Columbia Alum Color Grades Taylor Swift’s New Video

Columbia College Chicago is pleased to celebrate the latest career achievement of CTVA alum Max Drenckpohl ’19 who color graded Taylor Swift’s new video, “Willow.”

This is the latest in a long line of achievements for Drenckpohl who also worked as a colorist on Billie Eilish’s music video for “everything I wanted,” and has worked as a VFX editor for artists including Taylor Swift, BTS, Justin Timberlake, and Camila Cabello.

Of this latest achievement Drenckpolh has said, “It was an honor to be able to work on such incredible material. Graded at Ingenuity Studios, where we also created all of the VFX for the video. Quite the undertaking for sure!” The video has received significant positive publicity with the Los Angeles Times calling the video for “Willow” “as glowing as [Taylor Swift’s] new album’s reviews.”

The video can be seen in its entirety here.


Rhiannon Koehler
Communications Manager