10 Movies That Most Realistically Portray Psychological Disorders

By David Zou

Cinema has always been fascinated with how people think, behave, and feel. This extends beyond usual human behavior, and into the fascinating world of psychological disorders. These different emotions and behaviors, and how they manifest in interactions with others, has been explored in film throughout time.

Film allows for the portrayal of the human psyche in real, relatable situations or in wild fictional stories to accent the realities of human behavior. Some films have navigated the task of portraying psychological disorders with more intense realism and accuracy than others. The following ten films explore the reality of psychological disorders, and strive for accuracy in the characters that experience them.

1. Melancholia

Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia is deeply related to his own struggles with depression and mental illness, and these struggles are ever present in his film as he personally connects to Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), the two lead female characters. This film explores the issues of depression and anxiety with intense realism in a science fiction setting.

Justine’s depression is severe, with melancholic features, and is a manifestation of the title throughout the film. Melancholic depression is a particularly severe form: characterized by an intense lack of pleasure, no reaction to positive life events, loss of appetite, and difficulties with physical movement. Her depression is seen as worsening throughout the film as, in the second half, she depends on Claire for nearly everything.

Justine no longer enjoys anything, and even positive situations like Claire making her favorite meal elicit no reaction but sadness. She even becomes practically catatonic, unable to move to take care of herself, and Claire must lift her into the bath. Von Trier shows the realities of severe depression and how difficult it is to participate in daily life when plagued by → continue…

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10 Movies That Most Realistically Portray Psychological Disorders

By David Zou

Cinema has always been fascinated with how people think, behave, and feel. This extends beyond usual human behavior, and into the fascinating world of psychological disorders. These different emotions and behaviors, and how they manifest in interactions with others, has been explored in film throughout time.

Film allows for the portrayal of the human psyche in real, relatable situations or in wild fictional stories to accent the realities of human behavior. Some films have navigated the task of portraying psychological disorders with more intense realism and accuracy than others. The following ten films explore the reality of psychological disorders, and strive for accuracy in the characters that experience them.

1. Melancholia

Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia is deeply related to his own struggles with depression and mental illness, and these struggles are ever present in his film as he personally connects to Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), the two lead female characters. This film explores the issues of depression and anxiety with intense realism in a science fiction setting.

Justine’s depression is severe, with melancholic features, and is a manifestation of the title throughout the film. Melancholic depression is a particularly severe form: characterized by an intense lack of pleasure, no reaction to positive life events, loss of appetite, and difficulties with physical movement. Her depression is seen as worsening throughout the film as, in the second half, she depends on Claire for nearly everything.

Justine no longer enjoys anything, and even positive situations like Claire making her favorite meal elicit no reaction but sadness. She even becomes practically catatonic, unable to move to take care of herself, and Claire must lift her into the bath. Von Trier shows the realities of severe depression and how difficult it is to participate in daily life when plagued by → continue…

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Panasonic EVA1 upgraded to output 5.7k Raw

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Ned Soltz)

Panasonic EVA1 upgraded to output 5.7k Raw

First announced back in February, the firmware update for the EVA1 that owners have been waiting for has just been officially released.

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    Panasonic EVA1 upgraded to output 5.7k Raw

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (Ned Soltz)

    Panasonic EVA1 upgraded to output 5.7k Raw

    First announced back in February, the firmware update for the EVA1 that owners have been waiting for has just been officially released.

    • Panasonic EVA1
    • Firmware update
    • HFR
    • 57k
    • Raw

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      Micro Salon Italia 2018

      By FDTimes

      A.I.C. (Associazione Italiana Autori della Cinematografia — the Italian Society of Cinematographers) brought Micro Salon Italia back to Cinecittà Studios after a 3-year absence, to where it first started in 2013. The first edition had only twelve booths, but this year, thanks to the larger space of Stage 10 – right across Federico Fellini’s famed Stage 5 – it hosted 56 booths in 2,000 sq mt (1,300 in 2017), 17 more than last year, with 83 major brand names and an extraordinary attendance of over 4,500 visitors. read more… → continue…

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      Micro Salon Italia 2018

