He graduated from VGIK in 1981, specialty - director-operator of documentary films (workshop of S. Medynsky). In 1998, he graduated from the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors, (V. Motyl workshop), specialty - director of a feature film. He specialized in a one-year seminar of A. Mitta “Structural elements of drama and direction”. From 1983 to the present, he has been active in gaming, documentary cinema and advertising. Member of the Union of Cinematographers (1994) and the Union of Journalists of Russia (1990).