SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards 2020 Tribute Book

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Society of Camera Operators LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2020

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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 2020.


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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 Lisa Stacilauskas Dan Gold

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Awards George Billinger, Mitch Dubin, Dan Gold, Geoff Haley, Bill McClelland, John “Buzz” Moyer, Dale Myrand, Benjamin Spek, Dave Thompson, Dan Turrett, Rob Vuona Brian Taylor Charities Mike Frediani Historical

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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 Colin Anderson David Emmerichs Eric Fletcher Michael Frediani Geoffrey Haley Matthew Moriarty David Sammons Lisa Stacilauskas David Thompson Gretchen Warthen


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The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles The Society of Camera Operators charitable commitment to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, through donations and the annual commitment to produce a fundraising video, has yielded:

• 2014 Telesurgery: $5M • 2015 Telemedicine: $2.5M • 2016 Predictive Medicine: $5M as a charitable remainder trust and $300K donation

• 2017 Research Accelerator: $1M • 2018 Health Care in the Cloud: $5M Total is $18.8 M, and counting…

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. In addition, we have developed one of the largest gene therapy treatment centers in the country to correct genetic eye disease and restore sight to children who are going blind.

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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Governors Lifetime Achievement Award Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an Academy award-winning actress (Black Swan), director, and activist. Recently, Portman was seen in Brady Corbet’s film Vox Lux and Alex Garland’s highly anticipated second feature Annihilation. In October 2019 she hit the big screen once again in Noah Hawley’s Lucy In the Sky, and it was recently announced that Natalie will return to the Marvel universe as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder, which will release on November 5, 2021. Previously, Natalie appeared in Pablo Larraín’s film, Jackie, in which she starred as First Lady Jacqueline F. Kennedy. For the role, Portman was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and won the Critics’ Choice Award. She wrote, directed, produced, and starred in A Tale of Love and Darkness, which made its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and its North American premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. She has also executive produced and narrated the recently released documentary Eating Animals. The film examines mankind’s dietary choices and is based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s memoir. In addition to her film work, Portman also devotes her time to several humanitarian causes. As an Ambassador of WE, Portman lends her time to the organization that empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens. Natalie is also a founding member of the Time’s Up, a campaign led by women in the entertainment industry for men and women everywhere to ensure equality and safety in the workplace for everyone. A Harvard graduate with a degree in psychology, Portman has studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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President’s Award Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress, author and an advocate. She has appeared in many acclaimed films such as Halloween, True Lies, Freaky Friday, A Fish Called Wanda, My Girl, Halloween 2018, and Knives Out. She has appeared on television in the series Anything But Love, The Heidi Chronicles, Nicholas’ Gift, NCIS, New Girl, and Scream Queens. Jamie is the author of 13 bestselling children’s books. She is a Leica photographer, and invented Instagram. She kills on social media—and tries for truth and justice and humor. She is a 21-year recovering alcoholic/addict and was proud to appear as the cover girl for the inaugural Variety Recovery Issue, is an advocate for animals and children, and has proudly served on the Boards of CASA and CHLA.  Jamie is married to Christopher Guest and they have two adult children, Annie and Tom.

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Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Colin Anderson, SOC Born and raised in South Africa, Colin Anderson had a love of photography instilled in him from an early age by his then news photographer father. Upon joining the film industry he worked his way up through the ranks for 10 years before he moved to the United States. Based in Los Angeles, he started camera operating in 1995 as well as specializing in Steadicam. To date, Colin has worked almost primarily on feature films with notable directors such as J.J. Abrams, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Ben Affleck. His collaboration with J.J. Abrams includes all six films that J.J. has directed, including Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the latest—Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Some of the other titles he has worked on include There Will Be Blood, Good Night, and Good Luck, The Town, Argo, The Master, Phantom Thread, and the Martin Scorsese film, Silence. He has had four nominations for the SOC Camera Operator of the Year Award—Feature Film and one win, and has been nominated once by the BSC for Camera Operator of the Year.

