AICM’s Yasmin Morris and James McDonald interview visiting musician Adam Eckersley at the Royal Hotel.
AICM’s Yasmin Morris and James McDonald interview visiting musician Adam Eckersley at the Royal Hotel. Contributed

Musos’ digital training

AS THE digital world expands, so do the skills required of the young people who inhabit that world.

And nowhere is that more evident than in the music industry.

Gympie's Australian Institute of Country Music is reacting to these changes by providing its members with access to the professional level technology to create videos, upload them to YouTube and make them available to the public via its recently initiated blog at countryunderground.com.au.

Access to professional video editing software, a video studio with green screen technology and a recording studio ensure that members can work with equipment that will allow them to produce presentations ranging from news to interviews to music video.

Media developer and project manager Simon Birks said he was excited to see the AICM now had the capability to create video productions for both artists and businesses.

"I look forward to mentoring these young people," he said.

Successful artists, the Adam Eckersley Band, recently played at Gympie's Royal Hotel where AICM members, interviewer Yasmin Morris and cameraman James McDonald, were pleased to have the opportunity to interview the band before the gig.

The interview has been edited and is now hosted by Elwood Smith-Cripps on YouTube and available on Country Underground.

AICM director Geoff Walden, is keen to encourage other young people who are interested in video creation and editing to contact the AICM where training and mentoring is available.

n  For more information phone 5481 2355, email info@aicm.org.au or call in to the AICM at 26 Channon St, Gympie.