Junction Works, Digbeth, Birmingham

Close to where I work in Digbeth, there is a building called Junction Works. It sits on the Grand Union Canal just off Fazeley St. It looks like an old industrial building, however i’m not sure what it was ever used for.

As long as I’ve known it, it’s always been empty.  I know there used to be a boxing club there at one point. The front of the building has recently been half heartedly renovated. It’s got a brand new roof on it, and in the second room there is a beautifully renovated double glazed glass roof that lets natural light pour in.

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Hacking Casper

Casper is a WordPress theme by Lacy Morrow. When looking around for a new WordPress theme, I came across Ghost. Ghost is an online publishing platform that takes the complexities out of writing and publishing online. There are some really gorgeous themes available. I was really tempted to migrate across but opted not to because of the huge amount of useful plugins and great support from the wordpress community.

I googled around a bit and found Casper, it’s an open source theme that imitates the default theme you get with ghost. It ticked most of the boxes for me as I wanted to take my website back to basics.

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Cheap, Easy Wedding Photo Booth

Some friends of mine recently got married. They wanted to hire a photo booth, however it was quite costly, so they asked me if I could make something. I did a bit of googling and realised that the photos actually looked better if you make your own as you can customize the background and make it more fun. You can also fit more people in for group shots. So we went for more of a photo area rather than a photo booth.

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Film4 Scene Stealers

Casey & I recently decided to enter the film4 scene stealers competition with our film ‘Gingerbread’. The scene we chose to steal was the most obvious one from 127hours where his arm gets trapped, only we added a little twist (if you can do that in just over a minute). We did it using stopmotion by making clay models of gingerbread men. See below for our entry and Casey has kindly posted a quick making of with some behind the scenes photos etc.. Enjoy :)