Kris Wong is a creative problem solver, working across advertising, branding, & product design. He currently works at YouTube as a senior motion designer, applying automation and genAI in video ad templates at the scale of Google.
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This project was unique in that it not only had Nasdaq OMX as the main client, but six other clients who Nasdaq wanted to feature as their listing companies: Smart Technologies, Zipcar, Hasbro, Tesla, LPL Financial, & Zynga.

The initial concept was for the 30 second spots to be an immersive 3D animated world. However, since the tone of these seven companies were so drastically different, no one could come to a stylistic agreement. After rounds of script revisions and pitches from previous months, I presented a live action direction that everyone eventually felt comfortable with, especially adhering to the tone of each listing company.

It was a great experience to co-direct these spots with Mike Calvert. I learned a lot from everyone on location and look forward to the next one.

Debut Date
March 25, 2012

Main Tools
ARRI Alexa for principal photography, Adobe Creative Suite and After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D for design/animation, and Autodesk Flame for final color and finishing.

Advertising Agency
McCann Erickson New York

Group Creative Directors
Larry Platt
Thomas Sullivan

Art Director
Vi Luong

Ralph Calderon

Bridget Dunne

Account Executives
Neil Fruenglass
Nicholas Gelbard

Production Company
Brand New School

Executive Creative Director
Jonathan Notaro

Mike Calvert

Art Director
Kris Wong

Director of Photography
Stöeps Langensteiner

Line Producer
Jason Wolk

Production Manager
Stephanie Marshall

Justin Harder
Edward Laag
Scott Uyeshima
Sakona Kong
Beth Li

Storyboard Artist
Max Forward
2D Animation
Scott Uyeshima
Chinfu Hsu
Maithy Tran

Flame Artist/Compositor
David Stern

Managing Director:
Danny Rosenbloom

Executive Producer
Jason Cohon

Head of Production
Josh Wakefield

Madison Brigode

Production Coordinator
Jessica Knowles

Audio and Music
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