Nightly screening of "Portraits in Dramatic Time" were part of the summer 2011 Lincoln Center Festival. "Portraits in Dramatic Time" was conceived and directed by David Michalek. It is the director's second feature at Lincoln Center Festival, after the successful 2008 screening of his film "Slow Dancing" . Slow Dancing" is being shown worldwide to rapturous applause - eveningsong
> Movies > David Michalek's Portraits in Dramatic Time - Lincoln Center - July 2011
David Michalek's "Portraits in Dramatic Time" is a series of 45 larger-than-life, extreme slow-motion video portraits of virtuoso artists drawn from a range of film and theater practice. The ultra-high speed, high-definition camera used for the portraits was placed in a fixed position and each live action scene was recorded for 10 to 15 seconds at several thousand frames per second. The result is a glacially-paced film of six to seven minutes in length.
The actors filmed for "Portraits" represent a range of performance genres including Broadway, avant-garde, experimental theater, Chinese opera and world cinema. Each scene-portrait is developed as an independent work by Director David Michalek in collaboration with the subject.
Source: Lincoln Center Festival Playbill
The film, conceived and directed by David Michalek, premiered at Lincoln Center and is projected on a large screen outside the David H. Koch Theater. It runs from July 5-July 31, 2011.
This photo gallery showcases brief moments from this amazing film in a series of still shots that were photographed while viewing the film from the Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza. The beautifully composed scenes, lighting, subjects, concepts, etc. are from the film - conceived and directed by David Michalek.