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Smooth operator: Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown

Smooth operator: Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown

March 5, 2018

by Gabriel Falcon This smooth operator is the man behind many an Oscar-winning film’s most memorable scenes. This morning he levels with our Michelle Miller: Sylvester Stallone had the muscle … but some of

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Field Test: Ronin 2 is a High-End Gimbal That is Surprisingly Easy to Use

Field Test: Ronin 2 is a High-End Gimbal That is Surprisingly Easy to Use

February 16, 2018

by Charles Haine DJI is back with a major revision to its popular Ronin gimbal with the heavily upgraded—and more expensive—Ronin 2. DJI is a world crusher in drones, but the company has long

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5 Ways to Make Your Gimbal Footage Look Even Better

5 Ways to Make Your Gimbal Footage Look Even Better

January 30, 2018

by V Renee A gimbal alone won’t make your images amazing. You’ll need technique as well. If you’ve ever used a gimbal stabilizer, I’m sure you remember your excitement as you mounted your camera

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Filmpower Nebula 4100 Slant now Shipping

Filmpower Nebula 4100 Slant now Shipping

January 21, 2018

by Yossy Mendelovich With an integrated lightweight structure, good battery life, innovative balancing system and higher payload, the Nebula 4100 is probably the most flexible of the 3-axis Nebula gimbals. Filmpower has been designing

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Steadicam Inventor Reveals the ‘Impossible Shots’ That Changed Filmmaking Forever

Steadicam Inventor Reveals the ‘Impossible Shots’ That Changed Filmmaking Forever

November 23, 2017

by Ariston Anderson Garrett Brown may have unknowingly created the world’s first viral video Three-time Oscar-winning Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown holds over 50 patents to various inventions that have changed the way we view

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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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