Jam Jar Studios

Shooting a Music Video: Superkrush Films at Jam Jar Studios



Lying Goliath commissioned the studio for two music videos for artist Rachelle Rhienne. They needed a large, enclosed space for shooting due to the planned content for the ‘Captivity’ music video – a dance based concept with lots of space needed. Using the studio, Superkrush were able to play to Rachelle’s strengths – the raw emotion of her singing, the challenging subject matter of the song and her professional dance training.

“The reason Jam Jar was perfect for this project is because it’s a dance based concept – we need a lot of space for Rachelle to show off her moves … We’ve got 1200 sq ft here so it was ideal to set up lighting situations, and to let her really move around”

-Chris Taylor, Superkrush

The set used only the studio, an upright piano and a vintage bed – plus the ribbons than formed part of Rachelle’s costume. The stark surroundings and heavily contrasted lighting enabled Superkrush to convey a ‘Noir’ style in the final video for ‘Captivity’.

Both videos were shot in entirety at Jam Jar Studios over a 1 day location shoot.

“It’s been amazing…fun, professional, the set has been amazing…it’s been great!” – Rachelle Rhienne

You can watch the full video for ‘Captivity’ here.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at Jam Jar Studios

As you may have heard, we love cake down at Jam Jar Studios. So when the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning adverts started rolling out for Macmillan Cancer Support we signed up right away!

Cake arrived in many forms; from Paul’s Secret Family Tray Bake (we still don’t know what’s in it) to Claire Todd’s super tasty Banana Bread – all were seriously GBBO worthy.

We had a lovely time and it a great excuse for the Jam Jar Squad to eat cake before 11pm on a Friday… but it was all about bringing people together to raise money for a really great charity that has sadly affected us all in one way or another.

All in all we raised just over £100 that has now been safely deposited into the bank and on it’s way to Macmillan, so a huge thank you to all that came!

If you would like to be involved in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support please visit www.macmillan.org.uk.

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Opening the Jar

Last Thursday, the brand new Jam Jar Studios opened its doors. Welcoming friends, supporters, contractors and suppliers to celebrate the event, the Jam Jar team also heard some very inspiring words from the Leader of Gateshead Council, Cllr Mick Henry. Guests were refreshed with hot dogs, nachos and popcorn, washed down with mojitos and beer and a good time was had by all.

A great night to start a great new future at Jam Jar – thanks to all who came!

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