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Pier59 Studios oversees Neiman Marcus' 'New Frontiers' campaign on sustainable practices news

Pier59 Studios oversees Neiman Marcus' 'New Frontiers' campaign on sustainable practices

Pier59 Studios, a global player in the movement to reduce the carbon footprint of the $350 billion dollar per year advertising production industry, has announced their collaboration with Neiman Marcus to develop the Fall 2023 campaign, "New Frontiers."

Leveraging cutting-edge virtual production technology, this collaboration covered six film locations — from Dallas to the moon — all within a single day. The resulting digital campaign not only celebrates Neiman Marcus' rich heritage and innovative spirit, but also underscores the luxury retailer's commitment to eco-conscious and sustainable practices.

What sets this initiative apart is the substantial reduction in carbon emissions achieved by the production team. The 30 crew members involved never left the confines of Pier59 Studios in Chelsea Piers, Manhattan, eliminating the need for extensive travel, thereby reducing the campaign's carbon footprint to virtually zero. Their innovative approach, driven by technology and creative talent, not only delivered a visually stunning experience but also provided enormous cost reductions.

"New Frontiers" signifies a new era for Neiman Marcus, spearheaded by Ryan Ross, President of Neiman Marcus and Head of NMG Customer Insights, with creative direction from Nabil Aliffi, Chief Brand Officer.

Ross: "Our fall campaign is a celebration of Neiman Marcus' history and core values, guiding us toward a future of excellence. Through initiatives like the 'New Frontiers' campaign, we aim to provide unique experiences and expert curation to the American luxury customer, fueling our growth strategy and revolutionizing luxury experiences."

Renowned photographer Arnaud Lajeunie, responsible for capturing the campaign's imagery and videos, employed state-of-the-art Virtual Production technology and the world's largest high-resolution LED screens dedicated to advertising at Pier59 Studios. This approach allowed for the creation of dream-like scenes across various American landscapes, achieving stunning visual effects in-camera by seamlessly blending digital backdrops with practical sets using virtual production technology.

Pier59 Studios' virtual production studio offers a diverse range of digitally created environments, featuring real-time computer-generated imagery in 2D, 2.5D, and fully integrated 3D Unreal Engine scenes. This approach provides unparalleled creative flexibility and a cost-effective, resource-efficient alternative to traditional green screen setups.