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Camera Operator, Live & Non-Scripted Award Dave Levisohn Dave Levisohn has had a very successful career in television for 50 years. Levisohn has been nominated 54 times and has been the winner of 19 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special. Levisohn started his career in 1967 working for the only independent TV mobile unit at the time, VideoTape Enterprises. In 1969, he worked at Hollywood Video Center where he became member of Local 659. At that time, Levisohn was one of only 10 freelance “Electronic Operators” in the Union. In 1971, he started working at KTLA until 1973, when he went to work for CBS. During Levisohn’s stint there he worked on shows such as Sonny and Cher, Tony Orlando and Dawn, All in the Family, Maude, the pilot for The Jeffersons, One Day at A Time, and Welcome Back Kotter. Levisohn also shot for NFL Football and NBA Basketball. He left CBS in 1977 and worked on the TV movie Once Upon a Brothers Grimm. Since then, he has gone on to work on 100’s of TV episodes, and numerous longform MOW’s, specials, documentaries, and high-profile award shows such as; the Emmy Awards, the Academy Awards, the MTV Music Video Awards, and the Grammy Awards. In the past few years Levisohn’s other projects include live specials such as Fail Safe, Grease Live, Hairspray, and Rent Live, and for the past 12 years he’s worked on America’s Got Talent, and other live events, and taped shows.

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Congratulations to the 2020 SOC Awards Honorees

Especially to the New York City Camera Operator of the Year Nominees


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Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award Heather Norton An active representative of Local 600, serving three years as National Vice-President, Heather Norton has amassed over 100 film and TV credits, working in various capacities behind the camera, with some of the most creative artists and craftspeople of the contemporary cinematic world. She began her foray into the film industry as an on-set assistant for Martin Scorsese, then a New York indie film director. His absorbing passion for using the camera to tell stories inspired her to make a career in the camera department. She went on to become a union trainee on big-budget films, quickly working her way up to second assistant camera on such films as You’ve Got Mail and The Legend of Bagger Vance, among others.   Since 2001, as a New York-based camera technician, she has pulled focus on more than 70 feature films. A favorite of cinematographers Anastas Michos and Florian Ballhaus, she has worked all over the world, on such films as Vanity Fair, The Devil Wears Prada, Marley and Me, and Perfect Stranger, and has had the pleasure of collaborating with such luminary filmmakers as Nestor Almendros, Michael Ballhaus, Dean Semler, Sydney Lumet, Ron Fortunato, Sydney Pollack, Mira Nair, Declan Quinn, Dietrich Lohmann, and Jonathan Demme. In addition to her work on set, and with almost three decades of experience under her belt, she continues to lend her expertise off-set mentoring upcoming camera assistants, formally and informally. In 2019, Norton began working as a camera operator, bringing her disposition for hard work, excellence, and artistry to her continuing ascent as an eminent filmmaker.

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Sean Savage, ACO, SOC

Chris Cuevas

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Mobile Camera Platform Operator Lifetime Achievement Award J “Moose” Howery J. “Moose” Howery has been working in the industry since the late-70s. Howery was raised in Houston in a family of entertainment professionals. Moose’s dad was a theatrical lighting and set designer, and his mom, a performer, was also the director of booking and entertainment at The Summit in Houston. Through her contacts, Howery got his break and in 1979 worked on his first movie called Hot Wire as a generator operator/electrician. Garrett Garrettson was the dolly grip on that film, and watching him work influenced Howery to pursue that position as a career choice. In 1983, Howery began to work on series of feature films for Dino De Laurentiis at their studios in Wilmington, North Carolina. There, Howery worked with several British grips who influenced the way he works. In 1985, DP, Don Burgess came to Houston to shoot the film Blind Fury with Rutger Hauer and hired Howery. After that film, Howery worked with Burgess for 15 years on over a dozen feature films such as What Lies Beneath, Contact, and The Book of Eli. In 1992, Burgess brought Howery to Los Angeles to prep Forrest Gump which got him into Local 80. In 2000, Howery met DP, Dean Semler and then worked on films with him for the next 15 years. Films such as We Were Soldiers, Apocalypto, Bruce Almighty, and Triple X to name few. Howery has since worked consistently over the years on additional iconic feature films such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hidden Figures, Venom, and most recently on a film called Ghostdraft starring Chris Pratt.    Word on the set is that he is truly a dolly grip’s dolly grip.

