The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced that this year’s technical achievement awards will go to Pictorvision for its Eclipse gyro-stabilized aerial camera system and Motion Picture Marine for its Perfect Horizon camera stabilization head. The awards will be presented at the SOC’s black-tie event on March 8 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The SOC donates all proceeds from the awards dinner to the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
“Of the many awards in this industry, none are more welcome than this honor given by those who work directly with our Pictorvision Eclipse,” said Tom Hallman, Pictorvision president.
Some of Pictorvision’s recent production credits include Maleficent, Robocop, Ride Along, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Lone Survivor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Ender’s Game.
Motion Picture Marine is a marine production services company with 23 years of experience and more than 1,200 productions on its resume. The company received a Scientific and Engineering Academy award in 2005 for the development of its Perfect Horizon. The company also recently received an Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering.
The SOC’s technical achievement awards honor individuals for their contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work of camera operators. Recent past recipients of this award include Canon EOS Cine C300 and C500 Camera Systems, David Eubank for pCam Film+Digital Calculator, Angénieux Optimo lenses and Grip Trix Electric Camera Car.