The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the nominees and lifetime achievement award honorees who will be recognized at their Annual SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards, which takes place on Sunday, February 8th at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California. 

The Nominees for 2015 Camera Operator of the Year category for feature Film are; Stephen Campanellli, SOC “The Mazerunner,” Chris Haarhoff, SOC “Birdman,” Peter Rosenfeld, SOC “Gone Girl,” an in addition to “Into the Storm,” and Dave Chameides, “St. Vincent.” 

The 2015 Camera Operator the of Year category for television; Stephen Campbell, “Walking Dead,” Steve Fracol, SOC “Scandal,” Bud Kremp, SOC “Banshee,” Chris T.J. McGuire, SOC “True Detective,” and Gary Jay, “House of Cards.”  

Category winners for the operator of the year film and television will be announced the evening of the award show.  

Lifetime Achievement Awards have been given to the following honorees:  Dan Gold, SOC for Camera Operator, David Eubank, for Camera Technician, Alan “Moose” Schultz for Mobile Platform and Suzanne Hanover, SMPSP for the Still Photographer category. And “Boogie Nights,” has been chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award Historical Shot.

This year’s President’s Award will be given to Dan Perry, Director NAO Production Manager/Director DMPC of Sony Electronics and the Governor’s Award honoree will be announced soon. 

The Technical Achievement Award for 2015 is awarded to Teradek LLC, for the advancement of HD transmission and the Bolt line of products.

For a complete list of the nominees and winners, please visit

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.

The SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards event is a black tie benefit supporting the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The Awards is the only ceremony acknowledging the art and craft for Camera Operators and below the line talent.  All industry peers, vendors, equipment manufacturers and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.