2019 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards Tribute Book

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Society of Camera Operators LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2019


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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 2019.


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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. 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 and by-laws and the Society of Operating Cameramen was born. 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 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 Treasurer Secretary Sergeant-at-Arms

George Billinger Mitch Dubin Dan Turrett Bill McClelland Susan Campbell Dan Gold


Charities Historical

George Billinger, Mitch Dubin, Dan Gold, Bill McClelland, Dave Thompson, Dan Turrett, Geoff Haley, Will Arnot, Rob Vuona Alicia Robbins Mike Frediani

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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. 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.

Our Mission 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.

Membership Technical Standards Education

Dan Turrett, Dan Gold Eric Fletcher David Sammons

BOARD MEMBERS Chris Haarhoff Bonnie Blake David Sammons Lisa Stacilauskas David Emmerichs Geoff Haley Eric Fletcher Dave Thompson Michael Frediani


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Congratulations 2019 Society of Camera Operators nominees and honorees.


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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.

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Congratulations to all the Honorees and Nominees of the 2019 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards.


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Governors Lifetime Achievement Award Jane Fonda Jane Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda. Fonda is an Academy Award® winner (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), a Golden Globe® winner, and was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda is also a film and television producer. Her credits include: Coming Home, The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After, and The Dollmaker. In 2007, Fonda received an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, and in 2009, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations, on Broadway. Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982. For four seasons Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy-nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. Most recently, she appeared in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Fonda stars in the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, now in its fourth season since January 2018, and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the 2017 Emmys. Her film, Our Souls at Night, co-starring Robert Redford premiered on Netflix in 2017. In 2018, Fonda premiered Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a documentary chronicling her life and her activism at the Sundance Film Festival, and was recently in Paramount’s feature comedy, Book Club, where she stars alongside Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen.

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Jane recently raised $1.3 million for her nonprofit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which works to lower the teen pregnancy rate in the state of Georgia, and improve the overall health and well-being of young people in the state to ensure a more powerful future for us all, and she raised nearly $1 million for the Women’s Media Center which she co-founded with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan which works to make women and girls more visible and powerful in media.



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President’s Award Harrison Ford Harrison Ford has starred in some of the most successful and acclaimed films in cinema history, including the landmark Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, and a total of eight Best Picture Oscar®-nominated movies. Ford has garnered Best Actor award nominations including one Academy Award®, three Golden Globe Awards®, and one BAFTA Award®, and Ford has also been honored for his contributions to the film industry, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2000. In 1994, the National Association of Theater Owners named him the Box Office Star of the Century. Ford is currently shooting Fox’s Call of the Wild, set for release on December 25, 2019. Ford was last seen in Blade Runner 2049. He reprised his role as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. A native of Chicago, Ford launched his film career in 1973 in George Lucas’s seminal hit, American Graffiti. Four years later, he reunited with Lucas to play the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope, then reprised the role in the sequels The Empire Strikes Back and the Return of the Jedi.

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In 1981, Ford played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and he starred in the sequels Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In 2008, he starred in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and in 2019, he’ll star in the fifth installment of the series. Ford’s many other film credits include; The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner (1982); Working Girl, Regarding Henry; Presumed Innocent, The Devil’s Own, Patriot Games; Clear and Present Danger, Air Force One, What Lies Beneath, K19: The Widowmaker, which he also executive produced; Morning Glory; Cowboys & Aliens;, Paranoia; 42, Age of Adeline, and Ender’s Game. A member for over 25 years, Ford currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Conservation International, a non-profit group that protects biodiversity in trouble spots internationally.

