Fascinating short by Dan Chung along with a great writeup on how he put it all together.
Even more fascinating is the fact that he did it on a limited time, budget & crew; I dare not say that he’s shooting with a limited equipment, but 20kg of luggage limitation means little for a filmmaking-shooter. Here’s his take about the wide shot on mark 00:54 —
One shot I was keen to get was of the boy and trainer walking off from a high angle. Sadly I didn’t have a Kessler Crane to hand so I had to make do. I held up in the air my 5DmkII with the 12-24mm on top of a Manfrotto video monopod, wedging the mono pod’s little feet against my body. I started with it at head height next to the trainer and as they walked off I slowly raised the camera to fake a jib effect. It’s far from perfect but I think it was worth a try. When I came to edit it I applied Final Cut Pro’s Smooth cam filter to iron out any minor bumps.
The rest of the site offers a wealth of tidbits on DSLR Filmmaking.