Windows 8 Countdown

Microsoft is preparing for the launch of Windows 8 on October 26 with “Countdown”, a television commercial. A countdown from 10 gets through 9 and stops at 8, leading to views of Microsoft’s latest operating system on laptops, desktops, and tablets with touch screen capacity.

Windows 8 Countdown tablet

Windows 8 Countdown Credits

The Countdown ad was developed at Crispin Porter & Bogusky by worldwide chief creative officer Rob Reilly, executive creative directors Tony Calcao and Adam Chasnow, creative directors Andy Pearson and Jason Ambrose, associate creative director Jason Levine, art director Leo Varela, copywriter Rajeev Basu, executive integrated producer Aymi Beltramo and integrated producer Alina Moeller.

Editors were Frank Effron and Graham Turner at Cut + Run with executive producer Carr Schilling. Visual effects were produced at Method Studios by lead compositor Aidan Thomas and VFX producer Ananda Reavis.

Sound was designed by Stephen Dewey at Machine Head. Music is “Only Want You” by Eagles of Death Metal.