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Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award David Emmerichs, SOC David started making stop-motion animated films in his basement at age 11. Anticipating a career in visual effects, he fiddled with Super 8 cameras, and poor man’s motion-control, developing a love for moving the camera around. He went to NYU’s film school to attend their animation program, but got sucked into the world of live action when he tried on a Steadicam at the SMPTE trade show. He apprenticed with the renown/infamous New York Steadicam Operator, Ted Churchill for three years, learning how and why to move the camera, as well as how to survive the complicated politics of life on set. Obsessed and determined to get started operating Steadicam as soon as possible, David had his first rig before graduation, and began working his way up through music videos for the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Run-DMC, Tribe Called Quest, Guns N’ Roses, etc., and low-budget movies with titles like Hangin’ with the Homeboys and Brainsmasher: A Love Story. He then moved to Hollywood and, with help from fellow operators, began breaking into the world of big feature films; especially movies where lots of things blow up. He has been working as an A camera and Steadicam operator ever since, having had the good fortune to work on films such as Cool Runnings, Seven, Con Air, Alien: Resurrection, Armageddon, Nixon, Tomb Raider, The Green Mile, Spiderman, Catch Me if You Can, Bad Boys 2, The Island, Smokin’ Aces, Transformers, Avatar, Real Steel, The Accountant, Nocturnal Animals, and Bad Times at the El Royale. He joined the SOC in 1995, and is currently serving his third term on the SOC Board. He lives right under the Hollywood sign with his fantastic wife, Liz Vassey.

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Camera Operator, Live & Non-Scripted Award Hector Ramirez My television career began in 1968 with my first job with KLXA channel 40, a Spanish channel. Getting the experience and “paying my dues” working at KTLA, working for independent producers, and a brief stay with ABC, I finally landed a job in 1973 at CBS Television City. Working at CBS was the catapult of my career as it gave me the opportunity to work on challenging and demanding shows of which there was no room for error. Some of these shows were the likes of All In The Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, and Three’s Company. There were also specials and variety shows like Sonny & Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Carol Burnett, and numerous news events like Nixon’s departure from the White House and arrival in San Clemente. My stay at CBS also continued to be an opportunity to learn how to operate various types of cameras and equipment like the Chapman Crane, hand-held cameras, Steadicam and Tyler mounts for helicopter shoots. After 8 years at CBS, I had developed relationships with various directors and producers who began seeking me out to work for them in the freelance arena. I made the move to go freelance—and to date—have not stopped working. I have traveled the world working on shows and specials such as the; Perry Como, Andy Williams, David Copperfield, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley specials, and the Bob Hope USO specials. I also spent three months working in Monte Carlo on The Monte Carlo Show. I have worked on The Oscars, the Grammy’s, the CMA Awards, and a variety of live events. My travel days have slowed down considerably as I have currently been working on series shows such as: America’s Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars of which I worked on for 11 years as the Steadicam operator. After 50 years of working in this business as a cameraman, I still enjoy working and contributing to the creative process of live television. Courtesy of Hector Ramirez

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Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award Jimmy Jensen It was 1985 when my career within the film industry began. My father, Johnny Jensen, offered me a position as 2nd AC for the television movie, Liberty. It was Billy Brao, 1st AC, who taught me the ropes of being an assistant cameraman, and Dick Colleen who took me under his wing to better understand the business. The unwavering support from Bob Edesa, Julio Maccat, Kim Gutherie, and others led me to fully grasp the industry and my role within it. Over the next couple of years, I continued to better myself in my new role, hoping to receive an incredible opportunity. That opportunity came when my dad offered me the position of head of camera department for my first feature film, Rambling Rose. It was through this feature film that my passion for the industry sparked. I felt that I was truly one with the camera, making decisions based on focus and really being able to be hands-on with the equipment. I knew then that this was the career for me, and I’ve never looked back since. Some highlights of my career include working with Walter Mathieu, Jack Lemon, directors such as George Clooney and Pete Burg, and being able to work closely to my dad for so many years. I am also grateful for Tom Siegel, and Tobias Schliessler who boosted my career by having faith in me; but ultimately the highlight of my career is meeting new crew members, actors, directors, and traveling the world doing what I truly love.

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Mobile Camera Platform Operator Lifetime Achievement Award John Mang John Mang was born in Germany and grew up in Southern California. John had an appreciation for films while growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, but it wasn’t until the early 90’s that he found himself on his first film set. With no film experience at all, John hustled his way onto his first independent film, the Alison Anders directed Mi Vida Loca. On his second feature, John took over as the key grip/dolly grip. After a five-year run as a key grip pushing dolly in the independent film world, John was finally able to make his way into the Local 80 grip union in 1995. Around this time, he decided to work exclusively as a dolly grip. In 2000, John met key grip Jim Kwaitkowski, and started a working relationship with Jim and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and camera operator Mitch Dubin on a number of Steven Spielberg projects, including War of the Worlds, Munich, and Lincoln. This was when he really began to appreciate the use of camera movement in telling a story. Since then, John has also had the privilege of working with some of the best camera operators in the film business, including P. Scott Sakamoto, Colin Anderson, Peter Rosnefeld, and Dave Emmerichs.

