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Go Behind-the-Scenes of 'La La Land''s Incredible Steadicam Work

1/27/2017 10:30 AM Eastern
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land. Photo by Dale Robinette.

La La Land Steadicam operator Ari Robbins has posted some fabulous behind-the-scenes videos on his Instagram that show off the coordination and skills it took to film Damien Chazelle's Oscar-nominated musical.

The first video is a peek at the film's opening number, which consisted of three long takes stitched together. 


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A video posted by Ari Robbins SOC (@steadijew) on


Robbins test out his own coordination below as he steps up and down crates all while keeping his eye on the viewfinder to grab the perfect shot.


Check out a classic crane shot in the making below.


And, finally, Robbins gets silent cues from director Chazelle as he pulls off a series of impressive whip pans.


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A video posted by Ari Robbins SOC (@steadijew) on


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