I very much enjoyed the film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' by Ben Stiller. The unconventional imagination of both the lead character as well as the director resonated with me. One of the scenes that stuck was the scene where Mitty first starts to travel, to Greenland. Everywhere through the shots we see words that form sentences. I wanted to do something like that, and that's how the idea of this short film emerged. When I discovered Patrick O'hearn's Reaching Land trough Google Play Music's recommendations, It clicked. That was the score to use for this idea.
So I set out to write something like a poem, that kind of did that thing, and started digging through the vast Fractal Soil to unearth those little gems.
The 'message' of the video could easily be misinterpreted I think. So I'd like to clarify a little. I don't actually think the brain is a fractal, or that it is endless, or infinite. I'm not a spiritual person in that sense, that thinks we're all connected or something vague like that. I do think that the brain has some fractal properties, and the way it develops in embryonic development is not unlike the emergence of shapes and forms in the fractal software.
I'm more interested in the fact that we seem to attribute 'meaning' to things, as most of us don't realize it is only in us, where that meaning resides.
Graphic design is definitely not my strongest side (understatement) but I tried to play around with fonts and styles, having learned a little from my time with Carbon Media. Machmoving occurred mostly in After Effects, although I did the glass / crystal scene in 3dsMAX. That was by the way also the first time I used Transparency in MB3D. Something postponed for that long because of its ridiculous long render times, as well as its need for triple anti-aliasing, in stead of double, as I use to.
The response has been amazing to this video, and as I write this, it has just been picked by Vimeo as a Staff Pick, of which I am immensely proud.