(Heygate Estate), was shot in a single take on 35mm film from a steadicam mounted on a motion picture rickshaw which operates on the same principals as real rickshaws in Asia. Instead of passengers, a motion picture rickshaw holds a film camera, the steadicam and operator, the whole unit balancing on its axial. The rickshaw was pushed and steered by hand, from behind.
The camera was loaded with a 1000ft magazine of film (approx. running time 10 mins). Throughout the take, the film moved from the front of the film magazine to the rear, which meant the steadicam operator needed to compensate for the weight shift in addition to operating the steadicam. The camera iris was operated remotely by the Director of Photography who followed behind.
In contrast, Tenement Yard (Heygate Estate), was a static locked off shot. The camera was loaded with a 400ft magazine of 35mm film [approx. running time 4 mins 15