Berlin’s Glass Mountain (And More) By Night

During our weekend filming some of Janset’s acoustic sessions, we had a bit of time to explore parts on Berlin. Even though I’ve been a few times for the Karnival Der Kulturen, there were a few spots I had never visited. Here are a few spots Simula & Mimi, introduced us to.

The Sony Center, Berlin

From a distance, the led lit roof of Sony Center and the plaza looks like Mount Fuji in Japan, which of course is Sony’s home country. Standing at 26 floors tall and designed by Helmut Jahn, The Sony Center houses an Imax cinema as well as many places to eat, drink, and chill. We recommend Alex, for something to hang out. It’s also where I discovered Mezza Mix!

The Berlin walk of fame

Yes, you read right! Not the Hollywood walk of fame, but the Berlin walk of fame! Berlin’s “Boulevard der Stars” can be spotted by the island of red asphalt in the middle of the road at Potsdamer Platz, just yards from the Sony Centre. If you look down, you’ll see the familiar starred shapes dotted around the floor with names and icons signifying the part they played to earn the honor. However the difference between the names here and that of the Hollywood counterpart, are that these are only German-speaking stars of film and TV. Another unique selling point of this attraction is the hologram cams, where you can see the ghost of these appear in front of your very eyes.

Teledisko at Holzmarktstraße

Possibly the works smallest disco located inside a telephone box on the banks of the River Spree! There are no words to explain how much fun you can have in there! Seriously! Once you’re in there, the party is well and and truly yours! Select your track, take control of the smoke machine, and bash away at the strobe light button until your hear it content! Simple things!! ūüėÄ
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Holzmarkt

During the day can hang out at the local cafe and bars, whilst being inspired by the street art and laid back urban style on the banks of the Spree (Yes this is the home of the Teledisko!). By night this place is just a beautiful and serene. Walk under the Giant Glitter ball at the entrance and stroll over to Wein bar, for a drink in the cosy cabin style shop. Bliss.

Alexandraplatz

Home to the rotating World Time Clock and the iconic TV tower, Alexanderplatz, is full of nightlife, music and good vibes. If you’re looking for signs of the traditional East German architecture, it will be hard to find, but you will see a Decathlon, Primark and the odd busker! At the foot of the TV tower you’ll find a park with ornate water fountains and street performers during the day. Next time, I will have to go up to the top, as the views are apparently amazing. In between photo-walking the square we stopped off for a dance and a drink at AlexOase. #GoodVibes.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

By day there is an aura that makes me feel a sense of loss and a degree of sadness even before knowing what these 2711 concrete slabs of different heights represent. But at night, this immerse outdoor exhibition evokes even more intense emotions. The memorial covers 19,000 square metres between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz and was designed by Peter Eisenman. A must do experience.

Have you been to Berlin? What did you get up to? Share your experiences in the comments below.
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Why not take a look for yourself?

Berlin is full of arts, culture, history and nightlife so you will definitely find something for you. If you like Carnival, I recommend going for Karnival Der Kulturen which this year in on from the weekend of Friday 7th June. Whilst there, you can visit Potsdamer Platz, which is home to the Sony Centre.


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Animated Short About A Boy Coming Out Goes Viral

In a Heartbeat is a new animated short which has totally gone viral giving hope to a world currently feels overwhelmingly full of intolerance and hate.

Created by Ringling College of Art and Design students, Beth David and Esteban Bravo, In a Hearbeat was part of their computer animation thesis. However this neat little cartoon has now become much more of than just a college project.

It deals with a young boy struggling to come to terms with his feelings for a handsome peer, a topic never previously explored by animated film, and features an adorable jumping heart. In just 4 minutes, it captures the experience of not just LGBTQ youth, but also people who are shy or not forthcoming with displaying how they feel, and shows them that there’s nothing to be afraid of.

The Florida students managed to successfully crowdfund almost 5 times their original estimated costs to produce the film through Kickstarter, and their hard work is paying off. Since it was uploaded to YouTube, In a Heartbeat has racked up over 5 million views, and there are already calls for a sequel.

To me it’s so well done because it doesn’t even need words or dialogue to say what’s happening. To me it has taken the internet by storm purely because it’s not about the characters coming out, but down to the basic yet overwhelming feeling of your heart jumping out of your chest when something means so much to you. In fact it reminds me of an illustration I did earlier in the year…

All in all a really nice emotive piece. Nicely done guys!

For more info visit: Facebook, Tumblr, Beth David, Esteban Bravo

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Emmerdale’s Summer Fate – Behind the scenes

It’s time for another epic soap land disaster, and this time is over at Emmerdale.

So take a look behind the scenes of the creative little promo trailer. I personally love the contrast and use of black juxtaposed with the happiness and light portrait by the some of the characters, not forgetting play on words in #SummerFate.

Nice one Emmerdale!

Head over to itv.com to watch the behind the scene vid for the trailer.

