Artem Case Studies
Phone Direct Line
Over the years Artem's special effects technicians have made many versions of this infamous action prop , but the initial brief was simply to design a phone on wheels - to be ready in 1 week for a test shoot!
An archetypal phone was sought and the colour decided upon. Some simplification and minor repositioning of the buttons was agreed, and tyres used that were in stock! All that remained was to incorporate a radio control to allow steering and speed control, forwards and reverse driving, and suspension to make its movement dynamic.
The test shoot took place in a very small studio above AFMs original premises in North East London and the design has not changed since!