+ Today, we like to put our spotlight focus on Jason Watts.Jason is the co-founder of Finish Post Production (www.finish.tv/) and is one of the Uks top flame artists. In the last eleven years he has received many accolades and worked on numerous award winning commercials. He was born in the UK and through his work in the music industry as a sound engineer came across post production. He had always loved the classic Ray Harryhausen films and decided he wanted to make his own “Argonauts”. He shortly joined the Mill one of London’s top post facilities and worked his way up through the ranks to become a senior flame artist. He remained working there for 10 years.
At his time at the Mill he gained a wealth of knowledge and worked with directors such as Frank Budgen, Malcolm Venville, Daniel Barber, Ivan Bird on campaigns for BMW, Mercedes, Barnardos, Anti-Smoking, Levis, Ford, and the banned BBC “Cliffhanger” ident. In 2004 Watts decided to open his own boutique effects studio called Finish. The company has now been successfully running for 4 years and has been regularly included into the Campaign magazine Top Ten Post Houses as voted by peers and Televisual’s Top 50 & Commercials specials ”Top 10 post houses” as voted by peers & producers. World renowned magazine Shots have included two of our commercials into their new ‘Deconstruct’ Reel which is a look behind the worlds best special effects. (NHS “Steps” & Ford Fiesta “Ice Puck”). He is often rated on of the top ten operators in London in Televisual magazine’s Top 50 Facilities Chart.
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