Three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Garret Brown revolutionized filmmaking with his 1975 invention, the Steadicam – a stabilizer motion picture camera mount that mechanically isolates it from the operator’s movement, allowing for smooth shots when moving quickly over an uneven surface. Since then, he has developed 50 patents for camera devices that he’s operated on more than 70 feature films working with legendary directors Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg.
The Film & Video program will host Brown for a free-to-the-public talk on the “Art of the Moving Camera” with Prof. Gerard Hooper on Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 3:30 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert. St., Philadelphia). Brown will dissect the impact of his inventions, which include the Skycam, the Mobicam, the Flycam and the Gocam systems and share experiences shooting some of the most famous moving shots in cinematic history.