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Roma Kong talks working with Disney and the magic of editing
Editing, for Roma Kong, is putting together pieces of a puzzle that has an infinite amount of possibilities; each piece can fit together in a different way, and it is her job to decide what is the most captivating. She is an artist, creating a visual masterpiece that enchants her audience. This mentality ensures she is always delivering the best work possible, and why she is such a sought-after editor.

Throughout her esteemed career, Kong has worked on many acclaimed projects with some of the world's most renowned production companies. Beginning with Nickelodeon, Kong has taken audiences behind the scenes of their favorite shows as well as the studio itself, interviewing show creators, cast members, and employees for the company's online video series BTS Nickelodeon and Inside Nick. No matter what she is working on, she keeps her artistry at the forefront of her mind.

"The idea of being able to transform hundreds of separated pieces and build them into something that people can relate to is what makes me love being an editor the most. No matter how many times I do it, I'm still amazed every time I deliver something and remember how the first day on the project was. Having hours of footage and being a little overwhelmed by it and carefully crafting it to become a full product. I love trying different things and then seeing how different edits get different reactions from people. And I love being able to come in every day and create and work with different creative people and make something that people will love," said Kong. 

Kong has continued her celebrated work with Disney, creating a popular online presence for the iconic production company. She has created videos for TIPS Disney, showcasing nail art that features some of Disney's most popular characters, and with DIY Disney, crafts that utilize beloved film and television productions. Her work with Disney continued throughout last year and earlier this year, creating various online videos for Babble, Disney Style, and the Oh My Disney Show. 

"Disney has always been a dream company for me. It's THE entertainment company and being able to be part of such a huge name, that's known by absolutely everyone on the planet, makes one proud. Being able to be directly involved in promoting their products and making content for them is amazing," said Kong.

The videos for Babble, Disney Style, and the Oh My Disney show gave Kong the opportunity to explore many different stories and themes. The videos give fashion advice, cooking advice, or walk the audience around the world and around the Disney parks. Three of the videos were about showing the audience a new culture and travel, which is something Kong adores. Another three were about fashion, which is an absolute passion of the editor's. Another video was about the California Disney Parks, one of Kong's favorite places in the world. 

These videos include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Spring Outfits Inspired by Disney Princesses | Fashion by Disney Style: Need a little outfit inspiration? Look no further than some of your favorite Disney Princesses!

- 1 Mickey Tee, 8 Ways | Fashion by Disney Style: Watch one casual Mickey tee be transformed into eight unique and fashion-forward outfits while we walk around the Walt Disney Studios lot.

- Minnie Mouse Inspired Jeans, 3 Ways | Disney Style: Give your next pair of jeans a #MinnieStyle upgrade with these three easy DIYs.

- Babble Eats Around the World | Japan: Teishoku: Teishoku is a "meal set" in Japan, meaning certain foods are always served together. In this take on the traditional Japanese dish, we've combined Miso Eggplant with Gyoza Dumplings. Jump into the culture during your next family meal with this recipe! 

- Babble Eats Around the World | Japan: Ohagi: Looking for a sweet but nutritious snack for you and your kiddos? Ohagi is the perfect solution! Made with sweet rice and bean paste in typical Japanese cuisine, this nutritious recipe helps kids be their best and gets a Disney Check for meeting Disney Nutrition Guidelines.
 

- Babble Eats Around the World | Japan: Okonomiyaki: Kick the classic pancake up a notch with this savory Japanese-style "Okonomiyaki" that optimizes on healthy veggies for your kiddos!

- Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Food Crawl | Oh My Disney Show by Oh My Disney: Join hosts Taylor Freeman and Mallory Wang as they try food from all 13 kiosks at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland Resort.

Kong was the sole Editor on all Disney Style and Oh My Disney videos and one of two editors on the Babble Eats videos, giving her a vast amount of responsibility to make the series a success. The videos also feature Japanese chef YUCa and social media vloggers Taylor Freeman and Mallory Wang.

"For some of the videos, they show people other cultures and give them a small tour of new places. They give great advice, specifically cooking advice, to the audience and give them a glimpse of life in other countries. It's like a free trip for them through their screens. Others give great tips on how to look amazing wearing Disney themes clothing. The Disney fashion community is huge, and these videos give the fans a whole bunch of new ideas. And others give people a taste of what goes on at the Disney parks and gives them advice on how to have the best experience there. Not to mention, they do a great job of promoting the company's products," said Kong.

Each video was published through Disney's Social Media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, amassing over 5.6 million views. Kong's vast knowledge of the Disney brand helped drive the success. Her passion for the brand is evident, and her ability to turn over work quickly but still at a high standard of quality makes her an asset. 

"Just knowing that videos I had a first hand in have been watched and enjoyed by millions of people is amazing. Knowing that one can reach that many people and impact their lives, even in the tiniest way possible, is very fulfilling. Seeing people in the comments saying that they were going to go to the Food and Wine festival thanks to the video, that they were going to buy a shirt that was featured in one of the videos, that they wanted to go to Japan, was amazing. Just knowing that the video did what it needed to do. Promote the brand and inspire people. It completely validated my work," she concluded.

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