A cross between Baraka, the Fountain and Requim for a Dream, and employing a very Eril Morris sensibility. Entropy is a revolution in stereoscopic cinema. Subject matter like this has never been attempted in this medium. The specific use of POV in stereo has such a powerful effect that, at the moments it is employed, you the viewer become the character. The film draws parallels between addiction in its rawest form to our societies addictions to products and processes that are killing our planet and will eventually kill us.
In a surreal melting world of sexual landscapes, the film follows the orgasmic progression of a storm. We follow an ill fated love story between an addict and a metamorphozising woman. Although their love is not meant to be, something is planted in their brief union that is larger than either of them. The realization of the co dependence blocking their ability to heal themselves mirrors the co dependence of our consumer society.
(original script 2006)
Wendy S. Whaley
A visual poem of sensuality and thermodynamics
1996 The Center of Contemporary Art in Basse Normandy France
1996 The Art Gallery of Ontario Jackman Hall
1995 OCA Video Caberet
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C'est nest pas une pipe [short]
Ceci n’est pas une Pipe
(Abstractly representative of the look as this will be shot with Actors on a Hydrolic Set and green screen, to be composited with a 3D DMP set extension)
Dark Comedy. Set in a surreal burnt out farmhouse with a view of a whimsical Dali ish garden Grandmother serves up a dose of disturbing nurture as her two sons compete to draw ever more interesting connections between various facets of existence and their favourite vice. Stuck inside on her Polar Bear island Lilly takes it all in while learning to manipulate space and float mentos in the gaseous liquid of her fish bowl 'lock in'.
Director: Wendy Whaley Producer: Marc Whaley Story: Wendy and Marc Whaley Script: Marc Whaley
ROLE DESCRIPTION: An intense, quirky young girl, ready to explore the world around her. She is held back by an overprotective matriarchy. She observes the situations she encounters, forming abstract and surreal connections to her environment, that bring about keen insights and allow her to affect the world she lives in.
ROLE DESCRIPTION: (HERO'S uncle) Resembling a distinguished but slightly rough around the edges version of Hubble smoking his pipe. A middle aged man who has lived most of his life with his mother and brother. A bit of a loner, a deep thinker, who spends a lot of his day wrapped up in his own thoughts of the world and it's workings. He is in actuallity a farmer, who treats his animals like pets rather than running the farm like a business. An avid pipe smoker, who takes much delight in the craft of smoking his pipe and believes that the actions around smoking his pipe dirrectly affect the world he lives in.
ROLE DESCRIPTION: Vivian's goofy brother, a bit of an absurd character who finds his delight in the art of tasting ketchup. A Momma's boy and an Imbusile.
ROLE DESCRIPTION: A relatively bitter old lady who has never gotten over being married off at a young age to a wealthy widower who never fell out of love with the wife he lost, and so never loved her. Very Miss Havisham, the jilted women. She goes through life as if it's a drag to be here, and everything is a pain. There is an underlying delight she takes in adding to the absurdity in any way possible, and exudes dark humor.
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The World is Round [short]
A poetic musing on the cyclical nature of everything.
1995 TV Ontario
1995 OCA Video Caberet
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the Maestros [feature]
With a Monty Python inspired humor.
What at first, appear to be separate stories, fuse together with interwoven threads that emanate from four God like musicians in the stars.
From their comical emergence into the story we follow their puppetry of mankind through the vibrations created as they attempt to make good music together. From the destruction of the dinosaurs to various natural disasters, they struggle to create harmony, occasionally getting precious moments right. With much cringing we watch with hopes that this train wreck of a band will finally find its rhythm.
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IMAX Meteor Heart Projector [pitch]
Pitch for Russian and Asian Markets "IMAX trailer, 2012" Concept_1_v03 IMAXification Synopsis: The IMAXification of a popcorn kernel, launches us on an action packed journey powered by our hearts, blowing away convention and reinventing the cinema experience, with an IMAX powered BIG BANG.
There is a door ahead of you, a sign, "IMAXIFICATION", and a reflective window. In the reflection, people lined up at the concession stands, a visible popcorn machine... The door swings open toward you accompanied by hydraulic sounds
and a person, in a rush, runs in ahead of you in a blur, with a box that looks hot. He places the box on a conveyor belt table.
We dolly along to the right, in sync with the conveyor. (collecting parallax for accentuated depth) A robotic arm opens the box in which we see 3 kernels of un popped popcorn.
Then, several more robotic arms pick up each of the kernels and place them on their own pale blue silk covered pedestals.
