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First of all ,,,, He is my favorite actor,,, named my Dog after him BOB... for Robert D of course... and they say Im not crazy.... Loved him In This Boys Life.... anyway...

Go for it , make the contact , I think it would be great to have a documentary on this disorder and tell people what it is... Hey it might be easier to explain to a family member if you could say lets, take a look at this TV show tonight and maybe you will get a glimpse of my life.
 

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Unfortunately, I think it would be a really boring documentary.

All these interviews with us, talking about how unreal everything is, "I don't understand what my hands are..." philisophical musings about the nature of DP/DR, etc. Dry interviews with the two or three professional researchers that are studying DP/DR.

Better yet, how 'bout a dramatic simulation of what the DP/DR experience is like. Totally impossible isn't it? Camera would be a naked eye going down a street... voiceover is rambling "what is that? a tree? I don't understand them, and how am I walking... car?car? what do you do with those..." a person approaches the camera, waving, a next door neighbor, "I don't understand that, two eyes and a hole in the middle for food to go in. Food? Why do we eat?... eat? destroying what's alive to stay alive AHHHH! the HORROR HORROR etc.etc.etc."

Actually maybe that would be pretty cool.
 

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Bright,

Sometime ago I was watching a movie and all of a sudden they started showing this hallway, I think in a hospital, and they were somehow making the camera hedge in and out, and the walls were slightly surreal looking, and the lights were like the lights at the grocery store, and they were playing this low helterskelter like music...

and I had to turn the damn thing off because my DR picked up on it as if I was in that damn hallway! :shock:

So, I think they could get the visual thing going if explained well enough. Unless someone on the set knew about dp/dr which is possible 'cause it's everywhere, it's everywhere!
 

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I prefer the idea of us DP/DRs communicating in other ways, with art, film, music, etc.

We can bring new ideas since our disease took us so far out of the box.

DP'd filmmaker bringing new artistic vision to the rest of the world - Yes, that will last. ABC Nightline episode on DP/DR - Who really will care the next morning?
 

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I've often wondered if I could re-create the visual effects of DR using a video camera and a PC to apply effects to it, but I've not tried it yet. It's also getting harder to remember how bad it can get, as I've not had it really badly for a while, although I'm still DRd 24/7. I've also never had the strip lighting problem, so that would be hard to do, probably impossible.
 

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Mulder ? You might want to ask yourself why you would want to do it in the first place. Don't you think you "trying to remember what it was like," obsessing on it, might possibly trigger it back?

Again, why would we need to remind ourselves of this? Is it to show others what they're missing out on? Or is it us not willing to let go of the experience, because of its power to make us feel unique?

I was being quite sarcastic in my description of the documentary... hope that came across, or I've got some work to do...
 

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DeNiro... I have thought about trying to contact Oprah or someone like that about this disorder a lot. I think it's a good idea. I just can't seem to find the time to write all the chaos in my head down on paper... that's why my story isn't in the personal stories section. I am finding it difficult to write. But some some of the personal accounts I have read on here were very well written. I'm sure they could be sent in. And Janine wrote two books although I haven't read them... not in the bookstores over here I'm gonna have to order them.
 

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Lately one of my obsessive thoughts while I'm driving in the car has been making a short film about what it's like. I don't know if anyone else gets the feeling that they have 4 radios playing simultaneously in their heads, but I thought that would be an interesting effect. The audio I could handle, the visual I would need someone's help with. But it could be pretty cool. Healthy, though? Maybe not.
I remember when I was like 12 years old, watching a program on PBS about women in a mental hospital, and a lot of what they said was a pretty accurate description of dp. It also induced an episode in me. I'd imagine any documentary/short film/etc could do more harm than good for those with dp, but could do some good for describing what we're going through.
Point? There are pros and cons, and I'm not sure which there are more of.
 

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"It also induced an episode in me. I'd imagine any documentary/short film/etc could do more harm than good for those with dp."

Exactly, I agree.
 

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how do you approach a network with an idea? and without them stealing it?
i have an idea for a show that isnt related to dp/dr at all but i know it would be good, how would i go about this?
 

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some canadian network did a documentary (segment) already. I didn't watch it, but I heard the real audio interview with Dr. Simeon, and some parts of the show where they discussed the movie Tarnation. so I went out and rented the movie totally thinking that since Jonathan Caouette had dp since he was a kid that he'd do a good job describing it with visuals, etc...but it barely touched up on it. maybe it's just too hard to describe, or like someone said, would be totally boring to other ppl.

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I saw a sequence in a programme once, that was quite like my experience of DR in some ways, but it didn't make me feel any worse for watching it. So, I personally wouldn't be worried about watching somebody's video recreation of visual effects of DR bringing on a bad attack.

I think a docco on the subject could help sufferers who have not been diagnosed or don't know about this website and forum to figure out that they might have DP/DR and consult a doctor or two, and maybe get on the road to recovery.
 

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Sex and the City and CopyCat both when they were depicting the people having panic attacks, they would have the camera done so everything looked blurry and spinning kind of. Dp/dr is hard to depict but I think both of these got the point across.
 

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You know, there are actually some standard TV effects that can show the difference between 'reality' and the DR/DP world.

It's the difference between video and film. Video has 'interlaced' frames which give it a much more realistic and clean, crisp feel (on broadcast quality systems or on DVD that is!), because the effect of the interlace is to effectively double the frame rate (I hope you can keep up with this). Film looks slower and jerky in comparison, and it also makes things look like they are behind an invisible wall or a sheet of glass - just like DR!

You don't have to film stuff to get that film look now though, you can just apply an effect to the video and it comes out looking similar to film. Today, the French coverage of Live 8 Paris concert had this effect on it, and it made a very sharp contrast to the straight video coverage of the London concert. It made the French concert feel like it had been recorded a few days ago, and it made it feel very distant.
 
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