The abyss could be a really dangerous place. The great angler fish is looking for prey.
But a bright survival instinct can be a real showstopper.
I've done this video, as usual, with Cinema 4D R15 and After Effects.
I started modelling the fishes, really low poly. After doing the UVs, I rigged them, mainly with IK with dynamics. Then I've sculpted them in Cinema 4D, baked the displacement, normal and occlusion. I've created all the texture in Bodypaint.
The lighting is just a simple 3 light set up, area shadows with some nice falloff.
I've done the compositing in After Effects, where I've enhanced the glow of the light bulbs, added some DOF and overall grain.
The sound is done in Logic.
Be sure to watch it in HD!
I've created a small breakdown that shows some of the modelling and compositing steps.