Apr 14, 2023

‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ Behind the Scenes Trivia

Musical filmmaking is always a close collaboration between a director and a choreographer. But "Rise of the Pink Ladies" choreographer Jamal Sims tried his hand at directing for the pivotal episode "Sloppy Seconds Ain't My Style," which features both the results of the class presidential election and the premiere of the school production of "Romeo and Juliet." In an interview with IndieWire, Sims explained that his knowledge of dance helped him find new ways to capture more musicality with his camerawork.

"As a director, I know how to show the movement with the camera since I choreographed it, which is a skill set I now treasure," Sims said. "I can move the cameras where I need them to be at specific points of the number. Nothing feels better than being able to see somebody's feet during a dance scene."