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Watch: Follow The Camera In 10-Minute Look At 'The Art Of Steadicam'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 14, 2014 6:33 PM
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Steadicam Jody Miller
It’s hard to overstate the revolutionary impact of the Steadicam when camera operator Garrett Brown introduced his invention to the film industry in 1975. The camera stabilizing mount didn’t make its onscreen debut until the next year with the trio of “Bound for Glory,” “Marathon Man” and “Rocky,” all of which involved Steadicam shots operated by Brown himself. With the the device's 40th anniversary around the corner, Refocused Media (via FirstShowing) has crafted a roughly 10-minute-long ode to “The Art Of Steadicam.”
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Watch: 'The Art of Steadicam' Celebrates Technique & Long Takes In 10 Minute Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 11:38 AM
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First introduced in the 1970s by Garrett Brown, directors and filmmakers have used the steadicam to find increasingly inventive ways to approach an ordinary scene and take it to unprecedented places. Think of the still-talked-about and influential Copacabana entrance sequence in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas," or Joe Wright's breathtaking, unblinking look at Dunkirk in "Atonement." These are just two more recent examples of decades of work in both the movies and television that have taken the steadicam and made it part of the everyday trade of storytelling.
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