2016 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Society of Camera Operators LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards 2016


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The Society of Camera Operators is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards GARY LUCCHESI













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The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) welcomes you to our gala Lifetime Achievement Awards. We are honoring the craft of the Operator and celebrating the crew. The SOC also acknowledges outstanding individuals through our Lifetime Achievement Awards. Thank you for joining the Society of Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Awards 2016.


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About the SOC 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.

Incorporated as a nonprofit charitable organization in 1981, the SOC dedicates its full support to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Annually, the SOC meets this challenge with proceeds from the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Thirteen Camera Operators banded together with the goal of advancing the position of the working Camera Operator in the motion picture and television industries. They drew up a Constitution & By-laws and the Society of Operating Cameramen was born.

To further honor the talented men and women behind the camera, the first SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards took place in 1981. Since its start, over 100 golden Cammy statuettes have been awarded, along with over 30 Technical Achievement awards.

Having since changed its name to The Society of Camera Operators, the SOC continues to bring industry leaders and cinematic artists into close confederation. Society members are kept at the forefront of the industry’s ever-advancing technology through continuing workshops and corporate sponsored equipment showcases.

Our Mission

Our Camera Operator quarterly magazine is noted for its significant contribution to the industry. Informative articles and interviews range from historical pieces to in-depth coverage of the most current technology. Vision is the most important sense that Camera Operators use in our daily work. As such, it bonds SOC members to children with vision problems.

OFFICERS President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President 3rd Vice President Recording Secretary Treasurer Sergeant-at-Arms

BOARD MEMBERS George Billinger Rochelle Brown Susan Campbell Dan Coplan

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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. We serve the SOC membership through our commitment to advancing the role of the Camera Operator by providing education, supporting the development of technology and production methods, and honoring the members who have served before us.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Mark August Mitch Dubin Dan Turrett David Mahlmann Twojay Dhillon Bill McClelland Michael Frediani

Eric Fletcher David Frederick David Allen Grove Frank Kay Hugh Litfin Kenji Luster Kim Marks Georgia Packard Tyler Phillips Alicia Robbins Eric Roizman David Sammons Chris Taylor Chris Tufty

Awards (Co-Chair) Mark August Awards (Co-Chair) Bill McClelland Charities Chair Lisa Stacilauskas Communications Twojay Dhillon East Coast SOC Rep Bruce MacCallum Events Mark August Historical Michael Frediani Membership (Co-Chair) Dan Turrett Membership (Co-Chair) Eric Roizman Merch. & Promo. (Co-Chair) Brad Greenspan Merch. & Promo. (Co-Chair) Rochelle Brown Public Relations/Publicity Rich Davis South Coast SOC Rep Heather Page Technical Standards Eric Fletcher


Canon congratulates all the nominees and honorees of the 2016 SOC Awards.


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The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles About The Vision Center The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is an international referral center for children with complex eye diseases. It is one of the few centers in the country to offer expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty. Board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists care for more than 15,000 patients and perform more than 1,500 ophthalmic surgeries each year, making The Vision Center one of the largest, most respected centers of its kind, treating nearly 20 percent of all retinoblastoma cases diagnosed annually in the United States. Among other innovations, physicians at The Vision Center use spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) to diagnose retinal detachment in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a potentially blinding eye disorder affecting premature infants, and were the first to combine SDOCT with the novel ocular endoscope to treat ROP. This device grants surgeons the ability to correct this potentially blinding disorder in premature infants.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Selected as the premier children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, we treat 107,000 young patients annually from Los Angeles and around the world. As a pediatric charity of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children.

Photos courtesy of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Congratulates Bruce Doering, recipient of the SOC President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for 30 years of service and dedication.

“If you have one life to spend, you should spend it in the labor movement. You meet the greatest people and you fight the greatest fights.” – Bruce Doering


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President’s Award Bruce Doering, National Executive Director (Retired), International Cinematographers Guild

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Bruce Doering was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He received a B.A. in Political Science in 1970, and a Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1984.

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Between 1971 and 1984, he worked in the retail industry as a union organizer and a steelworker in South Chicago, where he led a campaign for safe working conditions at Interlake Steel’s coke and iron plant. In 1985, Bruce joined the staff of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 659, as a business representative. Over the next ten years, he played a leading role in the campaign to open Local 659’s restrictive roster, and to stop Governor Wilson’s attempt to eliminate one and half time pay after eight hours from state law. He also worked to substantially increase the motion picture industry’s pension and individual account plans. In 1996, when Local 659 merged with the other camera locals based in New York and Chicago, becoming Local 600 in the process, Bruce became its National Executive Director and served in that capacity until his retirement in December 2015. Among other accomplishments, Bruce was instrumental in creating the political action that resulted in California more than tripling its motion picture and television incentives. Bruce has served on the board of directors of the Motion Picture Plans since 1986 and is also a member of the Los Angeles Labor Federation’s Committee on Political Education and serves on the executive board of Film LA. “I have had the privilege of representing the finest camera operators in the world for 30 years. And the finest operators are members of the SOC. Local 600 and the SOC are partners in advancing the art and craft of cinematography and in developing a deeper understanding and respect for all craftspeople in our industry. I am proud and humbled to receive this year’s President’s Award.”


Otto Nemenz International congratulates the honorees and nominees for the 2016 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards.


