Camera Operators set lifetime nods

Babin, Veselic, Rez and Cooper to be feted Feb. 19

Paul Babin and Zoran Veselic are among the recipients of the Society of Camera Operators’ 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Babin will be recognized for his work as camera operator on pics including “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Magnolia.” Veselic will be honored in the technician category with creds including the blockbuster “Spider-Man” and awards contender “Moneyball.”

Other career kudos recipients are dolly grip Harry Rez as mobile camera platform operator and Andrew E. Cooper as motion picture stills photographer. The SOC will present an award for distinguished service to the motion picture industry to Sol Negrin, who has worked as a lenser and a professor.

The SOC is dedicated to advancing the contributions of camera crews. The kudos ceremony will raise funds for the Vision Center of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Honors will be presented Sunday, Feb. 19 at the ATAS Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood.

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