YVStudio was hired by A Standard Transmission, a scenic shop in Red Hook, which creates all of Macy’s special window displays, to apply gold leaf to a massive reindeer head and antlers.
The original concept apparently asked for a crystal deer head, but at some point this was changed to a gilded version.
Standard Transmission’s sculptors fabricated the huge antlers and head. Their prop department made the elves and presents, while the animatronics engineer created the elves’ movements.
YVStudio spent a week gilding and sealing the fauna.
The end result: