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  • How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

    I designed the projections for Luna Theater Company's production of How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found for the 2011 Philly Fringe Festival. The script really lended itself well to video projections, and it was a lot of fun to work on. A few local critics had some nice things to say about my designs in their reviews:

    "Special mention must be made of Michael Long’s creative use of a large upstage screen upon which various scenes relevant to changing settings throughout the play are projected. This technique substituted for actually building three dimensional scene sets, which would have been exceedingly troublesome given the small stage available." - Ronald Comer, Stage Magazine

    "Video designer Michael Long’s astonishing projection of a party scene (employing the cutting-edge digital technology of Adobe After Effects) seamlessly depicts each of the actors twice in the same room, simultaneously engaged in different conversations and actions, to underscore once again the play’s underlying theme of identity crisis." - Debora Miller, Stage Magazine

    "...Michael Long’s spectacular set design of video projections and stills— among the best utilization of multimedia I’ve seen in Philadelphia (Long could become small theater’s affordable answer to Jorge Cousineau)" - Jim Rutter, Broad Street Review

    Photo credit: Aaron Oster