Society of Camera Operators Announces 2017 Lifetime Achievement Recipients, Governors, & Distinguished Service Honorees


2017 Governors Lifetime Achievement Award recipient John Bailey

Los Angeles, CA — The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, recipients of the Governors Award and Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented at the February 2, 2018 Awards hosted at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel.

The 2017 Governors Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented to John Bailey and the Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service Award to Denny Clairmont.

The Governors Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and achievement with consistent enlightened service and leadership in film, video or media.  The Dedicated Service Award is given to an Individual who has served the community at large and/or the Society through their outstanding service and generosity.

2017 Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service Award recipient Denny Clairmont

Also announced are the honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Camera Operator, Mobile Camera Platform Operator, Camera Technical and Still Photographer.  These Lifetime Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by a craft person within the field of film and video production who has at least 20 years experience. The honorees are:

Camera Operator –Scott Sakamoto, SOC

Mobile Camera Platform Operator – Dan Pershing

Camera Technician – John Connor

Still Photographer – JoJo Whilden

For further information about the SOC’s Lifetime Achievement Awards and to purchase your seats:

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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