Grand et Petit

An astrophysicist explains the birth of stars to children



In the documentary “Grand et Petit” the astrophysicist Stéphanie Juneau explains the creation of the universe to a group of children with role plays and poetic choreografies. As the children step out into the winter forest, the breezing snowflakes become the first stars of the universe… Quaint’s contribution to the movie are two between-scenes about the creation of stars and a view of the Orion Nebula.


Grand et Petit. A documentary by Camille Budin. Switzerland 2018, French, color, 52 min.
Extract from “Grand et Petit” with Quaint’s two between-scenes.

Client
Intermezzo Films SA

Art direction
Camille Budin




Making of


Experimenting with nebula
Creating the birth of a star was a huge technical challenge for us. We usually work with 3D-model were there are polygons involved. But with this project we found ourselves wondering how on earth we should visualize a gas implosion. This was one experiment with the PyroCluster -Tool available in Cinema 4D. Due to its complexity we looked for alternative options. And found a way simpler solution: visible lights with noise.