The people that make it possible:
Clock Wise started as a traditional video production company, for 19 years we produced high-end corporate videos and docs in the US and internationally.
At age seven, I wrote and illustrated my first book. As far as I remember, the story was about a princess in distress, a knight, and a horse. A modest profit was achieved as the limited and signed edition of ten was sponsored with a parental grant and sold at fifty cents apiece. Today the book remains out of print.
I’ve seen it all from the early days on independent features, to big national TV commercials, corporate mega-shows and many documentary films, including one I wrote, directed, and produced about Muslim kids in New York, called Abraham's Children. In short, there’s no film- and video- production scenario I haven’t taken care of.
Along the journey, I’ve met many, many awesomely wonderful people and a few bad-asses. All of them worth great stories.
I’ve worked with stars like Sophia Loren, John Malkovich, and Wynton Marsalis, I’ve interviewed Fortune 500 CEO’s, I’ve worked on Emmy award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentaries, and produced hundreds of videos for uber-corporate shows.
I’ve negotiated with teamsters, clients (big and small), actors, crew, children, police officers, a few dogs, and one snake.
On a personal note, I’m a sports-nut – the kind that goes outdoors every moment possible. Central Park is my back yard and I know (nearly) every inch of it.
I’m also a certified citizen pruner which affords me the privilege to prune, take care of, and advocate for the city trees of New York.
I’ve lived in Harlem for close to 20 years, and since April 2011 I’m a proud owner of an American passport.
Fall of 2017 I finally, finally got a dog. He's a Dorkie, a Mini-Dachshund, Yorkie-mix with the attitude of a Great Dane. Like any well-deserving dog in this time and age he has his own Insta feed: @TiggerFroriep.
Robin Friend Stift
Hey there. I’m Robin, content strategist at Clock Wise.
In true New York, and new-age, fashion, I’m also a practicing gymnast, educator, and owner of Algorithmics New York, which teaches computer science classes to kids in the city.
As an educator, I help schools and organizations develop new after-school programs centered around STEAM learning and movement.
My specialty is taking a complex idea and breaking it down so that it’s easy and fun to learn.
Content strategy for video marketing is no different. It’s all about delivering the right information, at the right moment, in the right way, to get your prospects and leads engaged with your ideas.
I met Nina in 2017 and was immediately taken by the sense of camaraderie between Nina and the Clock Wise community and her vision of expanding it.
The way we work with clients at Clock Wise is unique. We support, teach, enable, and hold people to account, so they can thrive in their business and use video content to do so.
That’s why I joined Clock Wise, and it’s why I’m staying.
Behind every great woman is a great man, that’s me. I get to tackle the big picture, everyday challenges of Clock Wise, and leave Nina to focus on her filmmaking expertise, a great combo, we both agree.
When not strategizing and creating content with Clock Wise or building new programs with Algorithmics, I hang out with my cat Firestar, my wife Dasha, and my shenanigus friends.
I can also be found doing parkour and practicing cyr wheel at various circus facilities in Brooklyn.