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Distinguished Service Award Steven Poster, ASC Steven Poster, ASC served 13 years as the President of the International Cinematographers Guild, a 9,000-member national trade union representing camera workers and film publicists across the United States. He was formerly a member of the Executive Board of the International Documentary Association, served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers, and is currently on the committee of the Nicholl Fellowship of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. During his tenure as president of the ASC, Poster was responsible for forming its Technology Committee, and continues to act as its co-chair. This committee is at the forefront in standard-setting recommendations for the paradigm-changing use of digital tools for cinematography, and the post-production control of images.

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As a cinematographer, Poster has shot a wide variety of motion pictures including Rocky V, Big Top Pee-wee, Cats and Dogs—The Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Box, Donnie Darko, Southland Tales, (screened in competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival), and Amityville: The Awakening for director Franck Kalfoun and Dimension Films. On the small screen his credits include projects such as Mrs. Harris, Roswell, Color of Justice, and Courage—all critically acclaimed television movies—as well as the first episode of the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, executive produced by Eli Roth. Poster also shot Like a Prayer, the controversial, award-winning Madonna video. Poster was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for Phyllis Nagy’s Mrs. Harris and for an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for Best Cinematography on Ridley Scott’s Someone to Watch Over Me.

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Still Photographer Lifetime Achievement Award Frank Masi Born in Nyack, New York, Frank Masi studied art at the renowned School of Visual Arts in New York City. After graduating with honors from The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Masi stumbled into unit still photography when shooting an ad campaign for IBM on a commercial film set where he discovered his passion for production photography. Shortly thereafter, Masi entered into the world of shooting stills on film sets, beginning with the beloved family film feature Gordy. After wrapping the film in Atlanta, Masi made the inevitable move to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a motion picture still photographer in Hollywood. Since his arrival in Los Angeles, Masi has worked on more than 70 feature films including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, Jungle Cruise, Hobbs & Shaw, Venom, Rampage, I, Tonya, The Hangover, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Unbreakable, Signs, Troy, Anchorman, War of the Worlds, Lady in the Water, and We Are Marshalls, among many others. Over the years Masi has had the pleasure of working on 12 films with Bruce Willis, and most recently is looking forward to starting his ninth production with “The Rock” (Dwayne Johnson) in early 2020. Masi has worked alongside such prominent directors as Steven Spielberg, Wolfgang Peterson, Tony Scott, Michael Bay, James Mangold, Jake Kasdan, Paul Schrader, Antoine Fuqua, McG, Jason Reitman, M. Night Shyamalan, and many more. In the late-90s, Masi was invited to join the prestigious organization of Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. His works have been exhibited, with other S.M.P.S.P. members in gallery showings across the States, as well as in international exhibitions in both Prague and Havana.In 2006, Masi garnered a nomination for The Excellence in Unit Still Photography Award for Motion Pictures at the ICG Publicist Guild Awards, and in 2012 Masi won this coveted honor. Courtesy of Frank Masi

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Masi’s images continue to appear regularly in books, magazines, newspapers, and websites worldwide, as he rapidly approaches his 30th year anniversary of shooting on sets. Masi continues to reside in Atlanta and Los Angeles with his wife Julie and daughter Maddie.


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Technical Achievement Award Dan Perry SONY, VENICE Extension System (“Rialto mode”) Dan Perry is the sales and Business Development Manager for Sony Imaging Products and Solutions of Americas. Dan was the recipient of the 2016 SOC President’s Award and is a 20 plus year veteran of Sony. He has supported many different genres that include: reality/ doc, live, and cinema. His consistent desire to advance the technology has enabled Sony to make product improvements that help meet the needs of the industry. His first experience with the cinema industry started with Denny and Terry Clairmont’s work to improve the F900 to meet the needs of the crews. This included working closely with Sony Engineers to provide necessary detailed information to create custom modifications to meet their client’s needs. Dan continued to work to provide the voice of the industry to allow for new cameras to become tools the industry would accept. Most recently Dan worked directly with industry professionals to provide direct input on what a next generation cinema camera would need that resulted in the VENICE. The VENICE added additional flexibility with the Rialto which is fast becoming an industry standard.

