SOC Lifetime Acheivement Awards

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood
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SOC 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Society of Camera Operators is proud to present our annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Preparations are on the way for the 2017 ceremony and the Awards Committee has decided to change the format and update the overall experience of the evening. The committee is excited to present these updates and hope that they will elevate the awards and celebrate the exceptional work in our industry. Read the letter.

Lifetime Achievement Awards Timeline

October 15, 2016 Technical Achievement Award Submission Period Closes
October 19, 2016, 9:00pm PST  Lifetime Achievement Award Voting Period closes for Active Voting Members
November 13, 2016  Demo Day: SOC Membership invited as Technical Achievement Award candidates demonstrate their products, Tiffen/Steadicam, Burbank, CA
November 29, 2016 Technical Achievement Award Recipient announced
December 4, 2016 – December 30, 2016 Camera Operator of the Year Nomination Period open for Active Voting Members
January 23, 2017 – February 1, 2017 Camera Operator of the Year Voting Period open for Active Voting Members
February 10, 2017 VIP Party, Location TBA
February 11, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards Show, Loews Hollywood Hotel

2016 Nominees and Honorees

SOC Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen Campanelli, SOC

SOC Camera Operator of the Year - Feature Film

2016 Recipient:
P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC – The Revenant
2016 Nominees:
Colin Anderson
, SOC – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mitch Dubin, SOC – Bridge of Spies
Ian Fox, SOC – Jurassic World
Geoff Haley, SOC – Steve Jobs

SOC Camera Operator of the Year - Television

2016 Recipient:
Steve Fracol
, SOC – ScandalWatch on Vimeo
2016 Nominees:
Andrei Austin, SOC, associate BSC, ACO – OutlanderWatch on Vimeo
Mark Karavite, SOC – Mozart in the JungleWatch on Vimeo
Bud Kremp, SOC – The Last ShipWatch on Vimeo
Geoff Shotz  – SOC – Vampire Diaries – Watch on Vimeo

SOC Mobile Camera Platform Operator Lifetime Achievement Award

 Jack Glenn

President's Award

Bruce Doering, National Executive Director (Retired), International Cinematographers Guild

Distinguished Service Award

Steven Manios, Sr., Former Owner & President of Century Precision Optics

SOC Technical Achievement Award

Cartoni’s Lambda Head

SOC Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award

Gregory Irwin

SOC Still Photographer Lifetime Achievement Award

Murray Close

SOC Governors Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore Entertainment & Co – President of the Producers Guild of America

Industry Partners

Watch highlights from the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards