Asked • 03/26/19

How did they film Danny tricycle riding through the hotel?

I am curious how the camera managed to maintain such a close distance to Danny riding his tricycle through the hotel in The Shining. The camera seems to be positioned on some wheeled cart that is trailing Danny while it is obvious that the tricycle is not pulling it (as there is a space gap). But the distance is usually very steady even though Danny is going pretty fast. How did they synchronize the positioning of the camera throughout each of, I believe, three rides that appear in the film? It is such phenomenal camera work, as though Danny had the camera on a selfie stick attached to the backrest of his tricycle but it's obvious that he didn't as there is clearance.

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David P. answered • 03/26/19

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