UPDATE: Society of Camera Operators Awards moved to 3/8

FYI…. Damn you, highway stuff!

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CHANGE OF EVENT DATE
Society of Camera Operators (SOC) Awards Event Date Moved toMarch 8 Due to 405 Freeway Scheduled Closures

Awards Celebration to Take Place at Skirball Cultural Center

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2014 – The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has moved the date of its Annual Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards from February 15 to MARCH 8, 2014 as announced today by SOC Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick. The date change was necessitated because the event will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center just off the 405 Freeway, in the area scheduled for road and ramp closures that weekend which are expected to cause major traffic jams (otherwise known as Jamzilla).

The SOC donates all proceeds from the Awards Event to the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help children overcome their vision deficits.

As previously announced, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Chris Haarhoff, SOC/Camera Operator (Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club, Almost Famous); William Coe/Camera Technician (The Avengers, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys); Barry Wetcher, SMPSP/Still Photographer (Goodfellas, Quiz Show, Sherlock Holmes) and Jack Carpenter, SOC/Mobile Camera Platform Operator (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Crash, The Matrix). The Distinguished Service Award recipient is Stan McClain, SOC (National Security, Almost Famous, Any Given Sunday). The President’s Award Recipient is Leonard Chapman, who has developed and improved equipment for moving cameras.

The Society of Camera Operator’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the ‘CAMMY,’ honors the career of an outstanding camera crewmember. The Technical Achievement Award is presented to a member in the corporate community for his or her contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work of Camera Operators. The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an industry stalwart for his or her support for camera operators.

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About the Society of Camera Operators:
The Society of Camera Operators, founded in 1979, is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and creative contributions of the Camera Operator in the Motion Picture and Television industry. Their goal is to nurture excellence in the field of camera operation and allied camera crafts, encouraging development of both technology and production methods to enhance their work. Society members are kept at the forefront of the industry’s ever-advancing technology through their continuing workshops and corporate-sponsored equipment showcases. The SOC publishes the Camera Operator magazine. The Society donates the proceeds of their Annual Lifetime Achievements Awards Event to the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Membership includes Camera Operators, Directors of Photography, Camera Assistants and Still Photographers. The official website can be found at www.soc.org.

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