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.
Steadicam supremo Alf Tramontin climbed aboard the cycle rickshaw this week for series two of police drama “No Offence”. To shoot a BMX chase sequence, Alf used the step on/off rickshaw attached to the bike. With his rig hard mounted and underslung he was able to shoot dramatic low angle fast paced coverage
Just completed Steadicam work on a new feature film adaptation of “Heidi” starring Bill Nighy and Emilia Fox. In order to film a fast paced snow chase, the step on/off rickshaw was configured for two wheel mode with the rig hard mounted and under slung.
I have had the privilege of working with the camera team on this week’s live episode of Coronation St., alongside fellow Steadicam operators Dave Carey and John Taylor. It was an exhilarating and technically challenging shoot for cast and crew alike.
Steadicam operator Simon Wood had the step on/off rickshaw on the cobbles of Coronation Street this week on the promo shoot for the upcoming Corry live episode in September. Shooting with the Arri 435 and his Nexus rig, he had to track backwards down a cobbled alleyway ahead of running actors. He configured the rickshaw for two wheel mode, with balloon tyres and seat to smooth out the cobbles.