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Still Photographer Lifetime Achievement Award Peter Iovino Growing up in New York, my Dad was a commercial artist working for an Advertising Agency in Manhattan—one of the original “Madmen.” He also was a great painter and photographer, and it was through him that I developed a keen interest in photography. He taught me how cameras and lenses worked, and watching him paint I learned a lot about light sources, shadows, and composition. As a teen, I remember coming home from school and watching the afternoon TV movie specials. They always opened the show with an image of a cameraman on a crane being ascended high into the air. I thought that was the coolest thing in the world, and hoped to someday be that guy. After High School I got accepted to USC, and traveled cross country to attend film school. I was fortunate to meet Kevin, who became one of my best friends and still is to this day. We eventually became roommates and film partners. His dad is very well known and respected in the film community, and on weekends and holidays Kevin and his family were very gracious to invite me to their home where I would walk through the halls and see their collection of amazing movie stills hanging on the walls. Even though I was aspiring to become a camera operator, those photographs gave me second thoughts! I began realizing that maybe this is what I was meant to do as it combined my two loves—photography and working in the film business. Once we graduated, I did work on some low budget shows, lugging around those heavy film magazines, but word got around and I finally managed to land some still gigs as a still photographer, my first being a low-budget German film that shot in Barstow, halfway to Las Vegas. It was called, Bagdad Café. What a great experience. Photo by Gianna & Larissa Iovino

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And—the best story is that years later, Kevin and I got to work on the same projects together, he as an operator and me standing next to him shooting stills. Life is grand!


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Technical Achievement Award Cinemoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal In 1982, Scott Howell kicked the sand from his flipflops, left Florida and moved to Los Angeles, telling his friends and family that he was going to “go to Hollywood and become a stuntman.” Stunt work, though exciting, was scarce and sporadic. To fill in the gaps between gigs, he began working as a grip, where he quickly gravitated to the cranes and dollies. With hands on the push bar and ear to the operator, he felt plugged into the creative loop, a collaborator on the shot, and he couldn’t get enough. The purchase of his first modular crane quickly followed, and Cinemoves was born. From those early days, Cinemoves has held sacred that spirit of collaboration. Scott is the first to admit that the success of the company is built upon the contributions of many talented individuals whose perspectives and expertise shape Cinemoves’ creative direction. In fact, he brags about it, claiming the key to achievement “is to surround yourself with people smarter than you.” Several years ago, Scott pooled his resources and began his passion project to produce the most sophisticated, user friendly stabilized head that he could imagine. True to his word, he assembled a team of very smart people from a variety of disciplines to work together with Cinemoves. Over the course of the next few years, technicians, operators and engineers exchanged ideas and concepts. Spurred on by each other’s enthusiasm, the dream became bigger than one man’s imagination. In 2018, Cinemoves’ teamwork approach brought the Matrix™ stabilized gimbal to the workplace.

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Camera Operator of the Year - Feature Film Nominees Michael Fuchs, SOC If Beale Street Could Talk

Matthew Moriarty, SOC The Front Runner

Jody Miller, SOC Beautiful Boy

Michael Fuchs, SOC has been working as a camera operator based in New York City for the past 10 years. Over the course of his career he has worked with great people, who happen to be cinematographers such as; Rodrigo Prieto, Bradford Young, Darius Khondji, and Ellen Kuras. Coming from the indie world as an operator, Michael is thrilled to be working on the types of projects he is today in addition to having health insurance. Recent titles include; If Beale Street Could Talk, You Were Never Really Here, The Old Man & the Gun, Ben is Back, and an awesome Untitled Project in Cuba for Childish Gambino and Rihanna.

Matthew Moriarty, SOC has spent the last

Jody Miller, SOC began shooting print work starting around age 14. After college, and studying a field of a very different nature, he was presented the opportunity to put his visual interest into motion. In 1989, Jody moved to Los Angeles to begin working for one of the best commercial directors, loading film, and assisting camera. After 7 years at PYTKA, Jody branched out into films as a camera assistant and began operating at the turn of the century in both feature films and episodic television.