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Camera Operator of the Year - Feature Film Nominees Sam Ellison A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Craig Haagensen, SOC Motherless Brooklyn

Geoff Haley, SOC Joker

Based in New York City, Sam Ellison began his career as a camera assistant on gritty, shoestring-budget indies. He considers himself lucky to have learned from some incredible cinematographers including: Jody Lee Lipes, Bradford Young, ASC, Rachel Morrison, ASC, and Joe Anderson. His notable operating credits include A camera on the forthcoming HBO series I Know This Much Is True (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), Vox Lux (2018), Academy award-winner Manchester By the Sea (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). Sam also balances his time shooting big narrative cinema with directing his own documentary films, including his first feature Chèche Lavi. He holds degrees from film programs at Harvard and Stanford, and when he’s not at work you can find him traveling in Latin America with his wife Nora and their brand new baby daughter Amaru.

Craig Haagensen, SOC, the camera operator on Motherless Brooklyn, has a long career working on multiple projects with Adrian Lyne, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Terry Gilliam, James Gray, Jonathan Demme, and DP’s Adam Greenberg, Harris Savides, Tak Fujimoto, Adrian Biddle, Darius Khondji, Peter Biziou, Roger Pratt, Richard Yuricich, and Bruno DelBonnel. Some of his favorite past projects include Jacob’s Ladder, 12 Monkeys, Carol, and Mr. Robot (Season 1). Haagensen has DP’d several features, and is also a DGA member, having acted as director/DP on sequences for Black Rain, The Interpreter, The Next Three Days, and We Own the Night. His most recent project was working with director, Joe Wright and DP, Bruno Del Bonnel on Women in the Window.

Geoffrey Haley, SOC, is a 24-year veteran camera / Steadicam operator, whose credits include five seasons of Six Feet Under, the Hangover trilogy, American Hustle, four Fast and Furious films, Steve Jobs, Star Trek Beyond, The Fighter, Avengers: Infinity War, and Engame, Jumanji, the upcoming sequel—Jumanji: The Next Level, and Joker. A classically trained cellist from age five, he shifted attention to a love of filmmaking when he located to Los Angeles in 1994, after completing undergraduate studies in psychophysiology at Stanford University. These days, he averages 11 months per year on location, in the perpetual search of compelling imagery, energizing tennis, and the perfect bowl of Ramen.

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David Luckenbach, SOC Ford v Ferrari

Dale Myrand, SOC Knives Out

Dave’s ‘big break’ came when he worked as a ’Swing Man’ (Grip/Electrician) on the feature film Zelly and Me shot by DP Mikael Salomon, and then again with Mikael on James Cameron’s The Abyss. He became part of Mikael’s crew as a union 2nd AC then moved up to operating after taking a Steadicam course, and soon became a proficient Steadicam operator. Dave worked on James Mangold’s Girl, Interrupted which started a 20-year relationship with the director and included work on Mangold’s other films Identity, Walk The Line, 3:10 To Yuma, Knight and Day, Logan, and Ford v Ferrari. Other selected credits include The Lone Ranger, Pirates of The Caribbean I, II, III, IV, This Is 40, The Amazing Spider-Man, Hancock, Friday Night Lights, The X-Files, Speed II, Twister, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

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Dale Myrand, SOC grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota, then moved west to Hollywood and enrolled in Columbia College, graduating with a four-year degree in film. With a degree in hand, he went freelance as a camera assistant in 1986 and worked nonunion until the union opened up six years later. His first film credit as a camera assistant was Casual Sex? in 1988. Since then Myrand has worked on several movies and TV series as either the assistant camera operator or camera operator. His credits include such projects as Star Trek (2009), Don Jon, Hours, Star Trek Into Darkness, Phenomenon, Se7en, S.W.A.T., Jerry Maguire, the TV series Bosch, Lion King, and Knives Out.

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Camera Operator of the Year - Television Nominees Chris Cuevas Watchmen

Mitch Dubin, SOC Legion

Jim McConkey, SOC The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Born in Seattle, Chris Cuevas grew up an only child to two working parents that he was convinced were robots. Often left to his own devices, he tried to watch at least six hours of television per day. The massive consumption of 80’s television paired with his love of hip hop guided him to NYU Film School. After a year of going into massive debt in New York, he decided to finish his education at the University of San Francisco.

