The Steadicam Guild will be presenting the Award sometime this year (2013).
The Steadicam Guild is proud to announce our selection for the Steadicam Guild Life Achievement Award for 2012; Steadicam Guild member, Garrett Brown
“Garrett Brown is best known as the Oscar-winning inventor of the Steadicam. He has shot with it on nearly 100 movies including Rocky, The Shining and Return of the Jedi.
Garrett holds 50 patents worldwide for devices which include the Steadicam Merlin, a miniature version for camcorders; Skycam, the robot camera that flies on wires over sporting events; and Mobycam, Divecam, Flycam et al that pursue athletes worldwide.
He co-founded, with Nicola Pecorini, the Steadicam Operator’s Association, Inc (SOA) in 1988, is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Directors Guild, the Screen Actors Guild, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Steadicam Guild.”