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Gympie's Beth Wight films music video

POP TALENT: Beth Wight has produced a video clip for her song Know About It.
POP TALENT: Beth Wight has produced a video clip for her song Know About It.

NOT many 14-year-olds can say they have a music video, making Beth Wight's video filmed last Saturday night even more special.

The video is for the Gympie girl's new pop song Know About It - an upbeat and infectious tune.

Filmed at Gympie's Australian Institute of Country Music, the video is the product of collaboration between AICM and audio and video producer Simon Birks, from Media Me Marketing.

Mr Birks has teamed up with AICM to unveil his new venture, The Music Factory.

"The aim of The Music Factory is to create industry-standard recordings and videos to highlight and encourage the talents of the young musicians in the region," he said.

The program is open to youth aged 13-25 and uses the AICM's recording and video production studios in Channon St, Gympie.

A number of other songs are currently being produced by The Music Factor, with video clips scheduled for filming over the new couple of months.

The completed videos will be uploaded to YouTube - an online video sharing platform that allows wide distribution of the artists' work.

AICM education director Geoff Walden, known fondly among his students as "Dr Rock", said the collaboration was "a long time coming".

"It has taken some time but we are up and running now, we just have to make it work," he said.

"This really allows us to do the whole package."

Mr Birks, based on the Southside, said he was about producing to "industry standard".

"This isn't just an activity for the kids," the music producer said.

"This [is] high-standard production that is more accessible and affordable."

Bringing together all the elements for Beth's video last Saturday night was a big undertaking in its own right.

A large crowd of the singer's peers and friends gathered to feature in the video, which included an impressive laser light show by Coruno Laser Productions.

As Beth belted out her song, the group created a nightclub scene, dancing for the cameras.

The singer's brother, Ben, was also involved as a member of the film crew.

To follow in Beth's footsteps, young and emerging artists are encouraged to put their hand up.

"We invite young performers who have written a song that would sound great on the radio to submit a sample of consideration," Mr Birks said.

"This is a great chance to have... music recorded professionally and have a video clip produced."

Song writing, audio and production and video workshops are planned for next year.

Inquiries email simon@mediamemarketing.com

Gympie Times

Topics:  australian institute of country music music video



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