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The Hstory of Tonmeister's Technique on "Lenfilm" Studio in Saint-Petersburg

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The first Russian film studio, created in Petrograd-Saint-Petersburg November 1918 played a significant role in the development of Russian Cinematography (later it was called “Lenfilm”). Since its foundation “Lenfilm” has created more than 1500 sound films with such outstanding tonmeisters as I. Dmitriev, I. Volk, E. Nesterov, L. Obolensky, A. Shargorodsky, A .Bekker, B. Khutoriansky, etc working as a tonmeister. In 2001 “Lenfilm” carried out a project of technical re-equipment of sound recording appliances (Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX). The analysis of the development of tonmeister’s art on “Lenfilm” for the period of more then 90 years is the main aim of this paper.

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