The Society of Camera Operators: “We see it first!”

The Society of Camera Operators is an honorary organization of several hundred woman and men around the world. It recognizes and nurtures excellence in camera operation and related crafts. It sponsors an annual Lifetime Achievement Awards banquet honoring outstanding camera persons, along with Technical Achievement Awards which are presented to companies. Membership is open to camera operators of any nationality; associate membership, to directors of photography, camera assistants, and still photographers. It was founded in 1979 in Los Angeles as the Society of Operating Cameramen. Its motto: “We see it first!”

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