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in Honoring the Art & Craft of Camera Operating

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Congratulations to all of the Honorees, Nominees and Recipients at the Lifetime Achievement Awards

A thank you to all who attended, and sponsored.  

Camera Operator of the Year – Television
Chris Haarhoff, SOC & Steven Matzinger, SOC – Westworld

Camera Operator of the Year – Film
P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC – A Star Is Born

We are proud to announce this year’s
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

The Lifetime Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by a crafts person within the field of film and video production, who has at least twenty years experience.

The Honorees are:

      Governors Award: Jane Fonda                                       President’s Award: Harrison Ford


Camera Operator: Dave Emmerichs, SOC
Camera Operator, Live & Nonscripted: Hector Ramirez
Camera Technician: Jimmy Jensen

Mobile Camera Platform Operator: John Mang
Still Photographer: Peter Iovino
Technical Achievement: Cinemoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal


Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees:
Michael Fuchs, SOCIf Beale Street Could Talk
Matthew Moriarty, SOCThe Front Runner
Jody MillerBeautiful Boy
P. Scott Sakamoto, SOCA Star Is Born
Ricardo SarmientoBlacKkKlansman

Camera Operator of the Year – TV Nominees:
Mitch Dubin, SOC – Legion
Chris Haarhoff, SOC & Steven Matzinger, SOC– Westworld
Michael Heathcote, SOC – The Handmaid’s Tale
Gary Jay, SOC – House of Cards
Ben Semanoff, SOC – Ozark

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients and all of the nominees!

SOC Speed Mentoring Event Wrap-Up

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in our Speed Mentoring event @ Tiffen! It was fantastic seeing the Speed Dating concept applied to mentoring and giving our Members an amazing opportunity to speak 1-on-1 with some of SOC’s finest. Special thanks to Lisa Stacilauskas for bringing this event to life and all of our mentors who made this event special. Keep an eye out for similar events in the future!

Photos: Chuck France, Associate Member

The Society of Camera Operators is proud to announce their
Technical Achievement Award Jury
The demo day will take place on Saturday December 1st at the SOC offices.  Details to follow!

Eric Fletcher, SOC – Technical Chair
Andrew Ansnick, SOC
Luke Cormack, SOC
Richard Davis, SOC
David Emmerichs, SOC
Mike Heathcote, SOC
Jamie Hitchcock, SOC
Mark LaBonge, SOC
Rocker Meadows
Manolo Rojas Moscopulos, SOC
David Sammons, SOC

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
December 1 – Demo Days (technology submissions presented to committee) SOC offices, Burbank, CA
December 5 – Camera Operator of the Year Nominees, film & television closes
December 10 –   Technology Achievement Award Recipient(s) announced
January 10, 2019 – Camera Operator of the Year, film & television voting opens
January 15, 2019 – Tribute Book closes
January 22, 2019 @ Midnight –  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

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