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Coronavirus update: UN issues global call to creatives; Max Seidentopf's unusual survival guide

Coronavirus update: UN issues global call to creatives; Max Seidentopf's unusual survival guide

Rob Ulitski - 31st Mar 2020

Here is our latest round-up of Covid-related news and useful information relevant for the music video-making community...

• UN issues first ever global call to creatives

The United Nations has called on creatives around the world to help communicate essential messaging around Covid-19. 

"We cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times. The creativity of the response must match the unique nature of the crisis - and the magnitude of the response must match its scales." LBB Online

• YDA to go digital for 2020

The 2020 Young Director Award will be going ahead, but in an online format. 

"At the YDA, we feel we still need to nurture and support those who represent the future of this business. By awarding the YDA within its regular schedule, albeit in a non-physical form, we are thinking of those young directors and the careers to which they aspire." Shots

• Visual artist Max Siedentopf creates an unconventional Coronavirus survival guide

Namibian-German visual artist Max Siedentopf has created a tongue-in-cheek survival guide over on his Instagram, including daily creative challenges such as bubble wrap toilet roll and a DIY Louis Vuitton bag made from an eggbox. Creative Review 

• Stink Films launch #view_finder to share directing roster's work made during isolation

Stink Films are today launching #view_finder, an "online platform where our global village can submit new work during isolation". Accessed through the hashtag itself, there is more information over on Stink's Instagram page. Instagram

• Doomsday release March Spotify playlist 

Doomsday Films recently announced their March Spotify playlist via their email newsletter, packed full of some of their favourite tunes to help lift your spirits. Spotify 

Rob Ulitski - 31st Mar 2020


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