Trapcode Horizon and Particular. Some pretty advanced expressions to guide the smoketrail and the trailing camera. Note that since the camera is moving quite a lot, the spherical map has to depict something at infinite distance for it to look right.
This sponsor reel was completed by Corgan MediaLab, http://www.corganmedialab.com at no charge, for the AICP Southwest Awards. This national program honors the best commercials produced throughout the past year, and celebrates "The Art and Technique of the American Commercial." The show travels across the US, and appeared October 21st in Dallas - the Southwest region.
Great things were made possible by the gracious loan of Prime lenses from MPS, http://www.mpsfilms.com, a mesmerizing custom music bed from Listening Chair, http://www.listeningchair.com Thanks to all those who donated their time to complete this reel.
This experimental video was created as a final project for my procedural animation course at Savannah College of Art and Design. http://scad.edu It was inspired by demoscene and sub-atomic particle collision images. The name comes from the Higgs Boson prticle which is expected to provide a scientific foundation for the origin of mass in the universe.
My special thanks goes to professor Ronald Bernard and Puryx aka Christian Rønde who let me use his music for the soundtrack originally created for a demo called Nucleophile http://bit.ly/aErBrg
You should visit prof. Bernard's website if you want to see some amazing student work:
You can download the soundtrack here:
More information about the origin of mass: