The Steadicam Guild Life Achievement Award honors an individual whose career
in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the art of cinema and
the craft of Steadicam.

The founders of the Steadicam Guild select only one recipient per year whose talent
has, in a fundamental way, advanced the art and craft of operating Steadicam,  whose
accomplishment has been acknowledged by critics, professional peers and the general
public; and whose work has stood the test of time.