Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Award Winners

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2022 Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Award are the renowned Motion Impossible, AGITO Remote Dolly Systems and Cinema Devices, Ergorig System.

To qualify for a SOC Technical Achievement Award the technical development and the company and/or individuals must endure a rigorous judging process and review from eight SOC members during the Award Judging Day, which was hosted on January 15, 2022.

The winners were chosen from a record number of submissions ranging from developments in dolly systems and Steadicam to monitors and wireless intercoms. Learn about these new technologies and techniques, essential innovations, and significant improvements to existing equipment in the pages of the winter issue of Camera Operator magazine.

“We are truly honored that each year the showing of technologies presented gets more and more impressive,” shared Eric Fletcher, SOC, Technical Committee Chair. “The judges have a tough job of selecting the top technical development. Whether it’s completely new, important, a lasting device or technique, or even a significant improvement on an existing equipment or product, the innovation from all the companies is truly unbelievable.”

Both recipients, Motion Impossible, AGITO Remote Dolly Systems and Cinema Devices, Ergorig System, will be celebrated and acknowledged during the upcoming virtual 2022 Society of Camera Operators Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The virtual gathering will also celebrate the nominees and winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards for Film and Television. 

The virtual Awards Celebration is free to attend and open to SOC membership and the community at large. Reserve your seat today.


Award Judging Committee

The following SOC members will make up the Award judging committee at the Demo Day hosted on January 15, 2022:

Eric Fletcher, SOC, Committee Chair
Andrew Ansnick, SOC
William Arnot, SOC
Luke Cormack, SOC
Steve Fracol, SOC
Dan Gold, SOC
Jamie Hitchcock, SOC
Simon Jayes, SOC
Mark LaBonge, SOC
Rocker Meadows, SOC
Matthew Moriarty, SOC
John Perry, SOC
Manolo Rojas, SOC
David Sammons, SOC
Lisa Stacilauskas, SOC
Gretchen Warthen, SOC

Cinema Devices / Ergorig Systems. Photo courtesy of Cinema Devices

Motion Impossible / AGITO Remote Dolly System. Photo courtesy of Motion Impossible