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Old March 29th, 2016, 03:34 PM   #16
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Re: Editing chairs and other stuff

Originally Posted by Steve Bleasdale View Post
Not sure correct forum to post in but i need a video editors chair, one that keeps my back straight and head back rather than leaning forward. Could do with something to put monitors on so they are higher rather than head height, any thoughts guys, UK for chair though. steveAnything else in regard to looking up at screen
Although this question is 6 months old, I'd like to reply.
I found that a Flexchair really helps to keep the posture straight. It actually trains your backmuscles.
It looks a bit strange, compare to other chairs, since there is only a seat: no arm or back support.
The secret is that it makes you sit dynamicly; the seat can move: this 'forces' you to sit straight and keeps your back muscles active.
One benefit of sitting actively is that it is healthier than sitting still all day.

I combine sitting on a flexchair with a normal deskchair.
Especially in the beginning I could really get tired after an hour on a flexchair. Now I can sit on it for hours.
A nice side effect that my back doesn't get very tired anymore after a day on set with a camera.
Yoga also helps me with that, but after a longer period in post-production I used to be less fit. Sitting still for over 10 hours a day used to have a negative impact on my shape.

Sitting on a flexchair requires a slightly higher desk than a normal chair. So it is convenient to have a desk you can adjust the height off.

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