How to Construct a Snowman – The Sequel


This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…

After the unparalleled success of last year’s Holiday video, “How to Construct a Snowman,” Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build have followed Hollywood’s age-old tradition and produced a sequel:  “How to Construct a Snowman – Part II – The Design-Bid-Build Process.”  This entertaining romp through the complex design-bid-build process follows little Ashley, prospective snowman owner, as she embarks on trying to build her snowman.  As she learned from Part I (last year’s video), she has obtained the proper permits and paid her fees.  She now learns from Ned Ledbetter, Senior Zoning Enforcement Officer, that those steps were just the beginning.  Now she has to deal with bidding contractors, skyrocketing budgets, and all of the the contentious adventures of the “Design-Bid-Build” process.  Yikes!

Click HERE to watch the video.

A little background information:

Since the inception of Gontram Architecture, we’ve been creating our own custom Holiday Greeting Cards, each year featuring a different project. You can see examples of these HERE.

In 2009, however, we decided to do something a bit more fun, saving a few trees and some fossil fuels along the way.

A short film entitled, “How to Construct a Snowman, A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Perspective” was born. Follow Ned Ledbetter as he describes the “process” for properly permitting a snowman. This is a light-hearted jab at the tremendous (and often over-bearing) process that Gontram Architecture navigates on a daily basis.

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.  Dave’s a bit of a nut, and the ideal choice for voiceover work in this instance.

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