We were inspired by the process of Mitosis, where a single cell duplicates and distributes its genetic material and structures into two genetically identical daughter cells. From this we sought to create a lucid, underwater dream that is at once, reflective of real sea life and also an abstraction of it. Here, a barren sea floor explodes with vibrant and colorful life from one simple process.
We were inspired by the complexity and variety of organisms. In order to make it more dream-like we chose colors and shapes that made the world a stark and vibrant explosion of life. Mitosis informed our narrative progression as we began with the smallest single organism possible. From there, we added layers of vibrant complexity inspired by our modern digital age and a fever dream of color.
We drew heavily from shapes, colors and motion seen in life found in our oceans. This is what informed our structures for things like coral and fish. We wanted something that felt alien, and otherworldly. Using a combination of procedural animation and comping techniques we made a wide array of digital organisms come to life.
Our use of procedural animations is what gave both our core layers and our visual complexity. From there we sought to find a balance in our gestures that were one part real life, one part synth rock poster. This was about finding the art and in the chaos of dynamically driven patterns.
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