Steadicam and camera op. Nigel Clarkson has just taken delivery of a Step on/off Rickshaw, plus balloon wheels, for filming on Stephen Poliakoff’s political drama “The Summer Of Rockets” which is currently shooting for the BBC.
Steadicam op. Joe Bullen and the crew from Emu Films in Manchester have been shooting the latest New Balance commercial at Liverpool FC. They used the step on rickshaw plus seat to capture dramatic low angle tracking shots across the pitch. Joe hard mounted his under slung rig to the deck and fitted the balloon wheels to smooth out the ride and protect the turf.
I have recently been shooting Steadicam on feature “Tell It To The Bees” currently filming in Scotland. The step on rickshaw was used extensively for fast tracking shots with a hard and soft mounted Steadicam as well as for hand held work.
The rickshaw has recently been out with the crew from the second series of police drama “Safe House”, which has been filming around Merseyside and Cheshire. Balloon wheels helped to smooth out tracking shots over waste ground.