In video much of our work is done at our computers. Everything in post production encourages us to sit. As Oscar-winning editor, Walter Murch, says “I would encourage anyone who is an editor to stand while you edit.” There are some good health reasons to do so. Many editors have back pain from so much sitting. As reported in The New York Times there is evidence that sitting all day brings higher risks of:
Several different cancers
An early death.
A study from the American Cancer Society showed a direct correlation between the amount of time people spend sitting and mortality rates. Sitting all day is just not healthy. According to a study of three schools in Texas, even kids do better standing. When given the opportunity to stand during classroom time, they burn more calories and appear to have greater attention spans.
So it’s time to consider a standing desk for video editing. You’ll find there are many options which range from the power-adjustable desks from NextDesk (up to $2000) to the inexpensive standing desk hacks from Ikea for as little as $22. One of the Ikea hacks is probably a good place to start to make sure you like it. The downside to the Ikea hacks is that they are not adjustable. This is an Ikea hack standing desk for $22.
You don’t want to stand all day either as there are health risks to that too. Best, is probably to use a variety of positions during the day. At the very least you should get up every hour or half hour and walk around or get some exercise.
Change the settings on your player to 2160p (4K) Need some great background for a title sequence or other use? NASA footage is in the public domain because like all government video, this NASA 4K video was produced with U.S. taxpayer dollars. The footage is easily available on the NASA website and on YouTube. And […]Read More
Google's new tiny digital video Internet receiver is calledRead More
“Kodachrome” is a limited edition magazine geared toward people who love “art, film and analog culture.” It goes beyond the world of analog photography and filmmaking. Kodak says it also about film, writing, sculpture, music, graphics. It is about art and analog culture. Issue 01 is being published in a “limited edition run” with 76 […]Read More
This video has had over 6 million views in two weeks. They were asking $500 for the car. They received from Carmax a hilarious-but-real offer to buy the car for $20,000. They accepted and sold the car to Carmax. Here’s the Carmax video that bid $20,000 for the car.Read More