From the Illuminated Manuscripts DVD, Glow Temple is the last in a series entitled the Journey Cycle. These short films loosely follow a dreamlike continuum of travels through a lost book.
Ancient alchemical writings move us along to find the key. The goal was to create an experience that would transport you without being specific, hence the unknown language. I have found this makes some of you nuts and others really like the mystery...I hope you are the latter.
This is After Effects circa 2001. I made heavy use of some font particles from digital anarchy and the built in particle systems (this was right before Trapcode). There is a lot of use of fractal noise that's overlaid in soft light mode . I was trying to give the paper some life while keeping the movement organic. Another small note is that most of the DVD was animated on a cycle of 5 1/2 second changes as that was how long it took to take a breath when I was relaxed.