1:24pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Engineering Emmys
Garrett Brown, the inventor of the widely used Steadicam camera stabilization system, will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award during the Television Academy’s 67th Engineering Emmy Awards. The ceremony will be held Oct. 28 at Loews Hollywood Hotel, and Josh Brener of HBO’s Silicon Valley will serve as the host.
Also during the evening, the Philo T. Farnsworth Award will be presented to broadcast equipment manufacturer Grass Valley for its impact on television technology and engineering.
Recipients of Engineering Emmys are Mark Franken for EdiCue; Michael Sechrest, Chris King and Greg Croft for SpeedTree; and Zhou Wang, Alan Bovik, Hamid Sheikh and Eero Simoncelli for the structural similarity video-quality measurement algorithm.