The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has opened submissions for eligible technologies for its Technical Achievement Award, and submissions are open now through November 30, 2022. This award is for technology used by the camera operator and camera crew during production.
There will be a fee of $1150 USD per submission. You are welcome to submit more than one technology product per company. Once your submission is received, you will receive an email from the SOC confirming the submission. At this time, you will be required to complete the payment details.
Once all submissions are received, the Technical Committee will set up an in-person review during Demo Day. Demo Day will be hosted in the Southern California area on Sunday, December 4, 2022, where entrants will have the opportunity to present their technologies in a hands-on demonstration. Details and schedule regarding Demo Day will be sent once the submission period closes.
After the in-person reviews at Demo Day, the technical jury will deliberate and select the award recipient. The SOC Technical Achievement Award will be presented at the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner and celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023, hosted in person at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Awards details and past recipients can be found on the Awards site: SOCAwards.com.
To qualify for a Technical Achievement Award, the technical development and the company and/or individuals responsible for it must meet the following criteria for technical excellence.
The development must be at least one of the following:
*A completely new, important, and lasting device or technique, or
*An essential and lasting innovation that modifies existing equipment, product, or technique, or
*A significant improvement on, or adjunct to, existing equipment/production equipment, or
*Equipment that furthers the creativity and storytelling by the camera operator.
You can complete the online submission at this link.