I, Tonya's Choreographer Breaks Down the Triple Axel Scene | Notes On A Scene | Vanity Fair


  1. Mia Sheppard

    Mia Sheppard3 days ago

    Going into the triple axel she's going in on her left foot but when the camera transitions she's on her right foot so that was a fail in the film. So instead of doing a flip or Lutz she does a 3axel. 😂😂😂. And she went into the 3axel late and landed early, but oh well.

  2. Pedro Esteves

    Pedro Esteves16 days ago

    They should had say that was margo who do it all,, for she took the Oscar, like Natalie Portman in Black Swan

  3. Lexter John Sapuay

    Lexter John Sapuay17 days ago

    Such an iconic scene and style that margo robbie did on this movies! Especially she did the Triple Axel!!!!

  4. delila cebellero

    delila cebellero20 days ago

    Haley Kiyoko's mom!!

  5. Crazy Lyrics

    Crazy Lyrics23 days ago

    Am I the only person that after watching a movie I rlly like, I do lots of research on it?😂

  6. Syd Wahab

    Syd Wahab14 days ago

    destiny arroyo haha. Me too. I even searched for skaters who did 3A in the world.

  7. Latie G

    Latie GMonth ago

    I was so curious to know how they did this scene. Really well down!

  8. Narblo

    NarbloMonth ago

    Hmmm so she called malkova... oh the memories

  9. Mystic

    MysticMonth ago

    Just finished watching this movie and omg awesome

  10. Isabel Markov

    Isabel MarkovMonth ago

    Movie magic

  11. Fullmetal1890P

    Fullmetal1890PMonth ago

    I love how the real Tonya Harding wanted to help train Margot so she didn't get hurt trying to attempt the things she did lol I think that's something that the movie kind of forgot about, is that the real Tonya was kind of a sweetheart, despite having some rough edges. She really cared about people, even if she couldn't get too close to them. You just see it in her eyes, she has a big heart. I think Margot did an incredible job, but I think that they were lacking a bit of that Tonya vulnerability until the very end.

  12. Samantha Darling

    Samantha Darling2 months ago

    That Kiyoko family...legendary

  13. Bethany Cook

    Bethany Cook2 months ago

    This is amazing!!!

  14. SuperBlub

    SuperBlub2 months ago

    This movie was bopping

  15. hidingfromsomeone

    hidingfromsomeone2 months ago

    This movie was so good. I wasn't sure what my expectations were, but it exceeded all of them.

  16. Isabel Dame

    Isabel Dame2 months ago

    Why didn't the stunt double have the same skates that Margo Robie has, or at least switch it? You can tell when its the stunt double by the skates.

  17. stephanie meier

    stephanie meier26 days ago

    I am trying to see the difference for 1 hour at least (idk skating) could you please explain??

  18. Inessence4

    Inessence4Month ago

    Probably only other skaters will notice.

  19. Isabel Dame

    Isabel Dame2 months ago

    Why didn't the stunt double have the same skates that Margo Robie has, or at least switch it? You can tell when its the stunt double by the skates.

  20. icanhomestuck

    icanhomestuck2 months ago

    I absolutely love these videos where pros examine things in their area of expertise. They teach us so much what goes on in everyday things

  21. babyhols666

    babyhols6663 months ago

    so was the triple axel bit all cgi if the extras couldnt do it

  22. alura 86

    alura 863 months ago

    i really enjoyed this video. I'd love to have heard more about the difference in skating now and then. Also. There is no one who can do the triple axel at this point in time? Wow, even more credit for Tonya.

  23. Luna Lovegood

    Luna Lovegood2 months ago

    alura 86 they can but it was a skating season

  24. Tran Le

    Tran Le3 months ago

    alura 86 lol Tonya isn’t even the first woman to land a triple axel in competition

  25. james horgan

    james horgan3 months ago

    Vanity Fair thank you for all these videos, they're wonderful and informative.

