Measuring the wreath to make sure it fits perfectly above the mantle.
Making the first cut in the "Fire Place".
With the mantle and sides framed, now it's time for the foam brick inlay.
We needed a little more space for this set so we built five flats and a fireplace complete with practical lighting and hardwood floors!
First looks for the first shot!
Art department ready for the first shot.
Working on lighting and blocking with Santa played by none other than Clinton Fanelli.
The team working on the ornament shots.
Russ Stepan double checking the rig to animate the toy horse.
Russ Stepan puppeteering Santa's magical bag.
Motion control rig tucked very tightly in the corner for the angel toy's perspective shot as he flies up the tree.
All of the toys on a spider-like wire rig for the final shot.