Clint Eastwood to be Honored by Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement as Camera Operator is Paul Babin, SOC. Beginning his credited work as a camera operator in 1987 Babin has operated on motion picture projects from blockbuster box office hits to hit television shows. Babin is known for Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Magnolia and The Soloist.
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement as Camera Technician is Zoran Veselic. Beginning in 1979 Veselic has been the A Camera Technician of many major blockbuster feature films. Veselic is known for Moneyball, The Muppets, Men in Black, Spider-Man and Up in the Air.
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement as Mobile Camera Platform Operator is Dolly Grip Harry Rez. Starting with credited work in 1973 Rez has a resume filled with feature films and television programs that have been major successes. Rez is known for Doogie Howser, M.D., Providence and Nashville.
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement as Motion Picture Stills Photographer is Andrew E. Cooper, SMPSP. Starting with credited work in 1984 Cooper has built a portfolio of some of the industry's most iconic images. Cooper is known for The Departed, Braveheart and War Horse.
The SOC will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to the Motion Picture Industry to Sol Negrin, ASC. Negrin has been a long time leader of the IATSE Local 600, a film school professor, Director of Photography and great supporter of the work of the SOC. He is known for his work on Kojak, The Patty Duke Show and Coming to America.
The award for “Historical Shot" will be presented to George Richmond for his work on the hand held shot titled The Siege of Bexhill in “Children of Men."
The finalist nominees in the Camera Operator of the Year contest are:
The SOC 2012 Technical Achievement Awards are being presented to:
1. “Thales Angenieux" for the “Optimo family of hand-held zoom lenses: 15-40, 28-76, 45-120."
2. The Grip Trix Tracker XL Electric Camera Motorized Camera Platform by Local 80 Key Grip Herb Ault.
The Society of Camera Operators began in 1979 as the Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC)—an organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and creative contributions of the Camera Operator in the Motion Picture and Television Industries.
Our member-based Lifetime Achievement Award nominations highlight the careers of the best in the industry. These artists of the camera crew receive a golden CAMMY as a token of our admiration.
Technical Achievement Awards are presented to the corporate community for their contributions to the advancement of equipment and techniques vital to the work of Camera Operators. The Awards Ceremony will be held on February 19th, 2012.
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Summer ChildrenA Special Screening At Slamdance 2011 last Monday 24. An early work from the American New Wave movement, Summer Children is a time capsule of the culture of the ‘60s.
A view into the duality of human perception as the sunlight of day obscures the drama illuminated in the shadows of night. West (Stuart Anderson), a handsome young man born to a wealthy yet absent family, falls in love with the ethereal Diana (Valora Noland).
Their innocence was forever lost as the Summer Children became tangled in seduction, deception and betrayal resulting in tragedy.
A 1965 American New Wave Black and White film - ensemble cast/coming of age romantic drama set against backdrop of Catalina Island. Visually intoxicating, photographed in a 1960s European-style by Academy Award® winning cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and fully restored from the negatives and optical tracks in 2010.