2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Saturday, January 26, 2019
at the Loews Hollywood Hotel

Watch the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Part 1

Opening Remarks, George Billinger, SOC
Mobile Camera Platform Operator Award, John Mang

Part 2

Technical Achievement Awards:
CineMoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal
Lifetime Achievement Award: Still Photographer
Peter Iovino

Part 3

SOC and CHLA Vision Center
Alicia Robins, Dr. Thomas Lee
Lifetime Achievement Award: Camera Technician
Jimmy Jensen

Part 4

Governors Award, Jane Fonda
Lifetime Achievement Award: Camera Operator, Live & Non-Scripted 
Hector Ramirez

Part 5

Camera Operator of the Year: Television, Chris Haarhoff & Steven Matzinger, Westworld
Camera Operator of the Year: Film, P. Scott Sakamoto, A Star is Born

Part 6

President’s Award, Harrison Ford
Lifetime Achievement Award: Camera Operator, Dave Emmerichs
Closing

Congratulations to all of the Honorees, Nominees and Recipients at the Lifetime Achievement Awards

A thank you to all who attended, and sponsored.  

Camera Operator of the Year – Television
Chris Haarhoff, SOC & Steven Matzinger, SOC – Westworld

Camera Operator of the Year – Film
P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC – A Star Is Born

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2019 Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards timeline:

September 5- Sponsorship and Tribute Book reservations open
September 11 – Lifetime Nominees announced and voting opens
September 30 –  Lifetime voting closes
October 4 – Lifetime Recipients announced
October 12 – Technology Achievement Award submissions close
December 1 – Demo Day (technology submissions presented to committee) SOC offices, Burbank, CA
December 5 – Camera Operator of the Year Nominees, film & television closes
December 10 –   Technology Achievement Award Recipient(s) announced
January 10, 2019 – Camera Operator of the Year, film & television voting opens
January 15, 2019 – Tribute Book closes
January 18, 2019 –  Camera Operator of the Year, film and television voting closes (announced at awards)
January 25, 2019 –  VIP reception, Loews Hollywood Hotel
January 26, 2019 –  Lifetime Achievement Awards, Loews Hollywood Hotel

Society of Camera Operators Announces Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement

The Society of Camera Operators announces the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement to Cinemoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal.

The Society hosted a full day of demonstrations with eleven technologies presented to the blue ribbon panel of judges, which was a group of award winning active members of the Society.

Cinemoves will be presented their Lifetime Achievement Awards on Saturday January 26, 2019 at The Loews Hollywood hotel, joining the industry in celebrating the best of the best in production and camera operating.

Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards Announce Governors Award Honoree Jane Fonda and President’s Award Honoree, Harrison Ford

                            

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announce the honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Governors Award Recipient, Jane Fonda and President’s Award Recipient, Harrison Ford.

The Society is honored to be presenting the Lifetime Achievement awards to Ms. Fonda and Mr. Ford for their extraordinary body of work and collaboration and commitment to the art and craft of camera operating.

George Billinger III, SOC President, “We are honored to be presenting these awards to such legends in the entertainment industry. Their work has inspired so many of us and we are grateful for their extraordinary contributions to the business and creative community at large.”

Ms. Fonda and Mr. Ford will be presented their Lifetime Achievement awards on January 26, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood hotel.

We are proud to announce this year’s
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

The Lifetime Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by a crafts person within the field of film and video production, who has at least twenty years experience.
 

The Honorees are:

Camera Operator: Dave Emmerichs, SOC
Camera Operator, Live & Nonscripted: Hector Ramirez
Camera Technician: Jimmy Jensen
Mobile Camera Platform Operator: John Mang
Still Photographer: Peter Iovino
Technical Achievement: Cinemoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal
 
Camera Operator of the Year – Film Nominees:
Michael Fuchs, SOC – If Beale Street Could Talk
Matthew Moriarty, SOC – The Front Runner
Jody Miller – Beautiful Boy
P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC – A Star Is Born
Ricardo Sarmiento – BlacKkKlansman

Camera Operator of the Year – TV Nominees:
Mitch Dubin, SOC – Legion
Chris Haarhoff, SOC & Steven Matzinger, SOC– Westworld
Michael Heathcote, SOC – The Handmaid’s Tale
Gary Jay, SOC – House of Cards
Ben Semanoff, SOC – Ozark

 
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients and all of the nominees!
The Society of Camera Operators is proud to announce their
Technical Achievement Award Jury.
The demo day will take place on Saturday December 1st at the SOC offices.  Details to follow!

Eric Fletcher, SOC – Technical Chair
Andrew Ansnick, SOC
Luke Cormack, SOC
Richard Davis, SOC
David Emmerichs, SOC
Mike Heathcote, SOC
Jamie Hitchcock, SOC
Mark LaBonge, SOC
Rocker Meadows
Manolo Rojas Moscopulos, SOC
David Sammons, SOC

Photos by Albert Ortega

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