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Membership opportunities available for all experience levels.

Join for free and start taking part in our events and workshops.  All levels of membership receive early access to register for our workshops and discounted rates.  Some events will be offered for free!

Friends of The SOAC
  • Newsletter
  • Limited Site Access
  • Early Registration to SOAC Events
  • Discounted Access to SOAC Produced Events
Students & Teachers
$25 Per Year
  • Newsletter
  • Full Site Access
  • Speaking and Content Showcase Opportunities at SOAC Events
  • Discounted Access to SOAC Events
  • Discounted Access to SOAC Partner Events
  • Exclusive Product and Rental discounts at Participating supporters
  • (ID, Letter, or e-mail from educational institution required)
Production Member
No Cost to Invited Members
  • Newsletter
  • Speaking Opportunities at SOAC Events, Workshops and Webinars
  • Guest Editorial Opportunities for Website and Newsletter
  • Listing on Internal Membership Roster
  • Free Admission to all SOAC Produced Events
  • Discounted Access to SOAC Partners Events
  • Exclusive Product and Rental Discounts at Participating Supporters
  • (invitation or sponsorship by existing member required)
Corporate Supporter
$500 Per Year
  • Company Logo Displayed on Website Homepage
  • Company Logo and Link Provided Quarterly in Newsletter
  • Speaking Opportunities at SOAC Events, Workshops and Webinars
  • Product Reviews by Industry Professionals Upon Request
  • Discounted Passes for Your Customers to SOAC Events and Workshops
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We encourage you to take advantage of the free membership and start participating in our events.

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Michael Chambliss is a technologist and business representative for the for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), IATSE Local 600, focused on the development and implementation of new production technologies impacting directors of photography and their camera crews. He has been working closely with FAA-exempt UAS motion picture and television production operators, regulatory agencies, insurers, the motion picture and television Industry Wide Labor/Management Safety Committee, entertainment industry guilds and community based UAS groups to implement this technology as new visual storytelling technique.

As a specialist in motion picture and television production technology, Michael has been part of the development of patented workflow innovations and served as a consultant for venture investment groups.  He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers Technology Committee and the Virtual Cinema Committee as well as being the ICG’s representative on USC’s Entertainment Technology Center projects.

Prior to the ICG, Michael was a principal of Chambliss-Wolff Films, a TV commercial production company. He has also been a director of photography and camera operator on motion pictures and television series as well as being a Peabody Award winning documentary director/DP.  His credits include work on “Traffic”, “Rat Race”, “Perfect Storm”, “The Italian Job”, “Ocean’s 11”, “Scrubs” and “Pushing Daisies”. His photography and paintings can be found in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and Museo Victorio Macho (Spain) and were selected for an Eames Design Group exhibition.

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