Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum J. Cody Spellman ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is the creative director of 3x, a new music video series showcasing original work by emerging artists. Each performance is dedicated to a non-profit organization or cause that is meaningful to the performers with the intention of providing exposure and fundraising opportunities for that organization. Using the slogan “3x – Good music archived. For a good cause,” the project debuted February 5, 2021, and has its own YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMD-MwgW-XLJv-ffoy6fDg.
3x is produced by Vision One Agency, a company created by Columbia College alum Will Sullivan ’13, a graduate of Columbia’s film and video program. The first three videos feature performances by Bison Bone, YaSi, and The Reminders, with performances dedicated to #SAVEOURSTAGES and OneBodyEnt, a Colorado nonprofit. More videos will be coming in the near future from different cities across the United States.
Besides Spellman and Sullivan, other Columbia College alumni working on the project include art director Erin Nedelman ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, and director of photography Ben Fout ’13 and teaser editor Halonah Abraham Paiss ’20, both graduates of Columbia’s film and video program.