I have a confession. I am way too embarrassed to invite guests into the room that contains my editing workstation. Like the rest of this house, it is a work in progress. Like my life and career, the house where we live and work has seen better days. (Wink)
We renovate where we can, when we can, but we often need to put off cosmetic improvements in favor of more crucial repairs. Cut down a few trees that have reached the end of their life and threaten to fall over, or clean up this spaghetti junction underneath my workstation? Prioritize safety over daily peace of mind?
I have a pretty good variable height standing desk but the cables below it and the odds and sods on top of it need to be organized way better. I want to walk up to at the start of the day with a clear mind and uncluttered view, imagine images, words and sounds into being, create them, then easily restore my workspace back to pristine ready for the next day.
As the great advertising and magazine art director George Lois reminds us, “Make your surroundings a metaphor for who you are”.
An article at 4K Shooters reminded me that I need to do that right now and the first step is to improve my workroom. First task, get all these wires organized and out of sight. Second task, get all this stuff off the top of the desk, without adding furniture elsewhere in the room.
I’d love an entire house organized as well as the architect next door has organized his living and working space. All the rooms of his pavilion-style house have extensive built-in storage and contemporary furniture, money no object. It is pristine.
I can’t be like my neighbor, but I can follow the advice of gamer-cum-editor Marc at Totally Silenced Tech and get this desk in order, cables first, desktop clutter second. Mark shows us how he does it in his YouTube video and 4K Shooters expands further, focusing on better organizing your editing bay.
Thank you, Marc and 4K Shooters! You may have added to my current embarrassment level but you have given me the incentive and the how-tos to do something about it.Clean up your editing workstation by getting those cables out of sight and clutter out of mind. Click To Tweet
The Ultimate Cable Management Guide For Your Editing Bay
Via 4K Shooters:
In the video below, Mark from Totally Silenced Tech will run us through the process by bringing all of the information one will need to know about managing cables and how to turn a cluttered work space into a neat and comfortable area where everything is placed exactly where it’s supposed to be.
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In the first place, you’ll need to drill a few holes placed as close as possible to the accessories that you are using most on your desk. In this particular case, Marks drills two holes right behind his speakers where he puts through speaker’s cables so that they become invisible for those sitting in front of the desk.
Read full article at 4K Shooters “The Ultimate Cable Management Guide For Your Editing Bay”
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