The Second Phase of the Portal Will Be Launched in June


The second phase of the Portal will be launched in late June, and SOC membership will have access to both the current Content Portal and the soon-to-be-launched Membership Portal. The Membership Portal will give members the ability to set up member profiles and auto billing for dues. The Content Portal houses sessions, education, and membership benefits.

Members in good standing will receive an email in late June outlining the details, including how to set up your Membership Portal access. Email with questions or issues.

Upcoming Events

July SOC Happy Hour

July 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Join the SOC for this informal Zoom gathering on the first Saturday of the month from 4:30 to 6:00 p...

ZEISS Cine Lenses for Super 35, Full Frame, and Beyond

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Join the SOC and ZEISS Cine team for this exciting practical workshop on optics. Learn how to maximi...

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...


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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