Standup Reminder

I rarely sit down from call time to wrap during film production. But when editing, the reverse is true, and I find that’s far worse for the body.

Here’s a reminder program I built to run in the corner of my desktop.

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When the blue dial lights up (every 12 minutes), I drink water; the green dial (30 minutes), I stand up and stretch for a moment; yellow (55 minutes), I take a walk and look outside.

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Times are adjustable. If you ignore a reminder and it goes around twice, it turns red. Click on the dial to reset.

It works!

The Standup Reminder uses a few simple UI elements in the graphical programing language Max. I was able to export it as a standalone Mac App for anyone who wants to give it a go, although it’s 73 MB for some reason (the price of using Max for something so simple). Download that here.

If you have Max, download the patch here.

Or copy and paste this into a patcher window:


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