My first job in the film industry was as a post-production PA on Apocalypse Now at Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco. Once I realized that I wanted to work with the cameras, I worked my way through the ranks of the camera department until I settled into the job of camera operator. Thirty-five years later I can say, that I still love my job. I have been fortunate to have worked on many great films with exceptionally talented crews. Every project has been a labor of love, that has made my life in the film industry a wonderful adventure.

Jim McConkey has been working as a camera operator and Steadicam operator in film and television for over 30 years. He is most recently known for his work on renowned television shows such as Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix’s Maniac, HBO’s Temple Grandon, and Netflix’s Living with Yourself. Earlier credits include: Alfonso Cuarón’s Great Expectations, The Basketball Diaries, Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner, Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisso, and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset. He’s also worked on popular feature films such as School of Rock, The Intern, Men In Black 3, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, The Proposal, and How To Be Single. He is currently filming Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story for Apple TV+. McConkey is a graduate of Cornell University and currently resides in New York.

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After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and started working as a film loader. After many years working through the ranks, he was given the opportunity to work as a fulltime operator on the HBO show Luck.  He now spends an inordinate amount of time actively searching for the perfect climate— which is 62 degrees and cloudy.

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Jeff Muhlstock, SOC Mr. Robot

Sean Savage, ACO, SOC Game of Thrones

Born and raised in New Jersey, Jeff Muhlstock has been working as a camera operator in the film and television industry for almost four decades. A film major and graduate of The New York School of Visual Arts in 1985, Jeff began his career shooting documentaries. Operating for MTV during its infancy, camera movement and musicality became the driving force for a career in Steadicam. With the aid of Garret Brown’s workshop in 1990, Jeff quickly became the go-to Steadicam operator for live television, leading him to win three Emmy Awards and eight nominations. In more recent years, Jeff’s career has shifted towards feature films and scripted television. With his unique style and attention to detail, the television series, Mr. Robot has been the culmination of Muhlstock’s near 40 years of experience, and his proudest work to date.

Sean Savage walked through the gates of Ealing Studios in 1984 as a 16-year-old trainee. He observed first-hand the structure of the camera department and knew from an early age that to be a camera operator was his ultimate target. He was fortunate enough to be paired up with the likes of Remi Adefarasin and Martin Kenzie who mentored him through his formative years. He’s also been privileged to have worked with directors such as Richard Loncraine, Jack Clayton, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, and Shekhar Kapur on such films and TV as Elizabeth, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, and Overlord. And—now feels just as excited about the next filming day as he did 34 years ago.

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Congratulations to all the

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Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the Society of Camera Operators 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

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

David Emmerichs, SOC 2019 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 • P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC 2019 A Star Is Born • 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 • Chris Haarhoff, SOC & Steven Matzinger, SOC 2019 Westworld • 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 34

Film Camera Operator • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lou Barlia, SOC 2000 Howard Block, SOC 1999 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 • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Jimmy Jensen 2019 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

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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

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

John Mang 2019 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

Camera Operator – Live & Non-Scripted • Hector Ramirez, SOC 2019

Still Photographer • • • • • • •

Peter Iovino 2019 Jojo Whilden 2018 Phil Caruso 2017 Murray Close 2016 Suzanne Hanover, SMPSP 2015 Barry Wetcher, SMPSP 2014 Melissa Moseley, SMPSP 2013 Society of Camera Operators

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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, 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

Governors Award • • • • • • • •

Jane Fonda 2019 John Bailey, ASC 2018 Michael Keaton 2017 Gary Lucchesi 2016 Alfre Woodard 2015 Penny Marshall 2013 Clint Eastwood 2012 Joe Dunton, MBE, BSC 2008

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Haskell Wexler, ASC 2007 Roger Corman 2004 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

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Harrison Ford 2019 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

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

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

Technical Achievement Awards • 2019 Cinemoves, MATRIX 4 Axis Stabilized Gimbal • 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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Andrea is ecstatic to be invited back to emcee the SOC Awards this evening for the fourth consecutive year and wishes to congratulate all of the award nominees and recipients for 2020!  As a host, actress and producer from Long Island, NY, Andrea uses her innate ability to connect with people of all backgrounds both in front of and behind the camera. Andrea is currently working as a producer on the classic game show, The $100,000 Pyramid, hosted by Michael Strahan, and other recent projects include Deal or No Deal, Paid Off, and The Big Fib for Disney+.  Andrea is thrilled to be among such talented and innovative peers this evening, and would love for you all to come say “hello” throughout the night.

