Garrett Brown

Garrett Brown

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Garrett Brown (native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) an American cinematographer, best known as the inventor of the Steadicam. Brown's invention allows cameramen to film while walking without the normal shaking and jostles of a handheld camera. The Steadicam was first used in the Hal Ashby film, Bound for Glory (1976), receiving an Academy Award (Best Cinematography) and since on such films as Rocky, filming Rocky's running and training sequences, and Return of the Jedi where Garrett walked with the Steadicam shooting film at 1 frame per second to achieve the illusion of high speed motion during the speeder bike chase. The sequence in Rocky that took the audience up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum for the triumphant moment at the top was first filmed during tests for the original Steadicam system. When shown the footage, Director John Avildson thought it would fit well into the training sequence.
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136538199
  • 9786136538198