Calling all SOC Members  

The second phase of the Portal has been launched! This gives the SOC membership access to the Content Portal, which launched in 2020, that houses sessions, education, and membership benefits and the newly launched Membership Portal for member profiles, demographics, and setting up auto payments for dues.

The Membership and Content Portals are stand-alone and you are required to set up a username and password to gain access to each of the Portals.  Please keep these usernames and passwords for future use.  The SOC does not keep this information.

Members in good standing will receive an email on June 29 outlining the details needed to set up your Membership Portal access. Email with any questions or issues.

Upcoming Events

Vision: A Look into Eyesight and Eye Care for Camera Operators

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
DATE CHANGE! Join the SOC session and discussion presented by Thomas C. Lee M.D. and Simon Jayes, SO...

August SOC Happy Hour

August 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Join the SOC for this Zoom gathering on the first Saturday of the month from 4:30–6:00 pm PST to m...

Cine Gear Los Angeles

September 23 - September 25
Over 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry...


Camera Operator Spring 2021


Camera operator Kirk Gardner, SOC, shares what it was like to shoot Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an American drama film directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson.

The film is set in 1927 Chicago and centers on a recording session of the “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis.

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