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. Today, we enable business coaches to grow their company with consistent and easy-to-implement video content.
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
VIDEO PERSONALITY™: Educator
Robin found his way to content strategy through two different angles. One was as a classically trained actor and theater producer and the other was as an educator.
As an actor and theater producer, he has a deep background in using storytelling to emotionally connect with audiences. As an educator, he has a talent for taking complex ideas and breaking them down so that they’re easy and fun to learn.
Content strategy for video marketing is a perfect mix of both. It’s all about delivering the right information, at the right moment, in the right way, to get prospects and leads engaged with our content and ideas.
Robin met Nina and joined Clock Wise in 2017 after being taken by the sense of camaraderie between Nina and the Clock Wise community and her vision of expanding it.
Behind every great woman is a man, that’s him. He tackles the big picture as well as everyday challenges at Clock Wise, and leaves Nina free to focus on her filmmaking expertise.
In addition to strategizing and creating content with Clock Wise he also works with after-school programs and summer camps; helping them grow their programs with attractive content and email marketing.
In his free time, he hangs out with his wife and son, cat and friends, makes theater, and does gymnastics.