Donald Coufal Memorial


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Donald Coufal, CAS

Tribute from Jeff Wexler, CAS on November 19th, 2019 – Don Coufal, passed away this morning. Don was so much a part of my life having spent over half my life with him over the last 40+ years — we did 67 movies together, countless commercials co-founded Northstar Media Sound Services. I owe so much of my career to Don’s incredible talent, his unwavering commitment to our work together. So often when I was offered a job or someone was recommending me, they would always say “get Jeff-and-Don” like it was one entity, and in so many ways we were — so different from each other, our strengths and weaknesses, but so incredibly complimentary as a team, so much more than either of us individually. Everyone we ever worked for could see this right away and Don truly re-defined what it means to be a Boom Operator. I know it is somewhat of a cliche, but Don was a true filmmaker who just happened to work in sound. It is a terrible loss for all of us, for the industry, he will be missed.


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