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23 years in the camera department, and has roughly 60 major credits in film and television. He is fortunate to have worked with many great cinematographers, including his dear friends John Bailey, Don Burgess and Eric Steelberg (who photographed the movie for which Matthew is nominated). Matthew is grateful for the love and support of his wife, Ingrid, and their two daughters, Ella and Sydney. They live in the wine country of Oregon.

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For nearly three decades, Jody has lived his love for linear, filmic storytelling and the personal relationships made within our industry.

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P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC A Star Is Born

Ricardo Sarmiento, SOC BlacKkKlansman

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 Haskell Wexler on Matewan and Newton Thomas Sigel on Latino. Scott had the privilege to work early in his career with Haskell, Conrad Hall and Caleb Deschanel, all of whom greatly influenced his aesthetic and filmmaking style. This led to more opportunities to work with distinguished cinematographers including Wally Pfister, Phedon Papamichael, Robert Elswit, Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki and Matthew Libatique. Scott’s credits include; The Patriot, Road to Perdition, Michael Clayton, The Dark Knight Rises, The Revenant, Kong: Skull Island, Alien: Covenant, and most recently, Black Panther, A Star is Born, and the upcoming Scorsese film, The Irishman.

Ricardo Sarmiento, SOC has worked under acclaimed industry leaders, such as Ellen Kuras, Matthew Libatique, John Singleton, Jodie Foster and most notably Oscar-nominated Spike Lee, having worked with him steadily since Malcolm X, and most recently the BlacKkKlansman.

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He is consistently inspired by and proud of his contribution to meaningful filmmaking. “To me, being part of meaningful filmmaking is the best way to tell the stories that connect us all to each other. It’s a way to be in contribution to each other. I want to always find ways to give to others.” A member of IATSE Local 600 since 1991, Ricardo has worked internationally and spends his time between New York and Los Angeles.


Camera Operator of the Year - Television Nominees Mitch Dubin, SOC Legion

Chris Haarhoff, SOC Westworld

Steven Matzinger, SOC Westworld

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 90 film and television projects, including sixteen films as the A camera operator for Steven Spielberg. Mitch has been fortunate to have worked on many great films with exceptionally talented crews.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have found a long career in an industry that is both dynamic and fulfilling. Starting out in Africa, I dared to dream about a future in the U.S. The articles in American Cinematographer fired my imagination throughout the 80’s, featuring the likes of legendary operators and DP’s such as; Vilmos Zsigmond, Conrad Hall, Larry McConkey, and Garret Brown. I travelled to the U.S. with a Steadicam, very little money, and an uncertain future. I found Hollywood to be welcoming and inclusive, and in the process of becoming an acceptable camera operator, I realized that the most important ingredient was the company I kept—great friends with whom I continue to celebrate our common goals. Their encouragement, along with a healthy dose of luck, has put me where I could barely imagine almost 30 years ago.

Steve Matzinger, SOC earned his BFA in Illustration. He worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before entering the film industry as a film loader. He enjoyed many years as an assistant cameraman before becoming a camera operator. In his 27 years in the business, Westworld has been one of his fondest experiences to date. It was the type of shoot that really bonded people together. The shoot was complex, rugged, compelling, and demanding, and success was due to a dedicated crew, cast, and production team all having a really great time working hard together. Steve was honored to be co-nominated along with Chris Haarhoff, SOC for Westworld. Chris was a great lead and made coordination between the parallel units easy. Steve had been an admirer of Chris’ work, and getting to collaborate with him was quite a thrill.

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Michael Heathcote, SOC The Handmaid’s Tale

Gary Jay, SOC House of Cards

Ben Semanoff, SOC Ozark

Mike Heathcote is a camera/Steadicam operator based out of Toronto, Canada. He has always had a passion for storytelling and camera operating. Heathcote is a member of IATSE 667 and 669 in Canada, and 600 in the US. This year he has worked as the A camera/Steadicam operator on the feature film Creed 2 for director, Steven Caple Jr., and director of photography, Kramer Morgenthau, ASC, and on the feature film Just Mercy with director, Destin Daniel Cretton, and director of photography, Brett Pawlak.

