Viacheslav Medvediev

The collection of Viacheslav Medvedev includes photos from the television studio in Kramatorsk Industrial Institute that functioned in the 1960/90’s. The team produced and broadcast the materials for lecture courses; they recorded stories to illustrate the research.

In the late 1960s, Kramatorsk Industrial Institute (after 1994 — Donbas State Machine Building Academy) launched a film studio where study films could be copied and projected. In 1974, the unit received a laboratory of offset printing and a photo lab. Since that time, it has been known as a department for technical support of studies (TSS).  

In 1976, Volodymyr Davydenko was appointed a director of the TSS Department. His efforts and support from the management team (implemented by Oleksandr Mayakovskyi) helped create a training television laboratory in the institute.
In 1978, a television center was built on the basis of this department, headed by Volodymyr Zaytsev. The TV center objective was to produce study videos and broadcast them to specialized classrooms, or to make news coverage to be shown in the breaks. For example, during a large recess, they showed the “Vremia” [lit. – Time] program.

The growth and shutdown of the television studio was described by Viacheslav Stepanovych Medvedev, presently – an editor-in-chief of the “Academia” media group at Donbas State Machine Building Academy.

In the early 1970s, the television studio was equipped. It was the same as in Kyiv or Moscow. It occupied the entire floor and provided services to all buildings. According to the plan, the studio had to record lectures and explanations for practical assignments. The recording room had several cameras and the equipment the lecturer was telling about. The lecturer could be delivering the material and show the samples – and they would broadcast it all to the screens in classrooms.
The television studio was making videos ordered by various departments, such as for metal processing. Upon the creation of the television studio, research work improved, and the filmed materials were used during academic conferences.
After the Perestroika started, it became hard to maintain the television center with the staff who were not directly engaged in the educational process, because no more funds were allocated for that any longer.

The equipment would go out of order with no due maintenance; the staff who could use the equipment or fix it were no longer there. The equipment occupied much space. That is why in the early 1990s, it was sold in pieces. It was not manageable to sell the entire set as the television studio in Donetsk had the identical equipment.
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Viacheslav Medvediev