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Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Stephen Campanelli, SOC Stephen Campanelli’s traces his initial interest in film to his mother sneaking into movies during WWII. He first started camera operating while at Marianopolis College, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Graduating Marianopolis in 1978, Campanelli went on to Concordia University and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During his time at Concordia, he won first place in a student film competition—coincidentally with a film that screened in the same theatre his directorial debut would premier some 30 years later. Before it became an essential tool on nearly every set, Campanelli had the foresight to purchase a Steadicam. Being the first to combine “A” Camera operating with Steadicam, he unlocked an entirely new filmmaking perspective that quickly peaked the interests of some of Hollywood’s top directors, including his childhood idol: Clint Eastwood. Their long-lasting friendship began with a favor from Eastwood, as he handled all the immigration papers to get Campanelli to be able to legally work in the United States. Their first collaboration was on the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Bridges of Madison County, and Campanelli has remained Eastwood’s most trusted “camera eye” on Eastwood’s award-winning films ever since. Nominated for Best Camera Operator of the Year three times, and winning in 2012, Campanelli’s competence and depth of experience have led many of the directors he’s worked with to entrust him with crucial on-set directorial decisions. Now, he has made the natural leap to director, having already helmed two films.

Courtesy of Stephen Campanelli

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CONGRATULATIONS 2016 Nominees and Honorees SOC Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Stephen Campanelli, SOC

Colin Anderson, SOC

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

SOC Camera Operator of the Year - Feature Film Nominees Mitch Dubin, SOC

Ian Fox, SOC

Bridge of Spies

Jurassic World

Geoff Haley, SOC Steve Jobs

P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC Revenant

SOC Camera Operator of the Year - Television Nominees Andrei Austin, associate BSC, ACO Outlander

Steve Fracol, SOC Scandal

Mark Karavite, SOC Mozart in the Jungle

Bud Kremp, SOC The Last Ship

Geoff Shotz

Vampire Diaries

SOC Mobile Camera Platform Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Jack Glenn

SOC President’s Award

Distinguished Service Award

Bruce Doering

Steven Manios, Sr.

SOC Technical Achievement Award Cartoni’s Lambda Head

SOC Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award Gregory Irwin, SOC SOC Still Photographer Lifetime Achievement Award Murray Close

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Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award Gregory Irwin a unique four-year film program that Greg dedicated himself to, thus preparing him for another four years at California State University, Long Beach’s School for Radio, Television and Film. His businessman father, who had grave doubts about his chosen major, declared that Greg could only go to film school if he also got a degree in business. Imagine a 13-year-old high school kid informing his horrified parents that he had determined his life’s path as a cameraman and it was not in business as his parents had hoped. Greg graduated from college with two degrees; one in Cinema and the other in Business. He set out armed and ready to tackle Hollywood, and later went on to earn additional business credentials from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

Photo by Geoff Haley, SOC

A native of Palos Verdes in Southern California, Greg Irwin was destined for the motion picture industry. During the summer of 1976, Greg was transitioning from junior high school to high school when he enrolled in a summer class: Beginning Film. He was awestruck with the medium and was instantly hooked. Rolling Hills High School had

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A pivotal moment in Greg’s life came at age 19 when he earned a college internship studying the cinematography under the tutelage of the late, Dominic Palmer, Jr., ASC on the television series, M*A*S*H. Ultimately, that experience guided Greg to becoming one of the youngest key first assistant cameramen in the industry. By age 23, he was working as the “A” camera 1st AC on a 2nd unit of the popular television show, Airwolf. By 1986, he had moved into the feature film world with his first “A” camera feature credit, Wanted: Dead or Alive, starring Rutger Hauer and Gene Simmons. This was the beginning of a dream career of 35 years and counting, being able to work for cinematographers such as Francis Kenny, ASC, William Fraker, ASC, Jeffery Kimball, ASC, John Lindley, ASC, Peter Menzies, ACS and Stephen Windon, ACS, ASC, among others. Greg is positive that his late father, Richard, and his mother, Ann, who is in attendance tonight, approve of their son’s chosen path. Having been an associate member of the SOC since 1990, Greg would like to thank the SOC for this prestigious honor. He also would like to recognize the SOC for their continual advancement in the art of camera operating and their involvement at the Vision Center of LA’s Children’s Hospital.


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Steven Manios Sr. Former Owner & President of Century Precision Optics On receiving the Distinguished Service Lifetime Achievement Award


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Distinguished Service Award Steven Manios, Sr., Former Owner & President of Century Precision Optics was Chris Condon, the owner of Century Photo Supplies, which later became Century Precision Optics. After three years, Steve completed his apprenticeship with Chris and gradually started working his way up through the company. He worked so many hours for Century that Chris Condon awarded him equity in the company, and in 1973, Steve purchased a controlling interest in Century. During the 1970’s, Century and Steve Manios became well known for their Tele-Athenar telephoto lenses. They were industry standards for action sport and wildlife photographers and filmmakers. Also during the 1970’s Century started working closely with the US Military and the auto industry designing and manufacturing Hi-G ruggedized lenses that would be mounted on tanks and even rockets. In the auto industry the lenses were used for crash test evaluations. During the 1970’s, Century also started to become known for making custom optics. They designed and built a relay system for Industrial Light and Magic, which George Lucas used for some of the model sequences in Star Wars.

Photo by Nikolas Cullen

Steve Manios was born in Athens, Greece. He and his twin brother were the eldest boys in a family of seven brothers and sisters. The family survived the great famine of 1941/1942 where over 300,000 residents of Athens died. He left Greece at the age of 19 and traveled to Los Angeles to work as an apprentice for a friend of the family. This friend

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As the 1980’s rolled around, under Steve Manios evolved Century into a company that would gain a reputation worldwide for designing and improving the way scenes could be shot through the lens. When the Canon 150-600mm zoom lens was introduced in 1984, Steve put together a design team to begin the task of turning it into a true zoom lens for professional filmmaking; with follow focus and zoom gears, and most importantly a stable image that remained in focus as the lens was zoomed. This resulted in Century winning a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992. In the 1980’s, Century also became the USA distributor of Angenieux motion picture lenses. Steve sold the business to Tinsley Laboratories in 1993, being their board of directors and remained active in the company until 1998.





