Garrett Brown

Filmmaker and Inventor

Garrett Brown is best known as the Oscar-winning inventor of the Steadicam™. He has shot with it on nearly 100 movies including Rocky, The Shining and Return of the Jedi. View Garrett Brown Filmography

Garrett holds 50 patents worldwide for devices which include the Steadicam Merlin, a miniature version for camcorders; Skycam, the robot camera that flies on wires over sporting events; and Mobycam, Divecam, Flycam et al that pursue athletes worldwide. His new zeroG technology "floats" tools and reduces workplace injuries.

In past lives Garrett has recorded for MGM as a folksinger (, sold Volkswagens, directed TV commercials and made films for Sesame Street, and his voice was the other half of that well-known ad-lib duo on radio for Molson and American Express (*

He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Directors Guild, the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Garrett joined the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2009, and is a 2013 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

*Named by Ad Age as one of 100 "Best Ad Campaigns of the Century" (#78)