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A Night with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown

Wednesday, December 6

Film History Suburbs & Beyond

Get to know the renowned cinematographer Garrett Brown, who transformed the process of making motion pictures forever with his breakthrough invention: the Steadicam. Used in scores of beloved films (Rocky, Marathon Man, The Shining, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Casino, etc, etc.), the revolutionary technology—for which Brown earned an Academy Award for technical excellence in 1978—allows camera operators to move freely while maintaining a stable and steady line of vision for the camera. Holder of more than 50 patents worldwide, this impressive man will discuss his innovations, show clips and examples from projects old and new, and answer questions from the audience during this educational and intriguing evening.

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Venue Information

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.527.9898 phone

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.