#SummerFateThe choices we make are the paths we take. Who will meet their #SummerFate? Watch #Emmerdale from 7pm all this week (3 – 7 Aug) to find out…

Posted by Emmerdale on Monday, 3 August 2015

 

The choices we make are the paths we take. Go behind the scenes of the mysterious promo to learn more on what’s to come…#SummerFate

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Step Fwd: 7 Questions for Elisha Myton – Acting, Playing Leah, & ‘Venus Vs Mars’

Elisha Myton Venus Vs MarsWondered what this¬†‘Venus Vs Mars’ is all about? Who IS Elisha you’ve been talking about? We ask our #TeamJiggy¬†‘queen of the stage’ Elisha Myton about getting in to acting, playing the feisty Leah and getting into Venus Vs Mars.


Craig Jiggy: Can you tell us abit about yourself and how you first got into acting?

Elisha Myton: I’ve been acting since around the age of 6/7years old. I’ve always loved acting from a very early age and I got involved in as many plays/theatre productions & musicals as I could from my early school and college days; and it all started from there really. I’ve done a lot of short films, plays & online content. I’m also a Singer, Song-writer and Poet & I have performed in quiet a few talent shows and competitions.

CJ: So how did you get involved in Venus Vs Mars?

EM: Well I’ve been a fan of Baby Isako’s writing for some time now, having seen some of her theatre productions like: ‘Bag Ladies’ & ‘Love is a Losing Game’. I actually accidentally stumbled across Venus Vs Mars online one day – when I was on YouTube and I was instantly glued. I thought to myself I’d love to be in something this! Why didn’t I know about the auditions. It’s a change from the usual stereotypical stuff I often see out there. And I could actually relate to it. That day I just said to myself if there’s another series I have to be in it. And that was it. Then I heard about the casting for series 2 online – i was so excited, I auditioned and the rest is history!

CJ: Can you tell us a little bit more about your character Leah & does she share any similar character traits to you?

EM: Yeah, so I play the character of Leah (Venus’ cousin) in Venus Vs Mars. Leah is very …. Interesting lol to say the least. She’s fiery, extremely protective of her cousin and very superstitious. Leah actually has a lot of layers to her – although she comes across as quite hard and tough, she’s also going through her own demons. Leah is a lot more aggressive than me – but she is very caring, loving and protective of her cousin Venus and those are traits that I share. Leah definitely livens up the party when she’s around, I hope you all enjoy watching her as the series unfolds.

CJ: So Venus Vs Mars is a UK all black online rom-com series turned TV drama. What an accomplishment to be commissioned by SkyLiving. What can people do to help support Venus Vs Mars?

EM: Yeah it really is such a great achievement. I’m So proud and happy to be apart of this production & I salute Baby Isako (writer), Victor Adebodun (director), Delia-Rene Donaldson; & all the cast members… We’ve taken the first step to bringing Venus vs Mars on to the TV platform however, in order to make a second series & hopefully transmit worldwide – we really need you guys to tune in every week! Tweet, blog, post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Just spread the word to as many people as possible. Keep the buzz alive and just support the movement really. Also follow Venus vs Mars on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

CJ: Tell me, how does it feel when you get messages from fans giving you props?

EM: It’s really breathtaking and humbling at the same time. I’ve had some really amazing, kind comments & it makes me feel that my acting skills are being acknowledged and enjoyed! It also made me quiet emotional which is rare for me – I was so touched by some of the comments I’ve seen. I’m so happy the viewers are enjoying my character Leah.

CJ: Where can we find out more about what your doing/ways to contact you?

EM: I’m on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter! So you can keep up-to-date with what I’m doing next & keep supporting me by following either of these mediums. Twitter: @ElishaMyton Instagram: @ElishaMyton I am also currently looking for an Agent – so please fell free to contact me also lol Elisha@jiggycreationz.co.uk

CJ: Lastly, can you tell us any spoilers for the remaining of Venus vs Mars?

EM: Nah I’m sorry you have to tune in for that. My lips are sealed. What I will say is this – it’s all brand new unseen footage here on in & you definitely need to tune in! It’s worth the watch. Tune in Thursday’s at 11pm & 11:30pm for a double whammy of Venus Vs Mars on SkyLiving Thanks a lot!

CJ: Shameless Plugs! Thank You! You can also catch up on Sky Go. 


So again you can catch Elisha in the show as Leah and also check out her singing talents via our instagram @jiggycreationz

Venus Vs Mars @skylivinghd 11pm Brand New Unseen Footage Make sure you tune In! ‚̧ԳŹ #MeetLeah

 

 

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TeamJiggy Night on Venus vs Mars

So tonight is the big night! Catch our Elisha Myton on Venus vs Mars on Sky Living HD as Venus’ feisty cousin Leah. Make sure you tune in this and every Thursday 11 on Sky Living for the next 5 weeks!

We’re sure we don’t need to remind you but just in case #ourgirl @elishamyton makes her @skylivinghd #debut as Leah! @…

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And if that wasn’t enough you may also notice one of the¬†creators of It’s My Magazine, Krystle Downie, make a little Cameo appearance of her own. Loving the Dance move Krys!

Big shout out to the girls doing their thing – #TeamJiggy Rocks!

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