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 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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Our Approach:


At Artem we believe in close, consultative relationships with our clients. From the outset you will have a dedicated designer allocated to you for the duration of your project. We will keep you informed of progress at every stage and gain all necessary approvals. We will listen carefully and then use our knowledge, experience and resources to advise and guide you to a great result.


Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to find solutions in a creative and innovative ways. Artem’s experienced project supervisors will talk you through your desired on-set effects and/or workshop builds and explore different ways of achieving these that meet your deadline and budget. We understand that requirements can sometimes change as work progresses and we’ll always be open to incorporating new ideas.


Our team brings a range of skills and a creative, design-led approach to your project. By applying our creative problem-solving approach to your ideas, we help you to realise your concept in a timely and cost effective manner. Our approach to workshop makes 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.


This combination of a highly-skilled workforce, custom-built facilities - co-located with testing space - and decades of experience enables Artem to offer a complete service to customers. The vast majority of our production is in-house, promoting smooth progress of your project from concept and design to completion, installation and attendance on set if required.

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