Behind the scenes on the set of Christmas Eve
This film posed some unique challenges for us. We filmed in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, FL over the course of a year. And throughout the entire production, we were signing contracts with clients, so we had our hands full.
Whenever you’re filming in two totally different locations, you need to be inventive to ensure the setting remains consistent. Christmas Eve takes place entirely in NYC, so the scenes we filmed in Fort Lauderdale required a lot of pre-production.
We utilized our studio in Fort Lauderdale for a lot of the key scenes. Our studio is essentially a blank slate, so we were able to transform the setting to meet our needs. Our favorite transformation was the nightclub scene. A while back we worked with Martin Lighting to create a commercial advertisement for their lighting gear. We turned out studio into a nightclub and the whole thing came out amazing. You can check it out here to see for yourself.
When we needed to design a similar set for Christmas Eve, the lightbulb went off and we got to work. Here are a few of our favorite frame grabs from this part of the film.