AboutSound designer | RUIDO | Ecuador
Nicolás is Ecuadorian, graduated in 2010 as Sound and Acoustics Engineer at UDLA and graduated in 2016 from the University of Edinburgh, UK as MSc. in Acoustics, Music Technology and Sound Design.
In 2015 was selected as one of the 60 guests to participate in the “Talents Buenos Aires 2015” sound workshops for cinema organized by the Universidad del Cine (FUC) and La Berlinale.
In 2017 began his career as a teacher working at the University of the Arts (Guayaquil) for the School of Sound Arts for 2 years and then relocated in Quito as a teacher at the University Institute of Visual Arts of Quito (IAVQ) in the career of Film, Video and TV Production, where he now supervises the Podcast project in the Sound Expression course and the sound design of documentary and fiction short films. He also works as a teacher at the Audiovisual Design department of INCINE’s film school.
In 2019, he co-founded the company RUIDO EC, dedicated to the production of audio and music for Cinema, Video Games, Virtual Reality, offering comprehensive sound production services and working on several Ecuadorian feature films.
In 2021, he was selected among 2,250 applicants worldwide, to be part of the 200 participants of the Berlinale Talents 2022, which took place during the Berlin International Film Festival in February, 2022.
Additionally, he is a musician and music producer in 2 bands, Liners (rocksteady) and Páramos Inversos (Alt-rock). He loves the interaction between sound technology and art.
|2015||Alba||Caleidoscopio Cine||Production sound mixer|
|2014||Un secreto en la Caja||Ostinato Cine||Production sound mixer|
|2014||Tinta sangre||Mateo Herrera||Sound designer, 5.1 surround mixing|
|2019||Vacío||Xanadu Films||Production sound mixer|
|2015||Territorio||Alexandra Cuesta||Production sound mixer|
|2018||Ecuatorian Shetta||Pulpobal Producciones||Production sound mixer|
|2022||Quien mató a mi padre? (in progress)||Luciérnaga Producciones||Production sound mixer, Sound designer|
|2020||San Telmo Tapes||300 Films/Indigo Art Media||Sound designer|
|2019||El día que me callé||Cabezahueca Producciones||Production sound mixer|
|2022||La piel pulpo||Caleidoscopio Cine||Production sound mixer|
|2022||Ozogoche (in progress)||Silencio Films||Production sound mixer, Sound designer|
|2014||Quebrada||Felipe Cordero||Production sound mixer|
|2014||Comuna Engabao||Libertad Gills||Sound designer|
|2012||Acariciando a mi niño||Santiago Terán||Production sound mixer|
|2011||Mejor no hablar de ciertas cosas||Javier Andrade||Boom Operator|
|2013||Los Guardianes de la Marimba, el Cununo y el Guasá (short)||Buho Films||Production sound mixer, Sound designer|
|2019||Grabador Fantasma (short)||Adrián Balseca||Sound designer|
|2015||El Cóndor pasa (short)||Adrián Balseca||Production sound mixer, Sound designer|
|2013||Saudade||Juan Carlos Donoso||Boom operator|
|2021||Mark my silence (El Intérprete)||Joe Houlberg||Sound designer, audio post, 5.1 surround mixing|
|2022||Los desechables (in progress)||Alfredo León||Production sound mixer and sound design|
|2021||Kissing Gaia – San Pedro (short)||Jerry Toth||Sound designer, audio post, 5.1 surround mixing|
|2021||SONIAL (short)||Andrés Cornejo/Rudolfo Quintas||Sound designer, audio post, 5.1 surround mixing|
|2021||Al Oriente||José María Avilés||Production sound mixer & Sound designer|
|2021||Barajas||Javier Izquierdo||5.1 Mixing|
|2022||Tsitsanu (in progress)||Miguel Imbaquingo||Sound Designer, Mixer|
|2022||Sopor y Ave (in progress)||Ana Cristina Barragán||Production Sound Mixer, Sound Designer|
|2022||Club 55||Dorian Rivière||Sound Designer, Mixer|
|2015||Talents-Buenos Aires||Selected from hundreds of participants from latin-america to participate in the Talents Buenos Aires Sound Design workshops, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|2022||Berlinale Talents – Berlin||Part of the 200 selected among 2.250 applicants worldwide to participate in the Berlinale Talents Sound Design Workshops, in Berlin, Germany.|
|2011||Universidad de las Americas (UDLA)||Sound and Acoustics Engineering|
|2016||University of Edinburgh||MSc. Acoustics and Music Technology|