SOC Awards 2017 Recipients & Honorees Announced

The Society of Camera Operators has announced the honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, recipients of the Governors Award and Distinguished Service Award. The awards ceremony will be held at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel on February 2nd, 2018, with INDIE Shooter producing the official red carpet live stream.

John Bailey, A.S.C. – 2017 Governors Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The 2017 Governors Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented to John Bailey and the Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service Award to Denny Clairmont.

The Governors Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and achievement with consistent enlightened service and leadership in film, video or media.  The Dedicated Service Award is given to an Individual who has served the community at large and/or the Society through their outstanding service and generosity.

Denny Clairmont – Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Also announced are the honorees of the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Camera Operator, Mobile Camera Platform Operator, Camera Technical and Still Photographer.  These Lifetime Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by a craft person within the field of film and video production who has at least 20 years experience. The honorees are:

Camera Operator –Scott Sakamoto, SOC

Mobile Camera Platform Operator – Dan Pershing

Camera Technician – John Connor

Still Photographer – JoJo Whilden

For further information about the SOC’s Lifetime Achievement Awards and to purchase your seats:

About the SOC

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of the Camera Operator.

The SOC is an internationally recognized professional honorary society. The core activities of the Society are the annual SOC Awards, publishing the Society’s magazine Camera Operator and our charitable commitment to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Press Contact:

Kristin Petrovich Kennedy


(818) 471-4975 x 700

(818) 388-2306

For SOC Information:
Society of Camera Operators

(818) 563-9110

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