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How Film and Television Editing Could Be Killing You


LR-Zack Arnold-emailAt a recent Editors’ Lounge presentation, film and television editor, Zack Arnold (Black Box, Burn Notice, The Bannen Way) unveiled “Fitness In Post” – a new program that’s dedicated to postproduction professionals who want to live healthier lifestyles but don’t know where to begin.

Professional film and television editors often work long hours sitting in front of computer screens and eating unhealthy food. Finding the energy to make positive lifestyle changes can seem next to impossible. Arnold explained that anyone can get started with the Fitness In Post program without spending a lot of money or time. With the help of a supportive postproduction community, participants learn how to set goals while making small changes in their lives starting with simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator and stretching for five minutes before sitting down to work.

Arnold outlined specific steps and tools that are available to help editors get back on the path to wellness and how to track their progress in order to say on target. The program is easy to follow and doesn’t require previous fitness experience.

“It’s quite possible that your editing career could be silently killing you,” said Terence Curren, founder of the Editors’ Lounge and lead colorist at AlphaDogs. “Unhealthy habits seem to go with the territory in our field of work, but with Fitness In Post editors and postproduction professionals now have an easy and fun way to break out of the unhealthy lifestyle so many of us fall into.”

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