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Kids 'Dust Off' to Get Ready for the School Year in Campaign for Macy's

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Framestore Pictures director Anh Vu teams up with agency Major Behavior on back to school campaign

Kids 'Dust Off' to Get Ready for the School Year in Campaign for Macy's

This school year, it’s not just students and teachers that are coming back to classrooms — it’s smiles, backpacks, long overdue high fives and even pants that aren’t sweatpants. Framestore Pictures director Anh Vu brings her unique aesthetic to Macy’s once again for its 2021 back to school campaign, encouraging kids and their families to dust off and head back in style after lengthy lockdowns and a disrupted school year.

Joining forces with creative agency Major Behavior, ‘Dust Yourself Off’ acknowledges that everyone could use a bit of polishing off as they reenter their respective classrooms, and harnesses that energy through dynamic color, camera moves and a nod to social videos.

The transition shots between scenes involved extensive pre-planning, seeing Vu work closely with Framestore's VFX and production teams, referencing numerous social clips from TikTok to Instagram in the hopes of achieving a polished, yet homemade, aesthetic. A variety of cameras and rigs were used on set to capture the more dynamic moves, while some of the VFX involved working with drone and 360 footage along with the Alexa raw plates to help build out more complex shots.

The 15-second spots will run on network and cable with a longer form 30-second spot running online and in Macy’s iconic Herald Square store window.

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Agency: Major Behavior

Founder/Creative Director: Ken Erke

Executive Producer: Addie Pampalone

Writer: Laurenne Sala

Art Director: Anthony Alvarez

Production: Framestore Pictures

Director: Anh Vu

Managing Director: Jennifer Siegel

Head of Production: Anne Vega

Line Producer: Brooke Gaston

Director of Photography: Tibor Dingelstad

Production: Radioactive (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Executive Producer: Sasha Bevko

Producer: Tanya Sokolova

Production Designer: Zhenia Popovychenko

Editorial: Whitehouse Post

Editor: Alex Hagon

VFX: Framestore

Executive Producer: Larissa Berringer

VFX Producer: Simon Jensen

Creative Director: Aron Hjartarson

2D Lead: Ruairi Twohig

3D Lead: Jordan Carroll

Colorist: Simon Bourne

Music Supervision: Premiere Music Group

Sound Design/Mix: Another Country

Sound: Peter Erazmus

Audio Assist: Logan Vines

Executive Producer: Tim Konn

Framestore - New York, Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:45:57 GMT