Paul Clipson’s Vision Of Cruel Optimism

In my opinion, Paul Clipson is one of the most vital experimental filmmakers active in North America right now. His work over the past decade or so, has been utterly transfixing and he’s developed an entirely original and personal language of in camera processing of images. It’s hard to believe that none of what you see is created outside the camera during the filming itself. Paul is simply some kind of magician! He makes a special kind of visual magic that utilises exclusively elements of the everyday and then warps and layers them within the camera creating something that absolutely transcends the reality from which they are borrowed!