The Formation of a Cloud

BFA Graduate Film.
06’13” min


Maker, Director, Writer
Jenn Tran

Voice Over
Vicky Lam

Super 8 Camera Operator
Veronica Charmont

Composer, Sound Designer
Mara Schwerdtfeger

Supervising Producers
Robert Stephenson
Paul Fletcher

Online Edit
Andrew Conell

Sound Mix
Ant Bohun

The Formation of a Cloud OST

stop motion | documentary | video essay

Four handmade dioramas trace back into a childhood memory
where it eventually finds its ending in the space of its beginnings.

Depicted through a mix of stop-motion animation and super-8 film, The Formation of a Cloud revisits a distant and seemingly innocent childhood memory of a ford crossing located in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

A meditative journey of revisitation and discovery, the short film maps the past through four handmade dioramas, chronicling memory through the gazes of place, family, object, animal and change.  

Closing the film by its last diorama, the narrator  speaks of how revisitation leads to memories truthful ephemerality in beginings and endings, just like the formations of clouds.


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© Jenn Tran 2022