Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards, Technical Achievement Award Submission Open

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the opening of online submissions for the 2016 Technical Achievement Award, which will be presented February 2017.

This Award is given to a manufacturer or technology that has demonstrated superior engineering, advancement of camera operation, and substantial facilitation of the craft.  This award is a cornerstone of the SOC’s Lifetime Achievement Award Show honoring the art and craft of the camera operator and crew.

All applicants will participate in the October 2016 “demo days,” where a blue ribbon panel of Active Society members will review the applications and receive a hands-on demonstration of the technology in use.  The panel consists of: Nick Davidoff, SOC; David Emmerichs, SOC; Eric Fletcher, SOC; Steve Fracol, SOC; Mike Heathcote, SOC;

Alec Jarnagin, SOC; John Perry, SOC; Eric Roizman, SOC; David Sammons, SOC;

Geoff Shotz, SOC; Lisa Stacilauskas, SOC; Chris Taylor, SOC; and Daniel Turrett, SOC.

“The Society’s Technical Achievement Award is an important category to both the membership and the technology community at large.  Our blue ribbon panel of judges anticipates a larger submission pool this year, as technology is a driving force in on-set creativity, efficiency and safety,” Eric Fletcher, Technology Committee Chair and SOC board member.

Manufacturers or technology organizations can submit award nominations for a fee of $150 per entry.

Recent recipients of the award include: Cartoni for the Lambda Head, Teradek for the Bolt Line of products, Pictorvision for the Eclipse Gyro Stabilizer Aerial Camera System, and Canon for the EOS Cine C300 and C500 Camera System.

For criteria and to apply online:


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