the John Whitney Portfolio

EARLY FILMOGRAPHY

Untitled film of lunar eclipse.
1939. 5 min. Color. Silent. 8mm

Twenty Four Variations. (with James Whitney)
1939-40. 5 min. Color. Silent. 8mm

Three Untitled Films. (with James whitney)
1940-42. 5 min. ea. Color. Silent. 8 mm.

Film Exercise #1. (with James Whitney)
1943. 5 min. Color.
Sound: Synthesized pendulum music.

Film Exercise #2 and #3. (with James Whitney)
1944. 4 min. Color.
Sound: Synthesized pendulum music.

Film Exercise #4. (with James Whitney)
1944. 7 min. color.
Sound: Synthesized pendulum music.

Film Exercise #5. (with James Whitney)
1944. 5 min. color.
Sound: Synthesized pendulum music.

Celery Stalks at Midnight
ca.1952. 3 min. Color. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Will Bradley-Ray McKinley Orchestra,
Celery Stalks at Midnight.

Hot House
ca.1952 3 min. Color. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Dizzy Gillepsie Quintet.

Mozart Rondo
ca1952. 3 min. Color (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Mozart's Rondo a la Turca.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
ca.1952. 3 min. Color. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: children's song

Chimes Blues
ca.1952. 3 min. b/w. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Turk Murphy

Third Man Theme
ca.1952. 3 min. b/w. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Zither by Anton Karas.

Down home rag.
ca.1952. 3 min. b/w. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Red Nichols, Down Home Pig

Egyptian Fantasy.
ca.1952. 3 min. b/w. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Footwarmers
Egyptian Fantasy

I Want to Linger.
ca. 1952. 3 min. b/w. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Pete Daily.

Drums West.
ca. 1952. 3 min. b/w. (oil-wipe technique)
Music: Shelly Manne.

Lion Hunt.
1955. 3 min. Color. Sound. 35mm.
(Produced at UPA Studios)

Blues Pattern
1955. 3 min. Color. Sound. 35mm.
(Produced at UPA Studios)

Performing Painter.
1955. 3 min. Color. Sound. 35mm.
(Produced at UPA Studios)

Catalog. (Collection of Computer Graphic effects)
1961. 7 min. Color.
Music: Ornette Coleman.

Hommage to Rameau. (Computer Graphics)
1967. 3 min. Color.
Music: Rameau's La Timide and Premier Tambourin from
Pieces De Clavecin En Concerts.

Permutations. (Computer Graphics)
1968. 8 min. Color.
Music: Indian tabla music by Balachandra on 16mm prints.

Experiments in Motion Graphics
(Silent film to accompany his lecture to the 1967 Aspen Design conference).
1967. 13 min. Color.
Sound: Narration added in 1968.

Osaka 1-2-3. (Computer Graphic).
1970. 3 min. b/w.
Music: Kabuki Music.

Matrix I. (computer-graphics).
1971. 6 min. Color.
Music: Antonio Soler sonatas arranged and performed on piano by Delores Stevens.

Matrix II. (Computer-graphics).
1971. 6 min. Color.
Music:From Terry Riley's Rainbow in Curved Air.

Matrix III. (Computer Graphics).
1972. 11 min. Color.
Music: From Terry Riley's Rainbow in Curved Air.

Hex Demo. (Silent computer graphic film to accompany lecture on Digital harmony).
1973. 3 min. b/w.

Arabesque (Computer Graphics).
1975. 7 min. Color.
Music: Manoocheher Sadeghi.

Permutations II. (Computer Graphic footage of Permutations, re-edited).
1979. 7 min. Color.
Music: Original score composed by William Kraft.

Spirals.
1988

Victory Sausage.
1988-92

Pianna Split.
1988-94

Nicolas' Birthday.
1988-91

Prelude #VI - Claude Debussy 1988-93

Debussy tuer
1988-93

To Milton Babbit
1990-91

Four Bagatelles- Six Short Duets.
1988-93

IBM Show
1987

Sonatina in Four Movements
1988-94

J'azz Age
1988-91

Moondrum. Twelve Works for Videodisc.
1989-1995.