Santa and his reindeer were shot on location in a gas station in LA and our job was to submerge him into a full winter blizzard. We achieved this with a mix of 2D shot snow elements and some nifty 3D dynamics that gave us the interaction with solid objects that we were looking for in the wide shots. We also "Christmassed" up the gas station adding new logos where needed and piles of snow on the roof. The village in the distance is a digital matte painting and the heavenly beam of light was a 2D creation. It was a fun spot to work on, even if it was a little surreal doing meetings about Christmas in July and it fits in perfectly with the snow we'll soon be getting here in Chicago!"