La La Land || A Lovely Night Dance || Chi Chi Town
A magical movie about falling in love and chasing your dreams, La La Land was hands down one of our favorite films of the year. We had both tears and smiles throughout the entire movie, but one scene in particular left us speechless.
The scene where Emma Stone (Mia) and Ryan Gosling (Sebastian) dance and sing to “A Lovely Night.”
We were so impressed that we had to create our own remake.
We hope you liked our version! Of course there were some differences like the setting, the dancers, and the clothes (Joriki yoga apparel). But hey, that was our goal.
We wanted to make a version that was unique to our hometown, Chicago.
Emily Brand (Mia) and Joe Capstick (Sebastian)
We couldn’t have been happier with the performances of Emily and Joe. Not only did they impress us with their incredible talent, but they also wowed us with how hard they worked. They gave everything 110 percent, and they couldn’t have put more passion into this project. They practiced for about a month and a half on their own time, and they attended roughly five rehearsals.
They even kind of looked the part!
Emily and Joe (along with other very talented performers) were featured in a video created by Lionsgate Unlocked.
Many have also asked us how Emily and Joe learned the dance.
“Learning the video is just a repetitive thing! The key is to remember that the movement we are doing is reverse for the people watching/learning.” – Emily Brand.
“Stopping and starting. Stopping and starting. It’s tedious, but it works. It also helps to have a third person to watch the video while the others do the dance to compare.” – Joe Capstick.
In addition, our Director, Seth Savoy, was a huge help. He provided great insight to ensure Emily and Joe mimicked the movements as close as possible.
We wouldn’t have been able to do it without everyone that helped! A special thank you to the entire crew.
Last but not least, many have asked us what camera we used and how we achieved the colors. Our Cinematographer, Scott Hilburn, did an amazing job! The camera he used is called Red Dragon with Zeiss Super Speeds. The colors were obtained by using Lighting Color Temps and Camera White Balance.
This was such a fun video to create, and we highly recommend you giving it a try as well. But more importantly, we absolutely encourage you to go see the La La Land movie.
We hope this was helpful and answered your questions. We also hope that you loved our remake as much as we do! Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to follow your dreams! If there’s a will, there’s a way.