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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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2017 Vision Center Video

Photo courtesy of Matthew Meindl Thank you to the 2017 Vision Center Video Volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you! The society gives you a standing ovation for your contribution to this year's Vision Center Video, premiered at the 2017 SOC Lifetime...

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards Recap

The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards were a success. Congratulations to all who were honored and nominated this year, and thank you to all who came out to celebrate their accomplishments! If you weren't able to attend or live stream the Awards Show this year, you can...

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For all our International members and readers. The SOC will have Camera Operator magazine distributed at IBC this year. Pop by the Kiosk and sing up for your free digital copy. #IBCSHOW, #CameraOperator ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Aug
20
Sun
1:30 pm SOC Family Picnic and BBQ @ Brace Canyon Park
SOC Family Picnic and BBQ @ Brace Canyon Park
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
SOC Family Picnic and BBQ @ Brace Canyon Park | Burbank | California | United States
It’s been a while, but the SOC Family Picnic is back! The SOC has a long history of Family Picnics and we hope to continue that tradition and celebrate the
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
Registration is currently full. We will be accepting 8 spots on the Wait List, in case of cancellations. If you would like to join the Wait List, please email