NAME: Jason Tomlins
TITLE: Co-Founder/Creative Director
COMPANY: Clockwork VFX based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and New York. We are visual effects and CG animation company. For the past 8 years, our core business has been the creation of high-end CG visual effects and animation for the commercials market. Follow them on Twitter @ClockworkVFX
WHAT FIRST INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR OWN COMPANY?
Youthful idealism! That and the fact that business is in my blood, having worked in family businesses since I has old enough to reach the cash register.
Dubai — Animation/visual effects studio Clockwork VFX, led by creative director/co-founder Jason Tomlins and executive producer Nina Davenport, teamed with agency Rotter Creative Group, New York, and Toys ‘R’Us to launch the new Monster 500 brand.
The result is a minute-long spot consisting entirely of beautifully detailed 3D animation that introduces kids to six of the 10 vehicle characters in the Monster 500 family.
NEW YORK – Clockwork VFX, with offices here and in Dubai, has added veteran agency producer Nina Davenport to its NYC-based team. Davenport comes aboard the eight-year-old studio, following nearly five years as a Producer at Uproar!, a New York-based kid/family centered marketing agency.
According to Jason Tomlins, Clockwork’s co-founder/creative director, Davenport’s years in commercial production will be a huge asset to the studio,whose recent work includes spots for Microsoft/Xbox One, Monsters 500 and mobile game Pirate101.
“I enjoyed Uproar! but it was time for a fresh challenge,” she says. “Jason offered me the opportunity to use my knowledge of the ad industry, my understanding of production and love of animation in fresh way, helping to build a brand for which I have a lot of respect and heart.”
Davenport began her career in 1987 at the now defunct agency Griffin Bacal, New York, where she remained as a Producer for 7 years. She moved onto Grey Advertising, New York, in 1994 before joining D’Arcy, New York, as an Executive Producer. In 2007 she joined UPROAR! where she remained until joining Clockwork VFX (http://www.clockworkvfx.com).