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Jack Glenn

Murray Close

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Photo by Luisa Bockmeulen

Jack Glenn grew up in Southern California fascinated by the movie business. When his uncle, a prominent studio grip, got him a job at MGM Studios as a rigging grip right out of high school in 1977, Jack started working his way up to crane grip and then to dolly grip. As a dolly grip for the past 30 years, Jack has worked with some of the top directors in Hollywood; including Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, Ron Howard, Oliver Stone, and Sam Mendes on films such as Backdraft, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and the first and third Transformers movies. Jack met his wife when he was 17 and together they have two children whom they adore.

Working for Stanley Kubrick on The Shining in 1978 was the beginning of Murray Close’s illustrious set photography career, which continues to this day. Highly influenced by his time with Kubrick, Close forged a career as a renowned stills and specialist photographer. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in 1989, Close worked on films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park, and Mission Impossible. In 2003 Close was invited back to London for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as two subsequent Harry Potter productions. Close has worked on all of the Hunger Games films, and recently reunited with Hunger Games director Gary Ross on Free State of Jones.

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Congratulations On receiving the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement for the Lambda head


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Technical Achievement Award Cartoni’s Lambda Head For over 80 years, Cartoni has consistently introduced meticulously engineered professional camera support systems that have become industry standards. Elisabetta Cartoni, granddaughter of founder Renato Cartoni, AIC, has run the company for the last three decades. In 1992, Elisabetta’s father, Guido Cartoni was presented with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his pioneering work in developing the technology in fluid tripod heads. And in 1999, he was honored by the Society of Camera Operators with a Technical Achievement Award. Cartoni currently owns 35 patents, predominantly on fluid action counterbalance systems. Today, Cartoni is renowned as a world leader in camera support, with all products designed, engineered, manufactured and assembled in Europe.

Elizabeth Cartoni, photo courtesy of Cartoni

The Cartoni Team, photo courtesy of Cartoni

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Governors Lifetime Achievement Award Gary Lucchesi, President of Lakeshore Entertainment & Co – President of the Producers Guild of America Gary Lucchesi serves as the President of Lakeshore Entertainment, an independent film company based in Beverly Hills. He also serves as the Co-President of the Producer’s Guild of America. Lucchesi executive-produced Million Dollar Baby, which won the Academy Award for Best picture of 2004. The first movie he produced was the Oscar-nominated Primal Fear, and he has produced many other notable hits since including: The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei; the Underworld franchise; The Age of Adaline, and the Crank franchise. Other credits include box office smash The Exorcism of Emily Rose; Sam Raimi’s The Gift, starring Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, and Greg Kinnear; and three Philip Roth novels – The Human Stain, Elegy, and the forthcoming American Pastoral. In addition, Lucchesi was the Executive Producer on the box-office hit Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and directed by Garry Marshall. Prior to becoming an independent producer, Lucchesi was President of Production at Paramount, where he oversaw such films as Ghost, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Fatal Attraction, The Hunt for Red October, Coming To America, The Naked Gun, The Godfather: Part III, Star Trek, Black Rain, and The Untouchables. He also worked at TriStar Pictures for four years as both Vice President and Senior Vice President of Production. Lucchesi began his career in Los Angeles as an agent for the William Morris Agency.

Courtesy of Gary Lucchesi

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We congratulate SOC members and all the nominees for their tireless contributions this season.


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Congratulations Mitch on your well-deserved nomination for BRIDGE OF SPIES

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Camera Operator of the Year - Feature Film Nominees Colin Anderson, SOC Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mitch Dubin, SOC Bridge of Spies

Ian Fox, SOC Jurassic World

Geoff Haley, SOC Steve Jobs

Born and raised in South Africa, Colin Anderson, SOC had a love of photography instilled in him from an early age by his then news photographer father. He had 10 years of experience there before moving to Los Angeles. Colin has worked mainly on feature films, notably with directors JJ Abrams, Paul Thomas Anderson and Ben Affleck. He has collaborated with JJ Abrams on Mission: Impossible III both Star Trek films, Super 8, and most recently Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Some of the other films he has worked on include There Will Be Blood, Good Night, and Good Luck, The Town, Argo, The Master, Dreamgirls, and Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Colin is currently working with Bob Richardson on the Ben Affleck film Live By Night.

Mitch Dubin, SOC, started his career working as a post-production PA on Apocalypse Now at Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco. During the additional photography of The Black Stallion and Apocalypse Now, he realized working on the set behind the camera was where he wanted to be. Thirty years later, he has been the camera operator on over 80 feature films, including 14 films as the “A” camera operator for Steven Spielberg. Mitch has been fortunate enough to have worked on many great films with exceptionally talented crews and loves his job.

Ian Fox, SOC was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Spain before moving to the US to attend NYU, followed by a fellowship at AFI in Los Angeles. Ian has been working in the film industry since the early 1980’s after beginning his film career as a camera assistant, working for many great DP’s including George Stahl, Steve Grey, Mark Irwin, Tony Pierce Roberts, Howard Atherton, and Owen Roizman. During this period he also worked with directors Ron Howard, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Barry Sonnenfeld. Ian truly loves the work he does and is very lucky and grateful to have worked with so many great crews. He is married and has 2 children; his family means the world to him.

Geoffrey Haley’s foray into filmmaking began at 11 when he nearly burned down his family home while exploding a homemade miniature of the White House—filmed with the 8 mm camera he received for Christmas. As a teenager, Geoff split his free time between the cello, his first love, and making short films, including local television commercials. In 1994, he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychophysiology and set out for Hollywood. Now, after 22 years, Geoff has collaborated with the likes of Sam Mendes, David O. Russell, Todd Phillips, Danny Boyle and numerous talented cinematographers. He still wakes up every morning excited to step on set and embrace whatever adventure comes next.

