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Michael Frierson

Michael Frierson is an Associate Professor and the author of Clay Animation: American Highlights 1908 to the Present (New York: Twayne, 1994), which won the McLaren-Lambart Award from the National Film Board of Canada for the Best Scholarly Book on Animation. He teaches film production, animation, dance on video and editing. He has produced short films for Nickleodeon, Children’s Television Workshop, MSN Video, and AT&T Blueroom. He recently completed an hour-long film documentary on New Orleans photographer Clarence John Laughlin. His latest film is FBI KKK, a personal, one hour documentary about his father, Dargan Frierson, an FBI agent in Greensboro, NC, and his informant George Franklin Dorsett, the Imperial Kludd, or chaplain, of the United Klans of America.

There are 2 included publications by Michael Frierson :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Tim Burton's 'Vincent'--A Matter of Pastiche 1996 590 Tim Burton, the director of such popular films as Beetlejuice, Batman, and Edward Scissorhands, has consistently extended a kind of comic book aesthetic into his work, combining childlike fantasy and visual stylization. Like other animators-turned-di...
The Walled City of Charles Town 2012 3491 This historical documentary details the foundation and colonial history of South Carolina through the city of Charles Town, or present-day Charleston. Much emphasis has been placed on the Puritan foundation of New England, but little is taught in his...