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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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In Memoriam March 2017

We want to celebrate the lives of three of our Members who we have recently lost. We thank them for their contributions to the production community and the SOC. Our best wishes go out to their friends and families.   Bill Swearingen, SOC Charter Member July 24,...

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Our own George Billinger, President of the SOC, celebrating his nomination for the ECA Awards with co-nominee Kristen Correll at the ASC Clubhouse. #ECAwards,#Local600,#SOC,#GreatWork

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Our own George Billinger, President of the SOC, celebrating his nomination for the ECA Awards with co-nominee Kristen Correll at the ASC Clubhouse. #ECAwards,#Local600,#SOC,#GreatWork ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Fri
all-day SOC Underwater Camera Operating ... @ HydroFlex/Tank One Studios
SOC Underwater Camera Operating ... @ HydroFlex/Tank One Studios
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day
SOC Underwater Camera Operating Workshop @ HydroFlex/Tank One Studios
CANCELLATION POLICY: You can cancel your registration for a full refund 5 DAYS before the event, to provide time and courtesy to those coming off of the wait list.
Oct
8
Sun
8:00 am Operating in the 4th Dimension –... @ Local 80
Operating in the 4th Dimension –... @ Local 80
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Operating in the 4th Dimension - Working with Telescopic Cranes @ Local 80 | Burbank | California | United States
Register Now! The SOC and Local 80 are proud to present a Telescopic Crane Workshop designed for professional Camera Operators and Grips, including a Panel Lecture
Oct
18
Wed
all-day NAB NYC @ Javits Center
NAB NYC @ Javits Center
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
NAB NYC @ Javits Center  | New York | New York | United States
Join the SOC at NAB New York! The SOC will be presenting a Panel Discussion on Wednesday, October 18th  from 3:45 – 4:30 PM at the Keynote Stage The Role, Art
Oct
22
Sun
all-day SOC General Breakfast Meeting
SOC General Breakfast Meeting
Oct 22 all-day
SOC General Breakfast Meeting
Jim Fisher will be demoing the new RHC Refined Hydraulic Control. More details to come! Sponsored by JL Fisher