Photo by Claire Folger

Photo by Claudette Barius

Courtesy of Ian Fox

Photo by Peter Iovino


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Past Camera Operator Recipients P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC The Revenant P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC, has been operating “A” camera and Steadicam since 1992. He is a Los Angeles native and in 1983 began his career as a camera assistant with Newton Thomas Sigel on Latino and Haskell Wexler on Matewan. Scott had the privilege to work early in his career with Haskell, Conrad Hall and Caleb Deschanel, all of whom greatly influenced his asthetic and filmmaking style. This lead to more opportunities to work with great cinematographers including Wally Pfister, Phedon Papamichael, Robert Elswit and Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki. Scott’s credits include The Patriot, Road to Perdition, Michael Clayton, The Dark Knight Rises, and most recently, The Revenant.

• David Frederick, SOC

Camera Operator Lifetime • Daniel Gold, SOC 2015 • Christopher Haarhoff, SOC 2014 • Bruce MacCallum, SOC 2013 • Paul Babin, SOC 2012 • Michael Ferris, SOC 2011 • Michael Scott, SOC 2009 • Mitch Dubin, SOC 2008 • Norm Langley, SOC 2007 • Ray De La Motte, SOC 2004 • Michael St Hilaire, SOC 2001

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• Chris Haarhoff, SOC 2015 Birdman • Peter Taylor, ACO, SOC 2014 Gravity • Mitch Dubin, SOC 2013 Lincoln • Stephen Campanelli, SOC 2012 J Edgar

• Colin Anderson, SOC 2011 The Town • Robert Gerlick, SOC 2009 The Dark Knight

• Jacques Jouffret, SOC


Into the Wild


• Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC


True Detective

Photo by Karen Ballard

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• Don Devine, SOC 2014 Mad Men • Andrew Voegeli, SOC 2013 Breaking Bad

• Andrew Mitchell, SOC

2012 Glee


Sons of Anarchy

Film Camera Operator • Lou Barlia, SOC 2000 • Howard Block, SOC 1999 • Vaughn Wilkins 1998 • Ralph Gerling, SOC 1996 • Joseph S August, SOC 1996 • Bill Johnson, SOC 1994 • William Clark, SOC 1993 • Owen Marsh, SOC 1992 • Al Bettcher, SOC 1990 • David Kurland, SOC 1986 • Til Gabbani 1983 • Jimmy King, SOC 1981 • Al Meyers, SOC 1981

Video Camera Operator • Susan A Campbell, SOC 2000 • Wayne Orr, SOC 1999 • John Lee 1998 • Bob Keys, SOC 1996 • Joseph Epperson, SOC 1995 • George Meyer 1994 • Ben Wolf, SOC 1992 • Parker Roe, SOC 1992 • Paul Basta, SOC 1990 • Robert “Curly” Fonarow 1983 • Sam Greenwald 1981


Camera Operator of the Year - Television Nominees Andrei Austin, SOC, associate BSC, ACO Outlander

Steve Fracol, SOC Scandal

Mark Karavite, SOC Mozart in the Jungle

Bud Kremp, SOC The Last Ship

Andrei Austin’s love of photography was ignited on his 12th birthday when his parents gave him a manual SLR film camera. He quickly became proficient and progressed to developing his own black and white film and printing photographs in his home darkroom. In 1984, he started his career at the UK national broadcaster BBC as a trainee camera operator. Quickly progressing, Andrei found his true vocation shooting television drama, first with electronic cameras, then on Super 16 film, the medium predominant at that time. Developing into a skilled Steadicam operator, Andrei left the BBC in 2000 and carved out a career as a freelance camera/Steadicam operator in film, television, and commercials.

“I will sum up Scandal season four with one word, CRAZY! During the fourth season of most shows that are doing well it would seem normal for the crew to put in less hours with everything simplified as if on cruise control. Scandal has been anything but that. We’ve worked harder, longer and the storylines have gotten even more complex. And I can say this…the entire crew, especially our camera department, has the same drive for perfection that we have had since the show began. If it was me alone on Scandal, I would never have received this nomination. I give credit to the entire camera crew and our dolly grips because together we make a pretty damn good team.”

Mark Karavite, SOC fell in love with the camera at age ten, starting in still photography. When a lucky break came to work with motion picture cameras in the busy Detroit automotive commercial market, Mark opted to skip college to follow his passion. In 1986, he learned Steadicam operating from Larry McConkey and Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and honed his skills as a Steadicam operator during the music video wave of the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the mid 1990’s, Mark transitioned into dramatic features as Steadicam became a regular item on film sets. Officially beginning his Hollywood career with the studio feature 8 Mile, Mark now has around 40 feature credits, various television credits, and looks forward to many more.

Nominated twice in a row. I have to take a moment to reflect on such a special honor. First for Banshee and now for The Last Ship. After the first one, I thought I couldn’t have been more humbled...I was wrong. The Last Ship, an action drama that presents unique challenges. The replication sets built for us are only slightly larger than that of a full scale Navy Destroyer, many times using 3 cameras! TLS DP Cort Fey, ASC is remarkably talented. It is such a pleasure working along side such talent. Cort handles the brutal schedule superbly staying true to his creative instincts. Much thanks for the support from the rest of the TLS cast & crew! Alt DP, David Geddes, B camera operator David Sammons and the rest!

Courtesy of Andrei Austin

Photo by Mitch Haddad

Photo by James Tripp Pair

Courtesy of Bud Kremp


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Geoff Shotz, SOC Vampire Diaries Geoff Shotz’s first encounter with the film industry began in high school, when he was hired for a summer job as lot labor. However, his film career did not begin until years later when serendipity found him working as a production assistant at Caleb Deschanel’s commercial company. After a short career in semi-pro ice hockey, Geoff had found his path. Following many years of working his way into set lighting, Geoff realized he was called to his first love—camera—and with a hockey and photography background, he was naturally drawn to Steadicam. Geoff has been working non-stop as an operator in both the feature and television worlds ever since and now, after over five years on Vampire Diaries, he has started directing some episodes.

Photo by Chris Grismer

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Congratulations to all the nominees and honorees of the 2016 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Matthews applauds all the honorees and nominees of the 2016 SOC Awards for their outstanding contribution to the industry. Congratulations.


