Max Cooper – Order From Chaos (official video by Maxime Causeret)
The video is described by Cooper as “a beautiful humanized exploration of life and emergence.”
Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper’s latest music video, which was directed by Maxime Teresuac.
The video came about after Cooper, a London-based producer, contacted a number of motion designers to create visuals for his new album, giving each a different brief. Order from Chaos was the track given to Melbourne-based Teresuac.
“This track uses a binaural sample of rain hitting my window, where the rain hits are obviously random, but I then force the hits towards a grid so that a pattern emerges from the raindrops based on their closest structure,” explained Cooper in his brief.
“It’s an emergent rhythm which I would like to mirror somehow in the visual, with an initially detailed and chaotic form which slowly develops into something with recognisable structure.”
Using Houdini, a 3D animation program, he created colourful, dynamic visuals against a black backdrop, intended to represent the “beauty of life”.
“It talks about emergence and tries to show the beauty of life, the birth of a simple plant from a seed.
Throughout the video, microscopic-looking shapes in bright neon colours morph and move. At one point they transform into jellyfish, and eventually flowers.
“It’s inspired by how things interact and evolve,” added the producer.