Sat down with Production Designer Nick Conner today and have almost finished designing all 12 sets. With some clever use of polystyrene and movable boards, we are able to reuse 4 sets to make up approximately 7 "massive" snow covered exteriors. By massive I mean extreme wide shots of vast panoramic landscapes at 100th of their actual size.
Thanks to Nick I also have 3D Models of each set, so I can do pre-vis style storyboards, and edit an animatic from that, before we even start building.
Of course, this means I now have to build 12 detailed sets, some involving tricky moving parts and insane tiny set dressing. Fortunately I don't watch TV and will be finished grading DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE any day now...
Above: Miette's Acting Headshot
Below: Scale elevation of Hogspot's office.