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Society of Camera Operators Announces Awards Nominations


LR-SOC 3D Logo 2-emailLR-SOC 3D Logo 2The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the nominees for its Camera Operator of the Year Awards, scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The SOC donates all proceeds from the awards event to the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help children with vision problems.

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/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 nominees for Camera Operator of the Year are:

Camera Operator of the Year – Feature Film

Ian Fox, SOC
Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Geoffrey Haley, SOC
American Hustle, Columbia Pictures

Jacques Jouffret, SOC
Lone Survivor, Universal Studios

P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC
Labor Day, Paramount Pictures

Peter Taylor, ACO, SOC
Gravity, Warner Bros. Pictures

Camera Operator of the Year – Television

Nicholas Davidoff, SOC
Homeland, HBO

Don Devine, SOC
Mad Men, AMC

Steve Fracol, SOC
Scandal, ABC

Kenji Luster, SOC
Body of Proof, ABC

James Reid, SOC
American Horror Story: Asylum, FX Networks

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