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SOC Office is Closed Between July 4th - July 15th

The SOC office will be closed between July 4th and July 15th. We will be unable to answer the office phone during this time, but you can leave a detailed message and we will return your call when we are back in the office. You may also send an email to

Cine Gear Expo 2019

Another Cine Gear Expo for the books! Thank you to all who stopped by the booth and filled the room for our Society of Camera Operators Panel with Mitch Dubin, SOC, Colin Anderson, SOC and moderator Stosh Durbacz. We had a great selection of Active Members at our booth throughout the weekend talking to attendees and answering questions about their careers, techniques and the Society.

We hope you were able to snag some stickers and pens and say hello! Another huge thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers who helped support the booth and talk to attendees about the great work the SOC is doing. See you all next year at Paramount!

Photos by Bill McClelland, SOC and Ashlie Sotelo


SOC at Drexel University

Thank you Drexel University for having the SOC come out to host a 2-day panel and workshop about Camera Operating on their campus. We had David Sammons, SOC, Bonnie Blake, SOC and Selene Richolt, SOC leading a hands-on workshop and discussing a the crucial role of the Camera Operator for Drexel University’s film department as well as some SOC members. Thank you to all who participated in the event!

JL Fisher Industry Mixer

Thank you to everyone who came to the JL Fisher Industry Mixer and participated in our panel or stopped by the booth! Special thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers that helped represent the SOC and to our fantastic panelists who discussed the working relationship between operators and grips:

Eric Fletcher, SOC, Daniel Gold, SOC, Eric Zucker, Rocker Meadows, Audie Aragon, Brice Reid and Craig Cockerill, SOC

Thank you JL Fisher for hosting us, we will see you all next year!

Photos by Anthony Perrella, Jr., Associate Member

SOC at NAB 2019

Thank you to all the members who came out to support the SOC. We had a full theater for our day 2 panel featuring SOC Board members. You can check out a recording of all the interviews and panel below along with some photos from our get together at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill and the show floor. Thank you to Chapman Leonard for hosting the SOC party. See you all next year!

Speed Mentoring 2.0 Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second Speed Mentoring event hosted at Canon in Burbank! It was great seeing so many SOC members get valuable 1-on-1 time with a variety of Operators across several disciplines in a wonderful space.

Special thanks to the folks at Canon for supporting the SOC and providing us two great rooms for the speed sessions and networking. Keep an eye out for more information on future Speed Mentoring events and check out the photo gallery below for more photos!

Photos by Anthony Perrella, Jr., Associate Member

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Watch the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Part 1

Opening Remarks, George Billinger, SOC
Mobile Camera Platform Operator Award, John Mang

Part 2

Technical Achievement Awards:
CineMoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal
Lifetime Achievement Award: Still Photographer
Peter Iovino

Part 3

SOC and CHLA Vision Center
Alicia Robins, Dr. Thomas Lee
Lifetime Achievement Award: Camera Technician
Jimmy Jensen

Part 4

Governors Award, Jane Fonda
Lifetime Achievement Award: Camera Operator, Live & Non-Scripted 
Hector Ramirez

Part 5

Camera Operator of the Year: Television, Chris Haarhoff & Steven Matzinger, Westworld
Camera Operator of the Year: Film, P. Scott Sakamoto, A Star is Born

Part 6

President’s Award, Harrison Ford
Lifetime Achievement Award: Camera Operator, Dave Emmerichs

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