1920s Silent Movie – In A Berlin Minute (Week 67)

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)


Französischer Dom

Deutscher Dom

Berliner Dom




Hackescher Markt


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.

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