SOC Announces 2016 Awards Honorees and Nominees

Gary Lucchesi, 2016 Governors Award Recipient

Gary Lucchesi, 2016 Governors Award Recipient

Los Angeles, CA  — The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the complete list of recipients and nominees for their Lifetime Achievement Awards on February 6, 2016 at Paramount Studios:

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Camera Operator – Stephen Campanelli, SOC
  • Camera Technician – Gregory Irwin
  • Mobile Camera Platform Operator – Jack Glenn
  • Still Photographer – Murray Close

Governors Award
Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore Entertainment & Co-President of the Producers Guild of America

Distinguished Service Award
Steven Manios Sr., Former Owner & President of Century Precision Optics

Presidents Award
Bruce Doering, National Executive Director (retired), International Cinematographers Guild

Technical Achievement Awards
Cartoni’s Lambda Head

Camera Operator of the Year nominees:

Nominee Colin Anderson, SOC

Nominee Colin Anderson, SOC

Film Category:

  • Colin Anderson, SOC – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Mitch Dubin, SOC –  Bridge of Spies
  • Ian Fox, SOC – Jurassic World
  • Geoff Haley, SOC – Steve Jobs
  • Scott Sakamoto, SOC –  The Revenant

Television category:

  • Andrei Austin, Outlander
  • Steve Fracol, SOC –  Scandal 
  • Mark Karavite, SOC – Mozart in the Jungle
  • Bud Kremp, SOC – The Last Ship
  • Geoff Shotz, Vampire Diaries 

“This year’s awards bring together the best of the best in our industry and celebrates these stellar honorees and nominees.  The SOC’s Awards are the only awards focused on crew’s skill and craft.” Bill McClelland, SOC – Awards Executive Producer and SOC board member.

For further information about the SOC’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, such as the celebrity presenters, red carpet and live streaming –

About the SOC
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of the Camera Operator.

The SOC is an internationally recognized professional honorary society. The core activities of the Society are the annual SOC Awards, publishing the Society’s magazine “Camera Operator,” and our charitable commitment to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


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