Making of - Snowmen for John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012

Human Dynamo Workshop is crafted the cute model snow people stars for this John Lewis Christmas commercial. We developed the snow effects for the 1.4m snowman and his snowgirlfriend. The job was fun but also presented some challenges. This included testing and developing totally realistic snow effects. Also working though the look and feel of the snowpeople and the range of emotions and expressions the script required.

It was a pleasure to work with Director Dougal Wilson of Blink Productions from the UK. He and art director Andy Kelly came to New Zealand in July in search of snow. 

The arms, eyes, noses and mouths were all facbricated models. We put together a kit of variables for the different expressions on the shoot. About four bodies and seven heads created the snow people mannequins.