Gary Jay began his career making documentaries throughout Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. Upon returning home to Texas in 1976, he joined the camera union and worked as a 1st assistant until 1991 when, after working together on Michael Mann’s Last of the Mohicans, Dante Spinotti invited Gary to move up and operate on his next film, Blink, then on Heat, The Insider, L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys, Bandits, Nell, The Quick & the Dead, Goodbye Lover, and Family Man.

After graduating from Temple University, Ben Semanoff, SOC started a production company outside Philadelphia. Semanoff purchased a used Steadicam rig and took a workshop which ignited his passion for Steadicam operating. This led to work with Garrett Brown deploying SuperFlyCam, a lightweight cable camera system. Semanoff took over the operation, using the system on such films as; Stay, Glory Road, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Paddington Bear. He’s since operated A camera/Steadicam on such films as; Creed, Collateral Beauty, and the upcoming films The Upside, Where’d You Go Bernadette, and Wonderland. His work in television includes; HBO’s The Leftovers, and Showtime’s The Affair. Semanoff was nominated for Camera Operator of the Year in 2017 for HBO’s The Night Of, and in 2018 for Season 1 of Netflix’s Ozark. He’s honored to be nominated in 2019, again for his work on Ozark.

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In between projects with Dante, Jay worked on Traffic, 8 Mile, Ali, Collateral, In Her Shoes, Miami Vice, and Che I & II. In 2012, Gary joined the crew of House of Cards for all six seasons. He remains grateful to have worked with so many talented and dedicated camera crews throughout the years.

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Previous Recipients Camera Operator Lifetime • • • • • • • • • • • • •

P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC 2018 Garrett Brown, SOC 2017 Stephen Campanelli, SOC 2016 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 Norman Langley, SOC 2007 Ray De La Motte, SOC 2004 Michael St Hilaire, SOC 2001

Camera Operator of the Year FEATURE FILM • Roberto De Angeles, SOC 2018 Baby Driver • Ari Robbins, SOC 2017 La La Land • P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC 2016 The Revenant • 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 2008 Into the Wild TELEVISION • Bob Gorelick, SOC 2018 Stranger Things • Andrew Mitchell, SOC 2017 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story • Steve Fracol, SOC 2016 Scandal • Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC 2015 True Detective • Don Devine, SOC 2014 Mad Men • Andrew Voegeli, SOC 2013 Breaking Bad • Andrew Mitchell, SOC 2012 Glee • David Frederick, SOC 2011 Sons of Anarchy

Film Camera Operator • Lou Barlia, SOC 2000 • Howard Block, SOC 1999


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Vaughn Wilkins 1998 Joseph S August, SOC 1996 Ralph Gerling, SOC 1995 Bill Johnson, SOC 1994 William Clark, SOC 1993 Owen Marsh, SOC 1992 Albert Bettcher, SOC 1990 David Kurland, SOC 1986 Til Gabani 1983 James King, SOC 1981 Albert 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 Parker Roe, SOC 1993 Ben Wolf, SOC 1992 Paul Basta, SOC 1990 Robert “Curly” Fonarow 1981 Sam Greenwald 1981

Camera Technician • • • • • • • • • • • • •

John Connor 2018 Bobby Mancuso 2017 Gregory Irwin 2016 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

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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

Mobile Camera Platform Operator • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Dan Pershing 2018 Mike Moad 2017 Jack Glenn 2016 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 • • • • • • • • • • • •

Jojo Whilden 2018 Phil Caruso 2017 Murray Close 2016 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

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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, ASC 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

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John Bailey, ASC 2018 Michael Keaton 2017 Gary Lucchesi 2016 Alfre Woodard 2015 Penny Marshall 2013 Clint Eastwood 2012 Joe Dunton, MBE, BSC 2008 Haskell Wexler, ASC 2007 Roger Corman 2004 Sidney Poitier 2001 Robert Wise 2000 James Burrows 1999

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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

President’s Award • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Meryl Streep 2018 Bruce Doering 2016 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 • • • • • • • • •

Steven Manios Sr. 2016 Gale Anne Hurd 2015 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

The SOC Board of Governors Foundation Award for Cinematic Art & Science • 2018 ARRI

