Melbourne based screen composer, Dale Cornelius, has written multi-nominated and award winning scores for in-excess of 200 hours of content, for; feature film, short film, animation, television drama, reality shows, documentary series, and feature length documentaries, here in Australia and overseas.
He has worked with many large and small Australian production companies, including; December Media, 360 Degree Films, Unicorn Films, Cordell Jigsaw and Zapruder (CJZ), Genepool Productions, Fremantle Media, Renegade Films, Crawford Productions, Sensible Films, Flying Bark Productions, Instinct Entertainment, and See Pictures.
Dale has judged for APRA’s Screen Music Awards and Tropfest on multiple occasions, conducted film scoring lectures & participated in Q&A sessions for tertiary institutions, along with being a panellist/speaker/interviewee for; Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), 3MBS radio’s Island Life, ABC Classic FM, PBS FM’s Film Buffs Forecast, and Natalie Portman’s ‘MakingOf’ web channel.
AGSC Board Statement
Since coming on to the AGSC board in March this year, I have focussed on working towards outcomes which will hopefully connect the guild with it's members in a more meaningful way, on a national level. I'm deeply concerned about the state of the industry, with regard to composers retaining their scope of rights, and believe that through educating emerging composers and building a better community through conversations, we can build a stronger voice within our industry. Some of the things I have been working on, include:
1/ Conceptualisation, development and curation of the new AGSC NORMAH (Network of Recording Musicians at Home) members-only database, which will connect our composer members nationally with highly experienced session musicians who have the equipment and know-how to remotely record in their homes.
2/ Commencement of research and development toward an Indigenous Screen Composer initiative, whilst creating strategic partner alliances with; NATSIMO, APRA, Screen Australia, and AFTRS.
3/ As Chair of the AGSC Education Sub Committee, I have overseen and participated in the development and implementation of free tertiary educational webinars, which are designed to inform and connect with new the generation of screen composers/filmmakers and build relationships with these institutions. We have also commenced our new AGSC YouTube Channel interview series, titled ‘Composer to Composer’, which will provide an in-depth focus into the work practises of Australian screen composers.
4/ Achieving an outcome for a new AGSC Website, through researching web design companies, obtaining quotes and reporting findings to the board (leading the Website working group), as well as participating in the creation of the survey of members regarding positives and negatives of the current website, and participating in the final discussions and briefing for the implementation of the new website; completion early 2021.