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Thanks to all for a Great SOC Family Picnic!

The SOC rekindled one of its longest traditions this August with a Family Picnic in Burbank's Brace Canyon Park. Attendees enjoyed some BBQ while relaxing in the shade, catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, and learning about Zeiss's CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses....

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2017 Emmy Camera Operator Nominees

Outstanding Camerawork, for a Series: The Big Bang Theory - The Locomotion Reverberation John Pierre Dechene Richard G. Price, SOC James L. Hitchcock, SOC Brian Wayne Armstrong Nick Gomez Dancing with The Stars - Episode 2311A Brian Reason Ron Lehman Nathanial Havholm...

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Academy of Art University Student Members News

SOC Cinematography Students from the Academy of Art University spent the day at the SOC office with Michael Frediani and Garrett Brown. Each June, SOC member Hugh Litfin, who is also a Board member, coordinates an “Events” week that starts on the Tuesday of, and ends...

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In Memoriam July 2017

We want to celebrate the life of Gary Armstrong (pictured on right), Retired Associate Member and Assistant Camera Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in 1999. We thank him for his contributions to the production community and his dedication to the Society. Our best...

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The SOC at NAB

Last month, the SOC was in Las Vegas for the annual NAB Show—the world’s largest gathering of professionals in the entertainment industry. Throughout the show, the SOC worked to educate NAB’s attendees about the SOC’s mission and programs, expand Camera Operator’s...

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Chapman/Leonard Showcase LA 2017

From Left to Right: Peter Rosenfeld, SOC, Bonnie Blake, SOC, Paul Babin, SOC (LAA recipient), Moderator Dave Frederick, SOC, Brad Rea, Dolly/Crane Grip (LAA recipient), John Mang, Dolly/Crane Grip, Gerrit Garretson, Dolly/Crane Grip Held on Sunday May 8, 2017, the...

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In Memoriam May 2017

We want to celebrate the life of Past President and Founding SOC Member, Bob Marta, SOC. We thank him for his contributions to the production community and his dedication to the Society. Our best wishes go out to his friends and family. Bob Marta, SOC Charter Member...

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2017 NAB Tech Tour

The SOC will be hosting a Tech Tour Tuesday April 25, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Las Vegas Convention Center – Central Hall Entrance Join the SOC as it hosts a Tech Tour – led by Technical Standards Chair, Eric Fletcher, SOC and other attending Members, experience a curated...

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The Irishman / with @pscottsakamoto SOC -
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Dir: Martin Scorsese
DP: Rodrigo Prieto
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Sakamoto: Being a movie that spans over 50 years, Rodrigo chose to shoot film with its natural grain and soft palette. We used the Arricam ST and LT. For the de-aging VFX scenes Rodrigo and ILM decided a digital format was a better choice. Our digital cam- era consisted of an array of three cameras on one platform. The main taking camera was a Red Helium with two Alexa Mini's on ei- ther side working only as witness cameras. The Mini's were recording only in infrared lights so they were equipped with special IR ring lights. Both Mini witness cameras were slaved together and needed their own assistants. We had Bradley Grant, first AC with Suren Karapetyan, second AC working those cameras. With the unique camera set- up, which we fondly called the three-headed monster, it was a learning experience for all of us. For me, that’s my best scenario, where I can learn and push myself as an operator.
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The SOC rounds out July with our last scheduled Inspirational Roundtable, Wednesday, July 29th, 11am PT with Sarah Levy, SOC, and Jeff Muhlstock, SOC. It is sure to be an inspirational session. To register: LINK IN BIO ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Aug
9
Sun
11:00 am Back to Work During the COVID 19...
Back to Work During the COVID 19...
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Back to Work During the COVID 19 Pandemic
As the Industry starts back to work and with so many unanswered questions, the SOC presents a two hour Zoom session addressing the experiences of operators and crew
Aug
13
Thu
11:00 am Health & Well-Being – August 13 ...
Health & Well-Being – August 13 ...
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Health & Well-Being - August 13 with Liz Cash
Specializing in the unique movement needs of motion picture camera operators, Liz has taught injury prevention workshops for The International Cinematographers
Aug
20
Thu
11:00 am Health & Well-Being – August 20 ...
Health & Well-Being – August 20 ...
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Health & Well-Being - August 20 with Mitra Manesh
Mitra Manesh is the founder of “innermap”, an innovative new mindfulness App, and the host of “Lights on”, a podcast offering support for a mindful life. She is a
Aug
23
Sun
10:00 am August BOG Meeting
August BOG Meeting
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
August BOG Meeting
August Board of Governors Meeting
Sep
27
Sun
10:00 am September BOG Meeting
September BOG Meeting
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September BOG Meeting
September Board of Governors Meeting