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.
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.