Young Moon, “The Crystal Text”

Paul Clipson creates all of his completely analog effects by hand, using projection, double exposure, and other "antiquated" means, instead of just doing it in iMovie. This lends the effect a distinct textural feel, and the films a greater depth. This music video for Young Moon meanders with the song, beginnng with some warm, womb-like petal images, and then moving out into the wider world of nature, examining it from several angles at once. Some of the movements, like the observation of a rotating tree-trunk, are slap-your-head "why didn't I think of that!" moments, but the reason you didn't think of that is because you aren't a genius like Paul Clipson. Grab your camera, go outside, and start practicing.

Young Moon are on Western Vinyl, and you can buy their record Navigated Like the Swan here.