  26. Eve. Lucy

    Eve. Lucy3 months ago

    as an ice skater myself it's great so see people so enthusiastic about my sport! thank you sarah for this beautiful rendition

  27. Chfvbh Ffghbff

    Chfvbh Ffghbff3 months ago

    This goes to show how much goes into making these movies

  28. tudorjason

    tudorjason3 months ago

    Really explains why the triple axel is so difficult. No assist, faster, tighter to go faster, and 3.5 rotations.

  29. thatbookchannel

    thatbookchannel3 months ago

    ahhh i know heidi, she's my coaches friend🤯

  30. DD Lee

    DD Lee4 months ago

    I knew instantly when the double came in because Margot's modern Jackson Artiste or Freestyle (label visable during the 94 Olympics scenes) boots became Edea Piano or Concerto boots during the spins and jumps. They are modern and made to take the stress off the foot when landing. A beginner skater wouldn't wear those advanced boots usually. The more you know!!!

  31. itsjakefitt

    itsjakefitt4 months ago

    notes on a scene is the best youtube series

  32. Adriangcxx

    Adriangcxx4 months ago

    This woman ROCKS!

  33. Finn Raeside

    Finn Raeside4 months ago

    When she mentioned the phantom camera I immediately thought of the Slo Mo Guys lmaoo

  34. Mandy C.

    Mandy C.4 months ago

    this scene was so flawless. I can't believe they had to blend doubles -- it looked like Margot was doing the whole thing and I knew better, but I was just in awe that it looked so convincing. not to mention the drama and comedy of the scene are top notch. excellent film. as someone who was a kid who looked up to Tonya Harding before all the crazy scandal (I was white trash too) the film managed to make a really compelling story without needing to really answer the question of what actually might have happened.

  35. Red Vixen

    Red Vixen4 months ago

    Holy crap

  36. Sofya Elkina

    Sofya Elkina4 months ago

    the best part is when she preps for a lutz (4:38) and then all of a sudden she is taking off for the axel lol

  37. Charlie

    Charlie4 months ago


  38. yellowducky101

    yellowducky1014 months ago


  39. Yury

    Yury4 months ago

    "What is this, red necks on ice?" I LOST IT HAHAAAA

  40. zooleroy

    zooleroy4 months ago

    I would like to know why the original music wasn’t used to make it seem even more real?

  41. sophia a

    sophia a4 months ago

    I don’t know anything about skating but i still really enjoyed this

  42. Emily Mejia

    Emily Mejia4 months ago

    I freaking loved this movie and everything about it. So much respect for this woman🙌

  43. Valeria Castro Brissolese

    Valeria Castro Brissolese4 months ago


  44. Have An Ice Day

    Have An Ice Day4 months ago

    This is an awesome video! Thank you so much for that insight!

  45. LA Fresh Life

    LA Fresh Life4 months ago

    So fascinating!

  46. Violet Marie

    Violet Marie4 months ago

    so no one is going to notice that whenever she's in the air she has edea ice fly and then when she's not jumping she has jackson ?

  47. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    I have no idea what that means.

  48. Noah B.-Wall

    Noah B.-Wall4 months ago

    I've watched this 10 times, stunning

  49. Stella Humphreys

    Stella Humphreys4 months ago


  50. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak4 months ago

    The triple Lutz looks like a flutz...

  51. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak4 months ago

    quiflington I'm not criticizing the real Tonya.I don't know if it is right to use the term criticize but I'm just stating the fact that the triple Lutz looks like a flutz because the take off was on inside edge which should be outside edge.Well then it's the choreographer that I'm criticizing.

  52. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    So, are you criticizing Tonya Harding or the movie about Tonya Harding or the choreographer who did the choreography in the movie about Tonya Harding or the video about the choreographer who did the choreography in the movie about Tonya Harding? You're speaking in riddles my friend.

  53. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak4 months ago

    quiflington no,if Lutz is not jumped properly as it should be it is called a flutz.

  54. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    you mean the CGI?

