This started as an experiment with RealFlow soft dynamics and rendering the natural world. After Creating the first scene the project took on a life of it's own as a short lifecycle story, somewhere between life science and fantastical. These forms are loosely based on fruiting bodies of slime molds. I've often thought these short lived structures to be beautiful.
The organisms collect to create a fruiting body atop a stalk. The fruiting body releases the spores sacrificing the mature adults as they die off. This is represented here as shriveling and collapsing.
Music: I //\\ I by Discount Fireworks (discountfireworksband.co.uk)