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Portraits in Dramatic Time

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 by wmapother 4 Comments

I thought I’d posted about this back in July, but now I can’t find it.  WordPress monster hungry.  Feed me.

So here’s another try.  Though the NYC showing is past, I hoping the series goes on tour, both in the US and internationally.  Next stop might be London..

•  PORTRAITS IN DRAMATIC TIME – a series of hyper-slow-motion, silent short films by David Michalek.

The shooting of each film lasted only about ten seconds, but because they’re shot at 1,000 frames/sec (regular speed is 24 frames/sec), they play back verrrryyyy slowly, at anywhere from five to ten minutes.  They were broadcast on a mammoth, 85-ft x 45-ft outdoor screen at part of NYC’s Lincoln Center Festival in July, and it’s expected that they’ll go on tour soon.  William is in three of them.  Other actors included Patti LuPone, Alan Rickman, Holly Hunter, Liev Shreiber, and performers from around the world.  The Wall St. Journal piece includes a Mapother quote or two, and a HuffPo piece includes the photo at right and a video interview with David.  Finally, as a sample, the Rickman film is here, and videos from Slow Dancing, David’s earlier installation, are here.


Posted in Acting Projects, NYC, Photos of Wm, Press, Video (Online & Home)

4 Responses

  1. sahana says:

    Hello William,

    you did post it, i read about the project through one of the links you posted. Did you see any of these on the big screen yourself?

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