Young country singer, community college join forces for first music video
Kelsey Klingensmith's first music video was filmed around her home town of Moville, Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Before the fall, Western Iowa Tech never offered a film-making class. On Sunday, it unveiled its project for a young country star.
"We know it's good. We've been working on it for a whole semester," said Andrew Gingerich, an independent film instructor at WIT.
In August, the school was approached by representatives for Kelsey Klingensmith, a young country singer.
"Just the talent from a 13 year old it's just crazy," said Brett Funke, a film student at WIT.
This was Klingensmith's first music video.
"The thing I really loved was getting to do it in Moville and how the song was just kind of about my hometown and I didn't think that, what could have been better, other than to record it in my hometown?" said Klingensmith.
So, with the help of WIT's crew, Klingensmith started shooting, before summer fell into autumn.
"About the last day, it was one of the last shots, I was wearing a dress and it was freezing," said Klingensmith.
The video was shot over the course of a few weeks and took some creativity to complete.
"Some of the days, we did use a makeshift dolly, which happened to actually be a wheel chair," said Funke.
Students worked to make it just right for weeks.
"Everyone kind of did their own cut and then we looked at those and picked and chose the best pieces from each one," said Gingerich.
At the premiere of her new video, Klingensmith gave the audience a taste of her upcoming album.
"Just getting to sing and just make people happy with my music, just makes me so happy and I have so much fun doing this," said Klingensmith.
But WIT instructors believe this video is only the beginning for these students.
"A big time experience like that just opens up the places I could go," said Funke.
Some say it could even change the industry.
"Now, the premium isn't on who has the nicest camera, it's on who has the best ideas," said Gingerich.
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