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The Steadicam and The Shining

The Steadicam and The Shining

November 10, 2012

by Garrett Brown American Cinematographer, August 1980 This article was published on the prestigious magazine American Cinematographer and it was written by Garrett Brown, inventor in 1972-74 of the Steadicam. This rare document is

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Have you seen any Steadicam action lately?

Have you seen any Steadicam action lately?

November 9, 2012

(1988.) Evidence of Steadicam in action can be soon everywhere. Current feauture productions such as “The Shining”, “Starting Over”, “Fame”, “Willie and Phil”, “Altered States”, “The Stunt Man”, “Xanadu”, “It’s my Turn”, “Wolfen”, “Prince

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Ted Churchill – “The results are often unique and miraculous”

Ted Churchill – “The results are often unique and miraculous”

November 7, 2012

Ted Churchill on Steadicam: “The results are often unique and miraculous” “Over the past twelve years – as director of photography as well as director and producer – I have encountered over and over

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United States Patent – Brown Patent

United States Patent – Brown Patent

November 1, 2012

[54] EQUIPMENT FOR USE WITH HAND HELD MOTION PICTURE CAMERAS [76] Inventor: Garrett W. Brown, 1845 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [22] Filed: Sept. 16, 1974 [21] Appl. No.: 506, 326 ABSTRACT Equipment for

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STEADICAM: An Operator’s Perspective Part II

STEADICAM: An Operator’s Perspective Part II

October 29, 2012

Ted Churchill 1983. One of the persistent difficulties productions have had to face in the past has been to find qualified operators for Steadicam. Up until a few years ago there were only a

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STEADICAM: An Operator’s Perspective

STEADICAM: An Operator’s Perspective

October 26, 2012

Ted Churchill 1983. Two-and-a-half years ago I inadvertently became involved in Steadicam like many others I had heard a great deal of discussion and conjecture about the machine, had seen memorable, though occasional, examples

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How Steadicams Work

How Steadicams Work

October 24, 2012

by Tom Harris Most people who own a camcorder also own a stack of tapes with hours of shaky, jarring video footage. o the typical amateur cameraman, this is an inevitable part­ of handheld

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Forgotten tehniques

Forgotten tehniques

October 23, 2012

July 1993 Last September I was asked to work on Jonathan Demme’s new film Philadelphia which, strangely enough, was coming to Philadelphia and required a certain amount of Steadicam. As you may know, with

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Ancient History

Ancient History

October 22, 2012

Dec. ’88 That’s what I wanted to call it. It wasn’t just ego (that came later!). I thought it needed a simple, honest, „70’s“ kind of natural name, a pure name, not a stupid,

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The Iron Age

The Iron Age

October 20, 2012

March ’89. In the last issue, Garrett Brown described the two year struggle to invent the Steadicam. As the story resumes, he waits at the laboratory to see footage shot with the final prototype.

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