Started as a few tests I was doing for fun in Cinema and decided to turn it into a Christmas greeting. All dynamics within Cinema, with a little RealFlow for the melting gold. The most time-consuming part was really the type at the end which is hand-written, scanned in, outlined, then textured to clothe nurbs.
Totally abstract, but supposed to feel a little magical, a little sad, a little dark, and a little uplifting. Danny Elfman definitely helps the uplifting part with some music from Edward Scissorhands :) Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!