Spring Issue

Ozark, Mindhunter, SOC Looks Forward

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in Honoring the Art & Craft of Camera Operating

The Society offers different levels of membership for individuals and manufacturers in the production community.

SOC Technical Achievement Awards 2019

Online submission is open from
July 13, 2018 until October 12, 2018

In 2019, the Society of Camera Operators will be proudly marking its 40th Anniversary. As we reach this prestigious benchmark, the Board of Governors wants to ensure another 40 years of celebrating and strengthening the time honored craft of the camera operator.

As noted in the opening sentence of our mission statement, “The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of the camera operator”.  We are confident that you share the same mission, and ask that you seriously consider taking a more active role to that end by joining your fellow Camera Operators and/or inviting fellow colleagues, helping to insure the future of our great craft.

With the goal of doubling the size of the SOC in one year, it will take all camera operators in all regions, to join this call to action.  For membership categories, qualifications, application and fees.

2019 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards Timeline

Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards timeline:

September 5- Sponsorship and Tribute Book reservations open
September 11 – Lifetime Nominees announced and voting opens
September 30 –  Lifetime voting closes
October 4 – Lifetime Recipients announced
October 12 – Technology Achievement Award submissions close
November 10 & 11 – Demo Days (technology submissions presented to committee) SOC offices, Burbank, CA
November 15 –   Technology Achievement Award Recipient(s) announced
January 3, 2019 – Camera Operator of the Year Nominees, film & television closes
January 10, 2019 – Camera Operator of the Year, film & television voting opens
January 15, 2019 – Tribute Book closes
January 18, 2019 –  Camera Operator of the Year, film and television voting closes (announced at awards)
January 25, 2019 –  VIP reception, Loews Hollywood Hotel
January 26, 2019 –  Lifetime Achievement Awards, Loews Hollywood Hotel

For more information please visit http://socawards.com


Sneaky Pete - Interview & Round Table Discussion

Sneaky Pete is an Amazon original series starring Giovanni Ribisi, about a con man newly-released from prison who hides from debtors by assuming his cellmate’s identity.

In this special digital feature of Camera Operator Magazine, we spoke with A camera operator, Jeff Muhlstock, SOC about the changes made during this season and the experience of capturing the dynamic drama that is Sneaky Pete.

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