Boston Symphony Orchestra’s holiday pops concerts
Art direction, design, photography, retouching
Digital files for projection in Boston Symphony Hall
Dennis Alves, Amanda Severin, Wei Jing Saw, Keith Lockhart
The Holiday Pops concerts are a beloved tradition in Boston’s venerable Symphony Hall, and no concert is complete without an annual visit from Santa Claus himself. In 2014, I was hired by the BSO to produce a series of images for Santa’s “newly launched Instagram account.”
I shot Santa in front of a green screen in the various poses suggested by the script, and then composited him into the different situations as needed. I even posed as the stand-in for the maestro in the final shot.
Start to finish: Posing with Santa in the studio, the final product projected during the concert at Symphony Hall
The project was met with high praise both from the client and the over 80,000 audience members who encountered it throughout the holiday season.