Congratulations To
The 2014 Recipients

Check back soon for a review of this fabulous event.

Doors opend at 4:30 for cocktails, music, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres. We enjoyed an amazing display of the Motion Picture Cameras depicting the timeline of our great craft.

The awards presentations began at 6 pm.

This is one of the very few Hollywood Awards events that serves as a worthy fund raiser. Since 1979 the SOC has been supporting the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This event heralds our accomplishments with overview presentations by the Vision Center as well as the SOC produced film that illustrates how closely the SOC is working to help children overcome their vision deficits. Through your continued support we can make this all possible. 

The Honorees:

SOC Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

…To be announced…

SOC President’s Award

Mr. Leonard Chapman of Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment

SOC Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award

Christopher Haarhoff, SOC

SOC Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award

William Coe

SOC Still Photographer Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Wetcher, SMPSP

SOC Mobile Camera Platform Operator Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack Carpenter of Carpenter Camera Cars

SOC Distinguished Service Award

Stan McClain, SOC

SOC Historical Shot Achievement Award

“The Mighty Quinn” zip line Steadicam shot by J Michael Muro (1989)

SOC Technical Achievement Award

PictorVision - “Eclipse” Gyro Stabilized Aerial Camera system

SOC Technical Achievement Award

Motion Picture Marine - “Perfect Horizon” Camera Stabilization Head

SOC Camera Operator of the Year

The prestigious Camera Operator of the Year Award is presented to the best of the nominated Feature film and Television shows of 2013. The Active camera operators of the SOC vote to decide the recipient. 

Camera Operator of the Year for Television - Don Devine for "Mad Men" (AMC)

Camera Operator of the Year for Feature - Peter Taylor for "Gravity" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The SOC Awards Program Supports

Premiere Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Chapman Leonard

IATSE Local 600

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Clairmont Camera

Fox Studios

Jules Berlin Agency

Paramount Pictures






Hollywood Reporter Studio System News Shoot Magazine Below the Line

Brownie GripsToby Cropping Grips Chapman Leonard UK Film Tools History for Hire PC&E Atlanta Salon Films Schneider Optics That Cat Universal Pictures William F. White


ARRI Birns & Sawyer Carl Zeiss Fuji Optical (Fujinon) IATSE General JL Fisher Lee Filters Matthews Studio Equipment Panavision Europe Roy and Matt Isaia Russell Todd Agency Sanwa Cine Equipment American Society of Cinematographers