The Prism Prize is proud to announce Clairmont The Second as the recipient of the 2019 Hi-Fidelity Award (supported by FACTOR). The Prism Prize Hi-Fidelity Award is awarded to a recording artist who has used video art to represent their work in a consistently creative and innovative way.
Clairmont The Second is a multi-disciplinary artist who thrives as both a musician and video creator, consistently releasing thoughtful visuals to accompany his songs. Using a mixed bag of shooting styles, colours and aspect ratios, Clairmont The Second (often alongside cinematographer Beee) delivers wide-shot Weston Rd. exteriors over quick-footed beats and a trademark flow, establishing a signature audio/visual style all his own.
"We have been watching what Clairmont was doing for a few years now, and he raises his game substantially with every new video he releases," said Academy Vice-President of Programming and Prism Prize Founder Louis Calabro. “He is the perfect example of a self-made artist, and his vision as both a musician and video artist is well worth celebrating.”
A reel of Clairmont The Second’s work can be viewed below.
On Monday, May 13, 2019 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Clairmont The Second will be presented with the Prism Prize statue, a $2500 grant from William F. White for production equipment rentals, and an exclusive gift bag from MAC Cosmetics. His video for “Gheeze” was named one of the Prism Prize Top Ten videos of the year earlier this month and is in the running for the Grand Prize. At the May 13 event, in addition to presenting the Hi-Fidelity Award, Prism Prize will reveal the winner of the $15,000 Grand Prize for best Canadian music video of the year.