Egor Povolotskiy boasts a laundry list of achievements and successes, following his tenure in the industry. He received his Master’s degree at MEPHI (Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute) as Artificial Intelligence specialist in early 2008 and then returned to school in 2014 for yet another masters at New York Film Academy. This time for a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography.
He was a Photojournalist for ITAR -TASS in Moscow, The Biggest News Agency In Russia, highlighting The Most Important Moments In Russia. He then worked as a celebrity photographer at the Marriot in Russia. As no surprise to anyone, he would later move up the ranks to The Director of Photography in Assembly Line Entertainment, right here in Los Angeles. Both of those positions streamlined him right into his current position at Black Drone Media, also here in LA as another Director Of Photography.
Egor’s personal achievements are just as inspiring, including, 3 wins at the Rochester International and Voya Film Festivals plus another 4 nominations for his short film “We Are Enemies”. 7 years of photography including photojournalism, wedding photography, and celebrity portraits.
Photography helped to round out Povolotskiy’s career. He says his favorite production so far was the feature film “Goetia”, which he shot with the very talented director Alex Babaev, and producers Mariietta Volynska and Devin Goodsell. The story line is a mystic-horror film, and Egor proudly boasts “Everyday on set was amazing. Every crew member was so tuned in with one another. We worked as a single mechanism. The result was, very solid”!
Ironically, Povolotskiy says he doesn’t have an ideal genre. “Every single film is different. It’s all about the story. Dramatic art is happening in each film and it doesn’t matter if it’s comedy, horror or a super-hero movie. I like stories and that is most important for me”.