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Colin, Congratulations! I’m sending you a Eucalyptus tree! With love, JJ

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Previous Receipents Camera Technician • David Eubank 2015 • William Coe 2014 • Baird Steptoe 2013 • Zoran Veselic 2012 • Alan Disler 2011 • Bob Hall 2009 • Scott Rathner 2008 • Clyde E Bryan 2007 • John M Walker 2004 • Robert A Torres 2001

Assistant Camera • Kenneth Nishino 2000 • Gary-Olyn Armstrong 1999 • Cal Roberts 1998 • Robert L Greene 1996 • Anthony Rivetti 1995 • Kenneth Hale 1994 • Bruce Catlin 1993 • Robert Feller 1992 • Richard Meinardus 1990 • John Thoeny 1986 • Emilio J Calori 1983 • Charles Termini 1981 • Joe Raue 1981 • Walter Rankin 1981

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• Alan “Moose” Shultz 2015 • Jack Carpenter 2014 • Brad Rea 2013

• Harry Rez 2012 • Peter Romano, ASC 2011 • Al Cerullo 2009 • Larry McConkey 2008 • Thomas Prophet, Jr 2007 • Clay Lacy 2004 • Elizabeth Ziegler, SOC 2001 • Gaylin Schultz 2000 • Tommy May 1999 • Jim Buck 1998 • J David Jones 1996 • Lawrence E Milton 1983 • Harry Jones 1981

Still Photographer • Suzanne Hanover/SMPSP 2015 • Barry Wetcher, SMPSP 2014 • Melissa Moseley, SMPSP 2013 • Andrew Cooper, SMPSP 2012 • David James 2011 • Ralph Nelson 2009 • François Duhamel, SMPSP 2008 • Melinda Sue Gordon, SMPSP 2007 • Stephen Vaughan 2004 • Gemma La Mana, SMPSP 2001 • Marcia Reed 2000 • Wynn Hammer 1999 • Elliot Marks, SMPSP 1998 • Peter Sorel 1996 • Douglas Kirkland, SMPSP 1995 • Phil Stern 1994 • Bud Gray 1993

• David Sutton 1992 • Gene Stein 1990 • Alfred St Hilaire 1986 • Mel Traxel 1983 • George Hurrell 1981

Historical Shot • Andy Shuttleworth 2015 Boogie Nights

• J Michael Muro 2014 The Mighty Quinn

• Peter Robertson, ACO, SOC 2013 Atonement

• George Richmond 2012 Children of Men

• Jost Vacano 2011 Das Boot • Nelson Tyler 2009 Funny Girl • Tilman Büttner 2008 The Russian Ark • Alexander Calzatti 2007 Yo Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba)

• Larry McConkey 2004 Goodfellas • Leonard J South, ASC 2001 Vertigo • David M Walsh, ASC 2000 Bullitt • Philip H Lathrop, ASC 1999 Touch of Evil

• Garrett Brown, SOC 1998 Bound for Glory

Governors Award • Alfre Woodard 2015 • Penny Marshall 2013 • Clint Eastwood 2012 • Joe Dunton, MBE, BSC 2008 • Haskell Wexler, ASC 2007 • Roger Corman 2004

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• Sidney Poitier 2001 • Robert Wise 2000 • James Burrows 1999 • Ron Howard 1998 • Kathleen Kennedy 1996 • Jacques-Yves Cousteau 1995 • Steven Spielberg 1994 • Kemp Niver 1993 • Frank Stanley, ASC 1992 • Joe Biroc, ASC 1986 • Ernest Laszlo, ASC 1983 • John Huston 1981

• Stan McClain 2014 • Woody Omens, ASC 2013 • Sol Negrin, ASC 2012 • Frank Kay 2011 • Andy Romanoff, SOC 2009 • George Spiro Dibie, ASC 2008 • Tim Wade 2007

Technical Achievement Awards •

2015 Teradek LLC, for the advancement of HD transmission and the Bolt line of products

2014 Pictorvision for Eclipse Gyro Stabilized Aerial Camera System Motion Picture Marine for Perfect Horizon Camera Stabilization Head 2013 Canon EOS Cine C300 and C500 Camera Systems David Eubank for pCam Film+Digital Calculator 2012 Angénieux Optimo Lenses Grip Trix Electric Camera Car 2011 Arri Alexa Camera Ultimate Arm Gyro-Stabilized Camera Crane 2009 GPI/PRO Camera Support System Slit Scan Motion Picture Photography Process 2008 Panavision Genesis Steadicam Ultra2 2007 Arri Group Preston Cinema Systems

President’s Award • Dan Perry 2015 • Leonard Chapman 2014 • Kyra Sedgwick 2013 • Phil Radin 2012 • IATSE Local 80 2011 • Larry Mole Parker 2009 • Robert Primes, ASC 2008 • Denny Clairmont 2007 • John Bailey, ASC 2001 • Stephen Lighthill, ASC 2000 • Dean Cundey, ASC 1999 • Jack N Green, ASC 1998 • Bob Marta, SOC 1996 • William Hines, SOC 1995 • Howard Block, SOC 1994 • Douglas Knapp, SOC 1993 • Phil Caplan, SOC 1992

Distinguished Service • Gale Anne Hurd 2015

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Awards Presenter /Ms. Cammy: Melissa Ryan Mehrabian

Kiff VandenHeuvel is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is an alumni of The Second City comedy theatre in Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles; where he teaches improv, sketch comedy and frequently directs. He was a series regular on Netflix’s popular children’s series, Richie Rich and has also appeared on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Dan Gilroy’s directing debut Nightcrawler, and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Kiff has appeared in hundreds of TV and radio commercials and is well known in the video game community as the voice of Zachary Hale Comstock in Bioshock: Infinite. He also currently hosts his own weekly show, All Over Voiceover. Kiff lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Melissa Ryan Mehrabian is originally from Moore, Oklahoma. After graduation, Melissa was cast in numerous stage productions throughout the Philadelphia and NYC area before making the leap to Los Angeles to pursue film & television. Melissa is a recent graduate of the Joanne Baron & DW Brown Meisner Conservatory and recently closed a production of Beauty and the Beast where she played the title role. She is very excited and honored to be a part of the SOC awards.

