The Secret Life of the Camera Head – Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, July 1st – 11:00am PT

Join Geoff Haley, on location, and Mitch Dubin, via Zoom, for a virtual workshop at the brand new Otto Nemenz facility in Culver City – 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.

Geoff Haley, SOC





Mitch Dubin, SOC

SOC & HydroFlex Underwater Camera Operating Workshop

The SOC and HydroFlex partner to bring our membership an intensive three-day workshop covering techniques and procedures for underwater Camera Operating.

Topics covered include:

  • Prepping the camera and housing
  • What equipment is necessary and/or good to have with you

  • Dive gear choices and situations

  • Setting up a shot

  • Communication with the surface

  • Body movement

  • Working with different sized housing

The Underwater Camera Operating Workshop is held every other year and will be next held in the Summer of 2021.