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Video: Spirals


Paul Golter shares a project he did for the Film Academy in Germany. The visuals are fantastic!

"There are often some hundred times, a thousand times, before you can really see it for the first time." (Christian Morgenstern)

"Spirals" shows the form of the spiral in all kinds of dimensions in nature. Starting with the DNA with a diameter of 2 nanometer all the way up to the milkyway with 120 000 lightyears in diameter the spiral runs like a golden thread though existence. Why nature does this again and again is not clear until today. Is all this based on an universal code, which we can't comprehend ? Or is the principle of efficiency the explanation ? Does evolution work like water, which always takes the path of least resistance ?

With "Spirals" I want to show the viewer this phenomenon.

I'm Paul, 20 years old and made "Spirals" to apply for the Filmakademie in Baden Württemberg. The majority of the film was animated and rendered in Blender, Cycles. Only for the water vortex and the galaxy I used other software. I hope you guys enjoy the film!


  1. Stephen E Orsatti on

    Excellent film! Spirals, or in the larger context, Fractals, are everywhere. Seemingly random patterns are actually mathematically precise and predicable. An obvious display of design. Design that requires a Designer.

    • Philip Donaldson on

      Not really. Most things are implicit in reality and even experiments with chaotic elements find that highly organized and structured results and the most likely, lowest energy forms. 'I can't imagine nature doing it so it couldn't be natural' is not sound logic.

      • Stephen Orsatti on

        I never said my argument wasn’t I can’t imagine nature doing it. What you stated though proved my point though. Thank you. :)

        • Philip Donaldson on

          No, it doesn't. Having something be implicit means that no designer is required, but that it would emerge just from the laws of physics.

    • Yes it does, designers name is Paul Golter, as mentioned in the video. He did an impressive peace of work.

      And lets leave religious aspects away, as it takes away from the work Paul did.

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