile. But not to worry, if you’ve enjoyed seeing a 1-minute video from me every week – I will continue posting videos from other places. And, maybe most importantly, you can always re-watch, re-discover or explore for the first time 172 (one week there were two) 1-minute videos and quite a few extended versions. Maybe this compilation will inspire to go looking around my searchable website MovingPostcard.com. Look for your favorite places or something you’ve never seen with your own eyes…
And know that I always appreciate reading what you think.
Thank you again and again to all who have been watching, sharing and encouraging me to keep this going.