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 am currently shooting Steadicam on feature film “Lies we Tell” for Dop Santosh Sivan and Director Mitu Misra. Produced by Andy McDermott and Danny Gulliver for BIFA Films, the movie is set within the Pakistani community in Bradford and stars Harvey Kietel and Gabriel Byrne.
The step on rickshaw was used for a long tracking sequence during a big wedding scene along with several drones and a Technocrane.
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.