Rob Ulitski - 6th Apr 2020

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

• APA release advice to clarify CBILS scheme 
Many small businesses have been looking to utilise the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), but have been unable to get access to the funds. The APA have released a document detailing the changes being made to the scheme, and what it means to small businesses in the Commercial/ Music Video industry. APA

• Pulse Films reach out to roster for #StayHome survival tips 
Production company Pulse Films has interviewed a variety of their directors to get their survival tips for self-isolation. First up is Tatia Pilieva. Instagram

• Blink and Blinkink push the animation option during lockdown
MD Paul Weston and Blinkink EP Bart Yates on getting creative with animation, embracing lo-fi video and why going back to basics could be a good thing for the ad world Creative Review (subscription required)

• Duncan Loudon releases hilarious post inspired by @shittyrigs 
The Instagram profile, which shares pictures of DIY/borderline destructive things we do to our equipment to get the shot, has inspired Somesuch director Duncan Loudon to create his own list of five, not-great-at-all rigs. Instagram

• Chris Ware's latest cover for The New Yorker
The illustration by cartoonist and graphic novelist (Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid On Earth; Building Stories, etc) Chris Ware on the cover of this week's New Yorker magazine speaks volumes. 

Rob Ulitski - 6th Apr 2020

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