Still having fun: Garret Brown, inventor of Steadicam and winner of the GTC's TiCA in 2005
3 May 2011
More than thirty years after inventing Steadicam – surely one of the most important camera kit concepts to have been introduced in recent decades, Garrett Brown is still just as enthusiastic as ever about developing the technology for use in more and more situations, and for an ever increasing range of camera formats, including lightweight professional and prosumer models.
Watch Garrett (who was honoured with the GTC's TiCA in 2005 for 'furthering the cause of the GTC by fostering and improving the art and craft of the professional television cameraman') talk at NAB about the new Steadicam Smoothee, Merlin and Tango Steadicam products. The interview starts at 0.27.
You will be able to see and try out the Smoothee and the Merlin rigs at the Open Day of the London Filter Company on Thursday 19 May at the Tiffen International Technical Centre. More details here.
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals is an independent craft organisation supporting and encouraging excellence in all aspects of television camerawork.
Members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who operate
in all areas of broadcasting.
The International Association of Wildlife Film-makers, whose members are professional camera crew earning most of their income from making wildlife films, has been affiliated to the GTC since January 2016.