What We Do...

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About Artem

For over three decades Artem has been providing a full range of physical special effects and creative model making. We love to blow things up, and will create fire, smoke, blood, foul weather and general mayhem for projects of any scale and budget. We can design and build the most amazing models, animatronics and mechanical marvels, bring superhero suits from page to reality and strew battlefields with prosthetic casualties. Whether we are making a model, creating on-set atmos or mixing up exactly the right consistency of fake chocolate liquid, our technicians will go the extra mile to ensure that you get the right product, effect or shot.

Artem’s flexible and highly-skilled workforce can respond to the changing needs of your production or project, and deliver a high quality service every time. We have specialists in a wide range of disciplines and our permanent staff is supported by a pool of freelance specialists.

With extensive custom-designed premises in West London and Glasgow, and a new base opening in Manchester in 2021, Artem is ideally positioned to cover location and studio shoots across the UK. 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.

We operate across a range of sectors, from feature films and high-end television drama to commercials, music videos, museums, exhibitions, theatre and live events. Working with different sectors enables us to transfer our skills and experience to help clients with similar needs. See examples of our work here.

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.

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