Technical Achievement Awards • 2018 DJI, Ronin II • 2017 SHOTOVER: K1 6-Axis Stabilizer That Cat: The Patented Silent Cat Camera Slider • 2016 Cartoni’s Lambda Head • 2015 Teradek LLC • 2014 Pictorvision | Motion Picture Marine for Perfect • 2013 Canon USA | David Eubank • 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 • 2004 Arri Group | Doggicam • 2001 Hot Gears and Mehran Salamati • 2000 Eastman Kodak Company | Clairmont Camera and Kenneth Robings • 1999 Cartoni USA | Geo Film Group | Technocrane, Ltd • 1998 Fuji Photo Optical Company, Ltd. | Sachtler Fluid Heads | Shotmaker Company • 1996 HydroFlex | Bob Nettmann and Matthews Studio Electronics Inc. | The Worall Geared Head | Philips BTS Company and Wolter Wolthers • 1995 Weaver/Steadman | Louma Crane | Vinten Broadcast • 1994 J.L. Fisher Inc. | John M Stephens | Buzz Aldrin and NASA | O’Connor Engineering • 1993 Chapman Studio Equipment | Nelson Tyler | Sony Corporation • 1992 Arriflex Corp | Panavision Inc and Albert Mayer, Sr. | Cinema Products Inc and Garrett Brown, SOC


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Emcee: Andrea Fasano

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Voice Over Artist: Joyce Kurtz

New York native, Andrea Fasano, is a host, actress and producer. As an on-air talent spanning multiple mediums, Fasano can be heard broadcasting sports, emceeing live events, and interviewing CEO’s, product specialists, and celebrities from red carpets and conventions across the country. Behind the scenes, Andrea is currently producing a travel documentary titled, On Board, and has been fortunate to work as a contestant producer for multiple game shows, including the reboot of Deal or No Deal on CNBC, and a new trivia game show on truTV titled, Paid Off.

Originally from Virginia, Alexandria is a unique mix of Greek (Spartan) and Swedish heritage. She has appeared on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, How I Met Your Mother, CBS’s Super Bowl 50 Promo, SyFy’s Face Off, hidden camera work for Oxygen Network, as well as many other TV and national commercial spots. Notable stage credits include Doc Scantlin’s Imperial Orchestra at the Rainbow Room, NYC, as well as many other regional stage credits. Alexandria is also a fine art painter and children’s illustrator; alexandriapaints.com. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year’s SOC Awards!

Teisha Wheaton is originally from New England, classically trained in theatre and dance. You can currently see her in NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. Recent work has included Syfy’s Face Off and acclaimed music videos.

Joyce Kurtz has worked on hundreds of television and radio commercials, cartoons, and 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.

Andrea’s ability to work closely with her crew and camera operators, as well as being a facilitator between creative and production, is a key factor in her success.

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When she is not on set she enjoys woodworking, outdoor adventures and writing music.



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Dr. C. Thomas Lee

George Billinger is the current SOC President and is serving as the Chair for this year’s Awards Show Committee. It has been his honor to lead the SOC into 2017. He has continued to expand the relationships with our incredibly talented membership and the SOC’s involvement with our respected corporate members. George has been active as a camera operator since the early 1990s and specializes in Steadicam. He has had the pleasure of working with directors such as Wes Craven, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Joss Whedon, Peter Weir, and Spike Lee. His credits include Lincoln, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Avengers, Oblivion, The Terminal, Ray, Master and Commander, and Terminator Genisys. George resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Born to a still photographer Eric Flecther, SOC got his start early when his father would travel to shoot political candidates. Fletcher followed in his father’s footsteps, but this time instead of shooting stills of political candidates, Fletcher shot their commercials and amassed an enviable election rate.

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.

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.


In the mid 90’s, Fletcher won 25 Emmy’s for his work with CBS affiliate KMOV-TV. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles where he’s worked on TV series and films such as; Dexter, True Blood, Shameless, and many others. Fletcher also uses his experience to consult with equipment manufactures to make their equipment perform better and more efficiently on set, and follow his philosophy “Don’t let your equipment limit you.”

