It's hard to believe, but the London Olympics took place this time three years ago.
Artem was the single biggest contractor for the London 2012 Olympics Ceremonies, with projects for the Opening Ceremony including the giant puppets - Voldemort (who rose to 20m high), the Red Queen, Captain Hook and Cruella De Vil - the giant sleeping baby (head 10m x 6m), a lightweight, flown, full-size replica...
A few weeks ago, we held our annual Open Day at our West London workshop, where we showed off Artem's range of capabilities – from pyrotechnics, atmospherics and prosthetics, to animatronics, mechanical rigs, special costume and high-end model-making.
On the day, we were visited by Alex Stanger from BBC News, who was interested to find out some of the secrets behind special effects. ...