Inside the Meticulous, Passionate Planning of 'La La Land''s Unique Nostalgic Look

"Damien has a passion for in-camera capture, and he prepares so meticulously – we carefully boarded the entire film in prep and made detailed camera-movement diagrams for each shot."
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Shot on Cinemascope 35mm film, and filled with a lot of highly choreographed long takes, Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land required meticulous and passionate planning from its crew--especially as a lot of the film's saturated look was captured on location and in camera.

“It was a little daunting at first,” cinematographer Linus Sandgren tells ICG Magazine. “But Damien has a passion for in-camera capture, and he prepares so meticulously – we carefully boarded the entire film in prep and made detailed camera-movement diagrams for each shot. His passion just carried us along to create something very special.”

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