"'Moods of Nature' by Paul Brunford, recently won a prize in the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers' contest in England. Not only does Brunford show a fine sense of rhythm, but a keen eye for composition and a splendid sense of cutting and dramatic values in nature. This picture merely deals with a storm arising and then subsiding. Brunford uses both water and earth to show this. The smashing waves, bending trees and waving wheatfields combine to create his drama. His photography however, is something for which he is to be especially congratulated." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1936, 24.
Accompanying musical compositions chosen for a public screening of the film are listed in "Musical Scores for the Prize Pictures" (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 68-69, 76).
This film is a part of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection held by the East Anglian Film Archive.
Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Collection, East Anglian Film Archive
"It began with a long sequence showing nature in a tranquil aspect; then came the wind, whistling a screaming warning of an oncoming storm; next came the storm itself, portrayed especially by the thunderous-voiced surf; lastly, Nature's calm was again restored, but with a distinct note of the everlasting permanency of Nature's expressions." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 68.