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Voice Over Artist: Joyce Kurtz

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; She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year’s SOC Awards!

Teisha Wheaton is originally from New England, and is classically trained in theater and dance. Her work has been featured in NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, which ran from 20132018, Syfy’s Face Off, and several acclaimed music vides. Teisha recently played the role of Shel in the short sci-fi film Hypnagogia, a cautionary, near-future love story about dream dates.

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.

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



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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 2019. 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 to name a few. 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.

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.

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 worldclass 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.”

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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Lukasz Bielan is a Polish/American cinematographer and camera operator, who now resides in California. Since entering the world of cinema in the early 90s, he has served as an assistant cameraman and camera operator in several acclaimed international films, among which are the biographical drama Chaplin, Sleepless in Seattle, Public Enemies, Life of Pi, Oblivion, Spectre, the Transformers series, Deadpool 2, 6 Underground to name but a few. His work on Life of Pi earned him a nomination for an SOC and the British Society of Cinematographers GBCT Operators Award in 2013. Bielan has begun to transform from an operator into a cinematographer. Â He recently shot Love Sonia starring Frida Pinto and Demi Moore and an action/comedy feature called The Comeback Trail starring Robert DeNiro.

A world-renowned DP and long-time collaborator of Robert Zemeckis, Don Burgess has shot such prestigious films as Flight, Contact, Cast Away, and Forrest Gump, for which he received Oscar, BAFTA and ASC Award nominations. His diverse credits list ranges from blockbusters like Enchanted and Spider-Man, to critically-acclaimed dramas like 42. His most recent work includes Aquaman, The Christmas Chronicles, and The Witches.

Dale Myrand, SOC grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota, then moved west to Hollywood and enrolled in Columbia College, graduating with a four-year degree in film. With a degree in hand, he went freelance as a camera assistant in 1986 and worked non-union until the union opened up six years later. His first film credit as a camera assistant was Casual Sex? in 1988. Since then Myrand has worked on several movies and TV series as either the assistant camera operator or camera operator. His credits include: such projects as Star Trek (2009), Don Jon, Hours, Star Trek Into Darkness, Phenomenon, Se7en, S.W.A.T., Jerry Maguire, the TV series Bosch, Lion King, and Knives Out.

Andy Romanoff, SOC has spent 60 years making pictures and equipment that helps people do that. He has been a cinematographer, a camera operator, a proud member of the SOC, a still photographer, a writer, and a journalist. He started Louma L.A., Panavision Remote Systems, and a few other things along the way. He was lucky enough to be there and take part in two important inflection points in our industry, the introduction of remote cranes and heads, and the first wave of the transition from film to digital. Nowadays, he writes about photography and makes pictures for pleasure. He stays active in the community by being a member of the ASC Photography Committee, and he hosts the monthly Tiffen Luncheon.

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Brian Taylor is the SOC Charity Chairperson and a graduate of UCLA in Fine Arts. His operating credits include: The Canyons, Swedish Dicks, For The Love of Spock, and NBC’s Songland. Brian produced and directed this year’s video for The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles which has been submitted on behalf of CHLA for the MacArthur 100 & Change Grant. Brian is the proud father of a daughter, Cleopatra.

My first job in the film industry was as a post-production PA on Apocalypse Now at Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco. Once I realized that I wanted to work with the cameras, I worked my way through the ranks of the camera department until I settled into the job of camera operator. Thirty-five years later I can say, that I still love my job. I have been fortunate to have worked on many great films with exceptionally talented crews. Every project has been a labor of love, that has made my life in the film industry a wonderful adventure.

J.J. Abrams is the founder of Bad Robot Productions. A writer, director and/or producer of series such as Felicity, Alias, Lost, Castle Rock, and Westworld, and films such as Super 8, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, and Cloverfield franchises, Abrams recently directed, produced and co-wrote Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Abrams conceived the 2013 New York Times Best Seller S. with Doug Dorst, and is producing The Play That Goes Wrong, which premiered on Broadway in April 2017 (and is currently touring nationwide), as well as Derren Brown’s Secret, which premiered on Broadway September 2019. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, Co-CEO of Bad Robot, live in Los Angeles and have three children.

