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The STORM

The video above is a 4-minute film made to explain this 12-minute installation, using imagery from the two films that comprise the installation.

Terry designed The STORM for two synchronised video projectors, projecting two separate films that were created to work as one large moving image, onto the stone ceiling of the church. Visually, the films are a mixture of footage shot by Terry and Alex Braun in and around St Brelades including underwater footage, combined with bespoke animation and archive footage of extreme weather such as storms, glaciers calving, etc. The films were all shot on Panasonic Lumix GH3, using a number of Panasonic as well as Zeiss and other prime lenses. Post-production was done on Final Cut Pro and After Effects.

Gabi composed the soundtrack using a mixture of found and archive sounds and newly designed music created specially for The STORM. Her intention was not only to support the imagery but to sometimes drive it, provide contrast and establish a mood towards the end of the piece that provides a space for contemplation appropriate for the subject and location.

The STORM can be experienced in St Brelade's Parish Church - the oldest remaining section of the original Norman church on the channel island of Jersey.



Extract from BBC News, Jersey about The STORM on 5th April 2013
Created by Terry Braun and Gabi Braun, The Storm explores humanity's changing relationship with our increasingly fragile planet.

The STORM enables this ancient church to provide a space for serious thought and quiet contemplation, inspired by the power and fearsome beauty of nature and the challenges that global warming poses.

Visitors are welcome to experience The STORM from Saturday 6 April to Saturday 5 October, every day between 9am and 6.30pm (except during Church services). Reverend Mark Bond, Rector of St Brelade's, says: "Few places could be more appropriate than our church to launch a serious debate about global warming. Unless we find ways to mitigate, if not halt, the impact of global warming we shall have failed in this duty of stewardship."

An image of a St Brelades angel



Click to play an extract from BBC Radio Jersey about The STORM (opens in a new window)
Extract from Chris Stone's programme on BBC Radio Jersey about The STORM on 7th April 2013



CREDITS
  • Commissioned by St Brelade's Parish Church
  • Produced by Braunarts Ltd
  • Scripted, Photographed and Directed by Terry Braun
  • Music by Gabi Braun
  • Additional camerawork and underwater camera by Alex Braun
  • Angels: Christina Milne and Josh Hampson
  • Archive: Special Thanks to the British Antarctic Survey, Getty Images & BBC Motion Gallery

  • WEB-LINKS
  • St Brelades Parish Church

  • An image of an astronaut looking down on earth

    Braunarts Company Directors: Terry Braun and Gabi Braun
    Tel: 44 (0) 208 670 9917