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Norman Jewison

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Louis J. Horvitz

Norman Jewison is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed filmmaker who produced and directed some of the world’s most memorable, entertaining and socially important films. Some of his most well-known works include; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, The Thomas Crown Affair, In the Heat of the Night, the first rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, Rollerball, Fiddler on the Roof, Moonstruck, And Justice For All, A Soldier’s Story, F.I.S.T., The Hurricane, as well as The Statement, In Country and Agnes of God, among many others. Jewison’s films have received 46 nominations and won 12 Academy Awards, and he was personally awarded three Emmy Awards, was nominated for seven Oscars and received the prestigious Irving Thalberg Award at the Academy Awards in 1999.

Johnny E. Jensen has worked as a director of photography since 1967. He started as a Cinemobile technician on The Godfather, a camera assistant on Altered States, and a camera operator on An Officer and a Gentleman amongst other projects.

Alicia Robbins, SOC is a director of photography and SOC operator. She’s been Charity Chair for the SOC for two years, and was an SOC board member from 2015-2017. Since 2007, Robbins has been a union operator, and is a 2003 AFI cinematography alumni. Robbins is one of this year’s award recipients of the prestigious Emerging Cinematographer Award from the ICG. She recently served as additional DP for the Shonda Rhimes ABC show For the People. Her next two features, Babysplitters and Forever Not Maybe are due for release in 2019.

Louis J. Horvitz is one of the most accomplished and prolific directors in the rarified, field of live television event broadcasting. He has directed one of the mostwatched television programs: The Annual Academy Awards telecast a record 12 times, the Prime-Time Emmy Awards 17 times, The Kennedy Center Honors for 22 years, and the American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards a total of 32 times.

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In 1984, Jensen worked as a DP on commercials, TV movies, and feature films such as; Rambling Rose, Grumpy Old Men, Rosewood, and The Game Of Their Lives. Jensen has been nominated for ASC, Emmy and Spirit awards for cinematography, and as Cable Ace, Best Picture Award as a director. He’s presently a professor teaching the craft/art of cinematography in Dodge College at Chapman University, where he enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion with his students.

Alicia also works as the lead DP for Driving Plates, a 360 plate company that specializes in 360 capture of footage for VFX elements and B-roll.

Along with 21 nominations, he has won seven Emmys for consistently turning out seamless and elegant work under pressure. Horvitz began his career as a film and television camera operator. He joined the IATSE 659 (now 600) in 1971 and remains an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers association.



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Dan Gold, SOC began his career as a trainee, then 2nd AC, and 1st AC, and has been a camera operator for over 20 years. He’s served Local 600 as a member of the National Executive Board, and has served several terms on Board of Governors of the Society of Camera Operators. Gold’s credits include; Air Force One, Spiderman, The Perfect Storm, Primary Colors, The Hangover, 21 Jump Street, and Game Night. His TV credits include; Harry’s Law, Santa Clarita Diet, and Grace and Frankie. Gold has worked with such notable DPs as; Laszlo Kovacs, Michael Ballhaus, John Seale, Caleb Deschanel, Don Burgess, Michael Chapman, and Gale Tattersall. In 2015, Gold was honored with the SOC Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dan Stevens stars in Noah Hawley’s highly acclaimed Marvel series Legion, which will premiere its third season on FX in 2019. Other credits include Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford, currently in production, and Noah Hawley’s Untitled Feature for Fox Searchlight, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Her Smell, and Netflix’s Apostle. Stevens starred as Charles Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas, and was in the romantic comedy Permission, The Guest, Night at the Museum III, A Walk Amongst the Dead, The Tombstones, Criminal Activities, Colossal, and The Ticket. Stevens’ television credits include the Golden Globe-winning Downton Abbey, HBO’s HIGH Maintenance, Sense & Sensibility, The Line of Beauty, Frankenstein, and roles the TV movies Maxwell and Dracula.

Liz Vassey began her professional acting career at age 16 when she moved to New York to join the cast of All My Children. For her work on that show, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

Steven Poster, ASC has shot a wide variety of motion pictures including; Rocky V, Big Top Pee-wee, Cat’s and Dogs–The Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Box, Donnie Darko, Southland Tales, and recently, Amityville: The Awakening. Poster’s TV credits include; Mrs. Harris, Roswell, Color of Justice, Courage, and Season 1 of the Netflix series Hemlock Grove. Poster also shot Like a Prayer, the award-winning Madonna video. Poster was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for Mrs. Harris, and for an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for Best Cinematography on Ridley Scott’s Someone to Watch Over Me. Poster is currently National President of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), Local 600, and was formerly President of the ASC.


