Mihail Ostrovidov 1930 – 2016

At age 87, died Mikhail Ostrovidov, legendary television cameraman.

Ostrovidov was working on first broadcasts of TV zagreb. He recorded the first program of this television, the first sports and drama programs, which were also broadcasted live.

He graduated in 1949 at the cinematography department, at Cinema School in Zagreb. He studied art history at the University of Zagreb and camera at the Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.

At the beginning of his career he worked as a camera assistant in the editorial board of the Croatian Film Journal in Jadran film. Later he worked as cameraman at TV Zagreb.

After his retirement in 1991 he continued to work as an associate of the Croatian Television, reporting from the Croatian War for Independance.

As a cinematographer has collaborated with many Croatian directors. For “Igra”, directed by Dušan Vukotić, Ostrovidov won the Grand Prix at the Film Festival in Mannheim. Among the other prizes ihe also won Golden Pen of Croatian Journalists Society (1980) and the “Otokar Keršovani” Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)