Anastas Michos ASC, GSC tries to keep busy. His romantic comedy The Kissing Booth was Netflix’s most streamed film of 2018. Also, in 2018, the horror film The First Purge outperformed the franchise. Tas has worked across genres, photographing both studio and indie films such as Milos Forman’s Man On the Moon, Edward Norton’s Keeping the Faith, Danny DeVito’s Death to Smoochy, Mike Newell’s Mona Lisa Smile, K.C. Lemmon’s Black Nativity, Karen Moncrief’s The Keeping Hour,  Angela Basset’s Whitney, and most recently James Demonaco’s soonto-be-released, Night 3, to name but a few. From lush period pieces, to sparkling romantic comedies, from electrifying thrillers to pulsating musicals, Michos brings to each of his films a strong style and dynamic look.




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Credits Awards Committee • George Billinger, SOC SOC President & Chair • Mitch Dubin, SOC • Dan Gold, SOC • Geoff Haley, SOC • Bill McClelland, SOC • John “Buzz” Moyer, SOC • Dale Myrand, SOC • Benjamin Spek, SOC • Dave Thompson, SOC • Daniel Turrett, SOC • Rob Vuona, SOC

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

Andrew Ansnick, SOC Richard Davis, SOC Eric Fletcher, SOC - Chair David Emmerichs, SOC Dave Fredricks, SOC Mark LaBonge, SOC Rocker Meadows, SOC John Perry, SOC Manolo Rojas, SOC Gretchen Warthen, SOC

Awards Producer • Kristin Petrovich, Createasphere

Award Show Producer & Director • Matthew Skurow, Miraculi Entertainment

Sponsorship • Jeff Victor • Kristin Petrovich

Writer • Kim Fischer • Kristin Petrovich

SOC Coordinator • John Bosson

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Assistant Producer • Chris Pilarski

Social Media Producer • Ashlie Mauldin, Your Voice Social

Publicist • Victoria Elder, Victori Solutions

Tribute Book Layout and Design • Stephanie Cameron, Createasphere

Master of Ceremonies • Andrea Fasano

Voice Talent • Joyce Kurtz, Joyce’s Voices

Awards Presenters • Alexandria Sounis • Teisha Wheaton

Award and Red Carpet Production Services • Miraculi Entertainment

Production Manager • Alex Seyum

Assistant Director • Mitch Yapko

Stage Manager • Spencer Goldfarb

Lead Camera Operator • Ioana Vasile

Camera Operators • Jen Pawlowski • Caitlin Kazepis • Christopher Alexander

Video Utility • Matthew Grace

Audio Engineer • Jesse Hellen-Lloyd

Sound Crew • Edgar Silva

Live Stream Engineer • Erik Sanburn

Teleprompter • Donald Frye • James Medina

Hair & Makeup • Jill Kloster

Panavision Team • Danny Beauvoir • Brad Lamphiear • Ed Martinez • Matt Osuna • Gabriel Morales • Keith Anderson • Jamey Jamison • Hector Moreno

Awards Still Photographers • Albert L. Ortega

SOC Jazz Band

• Max Margolin • Evan Morton • Christian Salas • Cong Zhou

Awards Videos Produced by • Windrunner Capital, LLC • Imaginaut Entertainment, Inc.

Producers • Clay Westervelt • Paco Farias • Jennifer Stetson

Director • Clay Westervelt

Field Producer • Kevyn Fairchild

Music by • Lee Sanders

Camera • Keith Jeffries • Dominic Rubino • Dom Azoto

Editors • Gregg Bishop

• John Storie, guitar, musical

• Josh Corbaley

direction • Jonathan Richards, bass • Chris Sullivan, sax

• Brooke Damato

Red Carpet Producer • Kate McCallum, Producer

Awards Operations

• Paco Farias • Julien Roussel • Dominic Rubino

Special thanks • ARRI Rental

• Jack Armstrong

• B&H, The Studio

• Carmen Chan

• Panavision

• Yongmin Choi

• Tiffen

• Richard Coleman • Giulia Governo • Piankhi Iknaton • Keith Jeffries • Gabe Macalintal


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