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A Cloud's Dream

A Cloud's Dream

| 1 min
2011 7 films

Short, surprising and always entertaining! Watch a collection of one-minute animated shorts from our Hothouse animation mentorship program, past and present.


Watch as one cloud’s imagination soars from the familiar to the unknown on a captivating journey from dusk until dawn. Animated using partial audio waveform data, A Cloud’s Dream is a stereoscopic particle simulation that explores various cloud formations.

Produced as part of the 7th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

  • writer
    Andrew Hicks
  • director
    Andrew Hicks
  • mentoring director
    Luigi Allemano
  • composer
    Kyle Bennett
    Austin Milne
    Devon Welsh
  • musician
    Kyle Bennett
    Austin Milne
    Devon Welsh
  • editor
    Jelena Popovic
  • sound editor
    Luigi Allemano
  • digital imaging
    Susan Gourley
    Randall Finnerty
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • stereoscopic technology
    Paul Kroitor
    Marylin Drolet
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Rosalina Di Sario
    Elaine Largie
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • associate producer
    Maral Mohammadian


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Ages 13 to 17

English Language Arts - Poetry

Clouds are often catalysts for the imagination or daydreaming. Have the class, using their knowledge of the water cycle, consider what clouds themselves might dream of or imagine. Have students write a creative piece as a water molecule transitioning through various processes and states of being: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, groundwater, runoff, snowmelt and evapotranspiration with other water molecules. Ask students to animate the life of a water molecule to explain the water cycle.

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