Vladimir Mikhailovich Kobrin (March 8, 1942, Moscow - December 7, 1999) - Soviet and Russian director of popular science, educational and experimental cinema. He was born in Moscow in the family of a Soviet officer. In 1961 he was admitted to Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) on the cinematography faculty, the class of of B.I.Volchek. After successful completion of his undergraduate studies in 1968, he has got a job as a cameraman in the Moscow film studio «Centrnauchfilm». Since 1977 - the director, artist and screenwriter. He created a total of 35 film works (20 of them - educational). Since 1989, he has practiced combining traditional film technology with experimental computer image processing. With the fall of the 'Iron Curtain' he regularly took part in European international festivals of non-fiction cinema. In 1994-95 he made about forty video essays for the «Century of Cinema» program on the Channel One, as well as a series of multiscreen video-computer films for the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. He conducted workshops on directing of cinema and computer graphics in VGIK and postgraduate courses in GOSKINO of Russia.