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Are Gimbals the New Tripods?

Are Gimbals the New Tripods?

October 1, 2017

by Stewart Addison As the owner of a rental house, Stewart Addison has seen the rise in popularity of gimbals first hand. But could this device be considered as revolutionary to filmmaking as the

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Garrett Brown – Inventing the Steadicam

Garrett Brown – Inventing the Steadicam

August 30, 2017

Introduction: Garrett Brown had been working on a prototype of what would become the Steadicam. He formed The Moving Talking Picture Company of Philadelphia, New York and Gradyville, with good friend Warren Paul as

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Inventing Notes – Rules and ruminations from a master inventor

Inventing Notes – Rules and ruminations from a master inventor

August 30, 2017

by Garrett Brown As has been widely noted, inventing is a particularly American trait — it is our birthright, and we do it more consistently, ardently and democratically (men/women/children, all walks of life, all

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40 Years of Steadicam: 25 Films That Changed Camera Movement

40 Years of Steadicam: 25 Films That Changed Camera Movement

June 19, 2017

by Chris O’Falt Forty years ago Garrett Brown (pictured here with Stanley Kubrick on the set of “The Shining”) used his groundbreaking new invention, the Steadicam, for the first time on a feature film,

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Handheld Stabilizers – A Hands-on Guide to Stable Shots

Handheld Stabilizers – A Hands-on Guide to Stable Shots

March 22, 2017

by Antonio Pavlov How can you get those fluid, gliding shots without the hassle of lugging around or setting up a single dolly track? Handheld stabilizers may be your answer. These days, almost every

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First, female, film: Building a career as a Steadicam operator

First, female, film: Building a career as a Steadicam operator

March 10, 2017

by Corrine Luthy The first time Janice Arthur encountered a Steadicam, it was love at first sight. The fact that the camera equipment was relatively unknown at the time, especially in her hometown of

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Glidecam – Hand held stabilizer leader

Glidecam – Hand held stabilizer leader

January 12, 2017

by Chrissy Stevens Glidecam Industries, INC., first and foremost, is a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes products within the camera stabilization market. Glidecam came into existence in the early 90’s, and has since

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The Invention That Shot Rocky Up Those Steps

The Invention That Shot Rocky Up Those Steps

December 19, 2016

By Ben Kenigsberg After scouting locations for “Rocky,” the director John G. Avildsen still had no idea how to pull off a crucial scene. Then his assistant cameraman invited him to view a demonstration

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MōVI Pro is Here! MōVI Operators rejoice

MōVI Pro is Here! MōVI Operators rejoice

November 3, 2016

Last night we heard the news that turns any MōVI Operator into what can only be described as a kid at Christmas: finally receiving the toy you’ve been waiting for all year. Except this

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Everything you always wanted to know about Steadicam

Everything you always wanted to know about Steadicam

March 14, 2016

A recent interview that first appeared in the GTC’s magazine, Zerb. Mel Noonan talks to Robin Thwaites and Danny Hallet of Tiffen International about the Steadicam line, including options, usage and how to get

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