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Voice Over Artist: Joyce Kurtz

Jessica Sitomer describes herself as a “Passionpreneur.” She successfully runs multiple businesses, including a career in the entertainment industry spanning over 20 years. She works as an actress, host, writer and has produced a sitcom pilot and two television series; Prescriptions, a show within a show for MTV, and Lights, Camera, Action, a reality show that is Top Chef meets The Apprentice for entertainment industry professionals. www.JessicaSitomer.com

Joyce Kurtz has worked on hundreds of television and radio commercials, cartoons & video games. She’s known for being the voice of MTV and Princess Leia in Star Wars Video Games. In the late 1980’s she formed “Joyce’s Voices,” a loop group and has coordinated the group ADR on hundreds of TV shows such as; The Wonder Years, Party of 5, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, House, Dexter, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Banshee, and The Following. Joyce and her daughter, Lily, would like to express their extreme gratitude to the SOC for all they do for The Vision Center Children’s Hospital. Coincidentally, Lily is a patient of Dr. Borchert’s and a part of his ONH study at Children’s Hospital.

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Mark August is a veteran camera operator and filmmaker. His experience in the United States Navy of 25 years as a combat photographer behind a camera sharpened his skills as a camera operator. He’s also a veteran of the Desert Storm War in 1991 and the Global War on Terrorism in Afghanistan. A current member of the Navy Dive Undersea Rescue Command (the US Navy’s only submarine rescue unit), Mark will retire in March 2015 with an Honorable Discharge, into retirement for the Armed Forces Reserves.

Paul Babin, SOC, has collaborated with many of the industry’s greatest directors, including Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Weir and James Cameron on films such as Always, The Rainmaker, Fearless, and Terminator 2. Known for both his camera skill and ability to connect with cast and crew, in 2012 he received the highest honor for his work, the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Camera Operators. Paul holds a BA and MFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California as well as a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and Certification as a Soul-Centered Professional Coach from the University of Santa Monica. He currently shares his time between filmmaking, coaching, and serving as adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema.

Mark’s a member of the Camera Guild Local 600, Veterans in Film and Television (VFT), founding member of the Digital Cinema Society, and a proud member of the Society of Camera Operators for whom he serves as President.



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Bonnie Blake, SOC, originally from Louisville, Kentucky started her career as a camera assistant in New York City on music videos, commercials, and documentaries including Paris is Burning, features such as True Love, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, The Long Walk Home and the television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. After moving to Los Angeles, her credits included Leaving Las Vegas, These Girls Are Missing, a UN documentary shot in Malawi, Africa and How Stella Got her Groove Back. After moving up to work as a camera operator in 2000, her credits include The Agency, Monk, and CSI: New York. She has also been fortunate enough to work on many TED conferences shot in California as well as India, Scotland and England.

Eric Dane is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mark Sloan on Grey’s Anatomy. Born in San Francisco as the eldest of two brothers, Eric was an athlete before discovering his passion for acting through amateur stage work. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he made his television debut in 1993 on The Wonder Years and has been a recurrent guest-star as Jason Dean in the hit show, Charmed. Dane landed his first leading role on the big screen in Open Water 2: Adrift and played the role of Multiple Man in X-Men: The Last Stand that same year. He has since co-starred in Marley & Me, Valentine’s Day, and Burlesque. In 2004, Eric married actress Rebecca Gayheart, and together they have two children.

Mitch Dubin, SOC, started his career working as a post-production PA on Apocalypse Now at Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco. During the additional photography of The Black Stallion and Apocalypse Now, he realized working on the set behind the camera was where he wanted to be. Thirty years later, he has been the camera operator on over 80 feature films, including 14 films as the “A” camera operator for Steven Spielberg. Mitch has been fortunate enough to have worked on many great films with exceptionally talented crews and loves his job.

Clint Eastwood first came to worldwide fame as an actor in such legendary Westerns as A Fistful of Dollars, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Over the course of his long and illustrious career, Eastwood has received numerous lifetime achievement honors, including the Motion Picture Academy’s Irving Thalberg Memorial Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award. He has been repeatedly recognized and honored for his work, including four Oscar wins for directing and producing the Best Picture winners Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven. He most recently directed and produced the Oscar-nominated top-grossing blockbuster of 2014, American Sniper; for which he received his fourth DGA Award nomination. Eastwood is currently directing and producing Sully, starring Tom Hanks.


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Before moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Alice Evans was a film and television regular for several years in both France and the UK. Her introduction to Hollywood came when she was cast opposite Glenn Close and Ioan Gruffudd in 102 Dalmations. The film was a turning point both career-wise and in Alice’s own life, since it was on that set that she first met Ioan. They have been happily married since 2007 and have two daughters. Alice has since gueststarred on shows such as The Mentalist, Brothers and Sisters, and recurred as the manipulative Eloise Hawking on season 5 of Lost. She currently stars in The Vampire Diaries and it’s spin-off series The Originals as the calculating and vindictive Esther.

Eric Fletcher, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, originally had plans to be an aerospace engineer like most of his family. But the lure of bright lights ensured that he enter the film industry. While still living in St. Louis, Eric shot the image campaigns and special project documentaries for the local CBS affiliate which netted him multiple Emmy wins for best cinematography. After cutting his teeth on music videos and political campaigns, he decided to bring his Camera and Steadicam talent to LA where he’s enjoyed contributing to the iconic looks of TV series such as; Dexter, True Blood, Shameless and many others. Eric’s interests also include consulting on the development of camera equipment.

