How 'La La Land' Pulled Off a Musical Number on a Real L.A. Highway - Creative Planet Network

How 'La La Land' Pulled Off a Musical Number on a Real L.A. Highway

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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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