Vassey has appeared on television shows such as; ER, Maximum Bob, Necessary Roughness, Brotherly Love, Push Nevada, Two and a Half Men, The Tick, and for five years on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In addition to acting, Vassey is an accomplished writer. She cowrote an episode of CSI, sold eight pilots, and a TV movie for such networks and studios as; NBC, Netflix, Freeform, Universal, and CW. Liz recently made her directorial debut with the newly-released documentary feature, The Human Race.

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Credits Awards Committee • Will Arnot, SOC • George Billinger, SOC - SOC President & Chair • Mitch Dubin, SOC • Dan Gold, SOC • Geoff Haley, SOC • Bill McClelland, SOC, Executive Producer • Dave Thompson, SOC • Daniel Turrett, SOC

Technical Achievement Awards Committee • • • • • • • • • •

Eric Fletcher, SOC, Chair Luke Cormack, SOC Richard W. Davis, SOC David Emmerichs, SOC Jamie Hitchcock, SOC Lawrence “Doc” Karmen, SOC Mark LaBonge, SOC Manolo Rojas Moscopulos, SOC John Perry, SOC Gretchen Warthen, SOC

Awards Producer

• Kristin Petrovich Kennedy, Createasphere

Award Show Producer & Director • Matthew Skurow, Miraculi Entertainment

Sponsorship • Derek Stettler • Kristin Petrovich

Writer • Derek Stettler • Kristin Petrovich

SOC Coordinator • John Bosson

Social Media Producer • Ashlie Mauldin, Your Voice Social

Publicist • Victoria Elder, Victori Solutions

Tribute Book Layout and Design • Stephanie Cameron, Createasphere

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Master of Ceremonies • Andrea Fasano

Voice Talent • Joyce Kurtz, Joyce’s Voices

Awards Presenters • Alexandria Sounis • Teisha Wheaton

Special Thanks to the Panavision team: • • • • • • • • • •

Jamey Jamison Hector Moreno Danny Beauvoir Humberto Haro Brad Lamphiear Ed Martinez Andre Moreno Jose Mosqueda John Rodriguez Andre Moreno

Awards Still Photographers • Albert L. Ortega

SOC Jazz Band • John Storie, guitar, musical direction • Jonathan Richards, bass • Chris Sullivan , sax

Red Carpet Producer • Kate McCallum, Producer

Red Carpet Hosts • Amanda Salas • George Billinger

Awards Operations • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Christian Anaid Willis Berry Caitlin Brown Richard Coleman Alyssa Harden Piankhi Iknaton Katie Karaiscos Jun Li Stephanie Meade Karla Mendoza Emily Schwartz Simon Sidell Joshua Thomas Orlando Herrera

Award and Red Carpet Production Services • Miraculi Entertainment

Production Manager • Mitch Yapko

Technical Director • Alex Seyum

Stage Manager • Alison Cervelli

Lead Camera Operator • Ioana Vasile

Camera Operator • Ashley T. Hughes, SOC • Jen Pawlowski

Handheld Camera Operator • Colleen Marshall

Camera Utility • Sam Trave

Audio Engineer • Jesse Hellen-Lloyd

Sound Crew • Katie Pipal

Live Stream Engineer • Erik Sanburn

Production Assistant • Julie Park

Hair & Make Up • Jill Kloster

Teleprompter Operator • Donald Frye

Awards Tribute Videos • Produced by Miraculi Entertainment

Written and Directed by • Matthew Skurow

Composer • Lee Sanders

Camera • Alex Seyum

Production Assistance • Alison Cervelli

Hair & Make Up • Jill Kloster


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Mulholland Distilling congratulates all of the nominees and honorees on all their fine works.


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40 Years Honoring the Art and Craft of the Camera Operator

Thank you to our first Board of Governors for forging the path. Parker Bartlet Phillip Caplan Mike Chevalier Bill Clark Jerry Good Gil Haimson Owen Marsh

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