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SOC Names Camera Operator of the Year Nominees: Arnot, Campanelli, Gorelick, Marks and Schaer

January 16, 2009
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) celebrates the nominees for their annual Camera Operator of the Year award for outstanding merits of the “A” Camera Operator on a feature film. The 2009 nominees are: Will Arnot, SOC (Milk), Stephen Campanelli, SOC (The Changeling), Robert Gorelick, SOC (The Dark Knight), Kim Marks, SOC (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) and Martin Schaer, SOC (Eagle Eye).

This year’s Camera Operator of the Year winner will be announced at the February 21st SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards event where it honors its peers, supporters and industry heavyweights. The recipients will gather for the awards celebration at the Leonard Goldenson Theater of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on February 21, 2009.

The process of selection, nomination and final choice of all of the award recipients falls upon the shoulders of the active members of the Society of Camera Operators.

“Most importantly”, concludes Frederick, “the SOC has shown its support to the Vision Center of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles since 1983. In those 26 years, the SOC has provided over $150,000 earmarked for the Vision Center’s special contact lens program that provides necessary postoperative lenses to families that cannot afford them. This awards event serves as the main fundraiser for the Society’s aid in these Children’s eye care. It is a noble and worthy effort by the members of the SOC which is graciously supported by the industry sponsors of the event.”

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