  55. megusik30

    megusik304 months ago

    The doubles skating is meh.. but that triple dude

  56. artistryiscomingback

    artistryiscomingback4 months ago

    I adore this series, the minds behind the movies rarely get picked at in interviews, when they're so fundamental in the media we watch!

  57. beck

    beck4 months ago

    I'm bored.

  58. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    You're the chairman of the bored.

  59. Isabella

    Isabella4 months ago

    there were some boot continuity issues- in some scenes tonya is wearing edeas while in others she is wearing jacksons

  60. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    That criticism is a little bit over the top don't you think? That's sort of like me saying "It should be a pre-CBS Strat not a transition-period Strat.

  61. Lauren Bennett

    Lauren Bennett4 months ago

    Do they have one for Black Swan? The should do one for Black Swan!

  62. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    That would be worth watching.

  63. Enderpop M.C.

    Enderpop M.C.4 months ago

    The 3A was underrotated and that take off wouldnt have allowed you to rotate. You have to bring your free leg almost touching your takeoff leg and your toe comes around and up. Probs to the actor but i wish it was a bit more realistic. and the the 3Lz was on an inside edge

  64. Enderpop M.C.

    Enderpop M.C.4 months ago

    The 3Lz on an inside edge? 😂 what

  65. Bru- Me- Neander- THALL

    Bru- Me- Neander- THALL5 months ago

    Ballet on ice. Passion, discipline, aggression, control, balance, beauty~ poetry~~ in motion~~~

  66. artemisjackson1

    artemisjackson15 months ago

    This is actually really interesting...

  67. Cleodel

    Cleodel5 months ago

    So interesting to hear the shot broken down by the cinematographer. Love it!

  68. Chloe.Randall

    Chloe.Randall5 months ago

    Really amazing movie, and compared to most Ice skating sports films, its incredibly technical, but still saw a few mistakes, half way through some of the jumps they forgot to change the doubles' skates making it look like tonya was wear Ice Fly's (a brand of skates that weren't invented for another 30 years) also that prep for the triple axel is actually a prep for a triple lutz, as she is clearly lining up for a toe jump, Don't feel this is hate, really loved the movie!

  69. TheSweetSkater

    TheSweetSkater12 days ago

    DD Lee Margot was wearing Jackson Competitor skates I believe but the stunt double was probably wearing Ice Fly’s as you at times can see the distinctive pattern on them.

  70. DD Lee

    DD Lee4 months ago

    I have a feeling the stunt doubles just didn't wear boots similar to Margot's and hoped no one noticed LOL. I thought she had Piano or Concerto? Maybe they were Ice Fly's, I'll have to watch it again. Sponsored by Edea? Margot wore Jackson freestyle for the relacing Olympic scene.

  71. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    Oi Vey! You sound like me listening to someone covering a Frank Zappa guitar part.The film makers, after all, are in the entertainment business not the figure skating business. Still, good catch.

  72. PugThug94

    PugThug945 months ago

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that triple axel lutz prep ;)

  73. Anzy

    Anzy5 months ago


  74. Nala Bug

    Nala Bug5 months ago

    she didnt explain why there's a lutz entrance in the cut before the triple axel lol

  75. Arnold Manlapaz

    Arnold Manlapaz5 months ago

    If that's Hayley Kiyoko's mom, has Hayley ever had an experience figure skating?

  76. Priscila A.

    Priscila A.5 months ago


  77. Adam Griffin

    Adam Griffin5 months ago

    Was hoping they would explain the terrible facial crops onto the stunt actress.

  78. Jay Dee

    Jay Dee5 months ago

    I Love this women so much she's so amazing and talented

  79. SammyKitty92

    SammyKitty925 months ago

    I actually feel like Tonya's choreo is on par with today's skaters.

  80. just artsy things

    just artsy things5 months ago

    Beautiful amazing movie!

  81. Michelle

    Michelle5 months ago

    i love the little notes on scene series. much love ♥️

  82. Michelle

    Michelle5 months ago

    these videos are so amazing ♥️ love love love

  83. Shelby Ziqi

    Shelby Ziqi5 months ago

    Such an educational video. Great actors, great movie. This is awesome.

  84. Chuck Fontenot

    Chuck Fontenot5 months ago

    Q knows Trump is trying to save your country. Wake up

  85. Olivia Nelson

    Olivia Nelson5 months ago

    Hayley kiyokos mom!!!

  86. Nicole Boyle

    Nicole Boyle5 months ago

    Why did you edit the triple lutz in the air? It just makes it look like the doubles can't do a real triple lutz, which is too bad because you said they can.



    Tran Le ah, I misread it, I apologise

  88. quiflington

    quiflington3 months ago

    What about the triple hand job?

  89. Tran Le

    Tran Le3 months ago

    DAVID BOWIE SAYING MEME SCHOOL She was talking about the triple lutz not the triple axel

  90. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    I read somewhere that they actually couldn't so they had to CGI it.

  91. Daniel

    Daniel5 months ago

    I love how transparent they were about the doubles in this movie, unlike the Black Swan, where they pretended Natalie Portman pretty much did everything.

  92. Arunima Tiwari

    Arunima Tiwari3 months ago

    Daniel It was a very pleasant surprise for me as well.

  93. Every name I wanted was too long, sad hoe

    Every name I wanted was too long, sad hoe5 months ago

    3:45 girl that edge violation

  94. jazznazzz

    jazznazzz5 months ago


  95. Maria Helena

    Maria Helena5 months ago

    i really like margots personality and the movie itself is also good but her acting is so bad... apparently she’s gonna interpret sharon tate next? well let’s see how it goes...

  96. Cherry Blosson

    Cherry Blosson5 months ago

    There was an I Tonya trailer ad right before this video

  97. Jannica Almén

    Jannica Almén5 months ago

    this was so interesting to watch!

  98. Ashley Jay

    Ashley Jay5 months ago

    She looks like an Asian tiger mom. Just kidding. Sarah is so talented like her daughter. She has choreographed the olympics opening and closing plus worked with many skaters through her career.

  99. Z

    Z5 months ago

    She reminds me of Hayley Kiyoko. She's her mom, yes?

  100. Hey Hannah

    Hey Hannah4 months ago

    A C yes 😊

  101. Christian Ureña

    Christian Ureña5 months ago

    This is so amazing!!!

  102. Nikki Mora

    Nikki Mora5 months ago


  103. Omnia Khalid

    Omnia Khalid5 months ago

    This is amazing, Tonya did the triple axel in the 90’s , and now 30 years later they couldn’t find someone who can successfully do it. Just showing you how amazing and unique she was

  104. Maribel Castillo

    Maribel CastilloMonth ago

    is not that they couldnt find someone to do it, there are some but no one would risk it with the olympics so close, you might think being in this movie is big but these are girls than train for olympics, not for movies

  105. Esperanza Hope Jaduri

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri3 months ago

    quiflington weren't you the person who had never once skated? 😂

  106. Shelby Lynn

    Shelby Lynn4 months ago

    If the seniors don’t watch out, the juniors will sneak up on them. Alena Kostornaia of Russia had video of her landing a 3a in practice. She’s one of Trusova’s rinkmakes.

  107. Bob Thetaco

    Bob Thetaco4 months ago

    Omnia Khalid mirai nagasu landed a successful triple axel in the Olympics

  108. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    I can do 5 quads.

  109. O W

    O W5 months ago

    Omg asian Kris Jenner

  110. jenna styles

    jenna styles5 months ago

    Hayley Kiyoko’s mom !!!!!! being talented and cute must really run in the family

  111. Arief Fitri03

    Arief Fitri035 months ago

    You great i watch t movie so many times

  112. Slime Clouds

    Slime Clouds5 months ago

    AMAZING SEQUENCE! I adored this movie.

  113. Maiju

    Maiju5 months ago

    Great video!

