Garrett Brown

Garrett Brown
Born (1942-04-06) 6 April 1942 (age 75)
Long Branch, New Jersey
Occupation Cinematographer, Inventor


Garrett Dark brown (born Apr 6, 1942) can be an American cinematographer, most widely known seeing that the inventor from the Steadicam. Brown’s invention enables camera providers to film while strolling without the standard shaking and jostles of the handheld camcorder. The Steadicam was initially found in the Hal Ashby film Bound for Glory (1976), getting an Academy Prize (Greatest Cinematography), and since applied to such movies as Rocky, filming Rocky’s working and schooling sequences, and Come back from the Jedi, where Dark brown strolled through a Redwood forest using the Steadicam capturing film at 1 body per second to attain the illusion of high acceleration motion through the speeder-bike chase. The sequence in Rocky that took the audience in the steps from the Philadelphia Art Museum for the triumphant second at the very top was initially filmed during tests for the initial Steadicam system. The machine was used thoroughly on Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 traditional horror film The Glowing, starring Jack port Nicholson. Brown’s Steadicam function is seen in over seventy movies. Brown in addition has invented the SkyCam (for soccer video games), DiveCam (following olympic divers) and MobyCam (underwater camcorder following olympic swimmers). Garrett Dark brown is the dad of Jonathan Dark brown, also a specialist cinematographer. Both worked well collectively as Steadicam providers around the film Bulworth, directed by and starring Warren Beatty. An associate from the American Culture of Cinematographers as well as the Directors Guild of America, Garrett Dark brown was receiver of an Oscar for Scientific or Complex Achievement from your Academy of FILM Arts and Sciences and an Emmy Honor from the Country wide Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences for his invention from the Steadicam.

Early years

After his graduation from Haverford SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, he matriculated at Tufts University, where he met Al Dana. Jointly, they produced the folk duo Dark brown & Dana, and documented the traditional "IT HAD BEEN a good Year", amongst others.


Garrett Dark brown has invented multiple video camera supports centering mostly on camcorder stabilization. Equipois: Defies Gravity using a mechanised arm for large machinery make use of. FlyCam: A shut loop, stabilized monitoring camera program. DiveCam: The initial dropping vertical camcorder program. GoCam: The ultra-light broadband camera tracking program. MobyCam: The initial submarine tracking camcorder program. SkyCam: The initial suspended flying camcorder system. Steadicam: The initial handheld stabilizing program. Steadicam Merlin: Following generation handheld Steadicam program. Steadicam Tango: A fresh Steadicam accessories for floor-to-ceiling increase range. SuperFlyCam: An ultralight stabilized 35mm wire-borne traveling camcorder. Zeen: Elevating walker.

Awards and recognitions

2013 – Became a member of the Country wide Inventors Hall of Popularity for his "Devices for Make use of with HANDHELD FILM Cameras" Patent No. 4,017,168 the Steadicam® Camcorder Stabilizer. 2012 – Steadicam Guild Lifestyle Achievement Award.

Academy Award

2006 – Scientific and Executive Award – For the initial idea of the Skycam flying camera system - the first usage of 3D volumetric cable technology for film cinematography. 1999 – Complex Accomplishment Award – Distributed to: Jerry Holway For the creation from the Skyman soaring system for Steadicam providers. 1978 – Academy Honor of Merit – (The Movie theater Products Corporation. Executive Staff beneath the guidance of John Jurgens). For the invention and advancement of Steadicam. 2001 – American Culture of Cinematographers – President's Award

Society of Camera Operators

2008 – Technical Achievement Award Distributed to: Jerry Holway (inventor) (The Tiffen Company [us] (developer) ). For the Ultra2 Steadicam video camera support program. 1998 – Historic Shot for: Bound for Glory (1976). 1992 – Complex achievement award Distributed to: Ed Di Giulio (ceo Movie theater Items) (Movie theater Products (creator) ). For the Steadicam video camera stabilizing system.

Nikola Tesla Satellite Award

2014 – For visionary achievement in filmmaking technology