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“Operating Action” Workshop

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - February 11 @ 4:00 pm PST


Announcing Camera Operator Workshop: “Operating Action” on February 9–11, 2024

Registration Open and Back by Popular Demand!

The SOC is proud to announce its first in-person Camera Operating Workshop in 2024. This 2.5 day, 20-student workshop, hosted at the Cinemoves Movie Ranch in Atlanta, GA, will explore the challenges and techniques required to perform at elite levels of the adrenaline-packed, large-budget, and high-stakes world of “Action” Operating.  

The workshop is designed for current operators at any level who are interested in developing valuable, hands-on, practical skills to excel in this exhilarating, but often intimidating, arena of our industry.  

Veteran action–adventure camera operator/instructors will lead the workshop, sharing decades-learned techniques, valuable tips, and critical methodology in an environment where “perfection” is expected on TAKE ONE. 

A staff of Professional Stunt Performers, Armorers, Dolly Grips, Crane Techs, Precision Drivers, and Camera Assistants will assist in real-world demonstrations and hands-on training exercises designed to give each student maximum exposure to common operating challenges. 

Workshop Topics:

  • Operating & Blocking Fight Scenes
  • Car Work, Including Handheld, Remote Head & the Russian Arm
  • Operating Jumps, Falls & Crashes
  • Safety, Safety … Safety
  • The Wonderful World of Whip Pans
  • Operating “Air” & Working with VFX
  • Dealing with Image Lag & Other Technical Pitfalls
  • Working with Firearms
  • Physical / Mental Techniques to Sharpen Acuity, Heighten Fitness & Improve Reflexes
  • Useful Gear to Make “Action Operating” Easier
  • … And Much More

In this high-stakes environment, “missing” even ONE shot can have serious consequences. The skills competence taught in this workshop will be invaluable BEFORE that first day on the $300-million action movie.


Geoff Haley, SOC

Action Credits Include: Avengers Endgame, Fast and Furious 5-9, Red Notice, Star Trek: Beyond, Jumanji, GI Joe 2, and Captain Marvel

Matthew Petrosky, SOC

Action Credits include: The Tomorrow War, Avengers: End Game, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Midnight Special, Hobbs & Shaw, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Date: Friday, February 9 at 5pm – Sunday, February 11 at 7pm, 2024
Location: Cinemoves Movie Ranch, 171 County Line Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215
Fee: $2,275 USD


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served Saturday and Sunday and Dinner served Friday; craft services; equipment and workshop materials; and transport to and from the designated hotel are included.
  • Discounted hotel rates will be available for out-of-town attendees. And will be send once your registration is complete.


  • Attendees must be current Active or Associate members of the SOC in good standing. No exceptions.
  • You must fill out the registration, pay the fees in full and your application will be reviewed and you will receive a confirmation email with all of the workshop details, such as what to prepare for, hotel, etc.                                       
  • For further details email: membership@soc.org


February 9 @ 2:00 pm PST
February 11 @ 4:00 pm PST
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CineMoves Movie Ranch
171 County Line Road
Fayetteville, GA 30215 United States


Society of Camera Operators
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