shot list version Watch The Skies!
INT. LIVING ROOM EVENING
FADE IN ECU HAND LOWERING NEEDLE ONTO RECORD
Mozart’s Requiem plays on the hi-fi in a cozy, inviting living room.
FADE IN CU TRACKING SHOT OF SPINES
There are columns of bookshelves and horizontal shelves just below the ceiling.
There is a large plant with large green leaves in one corner. The Professor stands in that corner, somewhat hidden by the leaves, reading an impressive tome, his glasses perched on the end of his nose. He thumbs the pages gently, allowing himself time to absorb every word. His pipe smolders away. He wears a modest shirt, tie, sweater, pants, and corduroy blazer, all of earth tones. He is completely content.
FADE IN CU PROFESSOR'S BOOK, PULL BACK AND PAN UP TO REVEAL PROFESSOR, HOLD ON MS
He realizes he has company, and looks up from his book.
Oh. Hello. I didn’t see you there. I
was just reliving some of my favorite
The Professor looks back down at the pages and traces a few words with his finger, saying one last goodbye to his true loves.
Hmm. Well, then.
He settles the bookmark ribbon and eases the tome closed. He traces the binding with his thumb and carefully returns the book to its home on the shelf. He saunters into the room.
WS TRACKING SHOT PROFESSOR SAUNTERING
History. Not the history of country or
king or conflict, but rather, the making
of history. We will discuss something
tonight that is, truly historical.
He approaches a high-backed chair and sits. A portable film screen stands at his one side, a small trunk, his magic trunk, at the other.
Please, make yourself comfortable.
He advances a slide carousel via remote to a slide of the earth.
As long as mankind has tread upon the
planet, it has sought out fire for
warmth, protection, and its very
survival. Whether it be fur-clad
Neanderthals cooking their bone-killed
He advances to a slide of a cityscape.
or technological man smelting the
materials for his iron cities, none of
it could be accomplished without
heat. As the decades pass, unavoidably
hurtling mankind into the future, it
has realized a need for heat on a much
smaller level, but with greater
accessibility and convenience.
A device. Ladies and gentleman. It is
He slowly raises the remote control beside his face and advances to a slide of the Wonder Warmer head superimposed on the earth.
The Wonder Warmer cometh.
He gesticulates with his pipe.
Mankind is an active, mobile animal.
Yes? Whether it be traversing the
He advances to a slide of a snow boarder, then a child sledding.
journeying to and from the day’s
He advances to a slide of subway riders on the platform, then a security guard working outside.
or simply enjoying time with a loved one,
He advances to a slide of someone walking their dog in the cold.
it must coexist with this living planet.
Warmth provides a much more comfortable
coexistence. And no matter how
indestructible mankind thinks it may be,
He advances to a slide of a sports injury, then a backache, then arthritis, then a massage.
coexistence can also have its price.
The quest for comfort and malady relief
has found its grail. Enter...
He advances to a slide of a Large Rectangle Wonder Warmer.
...the Wonder Warmer. This incredible
apparatus offers mankind a source of
heat whose diversification,
He advances to a slide of a Hand Warmer pair, then a Neck and Shoulders warmer, and then a Baby Bottle Warmer wrapped around a baby bottle.
and simplicity make it ideal, for
house, sport, or exploration.
And how does one release this magic,
WS PROFESSOR PREPARING TO OPEN TRUNK
MS PROFESSOR UNLOCKING AND BEGINNING TO OPEN
He opens the magic trunk and an awesome beam of light is released.
LOW ANGLE CU BEAM OF LIGHT ON PROFESSOR
He produces from within a Wonder Warmer and closes the trunk.
You take this nearly impenetrable pouch,
and holding it with both hands, press
the raised side of the metal disc with
CU CRYSTALLIZATION IN PROFESSOR'S HAND
The non-toxic gel
crystallizes before one’s eyes, producing
heat. But the truly extraordinary element
to these little miracles, is a reality for
planaria flatworms, but something of which
mankind only dreams.
He once again opens his magic trunk and produces a tea kettle, a mug, and a tea bag. He describes the Wonder Warmer boiling process while making a cup of tea, using the trunk as a table.
Once one’s Wonder Warmer has grown cold,
by protecting it with a cloth and
placing it in a bath of boiling water,
one induces the crystals to liquefy,
recharging the Wonder Warmer. Once it
cools, it is ready to use immediately,
or save it for the future.
He takes off his glasses and cleans the lenses.
So whether one is trekking through the
snowy regions, exploring the great
metropolis, or simply soothing the
mankind’s needs, and desires,
have been answered.
A new dawn is rising.
He raises his mug and nods his head.
Here endeth the lesson.
He takes a sip.
FADE TO BLACK.
Wonder Warmers. Evolve.