Artem has over 30 years' experience in physical special effects and model-making. We provide a full range of floor effects, including pyrotechnics and rigs, for our clients in film, television, commercials and live events. Our making services include models, miniatures, prosthetics, sculpture, animatronics and special props.
With extensive workshop premises in West London and Glasgow, and a new base opening in Manchester in 2021, we are ideally positioned to cover location and studio shoots across the UK. We have a flexible and highly responsive workforce that can respond to the changing needs of any film or TV production, and deliver a high quality service, anywhere in the world.
Our team can bring a range of skills to your project. By applying our creative flair to your ideas, we help you to realise your concept in a timely and cost effective manner. Our approach includes both modern and traditional tools and skills - from computerised design and manufacture to hands-on sculpting or welding, all provided on the same site for maximum convenience and availability. Our 20,000 sq ft London workshop is co-located with a hire and sales service, outdoor canopy area and a sizable backlot facility for testing and shooting of effects and elements. Whatever your vision, however big or small, we can bring it to life.
We also offer a wide range of special effects equipment for hire and sale, including products designed or adapted by Artem, such as the iconic Artem exterior smoke gun which sells worldwide and our ‘quiet’ three-phase electric wind machines for interior or exterior shoots.
Our credits include: Roadkill, Adult Material, I Hate Suzie, DEVS, The Great, Dark Encounter, Bodyguard, Solis, T2: Trainspotting, Paddington 2, The Foreigner, Macbeth and In the Heart of the Sea. Recent commercials include Fox’s Biscuits, Lego: Rebuild the World and Churchill: Chill – where the newly CGI Churchill is seen skateboarding on a physical prop designed and controlled by Artem technicians.
Artem have also provided special effects and props to Harry Potter: The Cursed Child, Take That’s Arena Tours, Holiday on Ice, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics.