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


  1. ArtjomAlexandsson

    ArtjomAlexandsson5 days ago

    This crane shot if you saw real Tonya Harding's video - was almost the same in real life. She didnt say that.

  2. CED Cheung

    CED Cheung7 days ago

    3:57 kinda looks like Emma Stone😬

  3. HeyBear

    HeyBear9 days ago


  4. Mia Andreatta

    Mia Andreatta9 days ago

    This was a fantastic movie

  5. jazzy thomas

    jazzy thomas10 days ago

    The woman who gave us Hayley Kiyoko

  6. Rara Cat

    Rara Cat10 days ago

    Both Natalie Portman and Mirror Robbie were Oscar nominees! Natalie took all the credit for the ballet in Black Swan. I feel like Margot is much more humble and genuine. I feel like stunt doubles also deserve a category at the Oscars. They're the only group not to be recognised. I mean even friggin producers get an award ~Rox

  7. Leyla Rustamova

    Leyla Rustamova2 days ago

    she didn't take all the credit she talked about mary helen bowers and her double many times in many interviews

  8. i.xntgll

    i.xntgll22 days ago

    0:18 oh look it’s my bby

  9. Serene Kwok

    Serene Kwok24 days ago

    wait so the double is the 3rd? 4th? 5th? person to ever do the triple axel oh mah gah?

  10. nondescriptnyc

    nondescriptnyc26 days ago

    4:22. This bothered me in the actual movie, too, but this is a 3Lz entry, not 3A!!! I have known Ms. Kawahara to be a perfectionist as a choreographer since the early 1990s, and I’m surprised she didn’t insist on re-editing there.

  11. Pachice

    PachiceMonth ago

    I love this series, really interesting

  12. Mia Sheppard

    Mia Sheppard2 months 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.

  13. Pedro Esteves

    Pedro Esteves2 months ago

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

  14. Lexter John Sapuay

    Lexter John Sapuay2 months ago

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

  15. delila cebellero

    delila cebellero2 months ago

    Haley Kiyoko's mom!!

  16. Crazy Lyrics

    Crazy Lyrics2 months ago

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

  17. Syd Wahab

    Syd Wahab2 months ago

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

  18. Latie G

    Latie G3 months ago

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

  19. Narblo

    Narblo3 months ago

    Hmmm so she called malkova... oh the memories

  20. Mystic

    Mystic3 months ago

    Just finished watching this movie and omg awesome

  21. Isabel Markov

    Isabel Markov3 months ago

    Movie magic

  22. Fullmetal1890P

    Fullmetal1890P3 months 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.

  23. Samantha Darling

    Samantha Darling4 months ago

    That Kiyoko family...legendary

  24. Bethany Cook

    Bethany Cook4 months ago

    This is amazing!!!

  25. tposer

    tposer4 months ago

    This movie was bopping

  26. hidingfromsomeone

    hidingfromsomeone4 months ago

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

  27. Isabel Dame

    Isabel Dame4 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.

  28. stephanie meier

    stephanie meier2 months ago

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

  29. Inessence4

    Inessence43 months ago

    Probably only other skaters will notice.

  30. Isabel Dame

    Isabel Dame4 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.

  31. icanhomestuck

    icanhomestuck4 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

  32. babyhols666

    babyhols6665 months ago

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

  33. alura 86

    alura 865 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.

  34. Luna Lovegood

    Luna Lovegood4 months ago

    alura 86 they can but it was a skating season

  35. Tran Le

    Tran Le5 months ago

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

  36. seamus bh

    seamus bh5 months ago

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

  37. Eve. Lucy

    Eve. Lucy5 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

  38. Chfvbh Ffghbff

    Chfvbh Ffghbff5 months ago

    This goes to show how much goes into making these movies

  39. tudorjason

    tudorjason5 months ago

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

  40. thatbookchannel

    thatbookchannel5 months ago

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

  41. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch6 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!!!

  42. itsjakefitt

    itsjakefitt6 months ago

    notes on a scene is the best youtube series

  43. Adriangcxx

    Adriangcxx6 months ago

    This woman ROCKS!

  44. Finn Raeside

    Finn Raeside6 months ago

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

  45. Mandy C.

    Mandy C.6 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.

  46. Red Vixen

    Red Vixen6 months ago

    Holy crap

  47. S E

    S E6 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

  48. Charlie

    Charlie6 months ago


  49. yellowducky101

    yellowducky1016 months ago


  50. Yury

    Yury6 months ago

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

  51. zooleroy

    zooleroy6 months ago

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

  52. sophia a

    sophia a6 months ago

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

  53. Emily Mejía

    Emily Mejía6 months ago

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

  54. Valeria Castro Brissolese

    Valeria Castro Brissolese6 months ago


  55. Have An Ice Day

    Have An Ice Day6 months ago

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

  56. LA Fresh Life

    LA Fresh Life6 months ago

    So fascinating!

  57. Violet Marie

    Violet Marie6 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 ?

  58. Violet Marie

    Violet Marie4 days ago

    quiflington you would only get it if you skate

  59. quiflington

    quiflington6 months ago

    I have no idea what that means.

  60. Noah B.-Wall

    Noah B.-Wall6 months ago

    I've watched this 10 times, stunning

  61. Stella Humphreys

    Stella Humphreys6 months ago


  62. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak6 months ago

    The triple Lutz looks like a flutz...

  63. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak6 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.

  64. quiflington

    quiflington6 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.

  65. Biaka Chhakchhuak

    Biaka Chhakchhuak6 months ago

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

  66. quiflington

    quiflington6 months ago

    you mean the CGI?

  67. megusik30

    megusik306 months ago

    The doubles skating is meh.. but that triple dude

  68. artistryiscomingback

    artistryiscomingback6 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!

  69. beck

    beck6 months ago

    I'm bored.

  70. quiflington

    quiflington6 months ago

    You're the chairman of the bored.

  71. Isabella

    Isabella6 months ago

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

  72. quiflington

    quiflington6 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.

  73. Lauren Bennett

    Lauren Bennett6 months ago

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

  74. quiflington

    quiflington6 months ago

    That would be worth watching.

  75. Danielle Camps

    Danielle Camps7 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

  76. Danielle Camps

    Danielle Camps7 months ago

    The 3Lz on an inside edge? 😂 what

  77. Bru- Me- Neander- THALL

    Bru- Me- Neander- THALL7 months ago

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

  78. artemisjackson1

    artemisjackson17 months ago

    This is actually really interesting...

  79. Cleodel

    Cleodel7 months ago

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

  80. Chloe.Randall

    Chloe.Randall7 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!

  81. TheSweetSkater

    TheSweetSkater2 months 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.

  82. Captain Crunch

    Captain Crunch6 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.

  83. quiflington

    quiflington6 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.

  84. PugThug94

    PugThug947 months ago

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

  85. Anzy

    Anzy7 months ago


  86. Nala Bug

    Nala Bug7 months ago

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

  87. Arnold Manlapaz

    Arnold Manlapaz7 months ago

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

  88. Priscila A.

    Priscila A.7 months ago


  89. Adam Griffin

    Adam Griffin7 months ago

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

  90. Jay Dee

    Jay Dee7 months ago

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

  91. SammyKitty92

    SammyKitty927 months ago

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

  92. just artsy things

    just artsy things7 months ago

    Beautiful amazing movie!

  93. Michelle

    Michelle7 months ago

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

  94. Michelle

    Michelle7 months ago

    these videos are so amazing ♥️ love love love

  95. Shelby Ziqi

    Shelby Ziqi7 months ago

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

  96. Chuck Fontenot

    Chuck Fontenot7 months ago

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

  97. Olivia Nelson

    Olivia Nelson7 months ago

    Hayley kiyokos mom!!!

  98. Nicole Boyle

    Nicole Boyle7 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

  100. quiflington

    quiflington5 months ago

    What about the triple hand job?

  101. Tran Le

    Tran Le5 months ago

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

  102. quiflington

    quiflington6 months ago

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

  103. Daniel

    Daniel7 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.

  104. Leyla Rustamova

    Leyla Rustamova2 days ago

    they did not pretend, natalie talked about her double in the bus and many interviews, but she did train a lot with mary helen bowers

  105. Glitter Berries

    Glitter Berries8 days ago

    Didn't understand the hate she got. She, and all doubles, deserve recognition!

  106. Rara Cat

    Rara Cat10 days ago

    Daniel And both were Oscar nominees! I feel like Margot is much more humble and genuine. I feel like stunt doubles also deserve a category at the Oscars. They're the only group not to be recognised. I mean even friggin producers get an award ~Rox

  107. Byuriii

    Byuriii13 days ago

    OMG I was about to comment on the exact same thing!! You can tell who's genuine about their art and who only wants fame and money!!

  108. Daph Duck

    Daph DuckMonth ago

    They did Sarah Lane dirty, she was Natalie's double. But she's a principal now so glad she's successful

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

    Every name I wanted was too long, sad hoe7 months ago

    3:45 girl that edge violation

  110. jazznazzz

    jazznazzz7 months ago


  111. Maria Helena

    Maria Helena7 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...

  112. Tamaraa Babenkova

    Tamaraa Babenkova7 months ago

    There was an I Tonya trailer ad right before this video

  113. Jannica Almén

    Jannica Almén7 months ago

    this was so interesting to watch!

  114. Ashley Jay

    Ashley Jay7 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.

  115. Z

    Z7 months ago

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

  116. Hey Hannah

    Hey Hannah6 months ago

    A C yes 😊

  117. Christian Ureña

    Christian Ureña7 months ago

    This is so amazing!!!

  118. Nikki Mora

    Nikki Mora7 months ago


  119. Omnia Khalid

    Omnia Khalid7 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

  120. sally smith

    sally smithMonth ago

    Omnia Khalid They should have gotten Harding to do it!!!!

  121. Maribel Castillo

    Maribel Castillo3 months 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

  122. Esperanza Hope Jaduri

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri5 months ago

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

  123. Shelby Lynn

    Shelby Lynn6 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.

  124. Bob Thetaco

    Bob Thetaco6 months ago

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

  125. O W

    O W7 months ago

    Omg asian Kris Jenner

  126. jenna styles

    jenna styles7 months ago

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

  127. Arief Fitri03

    Arief Fitri037 months ago

    You great i watch t movie so many times

  128. Slime Clouds

    Slime Clouds7 months ago

    AMAZING SEQUENCE! I adored this movie.

  129. Maiju

    Maiju7 months ago

    Great video!

  130. Ricki -Lee

    Ricki -Lee7 months ago

    So interesting and amazing to watch!

  131. Anel Myrza

    Anel Myrza7 months ago

    Family of queens 🙌

  132. Lina Bee

    Lina Bee7 months ago

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

  133. dkarwowska

    dkarwowska7 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.

  134. Shelby Lynn

    Shelby Lynn6 months ago

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

  135. Artemist

    Artemist7 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.

  136. mechantechatonne

    mechantechatonne11 days ago

    Tonya probably can't land one now. She still skates, but not as hard as she did when she was able to compete. Plus, even if she could, her body wouldn't match because she's put on weight, having kids and twenty years passing.

  137. Bob Thetaco

    Bob Thetaco2 months ago

    quiflington gl with that buddy

  138. Esperanza Hope Jaduri

    Esperanza Hope Jaduri5 months ago

    quiflington LOL YOU GO TRY

  139. Helen

    Helen5 months ago

    lol ok

  140. quiflington

    quiflington6 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.