News

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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Get Shorty – A Camera Perspective

Remaking a well-remembered feature film into a cable television series can be a daunting challenge. Writer/Executive Producer Davey Holmes is doing just that and meeting the challenge head on with a talented team of collaborators on the Epix Channel presentation of...

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SOC Instagram Page Tops 9,200 Followers

And More to Go... A huge thank you to one of our own Active members, Ian S. Takahashi, SOC, for taking the helm of the Societies’ Instagram account and hosting page “take overs” from members such as: Stephen Campanelli, SOC, Dave Thompson, SOC, Mitch Dubin, SOC, Steve...

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Join our live event with Camera Operators discussing what inspires them, how this has impacted their work and what has been the largest creative contribution in their lives. The continuation of our one hour weekly video discussion is hosted on Zoom starting Wednesday, July 8th through Wednesday, July 29th.

There will be a live Q&A, to pre submit questions please email.
Roundtables will be recorded and offered to SOC members as video on demand.
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Join our live event with Camera Operators discussing what inspires them, how this has impacted their work and what has been the largest creative contribution in their lives. The continuation of our one hour weekly video discussion is hosted on Zoom starting Wednesday, July 8th through Wednesday, July 29th.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE CAMERA HEAD – VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST – 11:00AM PT

Join Geoff Haley, SOC on location, and Mitch Dubin, SOC via Zoom, for a virtual workshop at the brand new Otto Nemenz facility in Culver City,CA – on the functions, proper techniques, and practical applications of the Operator’s four most important tools: the Fluid Head, Lambda Head, Gear Head, and Remote Head. Mitch and Geoff will supplement theoretical discussions with visual demonstrations as well as tips and tricks for achieving the best results in the most challenging of operating circumstances.

Topics will include:

• Proper Setup and balancing

• Knowing which tool is best per given situation

• Valuable techniques and exercises to gain proficiency

• Explanations of functionality and features

• Using Physics to optimize performance

• Tips to landing Whip Pans (every time)

• Troubleshooting the most common issues

• Avoiding typical operator traps.

• and much more.

There will, of course, be time for Q&A and comprehensive discussion throughout. On behalf of the SOC education committee, join us for this informational, lively, and pet-friendly virtual event. To Register: Link In Bio
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Register for Thursday's ENCORE session Making the Transition from Nonscripted to Narrative with Pauline Edwards, SOC, Vanessa Joy Smith, SOC & Maddox Upshaw, DP. Register:
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Upcoming Events

Jul
12
Sun
10:00 am Virtual General Membership Meeti...
Virtual General Membership Meeti...
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual General Membership Meeting hosted by Zeiss
Join us for our General Membership Breakfast Meeting on July 12th hosted by Zeiss. This event will be held online and will be available for all SOC members around
Jul
15
Wed
11:00 am Inspirational Roundtable – Andre... @ Online
Inspirational Roundtable – Andre... @ Online
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join our live event with Camera Operators discussing what inspires them, how this has impacted their work and what has been the largest creative contribution in
Jul
22
Wed
11:00 am Inspirational Roundtable – Sarah... @ Online
Inspirational Roundtable – Sarah... @ Online
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join our live event with Camera Operators discussing what inspires them, how this has impacted their work and what has been the largest creative contribution in
Jul
29
Wed
11:00 am Inspirational Roundtable – Bonni... @ Online
Inspirational Roundtable – Bonni... @ Online
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join our live event with Camera Operators discussing what inspires them, how this has impacted their work and what has been the largest creative contribution in
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