Rob Friedman’s career in the film business began in 1970 in the Warner Bros. mailroom. At Warner Bros. for 27 years, he held a series of executive positions, culminating in becoming President of Worldwide Advertising and Publicity. He serves on the Motion Picture Academy’s Board of Governors and was named Co-Chairman of Lionsgate following the company’s acquisition of Summit Entertainment, where he served as Co-Chairman and CEO. During his tenure, Lionsgate became the first studio outside the traditional majors to pass $1 billion at the domestic box office—repeated two years in a row. Mr. Friedman is a passionate philanthropic leader who’s been honored with several awards for his active support of numerous humanitarian organizations and is a longtime leader of the Special Olympics movement.

Welsh born actor, Ioan Gruffudd, began acting at age 11 and studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ioan was introduced to the world when he played 5th Officer Harold Godfrey Lowe aboard James Cameron’s Titanic. Ioan met his wife, Alice Evans, on the set of 102 Dalmatians in 1999, and has since had prominent roles in films such as Black Hawk Down, The Gathering, as Mr. Fantastic in The Fantastic Four movies, and Lancelot in King Arthur. In 2013, Ioan displayed his musical proficiency with a guest starring arc on Glee, and made a return to the big screen in San Andreas, opposite Dwayne Johnson. Ioan was recently awarded the Welsh BAFTA’s Sian Phillips award for significant contribution to film or television.

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Geoffrey Haley’s foray into filmmaking began at 11 when he nearly burned down his family home while exploding a homemade miniature of the White House—filmed with the 8 mm camera he received for Christmas. As a teenager, Geoff split his free time between the cello, his first love, and making short films, including local television commercials. In 1994, he graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychophysiology and set out for Hollywood. Now, after 22 years, Geoff has collaborated with the likes of Sam Mendes, David O. Russell, Todd Phillips, Danny Boyle and numerous talented cinematographers. He still wakes up every morning excited to step on set and embrace whatever adventure comes next.

Dr. Lee earned his MD from Cornell University and went on to Harvard Medical School as a Heed Fellow. Since being recruited to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Lee has developed the Retina Institute into a world-class center and was promoted to Director of the Vision Center. He’s made several advances in our understanding of pediatric retinal disease and has recruited a team of physicians and scientists to develop new treatments for several retinal diseases. In addition to developing a robust research program, he’s helped create an innovative education platform to teach doctors in developing countries remotely over the Internet. Dr. Lee’s long-term goal is to create an open online education platform to teach doctors and healthcare workers in developing countries.

Edward James Olmos is perhaps best known to young audiences as Admiral William Adama in Battlestar Galatica, but many remember him for his iconic roles in Miami Vice and Blade Runner. Originally a musician, Olmos found a passion for acting and appeared in many theatre productions until portraying El Pachuco in Zoot Suit. Olmos earned a Tony nomination for the Broadway role, which he revised in the 1981 film version. In 1988, he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe for his role in Stand and Deliver. Olmos made his directorial debut in 1992 and earned a DGA Nomination in 2007 for directing the HBO movie Walkout. A respected advocate working with numerous humanitarian organizations, Olmos speaks in schools, universities, and corporations worldwide.

Brad Rea was born in Burbank, California. He started in the film industry in 1977 at Universal Studios. Over his career he has pushed dolly on such films as Overboard, Thelma and Louise, The Doors, A Few Good Men, Memoirs of a Geisha, Gone Girl, and Inherent Vice to name a few. He has enjoyed working with many great Operators over the years who he counts as friends. He is a past recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mobile Camera Platform Operator.


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Alan “Moose” Shultz started his career in the film industry as a grip at Universal Studios in 1973. For the next five years, he worked at multiple studios before landing at MGM, where he stayed for the next ten years, becoming head of the grip department. Developing an interest in becoming a dolly grip, he honed his craft with the help of camera operators he met through his job at MGM. For over 25 years, Shultz has now worked on numerous feature films including Star Trek: First Contact, Pearl Harbor, Seabiscuit, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He considers the most rewarding aspect of his job to be working with talented and passionate artists and looks forward to expanding his knowledge as a film technician.

Lisa Stacilauskas has been an Active member of the SOC since 2008. She has served on the Board of Governors as 3rd Vice President and Chairman of the Charity Committee which oversees the SOC’s charitable activities, especially relating to The Vision Center at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Darby Stanchfield currently stars as Abby Whelan on the hit series, Scandal, now in its fifth season. In film, Darby can be seen in the crime and horror film Carnage Park, premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Prior to this, Darby was featured in season two of Mad Men, playing the role of Helen Bishop. Other television credits include starring opposite Nathan Fillion in Castle, and a recurring role in NCIS. In addition, Darby has appeared in roles across a host of successful television series including Jericho, Burn Notice, CSI: Miami, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, Nip/Tuck, and Monk. Darby is a graduate of The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where she received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts.

Annie Wersching is perhaps best known for starring as Agent Renee Walker in Fox’s 24 opposite Kiefer Sutherland, with whom she has since appeared on Touch. She has most recently starred as the female lead of Amazon’s acclaimed series Bosch, along with her role as Lily on CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Wersching has previously appeared in memorable arcs on Steven Spielberg’s Extant opposite Halle Berry, Body of Proof, NCIS, CSI, Castle, and portrayed the powerful and mischievous Amelia Joffe on ABC’s General Hospital. Born and raised in St. Louis, Wersching was a competitive Irish dancer growing up and studied musical theatre at Millikin University. Annie currently resides in Los Angeles with her actor husband and 2 boys, but remains a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan.

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She’s currently working on the new CW comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Past credits include: Community, Playing House, Teachers, Stalker, Big Brother, Switched, What If?, Thursday’s Speaker, The System is Broken, Starstruck, Mystery Woman, and numerous TV Movies.


