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The Art of the Steadicam Pays Homage to Years of Stable Cinematography


Invented in the early 1970’s by cameraman Garrett Brown, the Steadicam has become a staple in the world of motion pictures. But given how frequently it’s used, most of us have lost appreciation for the true impact the camera stabilizer has made.

Knowing this (and wishing to change it) the people over at Refocused Media have put together the above compilation using famous clips from almost 50 different films — clips that may have never been attempted if it wasn’t for the Steadicam.

The compilation was inspired by a visit to SteadiShot, a website dedicated to the art of the Steadicam and its operators. After looking through SteadiShot’s list of top 50 titles, they couldn’t help but share these clips that, as they put it, stand as evidence that the Steadicam is still “one of the most engaging visual techniques in a filmmaker’s storytelling arsenal.”

Browse through the full list of films used in the compilation at Refocused Media.

(via The Verge)