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Garrett Brown on the Impact of the Steadicam

Brown revolutionized cinematography with the the steadicam, skycam, and the mobicam. The steadicam is a camera-suspension system that eliminates the jiggle in hand-held shots. Brown's work with the steadicam can be seen in "Rocky," "The Shining," and "Return of the Jedi," among other films. The skycam is a suspended remote-controlled aerial camera, which gives the affect of putting the viewer in an airplane. The mobicam is for underwater shots, and has been used in the Olympics. Brown is being honored at the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, where a film of his work has been shown.


Other segments from the episode on May 13, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 13, 1993: Interview with Garrett Brown; Interview with Alfredo Vea; Review of the television show "Wild Palms."


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