Damien Chazelle's acclaimed musical La La Land starts off with a spectacular scene--a 6-minute choreographed number that takes place on a Los Angeles highway and appears as one long take.
Chazelle speaks to The Wrap about how they pulled off the scene, including closing off a section of highway, finding places for three invisible cuts, and using cranes and a Steadicam.
"[The] dancers that you don’t see [were] a phenomenal crane operator and a phenomenal Steadicam operator. They were just as choreographed as anyone you do see in the frame," explains Chazelle.
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