  114. Ricki -Lee

    Ricki -Lee5 months ago

    So interesting and amazing to watch!

  115. Anel Myrza

    Anel Myrza5 months ago

    Family of queens 🙌

  116. Lina Bee

    Lina Bee5 months ago

    Omg I can actually see now the added spin to the 3A :o What an awesome job on these shots, great job

  117. dkarwowska

    dkarwowska5 months ago

    I feel like this axel is not only too short but also hella cheated on a takeoff (quite big pre - rotation). There are so many mistakes in this scene but 99% of people watching this movie won't see them so I guess it doesn't matter.

  118. Shelby Lynn

    Shelby Lynn4 months ago

    dkarwowska not to mention the ‘Lutz’. Stunt double switched to the inside edge.

  119. Artemist

    Artemist5 months ago

    One of my favorite little tidbits about the initial discussion about filming the triple is the film makers finding out there's like 4 women in the world who could do one, and none of them were available because it was during the season lol. They did really well to blend the doubles together.

  120. Bob Thetaco

    Bob Thetaco3 days ago

    quiflington gl with that buddy

  121. Esperanza Hope Jaduri

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri3 months ago

    quiflington LOL YOU GO TRY

  122. Helen

    Helen3 months ago

    lol ok

  123. quiflington

    quiflington4 months ago

    I've never figure skated once in my entire life and I bet I could do a TA after a week's practice.

  124. Stephanie Wozny

    Stephanie Wozny4 months ago

    ceriseskates , I'm guessing it wouldn't have been possible to have Tonya herself try and do it for the film, either.

  125. Adrianne Raydel Rosell

    Adrianne Raydel Rosell5 months ago

    that's hayley kiyoko's mum!

  126. tiff chiang

    tiff chiang5 months ago

    great break down on the scenes, but incorrect on the triple axel one. in the movie, she's prepping for take off on a backwards left outside edge when really she should've have been prepping on a backwards right outside edge. was confused when i saw this part of the scene.. but great movie!

  127. tiff chiang

    tiff chiang3 months ago

    even if she said left-leading, it is still wrong. you do not left-lead into an axel, its a foward take off.

  128. Angel Harvey

    Angel Harvey3 months ago

    tiff chiang I believe she explained that Tonya was left-leading.

  129. Giulia Oliveira

    Giulia Oliveira5 months ago


  130. UNICA 卡卡

    UNICA 卡卡5 months ago

    One of the most interesting explanation of movie magic . More please ♥️

  131. Sunshine Smith

    Sunshine Smith5 months ago

    is is me or the ice sounds kinda plastic? like... artificial

  132. Sunshine Smith

    Sunshine Smith5 months ago

    oh I´ve never heard the podcast, but thank you for letting me know

  133. Antonella M

    Antonella M5 months ago

    Do you know the podcast "the world according to sound"?Once they explained that real sound are too "weak" to go on stuff like movies or television, so they are almost always re-made in studio.

  134. bi-nonna

    bi-nonna5 months ago

    it's hayley's mom!!

  135. itissillygucci

    itissillygucci5 months ago

    Need a 'Black Swan' version of this.

  136. grimmiexxlove64

    grimmiexxlove645 months ago


  137. eizhowa

    eizhowa5 months ago

    itissillygucci aren't they still in denial?

  138. wgreen44

    wgreen445 months ago

    Fantastic breakdown!

  139. Gillian Feeney

    Gillian Feeney5 months ago

    She actually worked as a choreographer for Nancy Kerrigan so you know, fun fact

  140. Jenny

    Jenny5 months ago

    is anyone else annoyed at the fact that she did a flutz instead of a lutz??

  141. Coreen Evans

    Coreen EvansDay ago

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri you're right, story of a woman's life

  142. Esperanza Hope Jaduri

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri3 months ago

    Wow it must be so interesting to watch the movie knowing the technique 😱 (or annoying 😂)

  143. andy parker

    andy parker3 months ago

    yes!!!!!! that inside edge :((((