WRAL Staffers Take Behind-Scenes Look at Neon Glass Creating for WRAL Nights of Lights

Chase Bryan

WRAL-TV’s Chase Bryan tries her hand at firing and bending glass for neon lights at Glas Studios during a behind-the-scenes interview for WRAL’s Nights of Lights.

Several WRAL-TV employees recently got to take an enlightening work field trip. WRAL-TV Special Events Project Manager Chase Bryan, WRAL-TV Lifestyle Editor Kathy Hanrahan and WRAL-TV Local Production Producer Alison Allen visited Glas Studios to get a sneak preview interview about the new installations for WRAL’s Nights of Lights.

“While we were there we got to actually fire and bend some of the glass!” shared Allen.

The new installations will include 36 neon elves, some stationary and some jumping around, hiding behind trees, frolicking in the field, etc. There will also be a 12ft tall waving neon Santa and an animated “Elf on the Shelf” in-a-box, where everyone’s favorite holiday elf pops out of a wrapped present.

The artist, Nate Schaeffer, estimates, “My guess is that, for 36 elves, there’s somewhere around 600 moving parts for us. There are 88 feet. Not 88 linear feet. 88 actual feet with socks and elf booties.”

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Alison Allen for this Capcom scoop & for these Capcom photos.

 

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