      By FDTimes

      A.I.C. (Associazione Italiana Autori della Cinematografia — the Italian Society of Cinematographers) brought Micro Salon Italia back to Cinecittà Studios after a 3-year absence, to where it first started in 2013. The first edition had only twelve booths, but this year, thanks to the larger space of Stage 10 – right across Federico Fellini’s famed Stage 5 – it hosted 56 booths in 2,000 sq mt (1,300 in 2017), 17 more than last year, with 83 major brand names and an extraordinary attendance of over 4,500 visitors. read more… → continue…

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      High end cinema cameras enter the world of live TV [sponsored]

      By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

      High end cinema cameras enter the world of live TV [sponsored]

      The Panasonic Varicam is well known for it’s versatility in TV drama and film, but what you might not know is that the very attributes that make it excel in those areas also lend themselves to live television production.

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        CIPA Data for February 2018 is out. Long live the DSLR

        By Richard Having just posted CanonNew’s analysis and breakdown of the CIPA results, I really don’t know what to write here on Canon Rumors. If you want to really see what I say about the data, go over to CanonNews. Shameless plug? You betcha. In summary though; Yes it was a good month, especially for DSLR’s that … → continue…

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        Lee Clow, Esther Lee and Seth Godin To Be Inducted Into AMA New York’s Marketing Hall of Fame

        By The One Club

        NEW YORK

        The American Marketing Association New York today announced three industry leaders responsible for outstanding contributions to the field of marketing as 2018 inductees to the Marketing Hall of Fame®.

        This year’s inductees are creative legend Lee Clow, chairman, TBWAMedia Arts Lab and…

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        Digital Imaging Technicians: The Unsung Heroes of Film Sets

        By Jourdan Aldredge Digital imaging technicians (DITs) are the multi-faceted heroes of digital film sets. So what is it exactly that they do? → continue…

        From:: Premium Beat

        CIPA: DSLRs outperformed mirrorless in February, compact cameras still tanking

        Photo by Federico Bottos

        The February CIPA report has been published, and overall, it’s still not a pretty picture for the digital camera industry. According to the Japanese agency, overall digital stills camera shipments worldwide were down 26.6% compared to the same month last year.

        The CIPA report shows overall digital camera shipments remained flat—a 27% decrease compared to the same month last year.

        That’s the bad news. The good news is that most of that drop is due (once again) to the demise of the compact camera.

        If you break Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILCs) out of that picture and into its own graph, the story gets a bit rosier. ILC shipments (that’s DSLR and Mirrorless combined) were down only 5.4% compared to the same month last year—DSLR sales by themselves actually eked up 0.1%, while mirrorless sales dropped by 15.8%—and outperformed February 2016 by 17.3%.

        ILC shipments actually outperformed 2016, coming up only a few percent short of last year’s February report.

        To get to that overall 26.6% drop, you have to account for the whopping 44.7% drop in compact camera shipments… a sad if not surprising figure. You can see each of the percentages—overall, compacts, ILCs total, DSLRs, and mirrorless—highlighted in the chart below:

        This month’s shipment numbers compared to the same figures from last month.
        From top to bottom: All Digital Cameras, Compacts only, all ILCs, DSLRs only, Mirrorless only.

        Taken as a whole, a weak end to 2017 seems to have led into a weak beginning to 2018. But if you look at ILC numbers by themselves, the picture is a bit less bleak. Sure, 2017 still ended on a pretty sad slump compared to 2016, but → continue…

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        SMPTE Adds Thomas Bause Mason to Staff as Director of Standards Development

        By Dundee Hills Group

        WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. April 2, 2018 SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason will be joining the staff as the Society’s new director of standards development. Howard Lukk, who is returning to his career in postproduction, will conclude his tenure as SMPTE director of engineering and standards in May, after assisting Bause Mason in transitioning to his new role.

        “We’re pleased to be welcoming Thomas to the SMPTE team as a staff member,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “Not only has he been deeply involved in the standards development process, including chairing several technical committees and study groups, but his IT background lends itself well to our ongoing need to be more software-focused. Thomas has also been instrumental in the creation and delivery of standards-focused educational programming through our Virtual Classroom course offering. I am delighted to have Thomas on board.”

