Joseph Dutaillis

Boom Operator, Audio Engineer, Sound Recordist



Full location sound recording and audio post-production services for corporate content, TVCs, narrative productions, and documentary filmmaking.

Joseph has experience spanning platforms from television and cinema to mobile apps and online content, and is equally at home on location or in the post-production studio. With extensive experience in both arenas, he brings a wealth of knowledge to any production and knows what is needed to get the best result.

His past clients include Coca-Cola Amatil, Blackmores, Coles, Fitness First, Masterfoods and Emirates. He has worked on over 25 short films and narrative productions which have screened in over 100 unique festivals worldwide.

Joseph has recorded right across Nepal, India and Cambodia, making him no stranger to exotic locations and guerrilla style shooting. He is a highly motivated and hard-working team member, with a calm demeanour under any conditions.

Joseph has completed an Advanced Diploma in Audio Engineering & Sound Production from JMC Academy, and graduated with a Master of Design Science (Audio and Acoustics) from the University of Sydney, being placed on the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence.


  1. Location sound is too often neglected as an integral part of production. Jo has a great manner when working with new talent, who are often unnerved by the Soundie when they aren’t friendly, professional, considerate, discrete and just ace at recording location sound. Jo is all of these things. Stop searching, just book him already!

    Mark Dooley, Producer & Director

  2. Jo is a breeze to work with. A fully capable, fully professional fella. A no brainer!

    Nathan Drabsch

  3. Jo is fantastic. Always professional and a great problem solver. I definitely would recommend. His experience in post-production audio has come in handy on set with calling out possible issues that may arise latter in the post workflow, saved us a couple of bucks.

    Jack Kemp

  4. Jo is my go-to sound guy. Very easy to work with and always brings the right gear and a good attitude on set

    Michael J. Herman,

  5. We love working with Jo! He’s always on time, ready to roll, does so with minimum fuss and speaks up when there’s a problem. He’s also fair with fees, overages, and extras as long the requests aren’t crazy. We throw him into the mix on all manner of jobs and environments and he knows how to make the best out of sometimes crappy audio locations. If he is free you should book him.

    Dan Trotter

  6. I have worked with Jo on multiple projects from documentary series and TVCs to branded content. When Jo is on set I know we are getting the best location sound possible to take the accompanying images to the next level. I recommend Jo to everyone.

    Bradley J. Conomy

  7. Working with Jo is always a great experience. He is highly dependable and does an excellent job

    Natalie van den Dungen

  8. Joseph is always such a pleasure to work with on set and so he is always my first go to for sound. A professional, polite & trustworthy sound guy!

    Bella Harris

  9. The team at 85 Productions have worked with Joseph on numerous occasions and each time he delivers.

    His professionalism on set and ability to undertake his job is second to none.

    Simon Morehead

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