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The background of our environment is a large optical laboratory with elaborate depth. There is a large holographic image of a popped, popcorn kernel in the distance with lines pointing to various details. Each line ends at a picture representing a sensory organs. There are also a few popcorn machines and something resembling the Hadron Collider at Cern. As we travel along the conveyor (collecting parallax for maximum 3D even in 2D), we pass various penguin scientists, some in the background working at various tasks, others dropping kernels horizontally into the hadron collider. (in the background we hear the sounds of particles colliding, The audio was released a few years ago by a small group, funded by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council, that used simulated and real data from the ATLAS experiment to "sonify" the decay of the Higgs into other particles) There is a glass window between you and the lab. In the reflection of the glass you see the lines of excited people with popcorn and beverages entering the theater. Key Scientist, resembling penguins, are at the conveyor doing various things to the kernel as we pass by. Wendy Whaley Inc. Page (2) of (9)
A unicorn (dressed in a lab coat) is one of the first, he touches each kernel with his horn and the kernel becomes larger and gold.
The Canada Arm with a scanner on the end, scans the kernel, adding detail.
Next a dragon (cute and smallish, sitting in an office chair), analyses the kernel, his wing to his chin, eyebrow raised, he then thoughtfully, paints some gold dust on it, which simultaneously floats toward you.
As we travel further along the escalator, we reach a final scientist, this one a Firebird (a.k.a.Pheonix). (he has white gold feathers, bright and reflective, with just subtle hints of white flame like particles, wisping from the tips. He too is wearing a lab coat). He measures the kernel with his calipers and then holds it out toward you. As this happens there is an inter axial change in 3D and we are then inside the reflection of the kernel. Wendy Whaley Inc. Page (3) of (9)
A loud CRACKING THUNDER sound with "Ohm" mixed in. We are inside the reflection of the popcorn kernel which creates the appearance of the screen ahead of us being one large mirror.
The image shifts slightly revealing that it is a reflection of the audience, the popcorn kernel, rotating in space, right in front of you. (cm) A loud CRACK sound A worm hole opens, center frame, and sucks the kernel in to a very 3D tunnel of light.
Seconds later your heart energy jumps out of your chest toward the wormhole tethered to you by glowing tendrils of particles as you too are sucked into the worm hole.
Light streaks past as you travel through to the black eye of the worm hole. From subtle chanting sounds to silence. Wendy Whaley Inc. Page (4) of (9)
looking up at space Another loud CRACK. The worm hole opens up in the sky, shooting a beam of light down toward the surface.
Hints of light travel past the edges of frame, the kernel is in the far distance, traveling toward the planet. Your heart energy is just in front of you trailing it's very 3d particle tendrils out toward you.
Quickly, you travel closer to the surface.
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As the kernel hits the surface with a burst of dirt and dust
It pushes out a crater dent from all sides, a soft poof sound.
It remains perched on the top of a tall, pedestal cliff, in the center.
As the dust clears, it reveals theater seating inside the crater.
The kernel initiates with a POP, and then immediately begins transforming mechanically into an abstract high tech projector. (clock like parts and musical instrument parts) A cacophony of sounds (drum centric) as pieces click into place, forming a musical composition. The mechanical movements are choreographed in such a way, as to hint at sentience in the projector, as it almost appears to be grooving to the tune as it builds itself
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As you approach the surface, the projector is still forming and your heart energy is still ahead of you,
It lands in the xenon arc lamp of the projector. (electrical twinkly sounds)
As your heart energy, powers the abstract machine, with the sound of an "Ohm", it quickly grows organic features, sensory organs (speedy time lapse). As organs grow, sounds of nature, water, breathing, etc are mixed in.
The projector lifts off the ground and floats up to the sky.
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Your heart energy begins to glow and jumps back into your chest forming light particles in the shape of a bird on it's way. At the same moment, the projector sends out a a beam of light to the ground below, and in the process is itself beamed into the ground.
A very loud rumble (mixed in: sounds of equipment being powered down …), and the planet and the universe collapse in on itself (blowing away convention),
revealing only the white hot core, which is,
the "IMAX is believing" logo. It floats before us. As dirt and debris fall from it's surface, with the sound of a cicada, it glows a white hot, as if lit from within,
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it stays it's space, growing slightly and sending out a BIG BANG, and the loudest vibrating noise possible, creating a new universe all around it. (reinventing the cinema experience)
The I in IMAX then sends out a 3d scan line, that wipes the image clean, more focused, more detailed. (the sound of a cicada)
A platform of digital film grows out toward us in a mathematical crystalline way, from the horizontal bar of the letter A. You are then pulled in to the logo.
The frame fills with light from the center of the A as we speed toward it. The sound of Ohm mixes with a million different noises, many of happiness, that after a climax are drown out by the sound ohm.
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IMAX Spectre Countdown [pitch]
A rough pitch that was up for consideration.
A fun commercial we created for our friends Damon and Lindsay and their bug trap business.