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Credits Awards Event Executive Producer • Bill McClelland, SOC

Awards Committee Chair

• Mark August, SOC

Technical Achievement Award Chair • Eric Fletcher, SOC

Awards Producers

• Kristin Petrovich Kennedy, Createasphere


• Heather Ritcheson

Tribute Book Layout and Design

• Stephanie Cameron, Createasphere • Derek Stettler


• Matt Price

Masters Of Ceremonies

• Kiff VandenHeuvel

Voice Talent

• Joyce Kurtz, Joyce’s Voices

Awards Presenter /Ms. Cammy

• Melissa Ryan Mehrabian

Pre Production Awards Honoree Interviews:

• Steven Manios Sr., and Bruce Doering interviews: Keith Jeffreies – Director & Operator • Stephen Campanelli, SOC, Jack Glenn and Gregory Irwin Interrviews: Dan Gold, SOC – Director Keith Jefferies – Operator • Murray Close Interview: Alan Thatcher – Director & Operator


• Gary Lucchesi Interview: David Frederick, SOC, Director Chris Tufty, SOC, Camera Operator Jorge Devotto, AC Adam Kemble - Lighting Buck Robinson - Audio Enrique Del Rio - DIT Cole Bluma - Boom Charles Nichols - Props

Post Production

• Jake Huberman, Post Producer • Bob Joyce, Post Production Consultant • Bryan Yokomi, Editor • Nikki Aliovic, Assistant Editor • Sydney Marshall, Assistant Editor • Amanda Perello, Assistant Editor

Awards Live Production

• Bob Telford, Technical Director • Enrique Del Rio Galindo, TD Assistant • Brian Scott, SOC, Camera Operator • Brian Scott, Camera Operator • Bo Kane, Camera Operator • Courtney Goodin,Teleprompter • Daniel Beauvoir, Panavision • Joshua Fletcher, Panavision • Alex Frausto, Panavision • Jamey Jamison, Panavision • Edward Martinez, Panavision • Hector Moreno, Panavision • Randol Moreno, Panavision • Kasey Toven, Panavision • Stephan Dekemper, Grip • Tor Johansen, Black Magic • Ivan Gonzales, TV Pro Gear • Scott Dale, Cineverse • Mindy Bee, Cineverse

Red Carpet Live Production

• Bob Telford, Technical Producer • Alicia Robbins, SOC Producer • Jessica Sitomer, Talent • Keith Jefferies, Camera Operator • Stephanie Cameron, Createasphere, Webmaster • Topher DeLancy,Teradek • Andrew Ng, Teradek


• Gary Livingood, Red Carpet Producer • Steven Ewald, Social Media Producer • Shyla Russell, Assistant Producer • Laurel Carini, Talent Handler • Reynaldo Aquino. Registration Table • Autumn Collins, Registration Table • Edgar Santamaria, Registation Table • Jessica Jurges, VIP/Press Table • Emily Schwartz, VIP/Press Table • Terra Gutmann Gonzalez, Theater Assistant • Katie Karaiscos, Theater Assistant • Kara Siebein, Theater Assistant • Jenise Whitehead, Theater Assistant • Steve Fitzpatrick Production Assistant • Michael Garcia, Production Assistant • Crystal Kelley, Production Assistant

Awards Still Photographer

• Albert Ortega, Photographer


• Robert Bowers, Pianist • Jazz Orchestra • John Storie, Band Leader • Josh Johnson • Dave Robaire • Matt Rubin Society of Camera Operators

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• Carly Lassegard, Associate Producer • Alicia Robbins, Director of Photography • Gary Bush, Director of Photography • David C Smith, Director of

Awards Special Thanks

• Zachary Vincent, Camera Operator • Jaron Tauch, Camera Operator • Jae Shim, Camera Operator • Gray Thomas , Audio Op • Michele Peterson , Gaffer • Mark Catalena, Editor • Scott Bloom , Editor • Gary Hebert , Graphic Designer • Lee Saunders, Composer • Kyle Hardy, Production Assistant • Paola Funes, Production Assistant • Alison Luong, Production Assistant • Satya Vanii, Production Assistant • James Thompson, Production

• Braden Yandle, Event Manager • John Handsard, Projectionist • Michael Grant, Audio Engineer • Paul Babin, SOC • Cineverse • Mitch Dubin, SOC • Michael Frediani, SOC • Dave Frederick, SOC • Keith Jefferies • Erin Gray • Dan Gold, SOC • Heroes for Hire • Panavision • Alicia Robbins • Jessica Sitomer • Teradek • Steve Tiffen • Tiffen • Alan Thatcher

The Vision Center Film Charity Production

• Equipment Donated by • Imaginaut Entertainment • kick-mix.com (lighting services) • Wooden Nickel Lighting Inc. • G&L Entertainment • DrivingPlates.com • Shapeshifter (post production audio recording)

• Cast & Crew • Alan Tudyk, Narrator • Mila Westervelt, patient • Lisa Stacilauskas, Executive Producer • Clay Westervelt, Director/Writer • Melanie-Turner Cordero, Producer

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• Children’s Hospital Los Angeles • Thomas C. Lee, MD

Director, The Vision Center, CHLA Associate Professor, USC Eye Institute • David Cobrinik, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Research Ophthalmology and of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Keck School of Medicine, USC • Jennifer Aparicio, PhD Senior Research Lab Manager The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

• Mark Borchert, MD

Director, Eye Birth Defects Institute and Eye Technology Institute in The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles • Kathleen McGovern, MS Clinical Trial Supervisor The Vision Center, CHLA • Hannah Hopp Research Specialist II The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles • Narine Harutyunyan Research Specialist V The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles • Kathleen Anulao • Jason Lee, MD • Janet A. Dotson Director, Production & Video Content Development Marketing Communications Department • Alicia Maples Special Projects Assistant Video Content Development, Creative Services Marketing Communications Department


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