"Julius Horsthuis's beautiful CG short, visualizes the wiring of the human brain."
This short started as a variation on 'convergent evolution' which uses the same set of parameters. Also I experimented with reflections, something I don't often use because it increases render times and barely ever looks good on curved and detailed surfaces.
However, on these flowing lines and wires it gave a great liquid metal look that I really liked. I kept the color palette to a minimum and used a stark whitish background. I did quite a lot of heavy time remapping, and as a result had to re-render some bits at twice the frame rate to hide the artifacts.
Having tried other music first that didn't quite work I really liked the analogue sound of raw instruments,, and settled on a score from the movie 'Samsara' by Michael Stearns.