Who We Are

Nascent Perspective Studios was founded in late 2009 by Jessee Clarkson to provide complete concept-to-construction Scenery, Props, Miniatures, Costumes, Special and Physical effects to both independent and studio productions.

Drawing from over twenty years experience working in Film, Television & Live-Show production Jessee & his team of Artists, Technicians & Fabricators have become known for their creative & cost-effective solutions for nearly all your Art Department needs; Whether it be Giant Stilt-Walking Bumble Bees, The World’s Largest Working Pinwheel or a 1/64th scale Collapsing Bridge to a 2000 sq.ft Practical Spaceship Interior, a horde of undead Zombies or a working 30 ft. 1870’s windmill. No project is too big…or too small…they can do it all…


Jessee Clarkson is an award nominated Production Designer & Art Director. With over two decades working on feature films, his extensive background includes model and miniature work, prop design and fabrication, special make-up effects, physical effects, set design and construction. He has worked Art Department on smash hits such as Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Shutter Island, Watchmen, Road Trip, and The Patriot.

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Aaron Insley holds a bachelor degree in fine art & cinema/television from Columbia College Hollywood & joined Nascent Perspective studios in 2011 as an asst. carpenter & Art Dept. PA and is now the Shop Foreman & Construction Coordinator.

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Hillary Matheny Earned a Bachelors Degree in Film Science from Full Sail University. After working as a production coordinator in Los Angeles on several projects with Nascent Perspective, she joined NPS as Art Dept & Shop Coordinator.

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Timothy Dolph is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been doing physical effects, animatronics & Prop Fabrication for over 20 years and working with Jessee for nearly a decade. Timothy is the go-to guy for all things that move, wiggle & go bump in the night.



Ezra Hamill joined NPS in early 2012 bringing with him 10 years experience as a Fabricator, Carpenter & Model Maker, and is now Lead Carpenter at Nascent Perspective.