SOC Presents Camera Operators of the Year Awards

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Mon, 02/27/2023 - 08:56 -- Nick Dager

Daniel Bishop, SOC, has received the Society of Camera Operators Camera Operator of the Year in film for his work on All Quiet on the Western Front. Dave Chameides, SOC, and B camera operator Cristian Trova won the Camera Operator of the Year award in television for Ozark, season 4, episode 14, A Hard Way to Go.

Daniel Bishop on the set of All Quiet on the Western Front. Photo by Reiner Bajo.The award recipients were celebrated by industry peers and colleagues at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 25.

Guests, nominees, and decorated industry leaders were among the hundreds who attended the SOC Awards, which returned to an in-person event for the first time since the COVID19 pandemic. A first for the awards, the SOC announced six nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in both the Film and Television categories; and for a second year, the SOC expanded nominations to include collaborative efforts and teams of operators.

“Artistically and creatively, it has been an incredible year for film and television,” said George Billinger, SOC president. “Just look at the amazing series, shows, and movies these operators brought to life,” shared “On behalf of the SOC I want to congratulate all the nominees and recipients for their incredible efforts- thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Your craft is truly astonishing.”

During the awards, Oscar nominated actor Colin Farrell was honored with the Governors’ Award, and Arri and Hudson Spider accepted SOC Technical Achievement Awards. The Gordon Parks Foundation was also recognized during the awards for Parks’ leadership and pioneering of social justice.

In addition to celebrating the achievements of the exceptional film makers and crews, the SOC Awards Celebration proudly welcomed Dr. Thomas Lee from the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to center screen to salute to the success of the SOC’s continued support, including filming the charity’s fundraising videos.

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