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Garrett Brown is an inventor and Oscar Award-winning film cinematographer.
He is best known for creating in 1974 and patenting the Steadicam, a tool for shooting smooth film sequences that was used in iconic films including Rocky, The Shining and Return of the Jedi. Brown has also invented the SkyCam (for football games) and the DiveCam (for competitive divers), among others. With more than 50 U.S. patents, in 2013 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, he attended in Haverford High School and Tufts University. He lived in suburban Philadelphia for much of his adult life.
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