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Don McGlashan: On composing for film and television...

Don McGlashan: On composing for film and television...

Interviews - 2009

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Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand's foremost singer/songwriters. He was a member of Blam Blam Blam, and The Mutton Birds, and has recorded as a solo artist. He was also a part of the acclaimed musical theatre act The Front Lawn. Through his work with The Front Lawn, McGlashan moved into the film world with the quirky short Walkshort. He has worked as a film composer on An Angel at My Table, No 2, and Dean Spanley.

In this ScreenTalk, McGlashan talks about:

  • The music video for the Kiwi classic 'Nature', shot by Stuart Dryburgh, choreographed by Douglas Wright, and directed by Fane Flaws
  • The video for his single 'Bad Blood', working with director Sally Tran, and the joys of stop-frame animation
  • Composing the soundtrack to Dean Spanley, and working with director Toa Fraser
  • The difference between working with Fraser on Dean Spanley and Jane Campion on An Angel At My Table
  • Working on the classic Front Lawn short film Walkshort

This video was first uploaded on 11 June 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview - James Coleman. Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann