Gordanov, Viacheslav

Gordanov, Viacheslav Viacheslavovich


Born July 15 (28), 1902, in Polotsk. Soviet cameraman. Honored Worker in the Arts of the RSFSR (1950).

Gordanov graduated from the Leningrad Cinematic Tech-nicum and began to work at the Lenfilm Studio in 1927. (He was a cameraman on the front from 1942 to 1944.) He shot the films Lenin’s Address (1929), Fritz Bauer (1930), The Weir, and The Fugitive (both in 1932). His major works are Thunderstorm (1934), Peter I (1937, part 1, with V. T. Iakovlev), Masquerade (1941), Academician Ivan Pavlov (1949, with M. Sh. Magid and L. E. Sokol’skii). He did experimental work in the area of color film (the films Colored Revue and Autumn, both in 1940). He taught at the Leningrad Institute for Film Engineers (1933–35) and directed the camera workshop of the Lenfilm Studio (1935–38). He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1950. Gordanov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and medals.