The three-minute video called “The Beginning” was put together by Don Ingber, the founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and Charles Reilly, a staff scientist at the Wyss Institute who previously worked with film director Peter Jackson at Park Road Post film studio.

The short film takes viewers on a fantastic journey to the nanoscale and back. The Harvard Wyss Institute researchers combined physics-based film animation software with molecular dynamics simulation software while having to ensure that the movements were accurate across all size scales.