Thursday, March 2, 2017

RIP Daniel Goldstein

ABC Cultura

The Argentinean Daniel Goldstein , a key figure in Spanish cinematographic sound and winner of three Goyas for "Todos a la cárcel" (1993), "Tesis" (1996) and "Los otros" (2001), has died, Academy of Cinema in a statement.

Born in Argentina, this sound designer developed his career in Spain from the eighties and was one of the pioneers, along with Ricardo Steinberg and Carlos Faruolo, in reintroducing direct sound technique in this country after 30 years of stoppage .

Goldstein dedicated himself to opera and musical theater until he received the call of Carlos Saura and his production manager, Emiliano Otegui, to join as a sound designer to the filming of "El amor brujo" (1986).

This work served as an impulse to jump to outstanding productions such as "El viaje a ninguna parte", by Fernando Fernán Gómez; “La mitad del cielo”, by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón or “Remando al viento” by Gonzalo Suárez ; and already in the 90, "The ages of Lulu", Bigas Luna; “Alas de Mariposa” by Juanma Bajo Ulloa , or “Acción mutante” by Álex de la Iglesia .

Throughout nineteen years, since joining the cast of Saura's film, his career was linked to that of Steinberg, with whom he worked on films such as "Tesis", Alejandro Amenábar 's debut feature.

Beyond sound, as a professional couple and together with José Luis Cuerda , Emiliano Otegui and Julio Madurga set up The Productions of the Scorpion, company from which they supported the first three films of Amenábar and "The language of the butterflies", by José Luis Cuerda .

Goldstein chose the Goya Awards eleven times and took the statuette three times. Throughout his career, his work was also required by filmmakers such as Álvaro Fernández Armero ("Todo es mentira"), Montxo Armendáriz ("Historias del Kronen"), Agustín Díaz Yanes ("Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto"), Adolfo Aristarain ("Martín (Hache"), Achero Mañas ("El bola") or Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ("Azuloscurocasinegro"), among others.

In the last years, he became a teacher at the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid (ECAM) and was director of production in the post-production studio of Best Digital.

From this company he participated in the productions "Encontrarás dragones”, “Torrente 5: Operación Eurovegas” and “Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo”.

Born: 19??, Argentina
Died: 2/?/2017

Daniel Goldstein’s western – production manager:
At Full Gallop - 2000

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