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John Whitney Sr. (1917–1995)

John Whitney Sr. was born on April 8, 1917 in Pasadena, California, USA as John Hales Whitney. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Moon Drum: Memories of Prehistory (1991), Film Exercise #1 (1943) and Film Exercise 5 (1944). He died on September 22, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Film Exercise #1
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Film Exercise 5
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 1976 Arabesque (Short)
 1972 Matrix III (Short)
 1971 Matrix I (Short) (as John Whitney)
 1968 Permutations (Short) (as John Whitney)
 1961 Catalog (Short)
 1951 Celery Stalks at Midnight (Short)
 1944 Film Exercise 5 (Short)
 1944 Film Exercises 2-3 (Short)
 1943 Film Exercise #1 (Short)
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