Make iT! showcase at the Muni

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Winners of an annual music and media project in Rhondda Cynon Taf had their music videos showcased at the Muni Arts Centre in April.

Dozens of bands and performers applied to take part in the Make IT! Music and Media project, now in its fifth year. Pontypridd-based four-piece band Ladies Love A Superhero and female rock duo Sweet Manics from Treorchy were selected by the Make IT! judges to make their own music video.

A strong media team was also created, including Alex Knill, Adam Davies, Bethan Harvey, Darian Rees, Lucy Evans, Adam Jenkins and Portia McGrath.
They met up for the first time in January and spent the following weeks planning and storyboarding their music video ideas ready to film during February half- term.

Students worked closely with each band, a team of professional film makers from Aberdare-based media production company Tantrwm and with film producer Alan Golding. The young team learnt about composing storyboards, subtle camera techniques, production requirements, lighting, deadlines and teamwork. They then developed original video ideas based upon each song.

Their videos were screened at a special premiere at the Muni on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

Make IT! is run by RCT Council’s SONIG and Youth Arts Programme and is funded jointly by Fframwaith and 14-19 Learning pathways grant.

The videos can be views via

Are you in a band that needs a music video – or would you like to work on or be in a music video? Now’s your chance – in the fifth year of the cutting edge MAKE IT! music/media project.

MAKE IT! 2011 is looking for 2 local bands, or singer-songwriters, and a dozen young people aged 14-19 from Rhondda Cynon Taf, who have an interest in or a flair for media, to take part in the 2010 Music Video Project. Those selected will experience first-hand what it takes to work in the music and media industries.

For further information contact Liz Driscoll on 01443 490208 or email


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