        Bause Mason, formerly owner and managing director of Open Media Consulting, began his career in Cologne, Germany, as a computer programmer for automation software in the nuclear and automobile industries. Before his move to Los Angeles, Bause Mason worked at West German Television (WDR) and Cologne Broadcasting Center, where he led the quality control department. In Los Angeles, he became a postproduction consultant and then built and managed the encoding operations for Ascent Media. Joining NBCUniversal in 2005, he focused on emerging digital media technology, spending two years in London to support the company’s international business. While at NBCUniversal, he was the company’s lead on the Video Services Forum (VSF) TR-03/TR-04 and SMPTE ST 2110 standardization efforts.

        “SMPTE has made great strides in enabling the industry to move forward into the future of media creation and consumption, → continue…

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        Sheriff’s Deputy who shot photographer won’t face criminal charges

        On March 22nd, a grand jury decided that Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Shaw will not face criminal charges for injuring photojournalist Andy Grimm. Shaw shot Grimm after mistaking the photographer’s tripod and camera for a gun.

        The incident took place in September of 2017. Grimm was shot by Deputy Shaw in New Carlisle, Ohio, while attempting to photograph the deputy during a traffic stop. The incident made national news in part because it was captured on Shaw’s body cam, which recorded the deputy telling Grimm that he’d mistaken the photographer’s camera and tripod for a firearm.

        In December, Grimm, his wife, and KBA News filed a lawsuit against Deputy Shaw, the City of New Carlisle, and the Clark County Board of County Commissioners. The lawsuit, which seeks a minimum of $75,000 in damages, accuses Shaw of using excessive force and violating Grimm’s civil rights. According to initial reports, the Sheriff’s Deputy allegedly failed to warn Grimm before opening fire.

        Further, the legal complaint claims Grimm has suffered physical and psychological issues since the shooting, as well as loss of wages during his recovery time, and that local law enforcement agencies have “retaliated against” KBA News over the ordeal, resulting in a “loss of business profits.”

        However, according to the Springfield Sun-News, Clark County’s lawyers have argued that Deputy Shaw reasonably believed Grimm’s tripod was a firearm. The statement reads:

        Defendants aver that it reasonably appeared to Deputy Shaw that Andrew Grimm possessed a firearm under the conditions facing him, in the course and scope of his employment, and in good faith, to make a split-second decision to discharge his weapon in order to protect the public and himself from perceived deadly harm.

        Per initial reports, the shooting happened at night during a thunderstorm. → continue…

        From:: DPreview

        6 Production Tips for Shooting an Electronic Press Kit

        By Jourdan Aldredge The electronic press kit (EPK) is an important element of a film or video production. Here’s everything you need to know about shooting one. → continue…

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        Canon shows off full-frame sensor that shoots 100fps Full HD in ‘exceptionally low-light’

        At CES 2018, Canon unveiled three specialized CMOS sensors: an ultra-high resolution 120MP APS-H sensor, a 5MP Global Shutter sensor, and a 19μm Full HD sensor capable of shooting 100fps Full HD in extremely low light. Each does something special—offering high resolution, global shutter, and high-sensitivity, respectively—and now, a few months later, Canon is showing off these sensors in a series of demo videos.

        The first video featured the 120MXS sensor, which can shoot a mind-boggling 9.4fps at 120MP resolution. Now Canon USA has released the second video in the series, demoing its full-frame 19μm Full HD sensor made for shooting slow motion in extremely low light:

        The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor, capable of shooting 100fps Full HD in ‘exceptionally low-light environments.’

        The sensor is called the 35MMFHDXS, and in many ways it’s the polar opposite of the 120MXS. It only contains 2.2 effective megapixels, but each of those pixels is a whopping 19μm x 19μm in size, allowing them to capture a lot of light. This, combined with new pixel and readout circuitry that helps reduce noise, is what allows this full-frame sensor to capture Full HD at 100fps even when shooting in very little light.

        You can see what this means in the video up top, or read Canon’s own description of the 19μm Full HD sensor below:

        The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor delivers high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, enabling the capture of Full HD video even in exceptionally low-light environments. The sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. High sensitivity and increased well depth have been achieved through a larger pixel size of 19μm x 19μm (square) with proprietary device design technologies. The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor is available in RGB, → continue…

        From:: DPreview